Zadar: The perfect holiday in Croatia

Zadar: The perfect holiday in Croatia


The old Dalmatian capital is a striking town of majestic buildings and romantic atmosphere. A few feet from the truly impressive Sea Organ and Sun Salutation, the seafront makes features a mix-and-match of architectural style that include a 1950s neighborhood and Corinthian columns.

Strolling the narrow streets of the town or stretching on beaches sheltered by pines: Zadar is all this and much more. Attractions include Tulac Grede, an oasis where, on clear days, you can get a glimpse of the Italian coast, the nature reserves of Paklenica and Velebit, and the Croatian side of the Kornati Park, home to a deep cove with perfect spots to spend a night in the shallows on your motor or sailing vessel.

Chartering a yacht to explore these unspoilt sites is an exciting experience. For adventurous tourists willing to spend some time surrounded by nature, trekking and rafting activities (for expert and novice enthusiasts) are available at the Cerovac cave complex and Zrmanja river.

The Sea Organ is an incredible structure dominating Zadar’s explanade. Its system of pipes and whistles exudes sighs when the movement of the sea pushes air through it, producing mesmerizing tones that provide the perfect soundtrack for a visit of this nostalgic town. Zadar’s historical center boasts the ruins of the Roman forum with several columns and an altar. At less than one hour drive from the city find Krka national park. The area encloses the Krka and Čikola rivers, whose emerald waters form the charming Skradinski buk, a natural pool with high waterfalls. The park also contains small lakes, swarming with dragonflies and a lively fauna.

Sail for about one hour from the port of Zadar to reach the island of Dugi Otok, a must-see of your holiday on a luxury yacht charter. Sakuran, one of the best beaches of the area, framed by turquoise waters and pines, hangs off the island’s northern coast. Other great sailing spots are Telascica Bay and the bays of Kornati National Park, sprinkled with outcrops and tiny isles.

Prosika Pag is the city beach, while right off the port is Sakarun Bay with a 25-top-rated beach in the world. This 800m long ribbon of gold sand was declared the most rural beach of the Adriatic and one of the best holiday destinations of the Mediterranean. Queen’s Beach is yet another huge strand of sand (measuring 3km in length) located in the Ninlagoon, near Velebit. The surroundings of Zadar overflow with wonderful sites. The picture-perfect Kolovare Zadar, Zaton, Drazika, BiogradPisak and Kulin,in theStarigrad Paklenika region, are poster-sites of the Croatian yacht tourism.

A cruise along the vibrant Croatian coastline affords a variety of peaceful and exciting experiences that you will hardly forget. Why not charter the yacht of your dreams and go see by yourself?


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