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Best things to do in Zadar County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Nearest National park to Vinisce and you can take a swim in the waterfalls too :)”
338 locals recommend
Park
“Nature, hiking, fresh air. Spend one day in the mountains away from all trasic and noises, just relax and enjoy hiking and nature. In Paklenica is also Maita peć Cave but in fall, pring and winter it works only on some day on the week. So call the park berore if you would like to visit the Cave”
127 locals recommend
Park
“Declared a national park in 1980, this island ecosystem has a story of its own. Rich in marine life, Kornati national park is equipped with 8 hiking tracks leading up viewpoint overlooking the entire park. Rich in animal life, there are over 850 living species in the sea, making it perfect for snorkelling and discovering new depths.”
150 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This is a superb spot to peacefully watch the sun go down to the mesmerising tones of Zadar's most popular attraction.”
122 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Best shopping mall in North Dalmatia! It has a lot of stores and franchises, even Croatian franchise Mlinar where you can buy Croatian food. There are also top fashion brands, McDonald's etc. You can also buy bubble tea here!”
56 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Symbol of Zadar from 9th century till today. Survived in one piece all wars that almost completely destroyed the city, from Fourth Crusade in 1202, trough WW2 bombardings in 1943-44 and hopefully last during Croatian War of Independence”
106 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“One of my favorite restaurants in Zadar city centre with delicious local food.”
92 locals recommend
Museum
“In the splendid 19th-century Cosmacendi Palace near Zadar's waterfront, the excellent Museum of Ancient Glass is home to one of Europe's largest collections of antique glass artifacts. Among its many highlights are numerous rare Roman jars, goblets, and vials found during decades of archaeological digs in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. ”
52 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Perfect oasis for relaxing in the shade during day, and partying during night. In the oldest city Park, on top of the 16th century fort”
66 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“You've seen dozens of wonderful sunsets in movies but too beautiful to be true. Well in Zadar, beautiful romantic sunsets, are real! Alfred Hitchcock also said that Zadar sunsets were the most beautiful in the world and he was right. The sky takes an orange-pink colour, the sun is huge and it dips gently into the sea and offers an unforgettable and amazing show.”
51 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“A trip to the Telaščica Nature Park is an unmissable part of a visit to Dugi Otok – it’s within biking distance from Sali. Telašćica Bay is a 8km deep inlet dotted with bays, islets and cliffs. A spectacular saltwater lake lies next to the bay – the water is warm and you can swim there. Legends abound about hidden treasure and ancient inhabitants with five horns on their heads. More visible treasure is the wildlife that abounds there, from pine to fig to olive to moufflon (a kind of wild sheep). Although the park is not commercialised, there are facilities for tourists providing fresh fish and local wine. Paradise indeed.”
29 locals recommend
Travel & Transport
“Because of its rare natural habitats, fresh water springs and biodiversity, Vransko Lake and its surroundings have been declared a Nature Park on July 21st, 1999.”
30 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Great staff, amazing ambient and superb food and drinks, often enriched by live music. ”
48 locals recommend
Mountain
3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A small but efficient mall that features anything from fresh fish & and a daily farmer's market to ATMs and a cinema”
30 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“It is cca 15 minutes away from our property by walk. It is one of the well known restaurants in Zadar. The portions are big and food is delicious. Especially good for grill enthusiasts! It is good to book the table in advance because it is usually fully booked in the lunch/dinner time. ”
44 locals recommend