10 Fun Places to Visit in Croatia
ten great destinations in Croatia
There are always fun things you can do when you are on
holiday, and Croatia is no different from any other place in that respect. This is an amazing land of natural
beauty, rich heritage and warm people. One of the best ways to experience all this is to visit as many fun places
in Croatia as your travel itinerary allows you.
Here are some of the best holiday destinations and summer
activities you can do while holidaying in Croatia.
Croatia has more than 1,000 islands, making sailing along its
coastal line one of the most popular holiday activities. Indeed, if you opt for the Adriatic Coast, you can combine
a sailing holiday with stop-offs on the mainland for land-based fun. You can also enjoy many island stopovers, as
well as visit some of lighthouses on small remote islands.
There are several national parks in Croatia, but if you have
to pick one, make it Plitvice Lakes National Park, outside Zagreb. This is a
World Heritage Site with 16 lakes all connected to each other, waterfalls and trails made of wood planks. It is
visited annually by over a million people from around the world.
Croatia is home to many old towns full of historic interest
to adults and Zadar – located by the sea – is one you won’t want to miss. It boasts a Roman forum dating back 2,000
years, home-made ice cream at the Donat Sladoled parlour, a summer music festival and romantic narrow
4. Old City
If you are spending a romantic holiday in Dubrovnik, check
out the old city walls – with the original city of
Dubrovnik inside them – with a boat trips around its waterway. There are also lovely restaurants
offering local cuisine here. You might even catch a celebrity or two visiting here, or making movies. Plus
you can catch a ferry to one of nearby islands, or enjoy port cruises.
Zagreb offers plenty for adults and children – including
art galleries, museums, boutique fashion outlets and the Museum of Trinkets. It is also a great city to explore by
foot, or by taking a tram. Considered one of the safest cities in Europe it attracts numerous visitors, as a
holiday destination in its own right.
6. Visit a
For adults, a visit to Split’s Platinum Casino will be a great nightlife option. Found inside the city’s Hotel Atrium,
it offers slots, numerous types of poker, blackjack and American roulette – and also has sports betting nights on
Saturday and Wednesday.
Don't forget the city's other attractions, such as its palmed promenade, its city markets and of
course famous Dicoletian Palace. The city of Split offers many ferry connections
to the nearby
islands, such as Hvar and Brač. There is also ferry from Split to Italian city of Ancona, which is handy
if you want to hop over to Italian coast and vice versa.
7. Hand crafted
If you are looking for something different to entertain
children, a visit to the local toymakers in Hrvatsko Zagorje could be ideal. These artists create toys carved from wood, making it a peek into a long-lost
The whole family will enjoy the astonishing display of sun
and sea found on Zadar’s promenade via the Sea Organ. These pipes are part of the steps and the air pushed down
them by the tide creates a beautiful symphony of light and sound.
9. Zlatni Rat
The name may not sound appealing (Golden Horn Beach), but this beach by the Adriatic Sea is probably the finest in
Croatia. Considered one of the loveliest in the world, its ever shifting shape
is the perfect spot to relax in. Located near the town of Bol, on Brač island,
one of the largest on this coastline.
10. War Photo
For a more sobering experience, this Dubrovnik museum
exploring the effects of war on the country is an excellent – if emotional place to visit. It is ideal for adults
who want to learn more about this subject.
There is something to suit everyone in Croatia. You'll find
more ways to enjoy the country, but this will be a good start. Experience the thrill and adventure of Croatia on your holiday here.