Dalmatia - Zadar | A Riot of Colour

Dalmatia - Zadar

Dalmatia - Zadar

Dalmatia - Zadar

A Riot of Colour

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With the intense blue of sea, the lush deep greens of pine and olive groves and the pure white of Dalmatia stone, the Zadar region’s colour palette is extraordinary and unique in the world.


It is only in this part of land that you will peek into the world’s smallest cathedral –the Church of the Holy Cross, in the city of Nin–, before touring the largest Roman forum on these shores of the Adriatic.


And if that were not enough, you will discover the origins of Croatia’s cultural identity in the city of Zadar, with over 3,000 years of history.


  • Zadar

  • Zadar

  • Dugi otok

  • Paklenica National Park

  • Dugi otok

  • Zadar

  • Dugi otok

  • Nin

  • Dugi otok


A trek that connects the traces and remains of 25 centuries of history.

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Where to go

Church of St. Donatus, Zadar

As a symbol of the city of Zadar and the most famous example of early medieval Croatian architecture, the church is unique in Europe. Due to its superb acoustics, it is also a popular venue for music events.

Paklenica National Park

Nestled among the highest peaks of the Velebit and the coast, this national park offers visitors the chance to swim in the sea and scale its peaks all in the same day. Highlights include the striking canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica, as well as the abundant flora and fauna attracting mountaineers, scientists and nature lovers.

Telašćica Nature Park

As the most indented archipelago in the Mediterranean, the Kornati form part of Telašćica Natural Park. Boasting the safest, most beautiful and largest natural port on the Adriatic, the scenery is characterised by rocks plummeting into the sea from a height of 160 metres and the only saltwater lake on the Adriatic, Lake Mir.

Vrana Lake

Vrana Lake may be accessed by waterway or by land, although the former option is preferable due to the wetlands which must be traversed if arriving by land. The lake’s waters are brackish, with its abundance of both freshwater and sea fish attracting many anglers.

Nin Cathedral

Historic town Nin is approximately 15 kilometres from Zadar. First inhabited 3,000 years ago, it is home to the ruins of the largest ancient temple in the Adriatic, along with mosaics, a church known to be the smallest cathedral in the world, a unique romantic coronation church and old Croatian ship Condura, witness to both ancient times and to when the town was the seat of the bishop and the first Croatian capital.

Pag–salt Pans

Known as white gold, salt was a strategic product crucial to life for centuries. Salt pans in Pag cover a total area of 3.01 square kilometres and remain important even nowadays, due to the role the sea plays in modern life. Pag salt has a particularly high mineral content.