Zadar , centre of north Dalmatian region, faces the island of Ugljan, covers the area of 194 km2 with more than 90.000 inhabitants. The town with the rich cultural and historical heritage has become a very popular tourist destination, not only due to its well preserved sights, but also because of the world's unique sights of the modern art. First one is „Sea organ“, in the form of few rows of stairs that go down to the sea, but below has 35 pipes with whistles that play 7 accords of 5 tones, so depending on tide during the day, it creates pure natural sounds of music. The second one is „Greeting to the Sun“, an installation bounded with „Sea organ“ and made of glass panels which reflect sun rays in the rhythm of the wave sounds that “Sun organ” plays.
The Zadar peninsula still preserves an old network of narrow and charming streets, as well as a Roman forum, dating form 1st century. One of the biggest squares on the Adriatic coast is the main square Forum with The Church of St. Donat, built in 9th century, which presents the symbol of the town. Kalelarga (Wide Street) is the most famous street of town, spreading from People's square to the Forum. Arsenal, present centre of public and cultural life and monument of 0 category, in a past was built as military warehouse during a Venetian rule. During the Turkey siege, The Three and The Five Wells square were raised.
Whole old part of the town is imbued with several cultures due to empires which ruled the town during its history, such as Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, French (Napoleon time), Hungarian, Austrian and Italian culture. Each of these conquerors left a significant sign of its own culture and made Zadar one of the most interesting towns of Croatia. Zadar has many other sights, such as: St. Mary church and St. Mary Bell Tower, City lodge, City walls with Land and Harbour gates, City Sentinel, Cathedral of St. Anastasia and other.
In the immediate vicinity, there is a connection point to Zagreb-Dubrovnik highway. Zadar airport has regular lines with major European towns. Well protected form the wind, marina with 300 berths and 200 land places offers a perfect shelter for yachts and boats.
Except of these marvellous sights, Zadar town is very known by its liqueur Maraskino, a most famous drink on European courts during th 19th century. In numerous restaurants and taverns, visitors can taste a typical Dalmatian meal, like home made prosciutto, octopus salad, pasticada whit gnocchi and many others.