Zadar, Croatia cruise holidays
What sets Zadar apart is its gentle mix of old and new. The historic old town is a mixture of Roman ruins alongside cosmopolitan cafes, and medieval churches nestling against modern museums of culture. Happily, Zadar is not spoiled by tourism. And yet it offers a number of lovely attractions, ideal to explore during your time in port. Its two most popular attractions are the audio-visual ambience of the Sea Organ (an experimental architectural object that plays music via the motion and flow of the sea) and the Sun Salutation - a 22m square art installation of 300 glass plates that capture the sun's energy during the day. Both have to be seen and heard to be believed! Zadar may not be a picture postcard destination, but it has its own beguiling charm. It's a warm, inviting, vibrant city where you can while away the hours sipping vino at street cafe, or take to the water and enjoy some adrenalin-fuelled watersports. Its restaurants are well known for serving an eclectic menu of local and regional cuisine. And if you fancy venturing inland a little, its nearby countryside is truly breathtaking.