Zadar was maybe our unexpected find of the holiday. It isn't exactly unknown, but it is much quieter than Split or Dubrovnik. It also has a walled town to explore, but smaller and less well preserved than the other two. But by being less spectacular it was also quieter and cheaper.
Our airbnb was just in the modern part of town but only 10 minutes walk from the centre. It was in a distinctly unattractive modern block, but once inside it was spacious and light. Very comfortable and convenient for us.
On arrival, and with a fair bit of daylight to enjoy, the lads decided they wanted to do a bit of physical exercise, utilising the large amount of floor space in the apartment. So I left them doing sit ups and went to explore the old town on my own.
|A fine larger than life size statue of Emperor Augustus, sadly lacking its head.|
This one of grave goods is particularly good example of the imaginative lay out, since you can walk over the glass cases of underground burial remains.
The ground floor then contains less spectacular medieval exhibits.
|The problem with going anywhere with young people and their electronic devices....|
And the views got better as the sun wet down...
Yes, have very fond memories of Zadar. Would have happily stayed another day, if only for a second sunset dinner. But onwards....