Is Zadar Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Zadar is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. Like any other destination, however, the basic rules of caution apply. The city has a low crime rate and people are friendly yet respecting of personal space. The city center is highly walkable, and local folks, including police, are often willing to help should you encounter any issues. But you are advised to stay clear of some remote areas late at night.

Safety rating

4.5 /5

Based on 5 experiences

4.7 /5

Based on research and crime data

Safety overview

Safety at night:Safe

Zadar, like the rest of Croatia, is generally considered safe for solo female travelers, even at nighttime. The city is usually bustling with activity until late hours, and the locals are friendly. However, like any location, certain precautions should still be recommended. Always remain aware of your surroundings, particularly in less busy areas or if you are traveling back to your accommodation late at night.

Public transportation: Safe

Public transportation in Zadar is generally reliable and safe. The city has a well-connected bus network making it easy and secure to travel around. However, it's always smart to be attentive and keep personal belongings close, especially during rush hours or at night.

Street harassment: Very low

Zadar, like much of Croatia, is generally very safe, quite hospitable, and welcoming to tourists. Instances of street harassment are very low and tend to be exceedingly rare. Of course, basic travel safety guidelines still apply, but on the whole, unpleasant interactions are unusual.

Petty crimes:Low

Zadar is generally safe and incidents of petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag-snatching are relatively low. However, like with any tourist destination, such incidents can occur, especially in crowded places. It is recommended to exercise normal precautions, such as not leaving your belongings unattended and being aware of your surroundings.

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Zadar is perfectly safe to drink. It goes through rigorous quality checks and complies with strict EU water standards. Both locals and tourists consume it straight from the tap. You need not worry about buying bottled water unless you particularly prefer its taste.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

4.2/5

Budget-friendly

2.6/5

Solo travel experience

I stayed in Zadar for a long weekend and loved it. Very clean, amazing seafood (tried Octopus salad for the first time, super fresh and delish!).

Posted: December 18, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: - Gradski Most - Bell Tower - The Sea Organ - The Five Wells Square - Seaside promenade Safety: As a solo female traveler I felt safe. Recommendations: Zadar is a great city. Worth going to for one day.

Posted: September 13, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Climb up the Bell Tower - Take a day trip to Plitvice Lakes - Visit Kolovare Beach - Explore the nearby islands - Watch the sunset Safety: I feel pretty safe. Recommendations: Zadar is a beautiful seaside town and the sunsets there are gorgeous.

Posted: September 6, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Crkva sv. Donata - Sea Organ - Cathedral of St. Anastasia - The Greeting to the Sun - People's Square - Kolovare Beach - The Land Gate Safety: I felt super safe. Recommendations: Zadar is very beautiful and way more affordable than Split or Dubrovnik.

Posted: August 30, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Zadar! The walled in old town has the best promenade for swimming with wide steps leading in/out of the water as well as swimming ladders. The Greeting to the Sun is a grouping of round solar panels in a pattern to represent the solar system that create a light show after dark, so amazing with the sunset in the background. Took day trips to Mostar and Kotor Bay and loved them both.

Posted: June 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Caroline

Caroline

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Hi!, My name is Caroline and I'm interested in nature, food & cuisine, culture, solo travel, swimming, sunbathing, sightseeing, shopping, nightlife, backpacking and events & social

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

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Lucy

Lucy

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Irish gal travelling solo a lot of the time, love going for drinks, to galleries and just sitting about in the sun x

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

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Melina

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Hey, My name is Melina and I live in Zadar

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Hey, My name is Melina and I live in Zadar

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