Solo Female Travel in Zadar

With its stunning Adriatic Sea views, ancient Roman ruins, and vibrant nightlife, Zadar is a great place to explore and experience the best of Croatia. The city is home to a number of historical sites, including the Roman Forum, the Church of St. Donatus, and the Sea Organ, a unique musical instrument that plays music with the waves. Zadar also offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as swimming, sailing, and kayaking, as well as plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to explore.

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Rosie

Rosie

Hey, My name is Rosie and I'm interested in animals, art, backpacking, books, boozing, culture, dancing, digital nomad, events & social, food & cuisine, history, live music, solo travel, sunbathing, swimming, writing and van life
Lucy

Lucy

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

Upcoming visitors to Zadar

María

María

I’m Camila, a Colombian student who’s for a few months in Europe. Interested in travel and meeting new people! I blend in any plan :) If you’re thinking to spend June-July here, hit me up

Experiences from Zadar

Overall rating

4.8 /5

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Rating summary

Things to do

5/5

Safety

5/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

3.4/5

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
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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
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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
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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
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Solo travel experience

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
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Frequently asked questions

Is Zadar safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Zadar is generally safe for solo female travelers. As with any destination, it is important to take the usual safety precautions such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not carrying large amounts of cash.

Is Zadar good for solo travel?

Yes, Zadar is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and there are plenty of activities to do and sights to see. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes to explore, and the locals are friendly and welcoming.

Is Zadar expensive for solo travellers?

No, Zadar is not particularly expensive for solo travelers. The cost of living in Zadar is quite low, and there are plenty of budget-friendly accommodation options available. Additionally, there are many free attractions and activities to enjoy in the city, such as walking along the waterfront or exploring the old town.

What to do in Zadar solo?

Explore the Old Town

Zadar's Old Town is a great place to explore on your own. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and admire the ancient architecture, including the Roman Forum, the 12th-century St. Mary's Church, and the 9th-century St. Donatus Church.

Visit the Sea Organ

The Sea Organ is a unique musical instrument located on the waterfront of Zadar. The organ is made up of 35 pipes that are powered by the waves of the Adriatic Sea, creating a beautiful and calming sound.

Take a Boat Tour

Zadar is surrounded by stunning islands and islets, so why not take a boat tour to explore them? You can find boat tours that will take you to the nearby islands of Ugljan, Pasman, and Dugi Otok.

Visit the Museum of Ancient Glass

The Museum of Ancient Glass is a great place to learn about the history of glassmaking in Zadar. The museum houses a collection of ancient glass artifacts from the Roman, Venetian, and Ottoman periods.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Zadar has a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore. Whether you're looking for a lively night out or a more relaxed evening, you'll find something to suit your tastes.

Is Zadar safe to travel alone?

Yes, Zadar is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, as with any destination, it is always important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to research the area before you travel and take the necessary safety precautions.

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