Zadar is an ancient city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage situated in the heart of the Adriatic. During its 3000-year-old history, Zadar has gone through many trials and tribulations emerging as the modern town and monument of several historic periods and cultures that we know today.
Strolling the cobblestone streets with your expert local guide, you will get a chance to relive history and feel contemporary life of the present. Explore the Roman forum dating back to the 1st century, enjoy a refreshment while gazing at the 9th century St. Donatus church or the mighty fortifications walls before moving to the coastline to admire the significant contemporary architectural monuments that are located there. The Sea Organs, the first in the world, produce beautiful melodies as waves break against the shore and the ‘Greeting to the Sun’ is a remarkable installation made out of 300 photo-sensitive glass plates that absorb daylight and transform into a wondrous light show as the sun begins to set.
The tip of the southern quay where the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun are located has long been a treasured spot to watch the sunset over the islands of Ugljan and Pasman. In fact, this nightly spectacle so enchanted film director Alfred Hitchcock during his stay in Zadar in 1964 that he notably wrote: “Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, applauded at every evening”. We can plan your private tour of Zadar to make sure you don’t miss the amazing sunset views!