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- Visit to the Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Stroll through Zadar's historic old town
- Discover the beaches of Zadar
- Visit the architecture of the picturesque small town of Primosten
- Admire the art installation "greeting to the sun
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The Croatian port city of Zadar offers you comfortably equipped holiday accommodations for individual use. Depending on your personal holiday ideas, you can choose a practically divided holiday apartment directly on the coast or an apartment close to the city centre with a generous pool area for up to six people as a couple travelling alone. A modern vacation rental with garden, balcony and terrace leaves nothing to be desired for a relaxing family holiday in a rural idyll.
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Location and orientation
The city of Zadar is located in the southern part of Croatia within the region of Northern Dalmatia. As a port city on the Adriatic Sea, Zadar can be called by seagoing vessels and serves the region as a frequently frequented shipping port. Croatian Zadar is characterised by its geographical location on a narrow promontory on the Adriatic Sea and the Zadar Canal and is separated from the mainland by a moat. In addition to the large harbour, Zadar, once built as a fortress, has four city gates and thus consists of four districts. Filled with many historical churches and monuments, tourism is the main branch of the Croatian holiday region.
Zadar looks back on more than 3000 years of history.
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The national park "Plitvice Lakes" is the largest national park in Croatia and is worth a visit with the whole family or group of tourists. Start your day trip to the park after a delicious breakfast in your vacation rental and experience the diversity of the oldest national park in Eastern Europe. Since its foundation in 1949, the park has been located in the hilly karst area of Central Croatia and presents its varied natural landscape on an area of 296.85 square kilometres. In 1979, one of the first protected natural monuments to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will see the natural formation of remarkable travertine barriers, an impressive limestone formation. You can also admire meter-high cascades and waterfalls, discover rare animal and plant species and be impressed by stone karst phenomena in the National Park "Plitvice Lakes".2nd stroll through Zadar's historic old town
The historic old town of Zadar is ideal for a relaxing stroll with a visit to its cultural and historical architecture. Here, much reminds of the city's past as a former Roman fortress, so you can expect ancient city gates and Venetian-style buildings in the centre, surrounded by a mighty city wall. Take a trip to the Narodni Trg square in one of the many cafés and watch the social life along the boutiques overlooking the surrounding historic buildings. The Pasticada dish is considered an absolute insider tip with regard to typical Croatian culinary delights. After enjoying this hearty meat preparation from the Dalmatian cuisine, the varied sightseeing trip can finally end with a cosy evening in your apartment close to the city.3. Bathing at Zadars beaches
The Borik and Kolovare beaches are located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre and only a few kilometres from each other. The family-friendly beach of Borik offers a fine gravel bottom and sandy sections, some of which lead very shallow into the crystal clear sea. The excellent water quality here is always marked by a blue flag. Shady berths alternate with sunny areas, so you'll find well-deserved relaxation on all sections of Borik beach. Also the pebble beach of Kolovare delights you as a bathing guest with excellent water quality. Surrounded by a shady pine forest, the beach of Kolovare offers you all the amenities for a perfect day at the sea with a wide range of beach bars, public showers and water sports.