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Must See Places in Zadar

Jul 19, 2017

In the article, we want to show you some must see places in Zadar and Zadar County. Bur before, let us start like this. Every passionate traveller holds on closely to the memories of their wanderings around the world. Whether it is a shell from a Portugese beach or a special edition of Marcel Proust In search of lost time from a dreamy Parisian bookshop all of these items are hoovering around in my home. They are reminders of the best of times, of the new and fascinating that I have discovered on my own, of what I conquered.

But possibly the easiest and the best way to save your memories is photography. Your photos can tell all about the places you’ve been to, the people you’ve met, and the stories you’ve heard. When you come to Zadar, your photos will share the story of the most beautiful sunset in the world, of the sea singing to the people, of the centuries-old little narrow streets, of lazy summer days. Here we want to talk about 5 panoramic views around Zadar that will give you goosebumps. Don’t miss to visit these spots for the best views around:

St. Anastasia’s bell tower – Definitely, One of the must see places in Zadar

From the bell tower of the cathedral, you can overlook the old city. Get charmed by the red roofs and many more bell towers pointing to the sky. The view stretches all the way to the Velebit mountain on the northeast and the islands on the southwest horizon.

must see places in zadar view from the St. Anastasia's bell tower
View of the whole city from the St. Anastasia’s Bell Tower

The highest peak of the butterfly island Ist

The island of Ist in Northern Dalmatia has a specific shape to it and is best seen from the 174 m high peak which requires some hiking. If this doesn’t sweep you off your feet, the panoramic view will for sure. It watches over all the nearby islands and islets of Zadar Archipelago, the magnificent Velebit mountain and the eye can see all the way to Kvarner on the west.

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View from the highest peak of Ist island

The top of the Kornati National Park

The bare naked islands in Kornati Archipelago in the contrast with the clear blue skies and vibrant blue sea are best viewed from the peaks of the biggest island – Kornat. This particular spot is easy to reach even if you’re wearing summer shoes. Once you get up there, the silence, the light summer breeze and this view will make you serene.

must see places in zadar kornati islands
Kornati Islands

Velebit peaks have their own place in must see places in Zadar

Take a day to go for a hike to the Velebit mountain which separates the coast and the inland. Depending on which spot you choose, eyes can see all the way to the islands in the distance as well as the inland, Lika.

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Northern Velebit, Photo by Alan Caplar (

Telaščica cliffs

The outside of the Long Island is known by the sea carved cliffs which resist to the open sea. It is fascinating to see the crowned islands of Kornati and, if you’re here in late afteroon, you can wave off the fishing boats to their expeditions.

must see places in zadar aerial view of telašćica cliffs near dugi otok
Telašćica Cliffs

After this little review and recommendations about must see places in Zadar we want to encourage you to visit our Tour page, we are sure you could find a lot of interesting offers on how to spend your time in Zadar.

More information about other Zadar attractions you can find here.

from 94 €

National Park Kornati Islands Boat Tour

from 86 €

Zadar to Sakarun Beach Boat Tour & Shipwreck

from 80 €

Molat & Ugljan Boat Tour: Best Zadar Islands

from 140 €

Kornati Islands & Telašćica Boat Tour

from 132 €

Dugi Otok Boat Tour: Ultimate Boat Adventure

from 126 €

Silba, Olib & Ist Boat Tour 3 Islands & 6 Unique Spots