Exploring Zadar region in 2024
New adventures, new feel-good moments, new experiences await you in the Zadar region in 2024! Wonderful time in breathtaking nature, fascinating cultural-historical heritage, irresistible gastronomic delights… you can have it all on your trip(s) to the region. So, make it a holiday to remember by going places, and by going about it in a fun way.
Hop in a boat and set off on a day out at sea! Sail around the islands of the Zadar archipelago, looking for hidden untouched coves such as on Molat island. Admire the lush Mediterranean vegetation of the green islands of Ugljan and Pašman. Appreciate nature’s magical touch in shaping Galešnjak in the form of a heart. (Note that Zaton Holiday Resort provides moorings for small and medium-sized boats.)
Actively discover a few of the most impressive sceneries in the region! Take in the magnificent cliffs of Dugi Otok island. Or go down the Zrmanja river through its stunning canyon. How about paddling your kayak across Croatia’s largest natural lake in Vrana Nature Park?
Let your feet take you on a treasure hunt of cultural-historical heritage! Learn about the turbulent history of Zadar by wandering along its defensive walls and cobbled streets, across ancient squares and vibrant neighbourhoods. Go for a stroll to Nin, and find out about its fascinating role in early Croatian history. Feel the thrill of discovering the story behind villages and small towns such as Pag, Benkovac or Novigrad, as well as unique sights such as medieval Maškovića han from the 17th century.
Put on your walking shoes to climb up the mountain, as well! Namely, Paklenica National Park has numerous trails leading through breathtaking landscapes and towards spectacular views. Or pick among the elaborate paths and trails along the coast, on the islands and in the hinterland, and appreciate the well-preserved nature in the region.
Ride a bike along the trails for a special experience of the region! Setting off from Zaton Holiday Resort, you can follow the coastline northwards toward Privlaka, southwards towards Petrčane, or head to the east to Vrsi, to get the feel of small coastal villages. The Zadar hinterland is also a popular cycling destination, as you can explore the olive groves and vineyards, especially in Nadin and Benkovac.
Why not also add a bit of challenge to your cycling adventure? Go for a bike ride along the trails by the Zrmanja river and its tributary Krupa, around Vrana Lake or go island hopping from Ugljan to Pašman connected by a bridge.
Explore the irresistible flavors of Dalmatian cuisine! Nibble on Pag island cheese and Nin šokol delicacy, try mussels and beautifully made seafood dishes, not to mention specialties prepared with high-quality meat, particularly lamb. In order to round off a special gourmet experience, sample the locally produced wine, such as from Kraljevski vinogradi, as well as wineries in the Nadin area.
With all your senses
Eat & drink, see & admire, listen & smell, touch & feel. Simply feel the magic of the region, its beautiful nature, fascinating (hi)story and delightful flavours. In short, explore the Zadar region to the fullest in 2024!