Ferries to Zadar
Booking a ferry to Zadar gives you the opportunity to visit one of the most appreciated tourist destinations of Croatia. For who comes from Italy to Croatia, Zadar represents one of the most fascinated pearls of the Adriatic sea. Staying in Zadar is effortless! You can easily find any kind of accommodation starting from bed’ n’ breakfast ending with 5–star hotel.
Do you want to book a ferry to Zadar ?
Amatori offers different options departing from Ancona. Croatia – Ancona ferry lines Amatori booking service collaborates with Jadrolinija, liner shipping company which connects Italy with Zadar. The line Ancona – Zadar departs at different hours per day by ferries. Zadar is the jewel in the crown to arrange holidays in Croatia due to its ferry lines. Everyday ferries depart from Ancona to the Croatian coast and guarantee safe crossings at good rates.
Why you cannot miss Zadar in your holiday in Croatia
From Zadar you can easily visit the major National Parks in Croatia: Krka, Kornati, Velebit and Paklenica Islands. Zadar is remarkable for the warm hospitality of its inhabitants and the low cost of living. Zadar is much more than history, nature and culture. Croatia has become a fast growing country in the field of touristic services and Zadar is a perfect destination for every kind of experience. The town of Zadar gladly welcomes both lovers of nature and relaxing beach holidays and nightlife lovers.
Would you like to get all the shades of your next trip to Croatia? Zadar is the perfect city to begin your adventure.
5 must see places in Zadar
THE SEA ORGAN
The sea organ (in croatian: morske orgulje) is an architectural sound art object. The mechanize instrument, thanks to its thirty-five polyethylene tubes, plays music by way of sea waves. For listeners the sound appears so unique and surreal making the view of the sunset turning into an exciting experience.
THE GREETING TO THE SUN
The Greeting to the sun of Zadar is a modern portrayal of wind rose. This play of lights is situated near the old port of Zadar, at the end of the evocative path which is not too far from the popular Sea Organ.
THE LAND GATE
Like Dubrovnik and Split, Zadar was an important city of the Republic of Venice. In the historic center of Zadar you can find many signs of the Serenissima. A clear sign is the Land Gate: the huge gate to enter the old town of Zadar with the relief of the winged lion of St. Mark at the centre of the arch. This historical monument is nearby a small port.
THE CHURCH OF SAINT DONATUS
Differently from the Land Gate, the Church of St. Donatus of Zadar expresses the Ancient Roman architecture. Nowadays, the church hosts concerts and big events.
In the evening, the place is illuminated to make St. Donatus even more evocative .
THE ROMAN FORUM
The Roman forum in Zadar strikes not only for the priceless value of the artifacts dated back to the Roman imperial period but also for the artistic setting in which they are gathered. Any examples? The forum is adjoined the Cathedral of St. Anastacia, the Church of St. Donatus and St. Mary’s Church, the important Archeological Museum of Zadar and the magnificent tree-lined avenue that connects the gardens to the sea.
5 things to do in Zadar
TASTE THE SHEEP MILK CHEESE
The Croatian Sheep milk cheese is a typical plate of Zadar that you cannot miss, chiefly if you decide to combine it with fig jam. Among the most popular restaurants of traditional cuisine Pet Bunara stands out, here you can taste an excellent grilled tuna fish.
LISTEN TO “RED RED WINE” A AT THE GARDEN
The Garden is an enjoyable pub situated along the coast of Zadar launched by the historical British band UB40.
This bar is the perfect choice for relaxing on a beach lounger under the sun drinking a cocktail near the sea. The Garden is built above the city walls close to the seashore.
GET A FEAST OF CHOCOLATE AT VITLOV
“ A balanced diet consists having the same amount of chocolate in both hands “. This is the sweet motto at Vitlov, a small shop in the old part of Zadar, popular for its chocolate and handmade bonbons. Vitlov is a must for who wants to enjoy both palate and spirit.
CHEERS WITH MARASCHINO LIQUEUR
Maraschino is one of the traditional liqueur of Zadar.
Its history dates back to 16th century, when monks obtained it from the distillation of Maraska cherries which grow along the Dalmatian coast. Maraschino from Zadar is famous for its unique taste all over the world, it will grant you an appreciated souvenir.
CROSS THE SEA WITH ZARATINI
Zaratini are tireless boatmen of Zadar. Still today you can ask their service to cross a short part of the sea that divided Riva Liburna to the dock. Boatmen are very skilled, they lead their little rowboats for the entire crossing that lasts 71 meters in 1min. and a half.