Top Choice National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Within the boundaries of this heavily forested national park, 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. The mineral-rich waters carve through the rock, depositing tufa in c…
Top Choice Monument in Zadar

Sun Salutation

Another wacky and wonderful creation by Nikola Bašić (along with the nearby Sea Organ), this 22m-wide circle set into the pavement is filled with 300 multilayered glass plates that collect the sun’s energy during th…
Top Choice Monument in Zadar

Sea Organ

Zadar’s incredible Sea Organ, designed by local architect Nikola Bašić, is unique. Set within the perforated stone stairs that descend into the sea is a system of pipes and whistles that exudes wistful sighs when th…
Top Choice Island in Northern Dalmatia

Obonjan Island

A new destination, the tiny car-free island of Obonjan around 10km off Šibenik has been transformed into a holiday resort, but one with a twist. Accommodation is in safari-type tent lodges, some with views straight …
Cathedral in Zadar

St Anastasia's Cathedral

Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, Zadar's cathedral has a richly decorated facade and an impressive three-nave interior with the remains of frescoes in the side apses. The cathedral was badly bombed during WWII …
Monastery in Zadar

Franciscan Monastery

Entry to this historic monastery includes access to a lovely Renaissance cloister, the Gothic church (the oldest of its kind in Dalmatia, consecrated in 1280), the sacristy (where the 1358 treaty under which Venice …
Museum in Zadar

Museum of Religious Art

This impressive museum in the Benedictine convent boasts a fine collection of reliquaries, sculpture, embroidery and paintings. Of particular note are works by Venetian masters Paolo Veneziano and Vittore Carpaccio.
Church in Zadar

St Simeon’s Church

While this 17th-century baroque church is pretty enough, it's what lies inside that makes it truly noteworthy. Taking pride of place above the main altar, the sarcophagus of St Simeon is a masterpiece of medieval go…
Church in Šibenik

St John's Church

Dating from the end of the 15th century, this church is a fine example of Gothic-Renaissance architecture but sadly the interior has mouldering paintwork and a rather unloved feel. It's officially closed to visitors…
Cathedral in Šibenik

St James' Cathedral

The crowning architectural glory of the Dalmatian coast and the undisputed masterpiece of its principal designer Juraj Dalmatinac, this World Heritage Site is worth a detour to see. It was constructed entirely of st…