Our wonderful one week trip to Zadar

by Anna
(Vienna, Austria)

Dear Tobias,

in July this year we were not 100% sure if we should do a one week trip to Zadar in Croatia. We searched the Internet for travel tips and found your absolutely fantastic Croatia site.

We are so happy about that! We emailed you more than a couple of times and you answered all our questions (remember us?).

We want to thank you for all your time you spend helping us make the right travel decisions.

After we returned from our fantastic trip we were very busy and are sorry to not letting you know about our trip earlier. In your last E-mail you asked us if we could write a short review of our time in Zadar - and this is what we wanted to do.

Where to begin? What most concerned us was the accommodation. As you know, our idea about a trip to Croatia was very spontaneous. The best thing I think was to use your hotel-compare-tool (or whatever this is). We quickly found a hotel within our budget. The name of the hotel was Bastion and we were very satisfied.

We were out sightseeing most of the time and just needed a place for nights. Even the breakfast was included. During lunch time we buyed some bakery items which you can find everywhere. It was so delicious. In the evenings we tried some restaurants and that was an experience itself!

We tried to discover every street in Zadar and it was just so wonderful. The old streets and so many historical churches.

Our highlight was a trip to Kornati archipelago (thanks again for this great tip).

The weather was sunny and the boat trip was so relaxing. The price also included a lunch! The tour operator showed us some pictures from dolphins in the Kornati area. We were watching the water all the time - but we didn't see dolphins. Maybe the next time.

What else can I share. The only thing was that we just had one week. Two weeks would have been great. We really consider to book a trip to Zadar again, and then visit some other great places in the surrounding area.

In spring we will seriously look for great Dalmacija destinations and your fantastic site is our first place to look!

Thank you so much for all your help!

Anna and Michael

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Nov 19, 2009
Thanks for your Croatia travel tips
by: Tobias

Hi Anna and Michael,

yes I remember you and I am very glad that you had such a memorable time in Zadar.

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Just a comment for other readers: one of the best (and cheapest) ways to find an accommodation in Croatia is to compare hotel prices.

If you want to find out more about possible accommodations for your Croatia trip - visit my article about Croatia Accommodations in the left navigation bar. There you'll also find such a hotel-compareing tool. It's very easy and you have nothing loose.

It cost absolutely nothing!
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I am looking forward to assist you with some more Croatia travel ideas in the Zadar area.

Thank you for sharing your Croatia travel story!

Greetings to Vienna and I am looking towards your next inquiery ;-)

All the best

Tobias
Editor croatia-travel-guide.net

Mar 14, 2011
Trip to Zadar
by: Tim

I have never been here but i am soooo going now!
I want to bathe nude then take a dip, see an island and then party all night long Day 1 right off the plane, Day 2 hit Plitvicka Jezera National Park, day 3 wake up and eat something worth typing and taking pictures of & hit the Airport...I know i just missed so much about this lovely place...these post make me want to quit my job, but i have been in the military way to long to just up and quit...Can i treat Zadar like Amesterdam? I really want it all, so i am trying to do all i can in the little time allowed!

Mar 14, 2011
A few thoughts on a three-day-trip to Croatia
by: Tobias

Hi Tim,

puhhhh, you really want to do A LOT during those three days in Croatia - I think it's a bit too much but you can try it.

Just a couple of thoughts (if I may):

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is awesome (it's one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites in Croatia) and visiting the national park makes an excellent day trip. But please remember that the Plitvice Lakes are in the hinterland and from Zadar you need to calculate something around 2,5 hours with a car (one way).

An alternative would be a trip to the Kornati Archipelago. Why? Simply because you can start the boat trip right from Zadar. Just go to the harbor in Zadar and you will find people that offer those trips (especially near the footbridge).

As for your question: I am not really sure what you mean by "treating Zadar like Amsterdam", but it's a whole different city. My recommendation? Be open to new things and just dive into this special "mediterranean" flair.

All the best,
Tobias
Editor croatia-travel-guide.net

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