Destination guide

Zip from the past to the present in Zadar County

Walking in Zadar County, a coastal region located in central Croatia, is like stepping back in time. It has flourished throughout thousands of years of civilization, and relics from the Stone Age to the Roman and Byzantine Empires are testament to its long and colorful history. The county is also widely known for its natural beauty, boasting a magnificent mountainous region, more than 800 miles of coastline, and several hundred pristine islands. A wide variety of outdoor activities make this the ideal destination for an active vacation with family or friends. Zadar County vacation rentals are great places to call home while enjoying the region's fascinating attractions.

Things to do

Hit the bull's eye with can't-miss destinations

For the ultimate hiking or biking adventure, an excursion to Paklenica National Park is a must. Flex those hamstrings and climb to the limestone peaks of the Velebit Mountains for spectacular alpine vistas. Hike the gorges or take riverside walks, where you'll likely see eagles, falcons, and lynx. The Church of St. Donatus is one of Zadar's most prominent architectural landmarks. It was built in the 9th century on top of an old Roman forum and still retains much of its original structure. Today, the church is a popular venue for musical performances due to its excellent acoustics.


Dive deep and climb high in Zadar County

With its scenic coastline and clear sea, it isn't surprising that water sports are popular in Zadar County. Experienced divers can explore shipwrecks and underwater caves, while newbies can get their feet wet at beginners' classes in diving schools. If mountains are what you're into, choose from hundreds of hiking trails that accommodate both novice and hardened climbers. Rafting, cycling, and windsurfing are popular pastimes as well. History buffs will enjoy exploring the ancient town of Zadar, where walking tours will help you appreciate the captivating combination of old-world buildings and contemporary shops and cafes.


Raindrops won't keep falling on your head in Zadar County

Zadar County enjoys a temperate climate with moderate rainfall. The weather begins to warm up in May and reaches a daytime average of 72 to 75 degrees in the summer months of July and August, while nighttime lows are usually in the 60s. Water temperatures are in the low 70s—not too bad for a dip in the Adriatic Sea. Winter, from December to February, is also a great time to look for Zadar County vacation rentals. Aside from not being freezing cold—daytime high temperatures range from 45 to 52 degrees—there'll be no peak-season crowds, and you'll get to enjoy winter festivals and carnivals.

Natural features

Flora and fauna from A–Z in Zadar County

Zadar County's natural setting is both diverse and spectacular, punctuated with a jagged coastline with numerous coves, islands, and beaches. A coastal mountain range that provides magnificent vistas protects the county's interior. The mainland consists of rolling pastures and wetlands offering lush forests and vegetation. Maritime fauna includes the Adriatic dolphin and sea turtle, while on land, the wildlife population counts brown bears, wolves, and white storks among its numbers. Checking into Zadar County vacation rentals is the start of seeing all that the region has to offer.

Can I find a vacation rental around Zadar County?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,887 vacation rentals near Zadar County. From 1,491 Houses to 496 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Zadar County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zadar County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zadar County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Zadar: 4,612 vacation rentals
  • Zrce Beach: 4,485 vacation rentals
  • Zadar Old Town: 187 vacation rentals
  • Pag: 4,455 vacation rentals
  • Old Croatian Boat Condura Croatica: 6,048 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Zadar County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Zadar County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zadar County:

  • Zadar: 4,612 rentals
  • Pag: 4,455 rentals
  • Sukošan: 3,277 rentals
  • Bibinje: 2,722 rentals
  • Privlaka: 3,171 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Zadar County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Zadar County are:

  • Zadar Airport (ZAD): 6,819 vacation rentals
  • Split Airport (SPU): 10,458 vacation rentals
  • Losinj Airport (LSZ): 574 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Zadar County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Zadar County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Zrce Beach: 4,485 rentals
  • Old Croatian Boat Condura Croatica: 6,048 rentals
  • Island of Love: 5,119 rentals
  • Paklenica: 3,269 rentals
  • Sea Gate: 6,675 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zadar County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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