Top 7 Places to Visit in Croatia
Some of the best tourist destinations in
|The old town of Trogir, located near the city of Split, is a historical city,
protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
A small, beautiful Mediterranean country located in the
European continent, Croatia is a popular tourist
destination. Croatia is home to blue seas, spotless beaches, breathtaking national parks, medieval ruins, captivating lakes, and
countless heavenly islands.
Here are the top 7 places to visit in
The capital city of Croatia and a lively
metropolis, Zagreb is full
of history as well as modern attractions. Zagreb is also the largest Croatian city and has existed since the
11th century. It is the cultural, academic and administrative hub of Croatia.
|The parish church of St. Mark, in St. Mark's Square in Zagreb, is
by its colourful roof tiles representing Croatia's and Zagreb's coat of arms.
Zagreb consists of The Upper Town which is the historic core,
and the Lower Town which is the buzzing city center. You’d love walking down the cobbled streets in the
Upper Town while visiting churches and towers of the Middle Ages. The Lower Town is all about business centers,
wide streets, spacious parks, and international concerts.
Among the myriad attractions that Zagreb offers, make sure to visit the outdoor Dolac
Market, the colorful St Mark's Church, and the quirky Museum of Broken Relationships.
Most known as the supposed birthplace
of Marco Polo, Korcula
is one of the largest Adriatic islands in Croatia. Korcula is home to dense green forests, vineyards, pristine
sandy beaches and enchanting villages. An amazing escape from the urban neon lights and burger cafes, this
island is indeed one of Europe’s most romantic destinations!
|The town of Korčula (as it's spelled locally) is the largest town on
one of the largest islands in Croatia's archipelago.
Korcula Town is the island’s chief town packed with vibrant
markets and ample tourist facilities. Korcula Town has historic significance dating back to the Middle Ages, with
numerous towers and monuments exhibiting Venetian Renaissance architecture.
There is an interesting museum in Korcula Town which provides
insights into the island’s history through various exhibits including native stone carvings, cultural objects from
Ancient Greece and Coats of Arms objects.
At night, on the island’s edge, enjoy the Moreska, a worth
seeing brilliant, choreographed sword dance.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
One of Europe’s best natural wonders, the Plitvice National Park abounds with captivating cascading lakes, scenic waterfalls and dense green forest. Sixteen interconnecting lakes created by natural limestone dams are truly the park’s most
Minerals flowing through the lakes impart a variety of
distinct colors to the waters, from emerald green to deep blue to turquoise and grey.
|Plitvice Lakes is one of the best known tourist destinations in Croatia,
visited by over one million visitors annually from around the world.
Besides the notable lakes, the park has countless waterfalls that naturally emerge with the continual
formation of limestone barriers. Depending on the time of the year that you choose to visit this place, you can
indulge in activities like hiking, lake tours, skiing, and cycling.
A favorite vacation getaway of celebrities and the background
to popular television series, Dubrovnik is
very rightly called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
This picturesque old town dating from the Middle Ages is full
of historic attractions such as the ancient, defensive walls, cobbled limestone streets, majestic palaces, and
|With its long history as one of the most recognized medieval city-states,
Dubrovnik has a rich architectural and cultural heritage to explore.
Taste absolute adventure by taking an off-road motorcycle
trip through the surroundings of Dubrovnik. Ensure
that you rent a dirt bike with reliable Brisbane motorcycle accessories for a safe and enjoyable ride.
Make sure to ride the Dubrovnik cable car and take in the
best views atop the Srđ Hill where,
if the weather is clear, you can see as far as 37 miles away while also enjoying a meal.
Also called the “Mediterranean
Flower”, Split is
beautifully located amidst mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Split is one of the busiest port cities in Croatia.
Getting bored here is impossible, with day trips, remarkable nightlife, and numerous eateries.
|Originally established by the Roman emperor Diocletian as his summer getaway,
the city of Split is now one of the most sought-after destinations in
Split’s prime attraction is the 4th-century
Diocletian's Palace, one of the most magnificent Roman monuments in the world. The palace complex is almost like a
small city consisting of a network of marble walkways and buildings which house shops, eateries, and
Besides touring the palace complex, you’d also enjoy a stroll
by the side of the Riva seafront which is lined with small restaurants and souvenir shops, shopping at the vibrant,
outdoor Green Market and swimming at Bacvice beach.
Known to be the place where you’d find the world’s most
gorgeous sunset, Zadar is a
Croatian city of unique cultural heritage. The Old Town of Zadar abounds with fantastic Roman ruins,
architecture belonging to the Middle Ages and several ancient churches. Zadar’s coastline boasts of a string of
lovely beaches where you can enjoy a swim, sunbathe and relax.
|Zadar city is home to two of the most unique attractions in Croatia, the Sea
and The Greeting to the Sun, seen on the above photo, to the left.
The city offers two particularly novel attractions. One of
them is the Sea Organ, a sound
art structure that uses the movement of the sea waves to play music, especially at sunset. The other unique
attraction here is “The Greeting to the Sun”, equipment that collects solar energy during the daytime, and plays
a psychedelic LED show from sunrise to sunset.
This beach is sure to catch your eye for its unusual shape.
Furthermore, Zlatni Rat changes its shape according to the sea current,
wind and the smooth, extremely small golden pebbles which make up the beach. Also known as the "Golden Cape",
Zlatni Rat truly deserves a big cheer and offers adventurous activities like windsurfing and stand-up paddle
|The shape of Zlatni Rat beach changes with
the sea currents, making it one of
the most unique beaches in the world. (Image: https://media.bolcroatia.com)
Zlatni Rat beach is a preserved
natural region and is easily reachable by car or a mere 20-minute stroll by the seaside, from the town of Bol, on Brač island.
Croatia is a
beautiful country and these were just a few places to visit. There’s a lot to be explored here. So, why not
plan a trip right away!
blog by Jessica Smith who enjoy freelance