The ancient city of Zadar was settled as far back as 9th century BC and is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Croatia. Zadar is situated along the Dalmatian coast and has the Mediterranean climate you expect from places like Italy and the French Rivera. I spent most of my time walking around the "Old City". This is a walled city that has buildings dating back through the ages. There are a few open air markets scattered about and many restaurants offering sidewalk seating so you can enjoy the comfortable breezes while you partake in a variety of Mediterranean fare. Fresh seafood is the standard course throughout Zadar, and with good reason. The people of Croatia have been fishing the Mediterranean for centuries, and it shows. There are people still spear fishing right off the seawalls. While the abundant history is a great attraction, there are more than a few modern sights along the water. The Monument to the Sun consists of 300 glass plates right on the stone-paved waterfront that represents the Sun and other planets of the solar system. At night the glass lights up producing a show of light. Adjacent to the Monument to the Sun is another recent addition to the spectacular waterfront. The Sea Organ was opened on 15 April 2005 and consists of a series of tubes located underneath the marble steps that run to the water. As the tide comes in and out pressure creates different notes via the air being pushed up the tubes, much like the popular blowholes in the Caribbean.
Click the link to see a short video of the sights around the city of Zadar. If you've been to Croatia sailing please let me know the places you enjoyed the most so we can plan our return trip.