Iadera – the most beautiful sunset and the largest SPA in Croatia

The Salutation to the Sun, Zadar, Croatia, photo by Fabio Šimićev, photo credit by TB of Zada
The Salutation to the Sun, Zadar, Croatia, photo by Fabio Šimićev, photo credit by TB of Zada

 

 

The famous American director Alfred Hitchcock said that Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world. Locals took it very seriously. So, in this three-thousand-year-old historic city, they immortalized that sunset with an excellent installation, “Salutation to the Sun,” designed by the extraordinary Zadar architect Nikola Bašić.

With three hundred multi-layered glass panels, this impressive work of art is placed 22 meters in diameter in the waterfront plane after the sunset shine with the most beautiful colors.

Zadar is, according to historical artifacts, the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city at the Adriatic coast.

Iadera was its name during the Roman imperium.

Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

Today, IADERA is a 5-star HOTEL & SPA by Falkensteiner situated at Punta Skala, in Petrčane close to Zadar, surrounded by the sea and the olive trees.

It’s been two years since we visited Iadera and have been missing it since then. I love its design, maritime, modern and practical, with nice rooms. 

Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
The Mediterranean food is the healthiest food 

Mediterranean food is the healthiest in the world. Fish, fruits, vegetables, always prepared fresh and seasonal with the world’s best olive oil.

Breakfast selections in Iadera are stunning.

Every dinner dish is a gastronomic event, prepared according to the “laws” of Mediterranean cuisine.

A great selection of wines always accompanies dinner. So, just let it go to the waiter to choose the best for you.

One more thing – if you still smoke- close to the bar is a lovely area a Cigar room, with the fireplace and sofas for you guys with the cigars!!!

Cigar room, Iadera, Punta Skala,Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Cigar room, Iadera, Punta Skala,Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
AQUAPURA SPA The largest Spa in Croatia

AcquaPura Spa means 6000 square meters of an elegant, spacious and comfortable environment with 17 rooms for various treatments, three private Spa suites, and several relaxation rooms, which serve relaxing teas and dried and fresh fruit.

Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

There is also a water world with six pools.

Earth Sauna, Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Earth Sauna, Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

Sauna lovers will enjoy a variety of fragrant Nordic relaxation techniques. Aquapura’s sauna world offers a unique panoramic sauna located underground with the view of the Zadar archipelago, salt sauna, BIO sauna, Finnish herbal sauna, and a modern interpretation of the Turkish hammam. Complete regeneration of mind and body awaits you in the pleasantly warm and slightly lit AQUAPURA hammam. Magical.

Hamam, AQUAPURA SPA, Iadera, Punta Skala
Hamam, AQUAPURA SPA, Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Harmony of pure water

In the Acquapura Spa world, water plays a major role. Pure Adriatic water is known for its unique quality and vitalizing ingredients. Here it Aquapura (pure water in Latin); water is the basis of body and face treatments, such as sea salt-based peels, lavender and rosemary treatments, and the pools filled with desalinated seawater.

AQUAPURA SPA , Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
AQUAPURA SPA , Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

 

Hotel Iadera, Zadar, Croatia photo credit by Croatian Attractions
Hotel Iadera, Zadar, Croatia photo credit by Croatian Attractions

Punta Skala is an ecological resort where the harmony and power of nature are well respected.

Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

If looking for peace and tranquillity of your inner self, where every inch of space serves to make you feel special and unique, enter AQUAPURA SPA. Discover the ideal blend of hedonism, Mediterranean charm, and coexistence with nature.

Hotel Iadera, Zadar, Croatia photo credit by Croatian Attractions
Hotel Iadera, Zadar, Croatia photo credit by Croatian Attractions
Active life lovers 

Falkensteiner Punta Skala is a sport and ecological resort where you can enjoy long walks by the sea, jogging trails, cycling trails, or numerous sea sports and attractions. Many famous athletes have chosen Punta Skala for their professional preparations as well as private vacations.

Andreja Horvatić, editor in chief/ŠEF
Andreja Horvatić, editor in chief/ŠEF

Active life fans will be delighted by the outdoor sports center with seven tennis courts and courts for mini-golf, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, two paddle courts, and two beach volleyball courts.

I wrote many reviews lately while working in luxury tourism and publishing, media, and communications for years, and I like to share my impressions; so If you think of SPA, I mean SPA (Salute Per Aqua, in Latin), or health from the water); choose Iadera and indulge yourself.

Totally.

Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
Iadera, Punta Skala, Petrčane, Croatia, photo credit by Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

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