Zadar in Running for European Best Destination 2016 Title
- by croatiaweek
- in Travel
European organisation “European Best Destinations”, which recently named Zagreb as the ‘Best Christmas Market in Europe’, have opened up voting now to find the ‘European Best Destination 2016’…
One Croatian destination has made the shortlist of 20 destinations in Europe. The popular tourist city of Zadar, situated on the Dalmatian coast, is in the running for the title. Bordeaux in France was last year’s winner. Voting closes on 10 February and you can place your vote here.
The city of Zadar is a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea Organ in the world.
Situated in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban center of northern Dalmatia as administrative, economic, cultural and political center of the region with 75,000 inhabitants. The coast is particularly indented, the islands and the untouched nature allures many boaters to this regions. The archipelago counts 24 bigger and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourist offer.
The city of Zadar is an easily reached destination by land, sea and air. It has a good traffic infrastructure through which it is directly connected to other bigger cities of the Republic of Croatia and Europe, with extraordinary accommodation and contemporary service of numerous marinas. Whichever way you want to reach Zadar, the natural beauty of the landscape will not leave you equanimous – is what European Best Destinations says about Zadar in its nomination.
Here is a list of all the contenders this year: