A small paradise: removed from the world, it’s a place to simply be happy
The Zadar tourist region occupies the centre of the Adriatic with six towns – Zadar, Nin, Biograd na Moru Pag, Benkovac and Obrovac, 28 municipalities and hundreds of localities, so as islands, islets and rocks of which 17 are inhabited.
It is a region of pleasant Mediterranean climate, larger sea than land surface, natural wealth and variety.
The cultural and historical heritage and monuments of the thousands of years of existence are enriched by the variety and uniqueness of tradition and the way of living.
Eat and drink: An invitation from the region’s cuisine is an invitation from Dalmatia and the Mediterranean, the healthiest cuisine in the world included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List. Fish, wine and olive oil are the Holy Trinity of the Mediterranean cuisine. Sea food, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices in the comfort of traditional taverns and taverns by the sea.
The hinterland adds the taste of lamb meat, sheep and goat cheese, prosciutto and the Velebit and Lika offer their traditional specialties, potatoes, cabbage, dried meat, venison… liqueurs from the distilleries of this region supplied during the “belle epoque” courts and metropolises and maraschino as the crown of it all which is offered even today.
Pag cheese, Dalmatian prosciutto, Nin šokol, salted anchovies, marinated anchovies, risotto and brodetto, grilled, under the baking lid and spit-roasted is the cuisine of the region.
You can start your gastronomy pleasure at the traditional and colorful marketplace or fish market. Here people still respect the real season and time for each type of food.
Zadar county is really amazing! It has the smallest cathedral in the world dating from the middle Ages, the traditions of one of the oldest universities in Europe to the newly built and world famous Sea Organ. The region attracts attention with numerous particularities and unique attractions. Localities of the crowning of kings, appearance of the first Croatian novel and newspaper, city water system dating from the Roman emperor Trajan, the first electricity system in the region only 11 years after New York, Zadar Maraschino, a liqueur made according to the recipe of the Dominicans dating from the 16th century … and so much more.
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