The Zadar region is actually one of Croatia’s 21 Counties. It has a truly amazing geographical position, located in the centre of the East Adriatic and surrounded by stunning nature of great variety. This is the place where natural and cultural heritage coexists in perfect harmony and where lovely coastal resorts provide excellent conditions for both active vacation and relaxed family holiday.
As the centre of the region and the former capital of Dalmatia, the 3000-year old city of Zadar is the starting point of many excited visitors. It is a proud city of rich and interesting tradition and amazing cultural heritage, however it is by no means only of that reputation, as little coastal towns like Biograd and Nin clearly show how the whole area was tremendously important for Croatian Kings, as well as for the great empires of the Romans, Venetians, Turks, Hungarians and Austrians respectively.
The long and indented coast of surreal beauty and splendid peaks of the imposing mountains will make you forget all your worries, leaving you in awe once you realize how many diverse natural wonders can be found around you.
National parks, nature parks, islands, reserves, woods, fields, groves, bays, coves and beaches are all integral part of that great nature story that captures the heart and intrigues the mind, so be sure to come and see for yourself what inspires thousands and thousands of visitors to always come back in search for new experiences in some friendly and familiar setting of the Zadar region!
Mediterranean – hot summers, mild winters, average temp in summer is 25-30 degree Celsius, in winter around 8-10
The mainland surface area is 7.500 km2, of which 50% is the sea and 50% land.
Zadar Region has 170.000 inhabitants.
Zadar has 70.000 inhabitants and is the administrative, cultural and academic centre of the country.
GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION & GEOMORPHOLOGY
Zadar Region is located at the Central Adriatic coast. The region covers the area of:
- the coast of Northern Dalmatia
- the archipelago which consists of hundreds of islands, islets and rocks
- the mountain range Velebit along with the canyon of Zrmanja river
- the fertile plains with the biggest fresh-water lake in Croatia (Vransko)
HOW TO GET THERE
Connected by highway – 2.5 hrs. to Zagreb, 1,5 hrs. to Split
The airport is just 10 minutes outside Zadar and is connected to all the important European destinations.
Zadar is the center of the region, a 3 000-year-old city that was the capital of Dalmatia from the 7th century to the end of the Second World War, from the period of the Byzantines, Franks, Croatian-Hungarians, Venetians, and French and Austrian empires. Zadar can be reached by auto route, air, sea and train.MONEY
The official currency in Croatia is the euro (1 euro = 100 cents). Foreign currency is changed in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in most tourist agencies, hotels and campsites. Credit cards (Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners) are accepted in almost all hotels, marinas, restaurants, shops, and bank machines.ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE OF THE CITY NETWORK
220 V with frequency 50 Hz