Best area to stay in Zadar

Where is the best area to stay in Zadar?

The best area to stay in Zadar is its Historic Centre, which is just 20 minutes from the airport. Its three thousand years of history are marked by the area´s glory, tourism and natural beauty.


Start your visit by taking a walk along the seafront promenade, where you will find one of Zadar´s most charming places: the Sea Organ, which is an architectural object that plays graceful musical recitals by way of sea waves. Next to it you will also find the Sun Salutation, which is a circular area set into the pavement, powered by solar energy, which offers visitors a game of beautiful coloured lights at night. These are without a doubt two of Zadar´s best attractions to visit, especially for sitting and watching the beautiful sun go down.


Another emblematic place to visit is the Church of St. Donatus, which is the largest Pre-Romanesque building in Croatia. Next to it you will also be able to visit the Roman Forum, a collection of roman ruins that seem to sprout randomly from the ground. The Zadar Archaeological Museum is also close by, which despite being small, holds many interesting items to explore.


You can explore the entirety of the Historic Centre on foot, including the City Gallery shopping centre which is a little further out, but still within walking distance. A popular place to visit in the morning is the local Trznica Zadar farmers market where you can buy fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and even home-made olive oil. Some good places to eat are Bruschetta, 2Ribara and Zadar Jadera. If you are looking for nightlife, the most popular bars are Lounge & Bar Ledana, Posh Pub and The Garden Lounge.

Hotel   Avg price
Apartments Blue Ivy
Elizabete Kotromanić 2
44€ - 52$
Apartment Luci
6 Ulica Svete Nediljice
115€ - 137$
Hotel   Avg price
Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel
Ul. Prokonzula Grgura 3
97€ - 115$
Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel
Ul. Braće Bersa 2
103€ - 123$
City Vibe Studios
Široka ul. 12
110€ - 131$
Bastion Heritage Hotel - Relais & Châteaux
Bedemi Zadarskih Pobuna 13
128€ - 152$


On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Zadar, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


If you were interested in finding out where to stay in Zadar, you may also be interested in knowing where to stay in Zagreb or where to stay in Split.

Where to sleep near Zadar


Sleep Near ZadarIf we are traveling by car in Croatia and want to sleep near Zadar, we have many options, from small and pleasant fishing villages, to places renowned for their nightlife, such as the island of Pag.



Biograd na Moru: 45 km from Zadar, heading south to Split, we find this outstanding summer holiday destination. Its port and beaches make it a destination with excellent opportunities for nautical tourism and navigation.



Hotels in Biograd na Moru




Pag: 50 km north of Zadar is the island of Pag, known for its clubs and nightlife, which aspires to be the Ibiza or Mykonos of Croatia.



Hotels in Pag




Petrcane: if we want to stay in a small Croatian fishing village to immerse ourselves into authentic Croatia, Petrcane is a good option. Located just 15 minutes north of Zadar it is an ideal place to rest for one night.



Hotels in Petrcane