Reasons to Visit Zadar Region in Off Season
How to dispel the gloom of winter months? It’s simple and easy – a holiday break at the seaside will do! You may not be able to swim in the sea nor soak up as much sun as during peak season, but there are quite a few compelling reasons why Zadar region is a fascinating holiday destination in off season as well:
1. Beautiful scenery, beautiful photos
Peace and quiet by the sea! That practically sums up the sensation you get to feel as you take a stroll along the shore in Petrčane or the promenade in Zadar. Without the glaring summer sunshine, the timing is just right to slow down, take in the soothing tranquility and snap the most amazing photos of stunning landscapes in Zadar region.
2. Perfect timing for a visit to top national parks
1, 2, 3, 4 … and more! There a number of nature’s wonders within easy reach from Petrčane, including Croatia’s top national parks: Plitvice Lakes and Krka. In addition to cheaper tickets and far less crowds, these two national parks have a very special glow in winter. Towards the end of this season as the first spring sun rays begin to warm you up, you might also consider sailing around the islands of Zadar archipelago, visiting Kornati Islands National Park and Telašćica Nature Park.
3. Excellent moment for museum hopping
Discover the exciting stories of the region! Learn more about the history and way of life led for centuries if not millennia in Zadar region and just have fun by visiting museums such as the Archaeological Museum, Museum of Ancient Glass, Gold and silver of Zadar exhibition, Museum of Illusions, all in Zadar, and the Museum of Salt in Nin.
4. Pick your event
From jingling bells of holiday season at the turn of the year to spring events, pick one and use as the perfect excuse for a break. For example, Đir po gradu (Cro. ‘stroll in the city’) in Zadar lasts till mid January and it’s the perfect invitation to enjoy delicious food and see the sights at a special price. January is also the month when you can witness skiing on an island at the Queen of Iž event (January 18) as well as spend a Long Night of Museums at the end of the month. Then look out for outdoor events during spring throughout the entire region.
5. Time for wellness
Pure relaxation… with a view! The sight of the sea has a pacifying effect on your body and mind, but you can kick it up a notch with some wellness time. The wellness centre at the Pinija Hotel in Petrčane welcome you to a variety of facial and body treatments, including for kids, not the mention special rituals with authentic Mediterranean touch, massages and more.
From winter wonderland to spring joy in Zadar region
Take a moment to discover the magic of winter by the sea followed by the awakening of nature in spring! Not only can you look forward to cheaper prices, but there’s something truly special at the seaside at this far less busy time of year. So, press pause and opt for some peace and quiet in Zadar region beginning of 2020!