Highlights of this tour
- Zadar Old Town
- Greetings of the Sun and Sea Organ
- Museum of Ancient Glass
- Little Town of Nin
Your accessible private tour through the old city of Zadar, the Museum of Ancient Glass, and the small town of Nin begins when your licensed guide picks you up at your accommodation with adapted transport. Together with her, you discover Zadar with the world-famous Sea Organ and Greetings of the Sun monuments. Besides that, you pay a visit to the Museum of Ancient Glass, which lets you travel back in time. Lastly, you have a 20-min scenic drive that brings you to Nin. That is a small city in Croatia, of which the center is located on an island. At the end of your accessible tour of Zadar, your guide brings you back to your accommodation.
The historic old town of Zadar has Roman ruins, medieval churches, and dozens of cafés. Besides that, you also visit the Roman forum with the Church of St. Donat, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the famous Sea Organ and the Greetings of the Sun monument. You find all of that on this small peninsula. It is a lively city, but not overrun with tourists. Definitely worth a visit.
The Zadar Sea Organ is genuinely an extraordinary attraction. Located on the west of Zadar’s Riva, it consists of several steps that run down to the sea. Below the lower levels is an original structure composed of 35 organ pipes of various lengths. Water and airflow in and produce beautiful chimes. The constantly moving water means that the organ always makes different sounds and never sounds the same. The result is a hypnotic and relaxed “orchestra of nature.” It is, therefore, a spot that attracts many locals and tourists who are relaxing on the steps or just floating around in the sea, enjoying the natural soundtrack.
Greetings of the Sun, or Pozdrav Suncu, is an extraordinary monument that is a must-see in Zadar. It consists of three hundred laminated glass plates that are embedded in the sidewalk on the waterfront of the pier, organized in a circle with a diameter of 22 meters. At night, it lights up and gives you a beautiful show.
The monuments go hand in hand and symbolize communication with nature through light and sound.
The Museum of Ancient Glass is a recent addition to the city of Zadar and is located in the restored 19th-century Cosmacendi palace overlooking the Jazine harbor. It is home to one of the world’s best collections of ancient Roman glass from the time when Croatia was part of the Roman Empire called Dalmatia. Some of the highlights of the collection include delicate containers used by Roman ladies to preserve cosmetics and perfumes, cups used during masses, elegant flasks that contained sacred water, urns, jewelry, miniatures, etc.
The museum takes you through the history of glass making and techniques and introduces various objects that were made over the centuries. The variety of the exhibited objects that are often painted or blown-in colored glass are genuinely stunning. The exhibition space does justice to the beauty of the collection, and the ethereal music played in the museum makes it a magical experience.
This old Croatian city is situated 15 kilometers away from Zadar. Nin has an important archaeological site where remains are found of the largest antique temple on the Adriatic. Besides that, you see the church of the holy cross, called the smallest cathedral in the world. It is a unique romantic coronation church in the main street of Nin town.
Furthermore, you see the statue of Prince Branimir, the lower city bridge and lower town gate, and the remains of the Roman city gates, the figure of Bishop Gregory of Ninski, the salt museum Solana, the church of St. Anselm and its bell tower, etc. All this teaches you about the ancient times of this city in Croatia. Located in a shallow lagoon, Nin is surrounded by salt pans and long sandy beaches. Nowadays it is known to be a beautiful city for tourists because of the cozy atmosphere and the beautiful beaches. Nin is not that big but is worth a visit.
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