Project Description

The city of Zadar is the oldest in Croatia, settled 3000 years ago. It is known for the Venetian and Roman ruins and buildings that fill the historic old town peninsula. This dynamic and vibrant city is less crowded than its southern peers of Split and Dubrovnik, but holds just as much interest.

In 2017, the defensive system of the city walls were awarded UNESCO world heritage protection. There are various Venetian gates set into the walls providing majestic entrances to the old town. Within the center, there is some wonderful architecture and historically significant sites. The Roman Forum is one of the largest in the eastern Adriatic and was the center of life during the Roman period.

More modern installations on the waterfront must not be missed. Enjoy the sounds of the waves through the Sea Organ steps, and at night visit the Monument to the Sun for a fantastic light show while you watch the last glowing embers of the setting sun over the Adriatic.

Quick Facts


  • Location: Croatia, Europe

  • Language: Croatian

  • Population: 75.300 (2015)

  • Time zone:
    Winter – UTC+1
    Summer – UTC+2
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
    1 EUR = 7,5 HRK
    1 USD = 5,9 HRK

  • Phone n. in case of Emergency: 112


  • Defensive system – 16th century city walls (UNESCO world heritage site)

  • Roman Forum (commissioned by Augustus in the 3rd century)

  • Cathedral of St. Anastasia and bell tower

  • Church of St. Mary with bell tower and monastery

  • Church of St. Donatus

  • Church of St. Chrysogonus (built 1175)

  • Narodi Trg (iconic ancient square)


  • Sea Organ (Zadar waterfront)

  • Greeting to the Sun (Zadar waterfront)

  • Gold and Silver of Zadar/Permanent Exhibition of Ecclesiastical Art (in St. Mary’s church)

  • Museum of Ancient Glass

  • Queen Jelena Madijevka Park

  • Paklenica National Park (45min drive from Zadar)

Travel info

  • Plane (Zadar airport – 8 km from Zadar city)

  • Sailing yacht/Catamaran (moor your boat in Marina Zadar)

  • Ferry/boat (Zadar ferry port is 4km from old town)

  • Bus (Zadar’s bus station 2km from old town)

  • Car (3hrs from Zagreb on toll roads)

Spend a day of your sailing holidays in Zadar

Marina Zadar

Located within Zadar’s 3000 year old town, the marina is in a fantastic position to enjoy a day exploring the best the city has to offer. It is a well maintained marina and has a blue flag for cleanliness.

Routes that include Zadar

Zadar is well situated to visit during routes around the Kornati islands and can either be a base marina itself, or provide a stopover on routes emanating from Sukošan.

Marina info:

  • Address: Ivana Meštrovića 2, 23 000 Zadar, Croatia

  • VHF Channel: 16/17
    Tel: +385 (0)23 204 862
    Fax: +385 (0)23 333 917

  • 300 berths

  • Email:

  • Website: Marina Zadar

Key destinations within the Kornati area:

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