Old Town Zadar Croatia

Weekend Getaway to Croatia: Explore Zadar

Are you an Erasmus student currently doing your Erasmus internship in Maribor, Slovenia?
Would you like to visit Croatia and enjoy summer days close to the sea?
Visit and explore the coastal city Zadar and enjoy your weekend learning about their culture, explore the city, admire breathtaking landscapes and dive into the Adriatic Sea.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make the most of your Zadar weekend getaway.

Dive into Zadar’s Historic Heart

Explore the Old Town
Start your day by wandering through Zadar’s enchanting Old Town. As you stroll along its cobblestone streets, you’ll encounter ancient Roman ruins, charming cafes, and a vibrant atmosphere. Don’t miss the iconic Land Gate, a symbol of the city’s rich history.

Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun
Head to Zadar’s famous Sea Organ, where the sea itself plays music through a system of underwater pipes. Nearby, you’ll find the Greetings to the Sun installation, a mesmerizing light show at sunset.

Museum of Ancient Glass
Delve into Zadar’s rich history at the Museum of Ancient Glass. Explore a stunning collection of Roman glass artifacts and learn about the city’s past as a major glass production center.

St. Donatus Church
Finish your day with a visit to the St. Donatus Church, an ancient marvel of architecture. Climb to the top for breathtaking views of the city.

Savor Croatian Delicacies
Enjoy your night and treat yourself to a traditional Croatian meal at one of the local restaurants. Try Dalmatian specialities like seafood risotto or peka, a slow-cooked dish with meat and vegetables.

Nature and Adventure

Visit Petrčane, a small village close to Zadar. You can spend the day at the beach, swim in crystal-clear water, and soak up the Adriatic sun.

For the thrill-seekers among you, try your hand at water sports like kayaking or windsurfing. Alternatively, explore the rugged terrain of the nearby Paklenica National Park with hiking trails for all levels.

Zadar’s Nightlife Clubs and Bars

Zadar’s nightlife scene caters to all tastes. Whether you prefer dancing the night away in a trendy club or sipping cocktails at a beachfront bar, Zadar has it all.

Conclusion: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

In conclusion, a weekend trip to Zadar from Maribor offers Erasmus students a taste of Croatia’s history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. Zadar is a city that will leave you with lasting memories and a desire to return. So, pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in this Croatian gem!