Surrounded by five national and two nature parks, the Zadar region occupies the central part of the Croatian coast. It is known for the diversity of activities it offers to tourists.
On the seaward side there are two national parks: Kornati and Telašćica. Kornati archipelago consists of 140 mostly uninhabited islands, scattered across the horizon. Telašćica cove is situated to the southeast of the island of Dugi Otok and it is also known as the safest natural harbour in the Adriatic. Therefore, you can enjoy the tranquillity of its green depths only out of season.
National parks Plitvice Lakes, Krka, Paklenica and Nature Park Velebit are situated on the land side of the region.
Plitvice are a natural wonder, a lace-like creation made up of 16 lakes connected with waterfalls which change colours from turquoise blue to emerald green.
Paklenica occupies the Mala and Velika Paklenica canyons which you can enjoy only by foot, following almost 150 kilometres of marked trails. A favourite destination of free climbers, Paklenica has more than 300 climbing routes. It is also known as the home of numerous endemic plants and animals.
The Krka River canyon has seven waterfalls. It is the habitat of many endangered species and contains the only falconry school in Croatia. Even during the warmest months, the Krka canyon is pleasantly refreshing.
Northern Velebit is a famous botanical reserve and real wilderness, so we would not recommend visiting it if you do not have mountain or alpine experience. We recommend you visit Velebit with a guide and adequate equipment because that is the only way you can take a walk down Premužić path.
Zadar region is a real paradise for sailors and yachtsmen, mainly due to its 24 bigger and almost 300 smaller islands and reefs. If you are planning to sail, be sure to gather information on charter options in time.
The interior of the Zadar region is known for its rustic Dalmatian charm. Go olive picking, help farmers in cheese production or find out first-hand how prosciutto is dried. Ilirija Travel will help you find accommodation and take you on excursions.
The rich history is evident in numerous archaeological sites, from Roman ruins and tombs, to fortified medieval cities like Zadar, Šibenik, and Split. Will you visit them?