Spectacular Dalmatian spot
Bang in the middle of the Dalmatian coastline in central Croatia, modern day Zadar, with its restored historic centre, Roman remains and ancient churches, is a hidden gem. Go for the coastline. Go for the laid-back cafe culture. Go for endless boating around its archipelago of Adriatic islands. But most importantly, just go.
|Time zone:||GMT+1 (Summer GMT+2)|
|Flight Time:||2hr 30mins|
|Holiday type:||Summer sun, City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 18░C
Zadar has been prized and fought over for millennia – and it’s easy to see why. Stop off at the forum for a glimpse of one of the larger Roman archaeological sites on the eastern Adriatic.
Must eat at:
It’s not as cheap as some, but Kornat on Liburnska Obala rates highly for its local specialities and seafood, with an Italian-influenced twist... and, if you smile sweetly, there’s an after-dinner cherry liqueur on the house.
Must be there for:
Croatian National Day on 25th June is a celebration of all things modern and free – marking the moment when Croatia declared independence from the old Yugoslavia.
• Use Zadar as your base and you’ll be well served with boats and hydrofoils to destinations along the northern Dalmatian coastline.
• Although the town centre is easy to navigate on foot, the city’s bus system is comprehensive – you’ll find its hub at the Mala Posta (‘little post office’).
British nationals don’t need a visa for tourist or business trips to Croatia of less than three months.