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Zadar: an undiscovered gem

Looking for an artistic city filled with undiscovered treasures? If so, the Croatian port city of Zadar is the destination for you. This place exudes history – in fact, the city walls are on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. The gates to the old city, the Church of St. Donatus, the Roman Forum and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia are all breathtaking attractions as well. Thanks to its central location, Zadar is the perfect place from which to make day trips. There are an incredible number of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Let Transavia Holidays fly you to this Croatian gem and give you options to create your perfect holiday.

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The ancient wonders of Zadar

Stroll through the traffic-free city centre of Zadar and be amazed by the many historic places. The white curves of the 9th-century Church of St. Donatus stand proudly next to the ruins of the Roman Forum. For a breathtaking panoramic view over Zadar, be sure to climb the bell towers of the lovely St. Anastasia’s Cathedral. A lower – but still nice – vantage point can be found atop the recently restored city walls. The most beautiful gates to the city are the famous Land Gate and Sea Gate: definitely a must-see!

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Art on the boulevard

On the Nova Riva boulevard, there are two fantastic works of art that you can’t help but notice. First, there is the ‘Greeting to the Sun’, a circle that is charged by the sun’s rays during the day and then illuminated with the loveliest colours in the evening. Then there is the ‘Sea Organ’, which plays enchanting sounds to the rhythm of the surf. Close your eyes, enjoy the Croatian breeze on your face and let the sounds transport you to and fro with the waves. Are you a fan of live music? Come to the boulevard in the evening and take in the gorgeous sunset while street musicians put on their best performances.

Zadar and more

Want to see more of Croatia? When you stay in Zadar, there are incredible day trips within reach. Those who love hiking or cycling will want to hop over to the island of Ugljan. The atmosphere on this authentic island full of fishing villages, small bays and olive trees is especially relaxed and inviting. Other interesting islands to visit are the uninhabited Kornati islands. You can take a boat tour and admire the scenic cliffs and beaches, and stop along the way for a refreshing swim in the azure water. The National Parks of Plitvice and Krka are easy to reach from Zadar as well. Both parks feature photo-worthy attractions like lovely fairytale lakes and numerous waterfalls. A visit to them is almost like stepping into a dream.