Hasana Kikica 13, Zadar, 23000, Croatia
More about Zadar
near 5 bunara
the 'main' gates to the old town
the view towards pillar
the front gates and people
getting to split
hi we arrive at 9.30 in the evening and the car we had hired fell through.
now I can't find any cars for less than 800@euro for 2 weeks.
how much would it cost to get a taxi to split? how long woulod it take cos we were hoping to get the ferry to split at 23.59;
I think it is going to be too much to get a taxi and no joy to get a car so we should spend the night in zadar and get a bus the next day - I believe bus is better for zadar split than train...
any advice welcome - where to hire a car, place to stay near zadar, how to get to split etc
Re: getting to split
Bus next day is definitely your best option, the train takes twioce as long for a start and the last one for the day goes before your plane lands! Buses go constantly throughout the day and the Croatian bus services are both reasonably priced and efficient - here's the timetable
Nearly all Zadar's hotels are out of the town centre, in an area called Puntamika, about 5km north-west of the city, across the other side of the harbour. There's only one hotel in the very centre, the new four star Hotel Bastion.
We stayed at the Hotel-Restaurant Niko just a couple of weeks ago - very nice. 120 euro a night, lavish breakfast included - well above our usual level - we paid 50 euro a night mostly for apartments.
Here's a link to it and some others
Re: getting to split
Take the bus from the airport into Zadar as the taxi will cost £30 approx or hire a car for a few days. www.economycarrentals.com
Travel Tips for Zadar
Crkva Svete Marije
The church of St. Mary is a part of Benedictine nunnery founded in 1066 by a widowed noblewoman from Zadar, Cika. It was dedicated in 1091. The nunnery archive contains a precious collection of charters related to 9th c. Croatian rules. The bell-tower of the church from 1105 is a fine example of Romanesque architecture and was built by the Croat Hungarian King Coleman.
A herd of donkies at the lake Mir, waiting for a piece of bread or cookie...
Sheep, marked with blue colour... and very strange for me..they had bided up foreleg and hind leg to prevent them to go too far away.
Third and fourth photo:
white poodle on the deck. Unfortunately it is not seen clearly, but he had a red tie on his...tail. His master was selling exibited starfish.
Nin-a Town With Culture and Tradition
This became a center for Croatian culture in the 7th century. It turned into that besides an administrative center and religious mecca, especially baptisms. Grgur (Gregory in English) Nin was a bishop that lived here, and he is famed for being the first to resist the Pope and other Italians gentry to preach religion in Croatian language instead of Latin, Italian, etc. He won out over the long run, and this established the town as a seat for pride and activity to become a more independent entity.
Today, this town has become a drop off point for many tour buses, besides the others that venture out form Zadar. There really is not much to do/see in the town, and when we were there, the church was closed up for the season, as well as the museum that must not open until June? The walls and other areas have been rebuilt to give the town that "old ruin" look. Pretty much of a tourist draw to come, eat and leave.
Nin is located 10 miles north of Zadar on Road 306, or take E65 out of town and follow signs to Nin
Morska vrata - the Sea Gate
Morska vrata, the Sea Gate, are probably the most beautiful gateway into the old core of the town. The gate was built in the Middle Ages as a part of the city fortifications, and on its top the arc from the Roman times of the city were added.
This gate leads to the sea-port of the town. It is known also as Gate of St. Grysogonus.
DUGI OTOK island - In north...
DUGI OTOK island - In north part of the island you can find pretty village Bozava, the most beautiful beach on the island - Sakarun and Veli Rat lighthouse where you can even rent an apartment & live like Robinson Crusoe!