Croatia, Zadar Guide (B): Guide to Zadar, Croatia
Our visit to Croatia last May came at the end of a long winter. I’d been working two jobs, which took up basically all my waking hours during the week and left me with little to no energy to explore on weekends. I was tired, frustrated and seriously lacking in vitamin D. So, jetting off to Zadar where I could relax, explore and soak up some sunshine couldn’t have come at a better time.
Zadar is a small city located on the northern Dalmatian coast, surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. It covers just 25 sq. km and is home to nearly 76,000, but it is Croatia’s fifth largest city.
Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, dating all the way back to the late-Stone Age. The city’s rich history is reflected in its architecture, and can easily be admired as you stroll through and explore its many nooks and crannies.
In 2016, it was voted European Best Destination, and after our visit last year, I’d have to agree: Zadar is definitely one of Europe’s best sunshine destinations!
From Leeds, we booked ourselves on the direct train to the Manchester airport. As it’s the closest international airport to the city, trains run frequently. The trip takes a little over an hour, so it wasn’t really too much of a burden to tack on this extra bit of travel time.
We booked our ridiculously cheap flights to Zadar with Ryanair, one of Europe’s low-cost air carriers infamous for not providing any of the luxuries: snacks, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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