Dalmatia - Zadar
Dalmatia - Zadar
The sub-region of Zadar is the northernmost part of the historical and geographic region of Dalmatia. It is full of contrasts and its main city, Zadar, a city with a 3,000-year history, has been recognized for its interesting architecture, cultural and historical monuments, and its atmosphere, a synergy that attracts a large number of visitors. The symbol of the city, which was proclaimed as the best European tourist destination (Best European Destination) in 2016, is the Church of St. Donat and the historic municipal square known as the Forum. Various historical eras, one after the other, have left behind numerous monuments that today comprise an attractive backdrop and are the site of many cultural events, making the city itself into a kind of monument that lives intensively to a modern rhythm. The monuments, for which the city is so well known and which provide its exceptional atmosphere and recognizability, have been complemented by more modern attractions with the installation of the Sea Organ and the Greeting of the Sun.
Just as the city's landscape has changed, Zadar and the entire region are adapting their overall offer, even those aimed at business visitors, to meet market demand.
Zadar has attractive facilities for holding large and small business gatherings, including historic buildings that are suitable for meetings, and among which we would highlight the renovated and purpose-designed fortress known as the Arsenal. Among the many sites for congresses, we would mention the town of Biograd na Moru (Biograd on the Sea).
The Zadar region has 24 islands and as many as 300 islets and rocks. Despite extremely sharp competition, the special and most celebrated among them is Galešnjak, or the island of Love, a fame that it acquired thanks to its heart-shaped appearance. The Zadar Archipelago is attractive to sailors, but also to businessmen willing to consider the option of holding business meetings, banquets, and other programs in the exceptional atmosphere of sailing on the sea.
Two national parks in the region, Paklenica and Northern Velebit, are especially notable for their natural beauty and can be an inspiration for incentive and team-building programs.
An experience to remember, also suitable for an unforgettable incentive, are phrases that certainly apply to the traditional manner of the hand production of salt in Nin - just as it was produced in Roman times. Nin, which has also been proclaimed a European Destination of Excellence, is known as the oldest royal Croatian city and the cradle of the Croatian state. It is also home to the smallest cathedral in the world, the coronation Church of St. Nicholas.
In the interior of the region an offer has been developed that is based on tradition and customs, so that business meetings, excursions or incentives will be a kind of return to the past. It is a picturesque and exciting way to become acquainted with old crafts, to sample specialties prepared in a traditional manner, and to feel the primeval connection with nature that is missing more and more because of the tempo of modern life.