One of the Dalmatian coast’s most beautiful and historic cities, holiday apartments in Zadar are the perfect base from which to access and explore Croatia’s many remote and idyllic islands. The area has become known as the “Zadar Riviera” and is as popular with local Croatians as it is with tourists who enjoy the islands’ long warm summers and inviting blue sea. With a thousand years of history on display in the city’s architecture influenced by historic Roman, Austrian and Italian occupations, Zadar has become a worthy city-break destination. Although the city was badly affected by both the Second World War and the Croatian War of Independence in the early 1990s, it has recovered with grace to welcome visitors to enjoy a beautiful corner of Europe.
Experience Zadar like a local
With over 300 islands off its coast visitors to Zadar can’t be blamed for immediately wanting to hop on a boat and find a beach on one of the mostly remote and un-spoilt islands, but this would be doing Zadar a disservice. Take a stroll along the waterfront to see local fisherman in action and later taste the fruits of their labours in one of Zadar’s brilliant seafood restaurants like Fosa, which has a terrace overlooking the water. Explore the Old Town where many of the city’s old churches still stand thanks to grand restoration efforts. To buy traditional Croatian goods as a souvenir head to the Polwiejska area to find traditionally local woven lace. This is also where the city’s largest shopping centre can be found in an beautiful old brewery building. Despite centuries of visible history, Zadar is a young city, which becomes clear at night when a decent selection of bars and clubs open their doors. Head to the outdoor terrace of Kult Caffe for a cocktail or to Garden, which is unsurprisingly an enclosed walled garden where DJs entertain the most fashionable locals.
Renting holiday accommodation in Zadar
Short term rental accommodation in Zadar is as varied as the citiy’s history with city centre apartments looking out over the Old Town or waterfront properties offering jaw dropping sunsets each and every night. A self-catering apartment in central Zadar or in one of its many beautiful neighbourhoods allows you greater flexibility to take a boat to visit the islands, eat local seafood or experience Zadar’s laid-back nightlife until the early hours. Search HouseTrip’s apartments in Zadar now.