I visited Zadar during the...
I visited Zadar during the war, and just stayed overnight at the house of a family I happened to know some time earlier. My stongest memory are the profiles of burned out houses in the neighbourhood stretching against the darkness of the night. I´d like to come back to see the changes.
When in the town of Split, ten out of ten people there will tell you, Riva of Split is the most beautiful in whole of the world. Same goes for Zadar too, only they will say it is the most beautiful riva in whole of Adriatic coast.
I know well both of them and to me this one in Zadar is more beautiful. It is much longer, has nice park and more greenery and is more refreshing in the hot summer nights. The constant wind, coming from the sea, make this riva most pleasant pedestrian area one can imagine.
This beautiful promenade was constructed in 1.874 after the city walls were torn down. At the top west end, you'll find one of the most fantastic sunsets you can enjoy apart from other interesting spots such as The Greeting to the Sun and the Sea Organ (see next tips).
When I went to Zadar, August '09, there were hundreds of people strolling, stands with items to sell, food and live music; a great experience.
The pleasure of driving this 30 miles out of town of Zadar on E65 toward the A1 autostrada is the scenery. The mountains of DAnaric are fantastic and you also go through what may be one of the longest tunnels in Europe, at 3 miles long. Nothing to really see in Sveti Rok, but the views around it are the reason for the 2-3 hour trip. It takes about 1 hour each way, and the autostrada fee is a lousy $3.5 each way to get ripped off for a 10 mile stretch
Island of Murter - The...
Island of Murter - The picturesque island of Murter, with an area of 18 sq. km, has a significant place. It is connected to the land by a 12 meter long bridge near Tisno. This island of fishermen, olive growers and shipbuilders is the largest and most densely populated island in the Sibenik region. The coastal resort of Hramina lies sprawled around the vast and forested bay with its sandy cove of Slanica backed by a pine wood, in which there is a hotel and camping site. Murter is the largest tourist town on the island. It has three other tourist resorts: Betina, Tisno and Jezera. Prvic, close to the Vodice resort, is an oasis of Mediterranean plant and animal life.