The history of Zadar is fascinating and almost unbelievable history of vital capital of northern Dalmatia Zadar with its nearly 3000 years old history is located in the middle of the Adriatic coast. The city is the ideal starting point for visiting the four beautiful National Park Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica, Krka and Kornati, located not far from you. Especially the National Park Kornati an island group, which is close to Zadar, is considered one of the most beautiful Croatian national parks. As capital of Zadarska upanija Zadar is very well connected with the Croatian capital and the European countries understand by the motorway Zagreb split. There are also a railway connection from Zadar via Knin to Zagreb and many often self-propelled ferries to neighboring islands. Italy is easy to reach with an international ferry line from here. Zadar Airport Zemunik, of international flights in the European countries go in the summer months is around 14 km situated outside. No doubt belongs Zadar to the most attractive tourist destinations on the Adriatic coast.
The city lies in the flat plain of Ravni Kotari region protected by the mountains of Velebit and thus enjoys the privilege to have a balanced and very pleasant climate. Both the historic old town and the beautiful nature surrounding it make Zadar to a destination that you admire so much beauty can be. The city is very proud of their rich historical and cultural heritage, that you can see with each step. On the recently redesigned Riva the famous sea organ, a unique building, the wonderful tones is generated but this instrument is played by the sea itself. Zadar is very successful basketball team around the globe. Everywhere the glorious about her stories.
The name of the city comes from Jadera. The Liburnians, of the tribe, who lived in the 4th century B.c. there called it, it was just a settlement.