Zadar, Croatia, is the ancient capital of Dalmatia and the oldest town on the Adriatic. Located 70 mi/115 km northwest of Split, it has a very historic core that juts out like a thumb into the Adriatic. The town was under Italian rule for centuries and still retains some of this influence with many of the Italian-speaking old-timers in the town market.
To see examples of architecture from the city's earlier era, visit the ruins of a Roman forum (second century BC) and the 16th-century Sea Gat... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2018 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.