We’ve already gotten used to Croatian towns and islands and other locations (Plitvice!) finding their place on various Top-Something lists in media all over the world. Still, it’s wonderful to see a Croatian town on one of the most prestigious lists published in the year. And it’s not one of the “usual suspects”, like Dubrovnik, Split or Korčula, it’s Zadar!
That list is the New York Times’ 52 Places list, a selection of the most popular, up-and-coming, fast-changing and interesting places in the world. Islands from the Zadar archipelago are also mentioned, with Dugi otok and Pašman being mentioned by name as the places you shouldn’t miss if you’ve made your way to Zadar. We would, of course, mention Kornati, another group of islands close to the town, as another location you shouldn’t miss if you’ve come to Croatia, but the NYT writers have decided to focus on the other two islands – which are, of course, also amazing and most certainly worth the visit!
Luka Modrić, who always mentions Zadar as his home-town, is of course mentioned in the article, as the fame of the amazing World Cup played by the Croatian players in 2018 will not fade soon. The article also mentions the ever-increasing number of flights to the town. The spectacular sea-organ also makes an appearance, as well as Alfred Hitchcock who is often mentioned as visiting Zadar and experiencing the most beautiful sunset in the world there.
Puerto Rico took No. 1 spot this year, and other places in front of Zadar on the final list are Hampi, India, Santa Barbara, Panama, Munich, Eilat, Setouchi Islands, Aalborg, the Azores and Ontario Ice Coves.
We can’t wait for Sebastian Modak, this year’s selected 52 places traveller to come to Zadar and fall in love with it!