Zadar is known to be the top destination of north Dalmatia. Featuring an imposing old town with the remains from the Roman age, a unique phenomenon called sea organ, and a beautiful Riva, Zadar is the perfect place for all generations, either for a day visit or multi-day vacation.
I went to Zadar for a visit on June 7, 2022, to check the atmosphere, and if there were any visitors.
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Zadar old town in June 2022
Zadar is a charming tourist spot. I could feel it while walking through the old town and its streets. Both domestic people and visitors were having a great time exploring cultural monuments from all periods of history. Everyone was so excited walking near those masterpieces of architecture.
The most prominent street is called "Široka Ulica", also known as "Kalelarga". Except for being a masterpiece of architecture, Kalelarga is a place of special emotions, romance, and friendship for all domestic people who grew up in Zadar.
It's no wonder that so many countries and kingdoms during history wanted to rule over this Medditerean piece of jewellery: its charm will hardly leave anyone unimpressed.
There are people of all ages and nationalities in Zadar these days: most of them are young visitors who seem to be especially enjoying this relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere.
The most monumental building in the town is the early romanesque church of St. Donatus. It's a three-apse basilica with a unique shape in European architecture.
Another Romanesque masterpiece of art is the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. It's a three-nave basilica with a monumental portal.
The next tourist spot is Riva with its unique phenomenon called sea organ. It's a kind of "sea instrument" which generates music produced by sea waves.
Zadar's Riva is one of the places with the most beautiful sunset in Croatia. Every day around 7 pm hundreds of people come to Riva and enjoy the colours of the sky - the event is called "Pozdrav suncu" (greeting to the sun).
Riva is suitable for swimming and sunbathing as well.
Prices in Zadar in June 2022
The good news is that prices of tourist services do not seem to be increased in Zadar these days. The price for coffee in most coffee bars is less than 15 kuna (2 euros). The price for climbing the Zadar Cathedral's bell tower is only 15 kuna, while the entrance to the cathedral is free.
The price for parking in zone 3 is only 3 kuna per hour (around 0.4 euros per hour).
The price for visiting St. Donatus church is 20 kuna (less than 3 euros).
Obviously, people involved in the tourism sector understand the difficulties for European citizens caused by inflation, and they tend to keep the old prices. I believe the same trend will remain active for the whole 2022 season.