The gastronomy of the Zadar region is based on tasty fish, shellfish and molluscs. But the real treat are dishes of lamb, especially the one coming from the island of Pag and sheep milk cheese, olive oil and vegetables. For those who love good food, scents, wine and the ambiance of Dalmatia this is a true gastr-destination.
- Pag cheese
The secret is in the sheep, Bora wind and aromatic herbs. It is one of the best cheeses in Croatia, maybe even in the world. The cheese is the original Croatian product which received many awards. In order to produce 1 kg of the cheese 6 l of a sheep's milk is used. Although the secret of the flavor will never be discovered, many people believe that it is about the sheep, the pasture and the Bora wind.
- The prosciutto from Posedarje, Dalmatia
It is made in a traditional way, combining only 4 components: the sea salt, bora wind from Velebit, cold smoke and it is hand-made. This kind of production gives the meat its special taste and scent.
- Dalmatinski šokol
Dalmatinski šokol is smoked meat made in a special way, combining sea salt, bora wind and special kind of herbs.
- Maraschino - omiljena kapljica vladara i vojskovođa
Maraschino is served as a desert liquor but also as an addition to icecream, fruit salads etc. Hand-woven bottle of Maraschino has been proclaimed the souvenir of Croatia and it is a true memory one can take from Zadar.
The historical part of town, popularly called Poluotok, is also the shopping area where you can find a large number of grocery stores, all sort of shops, and a market place called Pijaca, where you can always find fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.
A remarkable shopping destination is the Centar „Callegro“
, with a lot of cafes, exclusive stores and movie theatres. Callegro is located at an exclusive location in the centre of town, which makes it unique in Croatia.
is a multifunctional complex in the center of Zadar offering diversity in retail, services and culture. Its representative environment, a variety of offering and an exceptional architectural concept provide our visitors with an experience of enjoyable shopping and a stay in a truly unique complex.
You will have a great time in one of numerous clubs in Zadar:
- Bar Shine
- City Club Forum
- Cocktail bar Mango, Krešimirova obala 12, Diklo
- Dali bar & club, City Galleria, Polačišće 4
- Maraschino bar, Obala kneza Branimira 6a
- Maya Pub, Liburnska obala 6
- Medussa Bar, Kolovare bb
- Satir bar & club
- The Garden, Bedemi zadarskih pobuna 5
for the list of all available sport programmes.
Zadar Bus station
Ante Starčevića 1
Information and ticket sales: 023/211 555, 023/211 035
Autotrans – for international lines
Information and ticket sales: 023/313 287
– public transport
I. Matije Škarića bb
Information: 023/343 730, 023/343 700
Information: 023/315 331
Fax: 023/301 845
Ante Starčevića 3
Information and ticket sales: 023/212 555
– ferryboat transportation
Liburnska obala 7
Information and ticket sales: 023/254 800
Vrata sv. Krševana
Information and ticket sales: 023/254 300
International airport Zemunik
Information and ticket sales: 023/313 311
Poljana Natka Nodila 7
Information and ticket sales: 023/250 094
Public transportation for Croatia Airlines' flights. Zadar Airport offers bus transfer from the town of Zadar to the airport and back on the Liburnija bus line. Those buses folow the scheduled arrival and departure times of Croatia Airlines flights. The bus from Zadar leaves one hour before the scheduled flight departure not far away from the Croatia Airlines town office. Bus stop at the airport is in front of the airport.
The price of the bus ticket (one-way) is 25 kn. It includes luggage transfer as well. The bus leaves from the bus station behind number 35 "LIBURNIJA Zadar".
Upon entering Zadar Airport you can see the taxi service next to the bus stop. If you go from Zadar towards the airport you can order a taxi at 023/251 400.
Zadar and surroundings
- Flower days - 26 – 28 April, Sv. Filip i Jakov
The month of April in Sv. Filip i Jakov is all about flowers. The flower festival of Zadar County allows you to participate in ecological workshops, presentations, themed lectures, a competition of flower arrangers, exhibitions and fashion shows.
- Pilgrimage on the Day of our Lady of Zečevo – 5 May and 5 August, Nin
The holiday of Our Lady of Zečevo is celebrated on the apparition day, 5 May. Believers from different corners come as pilgrims to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the islet of Zečevo in the heart of the Nin Diocese where miracles have been confirmed to have happened over the past five hundred years.
- The Biograd Table Festival – 31 May – 2 June, Biograd n/m
Chefs in Zadar County prepare their meals using local ingredients according to original recipes and they serve them, according to tradition, on a six hundred metre long table.
- Cultural summer in Novalja - June - September, Novalja
After celebrating their town’s day, on St. Anthony’s Day on 13 June, the locals of Novalja embark on a long hot summer rife with various cultural, artistic and entertainment packed events.
- Following Winnetou’s trail - 4 – 8 June, Starigrad-Paklenica
Experience the locations where the movie about the brave Indian chief Winnetou was filmed - Paklenica, the Krka and Plitvice Lakes; enjoy the beauties of nature, try horseback riding, sit around a campfire and taste various delicacies.