Excursions in Zadar

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Best places to visit in Zadar

Zadar, a breathtaking coastal gem in Croatia, is steeped in rich history and graced with a vibrant cultural tapestry. This endearing locality is a treasure trove of ancient Roman ruins, medieval churches, and unique contemporary attractions. Whether you're a history buff, a lover of the great outdoors, or just in search of a serene getaway, Zadar promises an enchanting escape, and the local experts at Happytripz are well-equipped to guide you through the most unforgettable experiences in the city.

The Sea Organ and Sun Salutation

With its melodic marvels, the Sea Organ is an auditory treat you cannot miss. This architectural sound art object allows the sea to play music through cleverly designed tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps. As the waves interact with the organ, the mystical sounds produced are both relaxing and mesmerizing. Nearby, the Sun Salutation is an installation that gathers solar energy during the day, transforming it into an impressive light show that captivates viewers at nightfall. This display is a harmonious blend of nature and innovation.

The Roman Forum

History enthusiasts should not pass on the opportunity to visit the Roman Forum, believed to be the largest on the eastern side of the Adriatic. The remnants of this public square offer a window into the ancient world, giving visitors a glimpse of life when Zadar was a key Roman outpost. The columns and ruins act as silent narrators of bygone eras, with their tales further enriched by the alternative perspectives available through Happytripz excursions.

St. Donatus' Church and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia

Religious architecture plays a pivotal role in Zadar's charm, with St. Donatus' Church, dating back to the 9th century, being one of the city's most iconic landmarks. The church's round shape and stark Byzantine style make it unique in Croatia. Steps away stands the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Its Romanesque architecture and the bell tower offer splendid views of the city for those willing to climb its heights.

Kolovare Beach

For sun worshippers and families seeking to relax, Kolovare Beach is a pristine stretch of shingle and pebble seashore lined with fragrant pine trees. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for a cooling swim on a sultry summer day. You can locate this charming spot via Google Maps.

Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara)

Another fascinating destination is the Five Wells Square, where five symmetrically arranged wells stand as a historic monument to the city’s ingenious defense systems against Ottoman sieges, when these wells served as a crucial water supply.

Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park

  • Krka National Park: Just a short drive from Zadar, this park showcases a series of stunning waterfalls and gorges. Happytripz can organize day trips to this breathtaking natural wonder.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: Known globally for its cascading lakes and vibrant emerald waters, this UNESCO World Heritage site is an absolute must-visit, with Happytripz creating tailored experiences to witness its beauty.

Zadar is a city that wields the power to enchant each of its visitors with diverse and rich offerings. Its history, culture and natural beauty make it a destination worth exploring in depth. For those keen to delve into Zadar's treasures, Happytripz presents itself as your trusted companion on this adventure, ensuring your excursions are filled with joy and wonder.

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Willow Johnston

I recently went on an excursion in Zadar, and I was thoroughly impressed by the experience. The guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly, taking us to breathtaking spots that I never would have discovered on my own. The balance between guided activities and free time to explore was perfect.

Pearl Knight

The Kornati Islands tour was absolutely the highlight of my trip to Zadar. The crystal-clear waters and serene landscapes were hypnotic. The crew made sure we had plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkeling, and the lunch provided was deliciously fresh.

Ares Vazquez

Our sunset kayaking adventure along the Zadar coastline was magical. Paddling as the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky in a kaleidoscope of colors, created memories that I will cherish forever.

Izaiah Santiago

Recently, I joined an excursion to Plitvice Lakes from Zadar, and it was the best decision of my trip. The stunning waterfalls and emerald-green lakes took my breath away. The guide was really informative, providing insights into the park's history and biodiversity.

Christina Nelson

My family and I did an all-day boat tour, and it felt like we were in a little slice of paradise. The staff catered to all our needs and ensured the kids had a great time too. Jumping off the boat into the Adriatic Sea was exhilarating!

Flora Ballard

The sailing trip we took around Zadar's nearby islands was incredible. The captain shared stories and history about each island, and the wind in our sails was both invigorating and relaxing. It was an unforgettable way to experience the natural beauty of Croatia.

Oakley Norton

Exploring Zadar's coastline on a SUP (Stand-up Paddleboard) tour was an amazing adventure. It was beginner-friendly, and our instructor was patient and encouraging, which made the experience even more enjoyable. The stop at a secluded beach for a quick swim was the cherry on top.

Ensley Daugherty

Our guide for the trekking tour in Paklenica National Park was exceptional. He knew the area like the back of his hand and crafted a route that was both challenging and rewarding with phenomenal views. I highly recommend this adventure for nature lovers!

Cesar Ochoa

To anyone considering an excursion while in Zadar, the historical city tour is a must-do. It was a perfect blend of culture, history, and architecture. Walking through the ancient Roman streets with a guide who told interesting tales of the past was truly enriching.

Joshua Calderon

The full-day Jeep safari tour of the Zadar hinterland introduced us to landscapes and villages I never could have imagined existed. Each stop was unique and offered a different perspective of Croatian life. The thoughtful picnic lunch in a scenic spot was a lovely touch.