According to 2019 statistics, Rovinj, Poreč and Dubrovnik are the top three most visited cities in Croatia respectively. The country is, and understandably so, a hot spot for tourists looking to soak up its rich cultural heritage and stunning scenery. With Dubrovnik alone smashing visit targets year-on-year, we recommend starting off your yacht charter in Zadar in a less densely populated city. In Zadar, you can enjoy cheaper prices than in Dubrovnik and can explore its ancient streets and monuments in peace.
Zadar’s ‘Sea Organ’ was built in 2005. The brainchild of Nikola Bašić, it is composed of polyurethane tubes located under the ground that produce sound as a result of wave action. You really need to hear this nautical melody in person to appreciate it. Bašić also designed the ‘Greeting to the Sun’ – a circular feature comprising 300 multi-layered glass plates with solar cells. The tubes absorb the sun’s energy during the day and then illuminate at night. A sensational visual experience!
With your yacht charter in Zadar, Kornati is (depending on your boat) just 2-3 hours away – a magical place in the heart of Croatia. With over 100 islands and cliffs, this unique site will leave you speechless. Whether swimming or sightseeing, observe rare marine wildlife and learn about the many protected habitats here.
Although the city was heavily affected by Allied bombing during the Second World War, Zadar still retains important buildings that bear witness to its rich historical past. Nearly a dozen churches and cathedrals are scattered throughout the territory, including the Church of St. Chrysogon, symbol of Zadar, which is a beautiful medieval basilica of the twelfth century and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia of the thirteenth century. Also worth seeing is the Roman forum dating from the 1st century which is the central square of Zadar, the square of the Five Wells and the national square, also adorned with palaces and superb monuments. Zadar is also famous for its numerous city walls and gates – the most impressive being Land Gate, built by the Venetians in 1543.
Sakarun, one of the most famous beaches in the Zadar region, is located on the northwest coast of Dugi Otok. The beach is highly coveted for its white sand (rare in Croatia) and beautiful turquoise-blue waters. A pine forest borders the beach which offers ample shade during intense warm periods. It is about 800 metres long, with a depth of 3.5 metres 250 metres from the coast, which means that the bathing area is suitable for small children.
Croatia has 9 airports, 6 of which are international. Choose the one closest your charter location. The main ones are Zagreb, Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik. All of them have a large influx, especially during the summer months. Several companies have regular flights during the week, but there are more offers from the larger cities. We have several rental partners located in the Zadar region including the Zadar Marina, Borik Marina, Petrčane, Zut, Olive Island Marina, Preko and Konati. If arriving in Zadar from another European city, you will be able to benefit from low-cost flights offered by Ryanair, EasyJet and FlyBe. Book your yacht charter in Zadar today!
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