This is my 2nd blog post in the Croatia Series, if you haven’t checked out the 1st click here!
After the first week staying in Labin we journeyed further South of Croatia to Zadar. The drive from Labin was roughly 4 hours so we decided to stop in a pretty town called Opatija .
This town was a luxury travel destination in the 19th century and is scattered with incredible old villas that are now mostly hotels! We didn’t spend long in Opatija but did manage to grab an ice cream and walk along the Lungomare promenade.
I would love to book a night in one of the historic hotels in town!
Zadar is a must see place when travelling Croatia! The city is 3000 years old and has something amazing to see around every corner.
We stayed in our 6th Airbnb and it was definitely one of the best so far! Maya’s Studio Room was perfect for our 2 night stay in Zadar. It had private parking and an amazing air conditioner that we couldn’t have survived without!
If you would like £25 off your first Airbnb stay use my personal link when booking.
Explore By Day
During daylight hours Zadar is full of impressive sights and monuments to discover!
This is one of the most unique attractions in this interesting city. The Sea Organ looks like steps leading into the ocean! Within the steps are chambers that control how the water and air get in to create a unique sound from the waves.
Saint Donatus Church
This unusual church was built in the 9th century and is the symbol of Zadar city.
Saint Anastasia’s Cathedral
If you have time visit the largest cathedral in Dalmatia!
We enjoyed swimming and relaxing at the small beaches near our Airbnb the most.
There are many beaches around the city but the main ones like Borik get very crowded! If we had another day in Zadar we would have travelled to Nin to spend the day on the beautiful sandy beaches there.
Just before the day comes to an end, grab a blanket….maybe even a bottle of wine and enjoy what is said to be the “most beautiful sunset in the world”.
Explore By Night
Zadar has so much to offer in terms of nightlife – cool clubs, chilled cocktail bars and even an open-air dance floor in the middle of the city.
Again, I am referring back to the entrance of the city, but it really is beautiful to see it illuminated at night!
Lounge & Bar Ledana
This place is AWESOME it’s like walking into an enchanted forest! It’s surrounded by trees and colourfully lit water features.
This was one of our FAVOURITE places we found during the whole holiday. It has such a cool vibe and plays the kind of remixes that make you want to dance the all night!
Good DJ + Extensive Cocktail Menu = My Kind of Night!
Greetings To The Sun
Visit this Zadar attraction at night to watch the ground light up beneath your feet! This monument is dedicated to the Sun and consists of solar plates that absorb the Sun’s energy, to create a unique light display at night.