Zadar is small city of 75000 inhabitants located on the Mediterranean coast of Croatia,
about halfway between Pula and Split, 200km southwest of Zagreb. The area around Zadar has been inhabited since the Stone age and the first settlement was established by the Liburnians in the 9th century BC. It became part of the Roman empire in 59 BC and was later ruled by the Byzantines, Croatians, Venetians, Austrians and Italians before becoming part of the new Croatian republic in 1991.
The historic centre of Zadar is on a small peninsula and consists mostly of 19th century buildings. Only a handful of older structures (mainly churches) still exist, of which the Roman Forum is the biggest one. Zadar has a small harbour for yachts and sailboats and receives international ferries from Ancona.
How to get to Zadar
Zadar can be reached by car, by ferry from Ancona and some Croatian cities and even has a small international airport with flights to some European cities.
There are many hotels and guesthouses, most bookable via the international booking portals.