Zadar ferry port in Croatia is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Ancona, Cesenatico & Pesaro available. With a selection of up to 9 Sailings Weekly, the port of Zadar connects Croatia with Italy.
Sailing durations range from 4 hours on the Pesaro service to 6 hours on the Ancona service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Zadar fare search.
Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, located on the east coast of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea. The port is used as the gateway to Italy, with crossings to Ancona on the west coast of Italy typically lasting around six hours.
Regarded by Alfred Hitchcock as ‘the most beautiful sunset in the world’ Zadar has places of such incredible beauty that its condensed area of breathtaking aesthetics is arguably the most spectacular on the planet. As you sit back and enjoy a cocktail along the waterfront, witnessing the enigmatic allure of the skyline, watch locals and tourists dance on the astonishing monument to the sun – a 22 metre circle composed of solar panels that reflect the fading sunlight in a stunning display of lights and colour. To accompany the glorious sight of the flashing lights, an enormous underground harmonica plays when waves gently rock back and forth against the promenade, creating the impression of the sea quietly humming in the moonlight.
To walk along the waterfront in the heights of summer is a privilege, and the rest of Zadar is equally as idyllic; a few secluded beaches are dotted along the coastline, always sparing room for visitors to place their towel on the tired pebbles or golden sands before exploring the ocean. A short walk into the city centre and you’ll find a wealth of historical architecture, The Forum and Zadar City Gate are the most striking buildings, whilst the Monastery of St. Francis adds a religious element.
The centre is fairly compact so you can cover most places on foot. For transport further out, a frequent bus service can take you to prominent places, though they stop running at midnight, so a taxi may be the best bet in the early hours of the morning.
Gazenica, Zadar, Croatia
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