This couldn’t come at a better time.
As we crank up the heating and face into the coldest months of the year, Ryanair has added a brand new sunshine destination to its Cork schedule for 2020.
The budget airline will commence a new direct service from Cork to the Croatian coastal city of Zadar in the spring.
The twice-weekly service, which will start in April, is the second new route revealed by Ryanair for its extended summer schedule next year, with Katowice, Poland already announced.
With temperatures of 18C and above from early April, rising to 30C in June, July and August, Zadar is a quirky, sun-soaked little city packed with interesting coffee shops, museums, historic Roman ruins and medieval churches.
One of its coolest attractions is the Sea Organ, designed by local architect Nikola Bašić. An enormous system of tubes located underneath a set of marble steps, the organ is played by the sea itself, creating random harmonic sounds as the tides ebb and flow through it.
You can swim off the steps and enjoy the incredible ‘music’ from the ocean during the warmer months.
“Ryanair is the fastest growing airline at Cork Airport and we are delighted to see them expand their base further in 2020.” said Head of Aviation and Commercial Development at Cork Airport, Brian Gallagher.
“The addition of a new summer route to Zadar in Croatia offers another exciting destination to our scheduled European network next year, with Zadar being the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia and located on the Adriatic Sea.
“We expect holidaymakers across Munster and the South East will reap the benefits of this new twice weekly service operated by Ryanair next summer,” he added.
We’re already checking out Zadar Airbnbs.