HomeAway.co.uk has a big selection of holiday rentals in Zadar to check out. There are holiday homes and apartments listed, in a really appealing city, that’s right next to the Adriatic with some perfect beaches. But you’ll also get the chance to see handsome old buildings in the city, and spectacular nature at the Krka National Park. Zadar holiday homes range from compact pied-à-terre rentals to spacious and luxurious accommodation outside the city. If you want to make sure you find a rental and location that matches your holiday plans you can also pick the guest facilities that you’d prefer – for apartments in Zadar you might like air-conditioning or a pool to counter the summer heat.
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-Beaches. There are countless choices when it comes to beaches near Zadar, and the craggy nature of the shoreline means that most will be small, picturesque and feature calm and clear waters. Among the highlights are Kolovare, which sits close to centre of Zadar, and Borik, where you’ll find a variety of activities on offer.
-Local history. Zadar’s old town is beautiful, and home to a host of well-preserved examples of early medieval architecture. St Donat’s Church has become and icon for the city and is a vaunted piece of pre-Romanesque architecture. There’s also a preserved Roman forum to see, with the remnants of columns and walls.
-Diving. If you’re new to the world of submarine exploration the Zadar would be a great place to start. The underwater visibility is exceptional here, and the numerous islands that sit just off the coast present a wide range of experiences and adventures. There are underwater cliffs, abundant sea life and a number of wrecks to explore.
-Krka National Park. This stunning national park has to be seen if you’re visiting a Zadar. It was established to preserve the river of the same name and visitors come here to walk the various trails and see sights like the medieval Krka Monastery and Skradinski buk, a natural pool surrounded by waterfalls.
-Day trips. Thanks to the many islands that sit just off the coast of Zadar, each with their own craggy coastline, there are almost innumerable choices for excursions if you hire a boat for the day. Kornati is a great choice and is part of a national park, protecting its unique plant and animal life.
Zadar holiday apartments are found in a region that gets a Mediterranean climate, which means warm or mild weather for most of the year. Summers are long and consistently warm, with highs reaching the mid-20s around May and rising to the upper-20s in July and August. There’s almost no rainfall at this time of year, and the damper weather doesn’t rend to arrive until October. Winters here are usually mild, with highs in the low-teens and lows only occasionally slipping down to zero at night.
Beach holiday homes in Zadar can be reached from abroad via Zadar Airport (ZAD), which is served mainly by low-cost airlines flying from cities around Europe, with a couple of routes from the UK too. Zadar is connected to other Croatian cities, and in turn the rest of Europe, by train, with trips to Zagreb taking around 5.5 hours. There are also bus lines serving the city, and connecting it to Rijeka and Zagreb on the north. Zadar also has an extensive and modern local bus system.