The best way to explore a city is to wander around without any purposes. I didn't plan anything before I came to Zadar as I believed that Zadar old town was pretty small and I wouldn't spend too much time here. I began my self-tour from the Church of St. Donatus. If you are following on the main street where it has a lot of different shops and restaurant, you will be able to reach Kopnena vrata (Land Gate). I think it looks beautiful in the daytime than nighttime, what do you think?
I began my day quite late today so I didn't really eat much in the afternoon. I finally found a restaurant where it is actually part of a hotel for a proper meal. The restaurant wasn't as busy as I thought. I ordered a "black pasta with seafood" from the menu. I was brave enough to try something "unusual". When it arrived, I realised it was actually squid ink which made the pasta black. The dish was full of seafood that's why it had a very strong smell of it. I love seafood so I think that's a good thing. I love the combination of tomato sauce and the seafood, and also the cheese on top made the texture even better. In overall, it is above the average and I would recommend you to try.
Bristro Gourmet Kalelarga | Siroka ul. 2A, 23000, Zadar, Croatia ★★★★☆
Having an evening walk after dinner is absolutely a great thing to do here in Zadar. As there's nothing else you could actually do... I suggest that you should walk along the seaside, especially at sunset time. I actually came back here in the early morning on the next day. The view was amazing but I do prefer it with sunset more than sunrise.
You will find the well-known Sea Organ and The Greeting to the Sun by the end of the path. However, I would recommend you to visit these two places in the early morning. It was too busy in the evening and I couldn't really hear anything from the Sea Organ. The sound was beautiful and I felt so calm when I sat by the sea alone in the morning. I enjoyed it very much.
It was a shame that The Greeting to the Sun was under construction when I was there. Hopefully I would be able to come back here to see how it actually works.