Zadar is a city located in the seaside region of Dalmatia, facing the Adriatic Sea, in Croatia. Since it is so close to the sea, it's mostly known for its impressive views of the sea and beaches, but its sights have a variety of architectural styles and it is close to some of Europe's most beautiful national parks. In terms of its cultural heritage, Zadar has many churches, including the Gothic St Francis, the Romanesque St Mary and the Pre-Romanesque St Donatus. The Episcopal Complex (which includes churches, the cathedral of St Anastasia and the Roman forum) is under proposal to be inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. If you wish to experience more of the sea, besides relaxing on the beach, you can take an excursion around the Kornati archipelago, which is made up of around 140 islands including Olib, Dugi Otok and Pag. The city's airport only has all-year round flights to Pula and Zagreb, but over the summer it has connections to many European cities, including: flights to London, Stockholm, Berlin, Munich, Warsaw and Frankfurt. The airport of Zadar is also where tourists must fly to if they are searching for flights to Pag or flights to Olib. If you're looking for a cheap flight from Birmingham, London or another UK airport using our online comparison tool will be helpful. You can search, compare and find yourself a cheap deal.
The airport is connected by bus and taxi to the city centre. Depending on the chosen mode of transport, travel times will vary between 15 and 30 minutes. The city does not provide a specific tourist discount card, but the Tourist Board, through its website and information points, provides a lot of useful information. How to plan your journey (including information on public transport), a detailed city guide with museums, attractions and parks, how to find accommodation and what's on in the city, is all explained very well, making the city very accessible. Zadar is only 2 hours away from the Plitvice Lakes, considered among the most stunning parks in Southern Europe, as it has sixteen lakes, caves and waterfalls, making a visit a truly spectacular experience. In addition to this, the city is less than an hour away from Paklenica National Park, with torrents, forests and springs. If you wish to discover more of Croatia, not far away you have some beautiful islands including Dugi Otok, Pag and Olib and further afield you can visit the cities of Split and Zagreb (the capital).