Caffe bar Lovre (People's square):
11.05.2019. from 08:00 h
Zadar Outdoor Festival crew thanks you for your participation and support; we are already looking forward to 2020 and fourth edition of the Festival!
Zadar - A city that according to the words of the Byzantine emperor and travel writer Constantine Porfirogenet is older than Rome. City that won the award as the best European destination in 2016 has a lot to show and much more for you to discover.
Zadar region - with its stunning scenery, mountain of Velebit at its shoulders, sea in front of it, unique setting and its natural arena, is the perfect location for an Outdoor Festival which promises great enjoyment for any adventurer!
Zadar offers you a choice of accommodation for all tastes and budgets, from privately owned apartments to luxurious hotels and everything in between! There are also plenty of great cafes, bars and traditional restaurants along with a great choice of shops and galleries.
Start planning your adventure today with help from the Zadar Tourist Board website full of detailed information about city of Zadar.
We are happy to introduce you to Petrčane, a small village located 15 km west of Zadar, set between two promontories or “punta”, Punta Skala and Punta Radman. Petrčane, for its great setting by the sea and with lots of forests, is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Zadar County. This is one of the reasons, alongside with amazing sunsets, why Petrčane has been chosen for years as the location of one of the most popular musical festivals in Croatia attended by the people from all over the world -The Garden Festival. Bike route that we have prepared for you will bring you to this little gem as well as give you the pleasure of enjoying the scenery of Zadar region.
Even if shortly we will pass through Nin - a town in the marvellous sandy lagoon where life has been present from Neolithic times. It was raised to the level of urbanity in the Roman period. The cradle of the medieval Croatian state with the smallest cathedral in the world, abundance of Roman and medieval monuments up to the remains of boats from long past cultures. It has kilometres of sandy beaches enjoyed by windsurfers, the ancient sea procession to Our Lady of Zečevo, Salt Museum, summer solstice magic festival, medical and healing mud herbs, “šokol” of Nin (meat delicacy).
Another island closer to Zadar connected to the mainland by a bridge, the island of Vir. The most significant day in the history of the island, which is celebrated even today, is the August 13 in memory of 1908 when 89 Vir families of the time bought their island from the owner, lessees from Venice. Vir has been for dozens of years dedicated to specific tourism as an area for building summerhouses for people from various parts of Croatia, and also Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and today from many European countries. Besides the numerous apartments that have been built here, the locals have made a step ahead in tourism with natural beaches in the secluded parts of the island.
The island of Ugljan is one of the most picturesque islands in the Zadar archipelago, divided from Zadar by the Zadar channel which is only a few nautical miles wide. Ugljan is covered with olive groves, and the tradition of making olive oil of exceptional quality and aroma is more than two thousand years old. This island is a true example of the Mediterranean and the trail race provides you an opportunity to experience all of the magic. Not many can resist what this island has to offer: the crystal blue sea, idyllic coves and colorful fishing ports.