Ancient City on
Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast
was already a
well-established city when the
Romans arrived over 2,000 years ago.
fact, Zadar has
been a city, or at least a large
settlement, since the Stone Age. Ongoing archeological digs in the old
town take place alongside cafés and boutiques.
streets of the
old part of the city are
exceptionally narrow, even by European standards. Wandering through
them, one senses a laid-back feeling that there’s plenty of
time for a leisurely cup of coffee in a café, a game of chess under a
by the beach, perhaps a stroll through
the farmers’ market. A detailed map of the city would be a benefit
and certainly something to buy upon arrival.
city which has
grown up around the old town (Poluotok)
is quite modern, and includes branches of several of the large German
supermarket chains. If there is any difference at all between them and
their siblings in Germany, it is that those in Croatia are even larger
and better stocked.