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Zadar - Dalmatia
Zadar- sun over the sea! Famous director Alfred Hitchcock said about Zadar that "Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world"! How can we contradict the legendary master of a film camera but yet the right way to check his words is just one, and that is to visit this wonderful Dalmatian city!
Its history is truly ancient and dates back to the early Stone Age, and the name of the city "Jader" probably originates from the pre-Eastern European language of its ancient Mediterranean settlers. After the Illyrian tribes of Liburni, the town in the 2nd century BC was inhabited by the Romans and the colony of Roman citizens. Judging by the name of "Colonia Julia Jader", 48th pr. Cr. Zadar was most probably founded by Julius Caesar. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Zadar is under the rule of Byzantium, when assumed the role of the capital of Dalmatia, which will remain until 1918. In the Middle Ages Zadar was under the rule of Croatian kings. After the end of Croatian kingdom, it was part Hungary and then under long Venetian domination. In the history of the city, the tragedy of the siege of 1202 is emphasized, when the Venetians used crusaders to destroy, demolish and plunder Zadar. In the 19th century, Zadar came under the Austrian rule under which it remained until the end of the Second World War.
Through all these historical turmoil, Zadar grew up as a city and a cultural center, with impressive city walls built in the 15th and 16th centuries that made Zadar the largest fortress in the Venetian Republic. Today city walls give Zadar irresistible charm and make a big part of rich tourist offer. In addition to the walls, there is also the church of St. Donat, the most valuable monument of pre-Romanesque early Middle Ages built in Croatia. It was built in the 9th century. In addition to that, you can also visit the cathedral of St. Stošija, but also the unavoidable and unique sea organ, a unique blend of architecture, nature, and music. Sea organ is built on the 75 meters long coastline and their specialty is that the sound is not generated by the circulation of air but by the waves of the Zadar waterfront. It gives a unique possibility to hear how is singing Adriatic sea!
And for the end of Zadar story - Greetings to the sun! The most beautiful sunset in the world deserved a place worthy of attention, and this is the architectural-artistic installation of Nikola Bašić, located on the western point of the Zadar peninsula right next to the Sea Organ. Greetings to the Sun consists of three hundred multilayer glass panels placed on the same level on a rocky pavement of 22m in diameter. Sun and other planets of the sun are proportionately placed. As the Sea Organ is a sounding part of the story of Zadar's sunset, Greetings to the sun is a visual part that together makes a unique experience!
Close to Zadar is the unavoidable Croatian destination for young people who are looking for thrilling nightlife - the island of Pag. Popular beach Zrće has gained cult status so far, but Pag is far more than that. The island of serene but surreal beauty, almost moonlike landscape on the Velebit side is the place where the best Croatian lamb is grown and where the best Croatian cheese is made! In the vicinity of Zadar there is also the town of Biograd Na Moru, the seat of Croatian kings and bishops, and today the tourist center. Town of Nin is also the center of Croatian medieval kings. Here is the Church of St. Cross, known as the smallest cathedral in the world, which was built in the 9th century.
For all nature lovers and active vacationers near Zadar are Starigrad Paklenica and National Park Paklenica, where you can enjoy alpinism, hiking and clean air of the mighty mountain Velebit. At the foot of Velebit, you will find the karst beauty, river Zrmanja, which will charm you with its beauty and emerald watercolor, where you can spend a day on a kayak, raft or swimming. Nearby is the largest freshwater lake in Croatia, Lake Vrana. Because of its exceptional natural beauty and richness of flora and fauna has been proclaimed a Nature Park. Here you can spend a day walking, cycling or sports fishing. Above the lake, there is a beautiful viewpoint from where you can see the entire Zadar archipelago. From the islands in the Zadar archipelago, with its beauty and beautiful beaches, we can highlight Ugljan, Pašman, Silba and Dugi Otok. All of them are connected by ferry lines from the city of Zadar.
How to get to all these Zadar miracles? Quite simply, given that Zadar is well connected with modern highway and the airport that make it easy to reach. The city and its surroundings are full of holiday homes, beachfront apartments, and rental rooms. Whether you want to stay in hotels or looking for cheaper private accommodation, for example in cheap rooms, cozy apartments or luxurious holiday homes, it is possible to find your ideal accommodation without an agency fee via direct contact with owners of private accommodation. Welcome to Zadar and north part of Dalmatia!
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