History and Reverence by the Sea
Zadar, which is located on the northern section of Dalmatia, which is the name given to the southern half of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. The peninsular Old Town, which is more than 2,400 years old, still uses the same grid of streets laid by the Romans millennia ago. Today, however, those pedestrian avenues and alleyways are filled with boutiques and bistros, cafes, and beach clubs. The city’s highlights include the Forum, from the 1st century BC, the round Church of St. Donat, which was built in the 9th century AD, and the UNESCO-inscribed city walls, which were built during the 16th century and the rule of the Venetian Republic.
Zadar sits on both the European Cemeteries Route and the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route.