The conference will take place in Hotel Donat, Zadar. Hotel Donat is located in the Borik resort complex, 3.5 km from the historical city centre of Zadar. The hotel has a beautiful sand and pebble beach surrounded by fragrant pine trees.
Zadar is a city on the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of northern Dalmatia. With its 73 thousand inhabitants, Zadar is the fifth largest city in Croatia, and one of its oldest cities.
Zadar has had a long history, beginning in the 4th century BC when it was an Illyrian settlement. During the course of its history, it was ruled by many different rulers: Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Croatian-Hungarian, French, Austrian and Italian. After World War II, Zadar was integrated into the Croatian territory.
The city’s long and turbulent history is today reflected in the rich and diverse cultural heritage; municipal square The Forum (1st century B.C., Roman era), St. Donatus church which is the symbol of the city (9th century, Byzantine era), St. Anastasia Cathedral (the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, 12th century), the city walls and gates (the largest city-fortress in the Venetian time), and more.
Historical treasures are on display in many museums and galleries in the city (Gold and Silver of Zadar, Ancient Glass Zadar, and many others). Zadar is an ancient European university city, with its university founded in 1396 in the Dominican monastery under the name Studium generale, later called Universitas Jadertina.
Zadar has one of the most beautiful sunsets, which attract visitors from all over the world. Famous film producer Alfred Hitchcock was said to be fascinated by it. The Greeting the Sun installation and the Sea Organ are among Zadar's top attractions.
A mild Mediterranean climate, its proximity to many beautiful islands and islets and an attractive inland region (mountains, rivers and waterfalls) make Zadar an exciting destination year round.
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