Zadar, city and port in northern Dalmatia, as well as the center of the most indented part of the Adriatic. The old part lies on a well-protected peninsula around a natural port. Due to its three-thousand-year long history, the city can boast of an extremely rich cultural and historic heritage. The locals are proud of the natural beauties, numerous bays and rocky and pebble beaches, as well as the cultural and historic monuments. Zadar Archipelago has 300 islands and islets, and clean waters. On its market, you will find fresh fruit and vegetables grown on the islands of Ugljan and Pasman, and around Vransko Lake, as well as a large selection of fish, mollusks and shells that fishermen bring every morning. Tourism started to develop in 1879. Nautical tourism is also well developed. The tourist offer includes various types of accommodation, first class gastronomic offer consisting primarily of local specialties, numerous cultural and entertainment events, as well as sports and recreational facilities. When here, make sure to try a glass of Maraschino, autochthonous liqueur from Zadar.
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The sea organ, the only one in the world, is constructed in such a way that it turns the energy of the sea and waves into sounds through a special system of tubes. The sea is a composer and interpreter and its concert is a unique and every time different story created by winds, waves, ebb and flow. The selection of sounds and cords is based on the songs of traditional men’s choirs. During some winds the organ produces sounds similar to the songs of traditional men’s choirs, during others the sounds resemble those of large bells and when the waves do not hit the coast, but gently touch it, the organ produces long sound intervals.
Sightseeing of sv. Donat church, Archeological, Homeland and Maritime museums, and the permanent exhibition of sacral art with over 1000 valuable artifacts (Gold and Silver of Zadar). Excursions to national parks.
The city is surrounded by the national parks Plitvice, Paklenica, Krka and Kornati, and the nature parks Velebit and Telascica. The sports and recreational offer includes numerous tennis courts, soccer, basketball, handball, sailing, windsurfing, rowing, diving and fishing. Those interested in diving can visit the diving clubs Aquarius Trade or Zadar Sub. The most famous cultural and entertainment events are traditional music evenings in sv. Donat church, Festival of New Theater, Zadar Theater Summer, various painting exhibitions, and celebration of sv. Krsevan, also the day of the city of Zadar, held on November 24. Hotels Kolovare and Borik have congress centers. Zadar Airport lies in the vicinity. source: Generalturist