City Breaks

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ZADAR THE DALMATIAN TOWN 


Recently singled out as a top European tourist destination

Boasting an historic old town of  Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula,


Zadar, Croatia: The perfect break
St Donat’s Church

Walking around Zadar's historic centre. If there is a breeze, start at the sea organ, an art installation consisting of a series of pipes cut into the promenade. Soft, meditative chords become a slightly alarming cacophony of groans when the waves are choppy. The same artist also created the Monument to the Sun, a large disc of solar-powered cells that becomes a multicoloured disco ball as the sun sets. More classical sights include the Roman forum, of which only a few columns and an altar remain.  .

Zadar's 12th-century cathedral has three beautiful portals that would not look out of place in Tuscany, and a bell-tower to climb. Close to an impressive city gate, the church of St Simeon contains a beautifully crafted silver reliquary. More can be seen in the excellent Gold and Silver of Zadar exhibition at St Mary's church. For a memorable experience, take a short trip with the gnarled boatmen who have been rowing residents across the harbour for more than 800 years. The women at the town market look like they may have been selling their salty, speciality Pag cheese for almost as long.

ISLANDS  IN THE ZADAR REGION to be visited

 

The main settlement on Dugi Otok is Sali, which is a thriving fishing port. It also has a decent supply of accommodation and a sprinkling of pavement cafes and restaurants. Boat tours leave from Sali in high sea- son out to Telascica Bay, which is frequently cited as one of the most beautiful bays in Croatia. The sweeping bay is usually littered with yachts in summer, but
there are no cruise liners, ferries or hotels to clog up the view. As elsewhere in the Kornati islands  the main pleasure is relaxing and enjoying the clean seawater and the natural beauty. If you are visiting on a yacht it is well worth heading ashore to walk around to Lake Mir, a lagoon separated from the sea by a narrow band of rocks.
The other inhabited islands of the archipelago -
Pasman, Ugljan, Premuda, Olib and Molat – are sim- ilar in character, with isolated churches, the occasional monastery, small farms and, on Ugljan and Pasman, which are are greener than the others and linked by a bridge, second homes. accommodation is found in a  few small hotels and private homes.   

Price:
From £ 288.00 per person based in double/twin room sharing including :
7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels with breakfast .
On the spot assistance with your travel arrangements
Transfers Zadar airport – hotel – Zadar airport
All taxes


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