As a strong cultural and administrative centre, Zadar and its surrounding have a lot to offer. If you find yourself in the area, do not miss the opportunity to visit the city and take a stroll through its famous Kalelarga and make a sit a one of the stairs of the ancient Roman Forum. Zadar's old town is like an open-air museum, and while walking through its streets you will discover numerous sacral monuments and churches, of them the most striking Saint's Donat church and St. Anastasia cathedral.
You can climb up the ancient city walls and get a different kind of view over the city streets and well-known bridge that connects the Old Town with the new residential areas of the city.
In addition to the great cultural offer, Zadar is well known for its gastronomy. Reserve your table in one of konoba's or well-known restaurants that offer great menu with locally sourced ingredients and freshly caught fish and seafood.
But do not limit yourself to just the city because Zadar area has lot more to offer. Through the mainland coastline you can explore picturesque small towns, such as historical Nin on the northern part of the Zadar county, and Sukošan, well-known for its marina, the biggest one on the Croatian coastline, or natural parks and sites, such as Paklenica, great for hikers and climbers, Zrmanja canyon or Vrana lake on the south end of the county.
If you further yourself a bit more from the coastline, you will discover the Zadar archipelago with numerous smaller island and the striking „big guys“- two of the longest Croatian islands – Pag on the far north of the county, known for its naked „moon-like“ surface and beautiful clear water and bays overlooking Velebit mountain, and Dugi Otok with some of its most recognizable features such as sandy bay and beach Sakarun, the tallest lighthouse in Croatia, Veli Rat, salt lake and amazing cliffs of Telaščica nature park that dive deep down the sea level at the southern part of the island, and Ugljan, the island nearest to Zadar, with great hiking trails, such as one to the remains St. Michaels fortress that offers breath-taking views over the rest of the archipelago and the open sea.
Sail through the area, and do not forget to make a stop on one of the smaller islands of the area. From Silba, Ist and Premuda on the north, Rivanj, Rava or Iž in the more central part to a small but famous heart shaped Galešnjak, you will find the smaller islands even more striking due to itsintact gems, sandy and rocky beaches.
Either way you go, you will not be disappointed. Make the best of your sailing time and enjoy the unforgettable holiday experience.