Zadar is a city in the heart of the Adriatic coast, a pearl that has shone for centuries and whose color has not faded. Centuries of different rulers have shaped the city and formed its cultural and intellectual heritage. The really colorful past has made the city what it is today. Here you will find works by artists and builders who lived in this beautiful city and found inspiration for the divine works that they created in their time.

Visit Zadar, you are always a welcome guest. The city will greet you with sunshine, enchant you with the guardian Velebit who strengthens the back of the city and immerse you in the endless blue sea.

Just as Zadar embraces the islands in front of her, the city will embrace you and you will wish to stay here forever, under the sun and the sky over which it exists.

Villas in Zadar - 5 reasons to rent one

1. Zadar - a perfect connection

Zadar is located in the heart of the Adriatic coast and offers excellent road and air connections. You can easily travel from all European countries by land or by plane.

Zadar's cute little airport breaks new records every year with the number of passengers and flights. Good connections and countless flights have made Zadar a popular destination for numerous tourists from all over Europe. The airport is only 12 km from the city center, which makes traveling to the villas in Zadar considerably easier. The airport, which is just a 10-minute drive from the city center, is a great asset to save your valuable time that you can use for other fun activities.

2. Villas in Zadar under the Adriatic sun

Zadar has a mild Mediterranean climate, with sunshine almost 365 days a year and rich vegetation. Spring is warm, summer is hot and autumn and winter is mild. The terraces of many cafes and restaurants are full all year round. Even the winter days invite you to enjoy the sun outdoors, drink coffee or try local delicacies.

Whenever you decide to rent villas in Zadar, you can relax in the garden of your villa and soak up the sun.

The rich vegetation allows you to take walks in parks and forests. The coastline has a beautiful promenade where you can breathe in the scent of the sea and pine trees and, as Alfred Hitchcock called it, enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the Mediterranean.

3. Zadar and the Croatian national parks

Zadar is the best starting point for trips to the Croatian national parks. If you choose to rent villas in Zadar, you have a wide range of national parks and nature parks to visit. In the immediate vicinity of Zadar is the Paklenica National Park, a beautiful gorge in the Velebit Mountains in the Zadar hinterland. If you are a nature lover and a hiker, don't miss the opportunity to visit Paklenica and the North Velebit National Park.

If you prefer to go by boat, take the opportunity and book an excursion to the Kornati National Park. The Kornati islands are the most structured archipelago in the Mediterranean, a labyrinth of 89 islands and islets. Don't miss this unique experience.

The Krka National Park is only 76 km from Zadar. It is named after the Krka River, which is part of the park and with its many waterfalls and lakes is a place that you will always be happy to return to.

If you want to walk in the footsteps of Winnetou, visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This unique natural phenomenon is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

In the immediate vicinity of Zadar there is a nature park Vransko jezero, where you can admire various bird species and enjoy the tranquility that this area offers.

4. Villas in Zadar – the islands

The numerous islands off Zadar give this city a special charm and offer countless opportunities to enjoy the unspoiled nature and the cleanest sea.

Whether you rent villas in Zadar or villas on the island, you will be equally impressed by the area.

The islands of Ugljan, Rivanj, Sestrunj, Iž and Dugi otok lie off Zadar.

The view from Zadar extends to the island of Ugljan, which is connected to the island of Pašman by a bridge. The island of Ugljan has excellent ferry and boat connections to Zadar. A 20-minute ferry ride takes you to Preko, which is directly opposite Zadar.

If you rent a villa in Zadar, please take your time and go to Dugi otok, one of the most beautiful islands in Zadar archipelago. The bays you will see on this island will take your breath away! Please make sure to visit the bays Saharun and Veli Žal. Write these names down on your to do list.

At the end of our island trip, we would like to invite you to an island where you will wonder if you are on the moon after all, the island of Pag. You have to see this unique island! The bridge that connects it to the mainland offers easy access.

If you're not just looking for villas in Zadar, keep in mind that there are beautiful villas on almost every island that you can rent and enjoy true peace and quiet.

5. Villas in Zadar - the best choice

Choose villas in Zadar and you have countless options for an active holiday or just to enjoy a carefree time.

Since Zadar is the only coastal town that is not directly under a mountain range, the hinterland and the coast are decorated with colorful places that will enrich your stay in this area. Places like Nin, Privlaka and Zaton offer you beautiful sandy beaches and are places with a long tourist tradition, where you can find the most beautiful villas in Zadar and the surrounding area.

In order to visit everything listed you will have to spend a longer holiday in Zadar. The most important thing is that you will have a large selection of activities or just relax and enjoy your vacations.

Good luck with your search for the perfect spot!

Discover more destinations