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Located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Zadar is a unique Croatian city that is located between Rijeka and Split and is situated on a series of islands. The city itself gained much of its structure thanks to the efforts of the Roman Empire during the time of Julius Caesar and then fortified during the reign of Augustus.

The western portion of the city contained many of the typical structures that you’d see in a built-up Roman city, but the only parts that are preserved today are portions of the aqueduct and the forum, which is the largest in this part of Europe.

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See Two Amazing Pieces of Public Art

One of the first things you should do in Zadar is take a look at two of the world’s most amazing pieces of public art that are on display. That statement is not taken lightly and of course all art is subjective, but here are the two offerings:

The Sea Organ

With organ pipes located underneath steps that lead into the Adriatic Sea, the rhythm of the waves literally plays a musical tune. As the waves increase in size, the sounds change from a light hum or whisper to a crashing crescendo like you’d hear during mass at a large cathedral. It’s a popular spot because of the beautiful vistas that surround it, so be sure to be patient as people congregate around you on the steps.

Greeting of the Sun

This compliments that sounds of the organ and creates a visual light display that pulses in rhythm to the waves. The artwork charges itself through solar power throughout the day so that the light can pulse throughout the night, creating a natural, harmonic flow with life itself. Combined the display is absolutely magnificent!
Once you’ve enjoy your time at this public art display, our recommendation is to make your way to the Museum of Ancient Glass. It’s one of the world’s largest collections of Roman glass and it is housed in the 19th century Cosmacendi Palace that overlooks the harbor. You’ll even see how the artifacts were recovered and learn how to make ancient glass yourself if you like!

Visit The Market In Old Town!

A journey to Old Town is always wonderful because it provides visitors a glimpse of history with a taste of modern convenience. For an added taste of the local culture, go on down to the ancient square where the old forum sits to experience the Saturday market. Fresh produce is there in great abundance and you’ll want to grab some local asparagus for a meal later that day. Many vendors offer samples and English is predominantly spoken, so negotiating a fair deal is always possible. When you see the prices, however, you may not feel the need to negotiated at all!

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What to do and see in Zadar ?

  • Roman Forum is the largest on the eastern side of the Adriatic, founded by the first Roman Emperor Augustus.
  • Roman tower on the eastern side of the town
  • Remains of Roman aqueduct on the outside the ramparts.
  • Church of St. Donatus is a monumental round building from the 9th century in pre-Romanesque style.
  • St. Anastasia’s Cathedral (Croatian: Sv. Stošija), basilica in Romanesque style built in the 12th to 13th century.
  • Church of St. Chrysogonus
  • Church of St. Simeon
  • Church of St Chrysogonus in monumental Romanesque church of very fine proportions and refined Romanesque ornaments.
  • Church of St Elijah (Croatian: Sv. Ilija)
  • Church of St Francis, Gothic styled church, site of the signing of the Zadar Peace Treaty 1358
  • Five Wells Square
  • Church of St Mary which retains a fine Romanesque campanile from 1105.
  • The Citadel. Built in 1409 southwest of the Land Gate, it has remained the same to this day.
  • The Land Gate – built to a design by the Venetian architect Michele Sanmicheli in 1543
  • The unique sea organ
  • Loggia
  • The Great Arsenal
  • The Archaeological Museum
  • The Maritime Museum
  • The Museum of Ancient Glass

Borik Area, Zadar

Find peace, relaxation and plenty of culture with holidays in Borik, a lush and leafy destination that clings to the Croatian coast. Settled just outside the historical city of Zadar, this laid-back town gives its visitors the chance to enjoy the much loved sights of the city, but from a calm and comfortable base beside the sea.

With a gorgeous landscape that borders sandy and pebble stretches of beach and lapped at by the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, holidays in Borik are breathtakingly picturesque. Those who would prefer to be within moments of cultural hotspots can opt for one of the hotels that sit just a short distance from Zadar city, which give you the chance to enjoy the historical highlights and must see attractions with ease.

Borik stretches along a beautiful section of Croatia’s coastline, where you can enjoy lazy days in the sun on its selection of beaches. The shores here are lined with lush greenery that provide some shade in the sun while the sea is the perfect playground for both water sports fans and those who just want to cool off. Calm days are followed by peaceful nights here, and restaurants serve up a blend of local and international cuisine and beachside bars offer colourful cocktails.

Vacation in Borik with children

Borik is one of many good choices for a family vacation. The beaches of Borik are what attract most visitors to the town. The long stretches of beach are the ideal place to relax and unwind in the Croatian sunshine. The clear waters of the Adriatic are calm and shallow, making them ideal for families with children.

Have a great day in Borik

Start the day with some activities, and in the evening, go out for some great food. The city has a range of restaurants that offer all kinds of local and international food. There are also cafes and bars. If you have knowledge of good places which is not listed, you can send the information on e-mail.

The city has plenty of restaurants where couples can enjoy an evening meal overlooking the seashore. For some local style cuisine head to the traditional taverns where they dish out some classic Croatian dishes and serve some of the town’s freshly-caught fish and seafood. There are also some great bars where you can have a few drinks and watch the sunset.

When is the best time to travel ?

The best time to visit Zadar and Croatia is May, June, September and October. The weather in these months are very nice. July and August are peak season with peak prices and furthermore it can be very hot, especially in the afternoon.

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