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.