Zadar is the 5th largest city in Croatia, situated by the Adriatic Sea. It is the centre of Zadar County and the wider northern Dalmatian region. Zadar is a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage surrounded by Venetian walls and characterised by archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance, as well as many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organ in the world.

Sea Organ Zadar              Monuments 1 

(Sea Organ, Zadar)                                                                                (Donat Cathedral, Zadar)

The islands, the untouched nature and the extraordinary history of this area allures many tourists to the region. The archipelago counts 24 bigger islands and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks (Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero) and 5 national parks (Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit), classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourism offer.

Zadar Dugi Otok                    Beach 1

(Dugi Otok – Long Island, Zadar)                                                        (National Park Kornati, Zadar)

Its favourable geographical position ensures good links with Central Europe via up-to-date motorways and flights, which contributed to an outstanding development of tourism over the last two decades.


Zadar can be reached directly from all major European airports ( ) and is also a major hub for Ryanair ( ).

For transports from the airport to the conference location/accommodations, please see the following link:

For additional information about things to see and do in Zadar, please visit:


The IFERA 2017 conference will be held in the Falkensteiner Punta Skala Resort, part of the South Tyrol family business group Falkensteiner (See more at The hotel is situated right next to the sea on the Punta Skala peninsula, surrounded by the turquoise blue Adriatic sea, and is surely one of the best Resorts in Croatia. For more information, check the hotel website: organizing committee is curently working to ensure preferential rates for a wide range of accommodations covering all needs and budgets, including hotel rooms, serviced apartments, and various private accommodations.

(Falkensteiner Resort, Zadar Punta Skala)

We look forward to welcoming you in Zadar for the IFERA 2017 conference!