Our apartment is completely new in a luxury villa with pool in residential area of Zadar-Borik 5 minutes walk to the beach. The house is surrounded with big garden and the apartment is quiet. You can relax in the big garden where there are always some exotic plants in bloom, or walk 5 minutes to the big beach (sand, stone, pebbles, rock) with lots of cafe bars and water sports. In the walking distance are small restaurants with delicious seafood. The famous old town of Zadar can be reach by bus or small tourist train. Our apartment is new and very clean and tidy.
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Above: For nearly 3,000 years, Zadar—a Croatian port on the northern Dalmatian coast—has absorbed the legacies of foreign powers, visible today in the Old Town Peninsula's varied architecture.
Zadar, Croatia: Design Within Beach
Anchor of a sprawling Adriatic archipelago. Architecture that spans millennia. Public art installations. Zadar is the laid-back little sister to Dubrovnik.
The Scene Flanked by dozens of idyllic Adriatic islands and within an hour’s drive of five national parks, the peninsula city’s natural beauty is matched only by its epic history. For nearly 3,000 years, this port on the northern Dalmatian coast has tried to fend off foreign powers with varying success. Architectural legacies of these interlopers are visible today in the city’s Roman forum and in various Venetian ramparts around town. While the city center is on the Old Town Peninsula, most of Zadar is on the mainland. Modern public art and a lively café scene keep all parts of the city very 21st century.
City Gem With its signature cylindrical shape and distinctive dome, the ninth-century Church of St. Donat has become synonymous with Zadar. No longer used as a church, the monument welcomes visitors and hosts a series of summer concerts—ranging from Brazilian guitarist Daniel Wolff to the Zadar Chamber Orchestra—made all the more resonant by the building’s acoustics.
Insider’s Tip The “Sea Organ,” an art installation of pipes below the new pier, harnesses the energy of the ocean waves to produce an otherworldly soundscape. “The sound is so soothing, and sitting by the water is just a great way to unwind after a day walking around the city,” says Marijana Gucunski, a Croatian expat who spends part of every summer at her family beach home nearby. “Of course, grab a delicious Croatian sladoled (ice cream) on the way.”
Local Flavor This is the Adriatic, land of grilled seafood; you can’t go wrong ordering fish, calamari, and mussels na gradele (grilled). Wash it all down with a glass of rakija (brandy) or travarica (an herbal spirit). For a late-night snack or breakfast, try burek, a savory cheese-filled phyllo pastry, with a cup of the Turkish-style coffee favored by Croats at the myriad of bakeries in Varoš—the historic heart of town—that are open into the wee hours.
Nightlife After dark, any hip Zadrani walks to the Garden, a minimalist-chic boîte atop the city walls opened by UB40 drummer James Brown and music producer Nick Colgan, for live jazz, Latin grooves, or electronica. Sip a local Karlovačko beer and play a game of chess or just soak up the seductive loungey, relaxed atmosphere that seems distinctly European.
By Sea The marina is full of boats vying to ferry you to the Zadar archipelago, where beaches, medieval villages, and snorkeling excursions await. Take a half-day trip to Dugi Otok, the largest island, to spend an idyllic afternoon on the sandy, uncrowded Saharun beach.
Ship Shape 100 annual cruise calls stop in Zadar, including ships from Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, and Voyages to Antiquity.
Property Type: Apartment
Size: 45m² / 484ft²
Number of Bathrooms: 1
Number of Rooms: 1
Bed Types: 1x 1x 1x
Security Deposit: €100 cash What's this?
Processing/Misc Charges: €5
Min Stay: 5 nights
Max Guests: 3
Smoking Allowed: No
Children Friendly: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Check In / Out: 16:00 / 11:00
Airport pickup: €40
Misc Charges: €0
- Bed Linen & Towels
- Wireless Internet
- Cable TV
- Parking Included
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Free Cleaning
- Wheelchair Access
- Outdoor Space
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