The sun is gently touching the horizon with an amazing dance of colours. As the sun slowly sets, Zadar waves it ‘good night’. At the same time the light installation, Greeting to the Sun, comes to life and lights up the sky with an impressive spectrum of colours. With the sound of the Sea Organ in the background, Zadar’s waterfront is home to a unique performance every single day and evening …
Summer? Check. Holiday in Zadar? Check. Beach, sunbathing and swimming? Check. Party all night long? Check. A trip to national parks and sightseeing? Check. Trying out traditional cuisine and delicacies as well as local wine and spirits? Check. What more could a person wish for? Well, there’s one thing you could do to round off a perfect holiday. Kick it up a notch with a rush of adrenaline!
Re-charge. That’s what most of us aspire to and/or plan to do during summer. After months of studying/working, we crave sleeping long without alarm clocks waking us up, relaxing on a beach with the sound of waves and slight breeze caressing the skin, sharing a drink or two with friends and staying up late without having to worry about the state we’ll be in the next day, meeting new people and going to exciting places, etc. In a nutshell, we want to take things easy, but also enjoy the summer to the fullest. Throughout Croatia there’s so much going on during the summer months and Zadar is no exception. And a great day spent buzzing around is bound to be followed by a wicked night out.
Kr.., kr.. -say what?! Yes, ‘Krka’ is probably one of the most difficult words you’ll pronounce when talking about Croatia. However, if you decide to visit this amazing attraction you’ll surely master the pronunciation in no time because you won’t stop talking about it. A trip to Krka National Park is definitely a trip to consider when visiting Zadar and not only because it’s conveniently near.
Wondering about the quickest way to arrive to Zadar? Without a doubt or competition, by plane. Thinking about seeing as much as you can without too many various details to worry about? Consider a bike! Here are a few hows and whys that might help you decide to venture on a different kind of holiday.
Tourism is a very important industry in Croatia, so tourists are very welcome (dobrodošli - ‘doh - broh - dosh- lee’). In fact, so welcome that they might even be greeted by a VIP when entering the country. And VIP here stands for a ‘very important politician’. Don’t be shy, talk to them - you might just have a laugh of your life. Joke aside, not all politicians speak Croatinglish nor does the general population. Truth be told, the majority of the younger population have studied English and speak it well. Older generations probably won’t shy away from communication in case you address them, but will rather use those bits and pieces of English they have picked up over the years of watching English programmes. Miming also works miracles even if you look a bit off. The point is, you’ll probably get your message through. If you speak German or Italian, it’s not unlikely to find someone who speaks those languages as well.
It’s pristine nature with a great diversity of flora and fauna. It’s waterfalls, cascades, lakes and forests. It’s amazing colours ranging from azure, turquoise blue to coral green. It’s peace and quiet, yet full of life. It’s Plitvice Lakes National Park.
May 4 2014 is going to be one fine day. One fine day, worldwide. One fine day in Zadar, Croatia. Will it rain? Maybe. Does it matter? Absolutely not. Because it’s going to be that one day when the world unites for a good cause.
Sea, sand and sun - that may be the combo that invites you to come to the Croatian seaside. Zadar is certainly one of the most attractive tourist spots with ever-growing number of visitors each year. Apart from the 3-S mix, great number of events and happenings attract visitors curious to experience the exciting ambience particularly during the peak season. Yes, Zadar truly is a city with plenty of must-dos, especially during summer, but it also has many interesting, both historical and modern, must-sees that are there the whole year round. When you decide to visit Zadar, you might be looking just for fun, adventure, well basically partay! However, as you do that, you will be passing by historical monuments. Give those buildings a moment of your time - they are a testimony to Zadar’s turbulent past.