To change this, a lot of exhibitions, concerts and other events will be held during the Advent and Christmas holidays.
Arriving in Zadar in winter
The reason is the winter timetable of such companies – the statistics say that the passenger number rapidly decreases in the low season and that’s why there are no flights.
If you still want to arrive in Zadar by plane, you can search for flights to Zagreb or Pula, from where you can catch another plane to Zadar.
Afterwards, if you need to fly further to some islands nearby, you can do so by taking the ECA seaplane.
The other transportation methods didn’t changed – you can get to Zadar with your own or rented car, by train (not recommended due to a too long ride), by busses (national and international), by ferries (domestic and international – Ancona, Italy) or taxi (private transfers).
The winter timetables differ from the summer ones, so please keep this in mind.
Zadar winter events
In the Advent period (starting at 29th November 2015), there will be several events in the old town. The city will get into Christmas mood, it will all be decorated with Christmas decorations, especially at the locations where the events will be held – fairs, concerts, traditional handmade souvenirs etc.
After Advent and Christmas, it will be nice to celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Zadar, somewhere under the sky (if it won’t be raining) or in some other locations – hotels, pubs, bars etc.
You need to learn the culture of the local people, and the best way to do it is when you’re celebrating with them together. You’ll see how warm you will be welcomed.
Zadar and shopping in winter
Two bigger shopping malls are City Galleria Zadar (closer to the city center) and Supernova Zadar (at the edge of the town, on the main road – you won’t miss it).
Also, there will be a lot of private held shops with discounts, so we’re sure you’ll find a gift for everyone you wanted and surprise your closest friends and family with a present from Zadar.