The town of Zadar
is located in southern Croatia, in northern Dalmatia. The city has a population of about 73,000 inhabitants. In the vicinity are four nature reserves. Croatian Zadar is the informal capital of Dalmatia.
Dalmatian coast is very cut by numerous bays and capes which extend 700 km of coastline almost double. The number of islands in the region of Dalmatia reaches about 1 200, some of them with minor proportions. Large islands of Dugi Otok, Ugljan, Pasman, Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Vis, Lastovo and Mljet. Because sea and air stream flows, sea water of the Adriatic is much cleaner and warm from the Croatian side, compared to the Italian side.
Located centrally on the Croatian Adriatic coast Zadar is an ideal starting point for voyages as about the many surrounding islands, and north to the cities of Rijeka and Pula and south to Split and Dubrovnik.