What to do in Zadar?
Vir is a small island located north-west of Zadar. The island is accessible via the bridge at Privlaka. In the centre of Vir there are several shops, souvenir stalls and a market where you can buy fruit and vegetables. There are about 28 different beautiful beaches and several bays on the entire island. In the evening, you can enjoy typical Dalmatian dishes in various restaurants in town. For example, you can enjoy a Peka with fresh fish or savoury meat dishes. A Peka is a kind of stew that is prepared on the BBQ.
During your stay on the island of Vir, a visit to the old town of Zadar is highly recommended. You can reach the old centre in about 35 minutes by car. In Zadar, you will find various historical monuments such as churches, city walls and ruins. The city has a rich history, which can be seen in many places. In the city, you will also find pleasant squares full of restaurants and bars.
Another nice trip is a visit to the Krka waterfalls near Šibenik, this nature park has 100 km2 of nature and has 7 different waterfalls with a total height of 242 metres. The Krka waterfalls are a must for when you’re in the area. It is a short drive from Vir but with one hour and 15 minutes you reach the nature park. If you go here in the summer, we recommend that you go in time, because the nature park has a maximum number of visitors who may enter the park at the same time.
Off the coast of Vir there are several islands, you can take a boat excursion and discover all these different islands. Here, you will see that Croatia also has a beautiful coastline with many beautiful bays and clear blue water. When you take to the water, you can also choose to go to the Korneti Nature Park. In this nature park, you will find 140 islands, islets and rocks which is a beautiful environment to sail around. While sailing, you can stop at several bays for swimming or snorkelling, and admire the underwater world through the clear blue water.
The weather in Vir
Vir has a Mediterranean climate, with warm and dry summers and mild winters. In the summer, the Velebit mountain range keeps the rain out. However, rain can fall regularly in autumn, winter and spring.