Zadar, Croatia

Zadar, Croatia

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Come and be bedazzled in Zadar

Set on a small peninsula, charming Zadar boasts a historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes, and top-rate museums. And while it's a popular vacation destination it's never crowded, even though its unique attraction—the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation—need to be seen and heard to be believed. What's more, Zadar is much beloved by swimmers, sailors, and all other manner of sea-lovers. With Zadar vacation rentals, you're only a few clicks away from a vacation you'll never forget.

Zadar—it has a beach for every occasion

If soaking up some sun is on your agenda, check out Kolovare Beach and Petrcane Beach. And if it's water sports you're after, head to Ninska Laguna Beach, Nin Beach, and Jadro Beach. With its waterfront restaurants and cafes, there are lots of places to dine in style in Zadar. And if you're looking for places to see while you're in Zadar, don't miss landmarks such as Port Gate, St. Donat's Church, and the Church of St. Mary's, in addition to unique cultural highlights like the Archeological Museum and National Museum Zadar.

A light and sound show unlike any other

Zadar's most distinct attractions are the work of local architect Nikola Basic. The Sea Organ is a system of pipes and whistles set within stone stairs that descend into the sea. When the sea pushes air through it produces surreal sounds. The Sea Salutation is a 72-foot-wide circle filled with 300 multi-layered glass plates that collect the sun's energy during the day. Along with the wave energy that makes the Sea Organ's sound, it produces a spectacular light show from dusk till dawn.

Zadar—sun, sea, sand, and lots of T-shirts

Zadar has a humid subtropical climate, which means mild winters and hot summers. T-shirts and shorts are recommended in July and August, when temperatures can push into the 80s. It also gets quite humid, but the sea breeze does help. It's still pretty pleasant come fall—October often experiences highs of 70 or more. While it's rarely (if ever) packed, Zadar does get busy in summer. If you want to avoid the crowds, you should consider 1 of the many Zadar vacation rentals in September.

Discover Croatia's answer to the Grand Canyon

Luckily, Zadar is only a 45-minute drive from Paklenica National Park. Popular with hikers, climbers, and animal lovers, it's best known for its 2 canyons, Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica. Velika Paklenica is 8 miles long and up to 2,600 feet wide. The park's highest peak is Vaganski Vrh, which is 5,760 feet high. It's also known for other geological sites as well, including Manita Pec cave, plus a wide range of plant and animal species. Amongst the wildlife in the park are falcons, eagles, and owls, in addition to deer, bears, foxes, wild cats, and lynx.