Exploring Vir, Zadar and Dalmatia
The popular small holiday destination of Vir is located on the island of the same name, Vir, about 26 kilometres northwest of Zadar in the Dalmatia region. The destination, which can be reached from the mainland via the bridge at Privlaka, stretches from the south coast to the north coast of the island. In the lively centre of Vir there are shopping facilities, sales and souvenir stands and also a fruit and vegetable market. Worth visiting are the parish church of St. Juraj, the remains of the Kastelina fortress and the lighthouse on the southwest coast.
One of the most popular destinations in Croatia is the historical city of Zadar, which is only half an hour’s drive from Vir. With almost 80,000 inhabitants, Zadar offers the perfect combination of cultural heritage and modern life. An absolute highlight is Zadar’s old town, which is located on a peninsula, separated from the new town, and is enriched by antiquities of more than 3,000 years of exciting history. Remains of Roman buildings, old town walls from the Middle Ages and modern sights such as the “Greetings to the Sun” square and the sea organ played by the waves are just some of the attractions that Zadar has to offer. Furthermore, Zadar is very modern with hip restaurants and bars, a vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping opportunities.
The cities of Šibenik, Trogir and Split, which are also nearby and easily accessible thanks to an excellent infrastructure, offer further opportunities to learn about the history and lifestyle of the Dalmatian region. For those who like it quieter and more original, the beautiful nature and national parks in the area are recommended. They show in an impressive way the beauty of nature and promise pure relaxation.