Zadar is a Croatian city on the coast of the Adriatic, center of the northern Dalmatia. With its 73 thousand inhabitants, Zadar is the fifth largest city in Croatia, a city whose long history dates back to ancient times, a city full of sights to see.
The conference will take place in Hotel Kolovare, Zadar. Hotel Kolovare is located near the historical and cultural sights of the ancient city of Zadar, in a peaceful and picturesque part of the city with a beach in the vicinity. The hotel has a modern and original architectural structure adapted to the Mediterranean area. For initial information feel free to visit the hotel website: www.hotel-kolovare.com/en/
20 selected destinations have competed for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2016. After a three weeks’ period of online voting, Zadar was elected Best European Destination 2016 and won this prestigious title.
Zadar Airport Zemunik (ZAD) has good connections with most cities in Europe and Croatia. It is situated 20 minutes from the city centre and there are several ways to reach it.
- Public transportation – buses
- By car
- Rent a car
More information can be found at http://www.zadar-airport.hr/
There are few roads that lead to Zadar, but we recommend highway A1 (route Zagreb-Split). You should take exit Zadar istok (Zadar east) or Zadar zapad (Zadar west).
If you are coming from Italy, the shortest possible route is through Ancona by ferry to Zadar. The journey lasts about 8 hours (departure is normally at 22:00 and arrival at 06:00) and the advantage of such a trip is that it is much more pleasant and you are under less stress.
More information can be found at http://www.jadrolinija.hr/.
Zadar is the centre of north Dalmatia and very well connected with other Croatian and bigger European towns.
More information about buses can be found at http://www.liburnija-zadar.hr.
Once you have arrived in the town, you have to reach the hotel. Hotel Kolovare is situated near historical centre of the town, address is Bože Peričića 14, 23 000 Zadar.
We hope that your travel and your staying in Zadar will be pleasant. If you need additional help or advice, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Zadar is an ancient city, built in the center of the Croatian Adriatic. It is three thousand years old, a city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history, often destructed, looted, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger and more beautiful. The cultural and historical heritage of Zadar from the most ancient to recent times is very rich and valuable. Remains from ancient times, from the early Christian period to the early Middle Ages can be found in Zadar. Numerous cultural and historical monuments are worth seeing for they are witness of hundreds of years of culture.
The marble, traffic-free streets in the Old Town of Zadar follow the old Roman street plan and still contain some Roman ruins and several medieval churches. Massive 16th-century fortifications still shield the city on the landward side, with high walls running along the harbour. The Old Town has been rebuilt many times, leaving it with a curious combination of traditional houses and modern constructions.
The most famous monument and a symbol of the city is the church of Saint Donat from early medieval times – a magnificent monument of early byzantine architecture. The church was built on the pavement of Forum – the main square of an ancient Roman settlement dating back to 1st century BC. The main street of Zadar is called Kalelarga, the heart and soul of the city. It runs from Forum in the west to People’s square in the east.
A modern icon of the city is the famous Sea organ. It is located on the Zadar waterfront. This unique instrument can be recognized as 230 feet of steps descending to the sea. The steps hide within 35 tubes of different length, making a total of 7 accords of 5 notes. The movement of the waves runs air through these tubes, creating a natural symphony. The same artist also created the Greeting to the Sun, a large disc of solar-powered cells.Simultaneously with the sunset the lighting elements installed in a circle turn on, and, following a particularly programmed scenario, they produce marvellous and impressive show of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea organs.