Travels in Zadar, Croatia

I can’t believe it’s already been 2 weeks since I was in Croatia.  The last few weeks have been completely hectic, it feels like it’s relentless at the moment, I’ve still got a few more busy weekends before I finally get a breather.  On top of it all I started a new job last Monday, I feel like I need another holiday already!

Croatia was absolutely beautiful and we managed to fit quite a lot into our 4 days and 4 nights.  When I visit a country I love to see as much as I can and really get a feel for the things that make that country unique.  I get bored and restless and feel like I’m not making the most of my destination if I’m not out and about seeing things – Great in concept, but kind of tiring!

Zadar is a small and pretty town located at the opposite end of Croatia to Dubrovnik.  Zadar is big enough that there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to browse and yet small enough that it still has plenty of charm and is easy to navigate around by foot.  It’s still very cheap too, we were paying about £1.50 a pint, I’d overestimated how much spending money we’d need and we ended up changing half of our money back into £££s at the airport! Bonus!

There are plenty of things to see and do in Zadar; here’s everything that we managed to squeeze into our trip:

  • Climbed the bell tower at St. Donat’s church for panoramic views across Zadar and its islands.
  • Watched the incredible sunset from the steps of the Sea Organ (an installation that plays musical notes in time with the waves as the sea laps under the steps).
  • Walked across the solar-powered Sun Salutation installation.
  • Drank Croatian beer in the bar next to Zadar’s Roman Forum whilst watching Croatia play in the World Cup on tv.
  • Took a bus ride to the village of Nin and Nin’s Lagoon.
  • Took a day excursion to the absolutely breathtaking Plitvice National Park.
  • Took a ferry from Zadar to neighbouring island Preko and lounged on the beach.
Aerial View

View over Zadar town.

Nin

Nin’s Lagoon

Zadar Old Town

Zadar Old Town

Sun Salutation at Night

Sun Salutation at Night

Sea Organ

Sea Organ

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Plitvice

Enjoying Plitvice!

Enjoying Plitvice!

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Stunning views

Stunning views

Waterfalls upon waterfalls

Island of Preko

Island of Preko

Found a peaceful spot

Found a peaceful spot

Stunning sunsets over Zadar

Stunning sunsets over Zadar

...and Picturesque moments!

…and Picturesque moments!

Happy holiday memories!