Zadar & Šibenik

There are an embarrassment of riches to be discovered in this region, including the most improved city in Croatia, Zadar, home to landmark art installations, a burgeoning nightlife, impressive restaurants and it’s very own cherry liqueur, Maraschino. The world-renowned Garden Festival is just down the coast at Tisno.

  • Zadar

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Zadar

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Zadar

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Zadar

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • The Garden Festival

    © David Bowen

    © David Bowen
  • Šibenik

    © Matt Field/Time Out

    © Matt Field/Time Out
  • Zadar fish market

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Zadar

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Sun Salutation, Zadar

    © Antonija Butković/Time Out

    © Antonija Butković/Time Out
  • St James Cathedral, Šibenik

    © Matt Field/Time Out

    © Matt Field/Time Out
  • Pelegrini, Šibenik

    © Pelegrini

    © Pelegrini
  • Zadar

    © Antonija Butković/Time Out

    © Antonija Butković/Time Out

  1. Good for
    • Urban Culture
    • Partying by the Sea
  2. Key Festivals
    • June
      International Children’s Festival
    • July
      The Garden Festival, Soundwave Festival, Suncébeat, Electric Elephant Festival
    • August
      Supertoon Film Festival, Stop Making Sense, Terraneo
  3. Insider tips
    • Drink a Maraska – the local cherry liqueur – by the Sea Organ installation ✤ Catch a famous Zadar red sunset, as loved by Alfred Hitchcock ✤ Book early to enjoy the Garden Festival’s amazing Argonaughty boat parties ✤ Take a daytrip to the stunning Kornati Islands

Time Out Critics' choice...

© David Bowen

The Garden
Bars, Zadar

© Antonija Butković/Time Out

St Donat’s Church
Sights, Zadar

© Antonija Butković/Time Out

Pet Bunara
Restaurants, Zadar

Uzorita
Restaurants, Šibenik

Lungo Mare
Restaurants, Zadar

© Pelegrini

Pelegrini
Restaurants, Šibenik


Festivals and events in Zadar & Šibenik

© David Bowen

The Garden Festival
Festivals and events

© Terraneo

Terraneo
Festivals and events

Electric Elephant Festival
Festivals and events

© Antony Price/Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense
Festivals and events

© Hollie Fernando

Soundwave Festival 2014
Festivals and events

Suncébeat
Festivals and events

Supertoon Film Festival
Festivals and events