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When it comes to planning globetrotting adventures to Europe, Croatia tops the list for many. And for all the right reasons. Croatia boasts of a blend of stunning scenery, historic ruins, and medieval cities. The country is blessed with mesmerizing natural attractions, which include gorgeous lakes and beautiful islands.

Are you thinking of traveling to Croatia? You can visit Istria, Zagreb or even travel by car or train to Slovenia and learn more about this wonderful part of Europe. Move to any of the islands such as the Hvar island or the Korcula island. These are some of the places to visit for honeymoon in Croatia.

If you are planning to visit the country anytime soon, it would be a good idea to create a bucket list of the places that you want to see. But guess what. It's actually very hard to figure out what to see and what to miss when it comes to the beautiful country that we call Croatia. Thanks to the internet for enlightening us!

Just like you have many options for your Cox bill pay, similarly, you have many options to book your tickets to all these incredible cities. It wouldn't be justice to give all these amazing places an order. They are all beautiful in their own way. Let's find out which are the best places to visit in Croatia.

places to visit in croatia

1. Zagreb

Zagreb is the Croatian capital and has an abundant culture for the tourists to see. The food and street art scene is thriving in the city. One of the must-see attractions is The Museum of Broken Relationships. It offers a curated exhibition of the leftover things from real relationships. You should also pay a visit to the city's street-food joints. Zagreb can serve as a multi-destination breakpoint for you.

Zagreb, the capital is quite far from the coast and most tourist areas but is one of the must-see trips to Croatia to know its history, enjoy nature or discover the nightlife.

2. Split

Split is a city in Croatia that mixes the historic center with modernity. One of the best plans is to walk along the promenade and have a drink in the tranquility, and if you want something more cultural you should visit some of its museums and Diocletian's Palace.

For those looking for a wow factor when it comes to scenic beauty, Split has to be on their list. The Diocletian's Palace in Split is the past filming spot as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It takes you back to the incredible Roman times. The view from the Marjan's Hill needs to be seen to be believed. The beaches are worth seeing too. Bacvice, also known as Sandy Beach of Split is known for its beach festivals and discos.

3. Istria

The peninsula of Istria is close to the border of Italy. The Italian influence is evident everywhere. Istria is the foodies paradise that offers everything from winery visits, truffle festivals, and so much more.

Istria holds this Croatian gem. Brijuni National Park consists of a group of Islands. The entry costs are not exactly cheap but worth the experience. You wouldn't want to miss a chance of exploring the stunning scenery, Roman ruins, and the animal species inhabiting the island.

Discover the Euphrasian Basilica of Porec, declared a World Heritage Site. You cannot miss the old town and its coastal and relaxed atmosphere. Travel to the past in the Roman ruins of Pula.

4. Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the country's most popular cities for tourists. It has everything to offer from mind-blowing history, unmissable landscapes, and utmost adventure. Witness the majestic walls of the city and the Rector’s Palace from the 14th century. Dubrovnik with its cobbled streets and orange roofs facing a turquoise sea makes it one of the favorite destinations.

You can hop on a cable car or go kayaking. You can witness the picturesque landscapes of Lokrum Island via a short boat trip. The adventurous possibilities are many in this city. Enjoy a local red wine in the shade of its walls or on a terrace.

5. Hvar

Hvar island is the longest island in the Adriatic and famous for being the island of lavender, rosemary and pine, plagued by virgin forests and white sand beaches. This idyllic place is located in front of the Dalmatian coast, surrounded by the sea routes of the Adriatic Sea and guarded by the archipelago of the Pakleni Islands.

In addition, it is easy to include it in your family trip through Croatia because from Split there are ferries and direct catamarans everyday and you can go with your rental car. From Italy there are several routes that connect Ancona with Split and Pescara with Starigrad. Stroll along its Riva. The highest point of Hvar is the Napoleon Fort.

After walking through its old town and buying some souvenirs you can go for a swim in one of its beaches, specifically in Zecevo. It is necessary to rent a boat from Jelsa, a coastal town that is in front of the islet. Another one of the beaches is the one of Stari Grad to the north of the island. Many travelers decide to snorkel in this place.

Southeast of Hvar is the Stari beach and on the Marinkovac island, which can be reached by boat from Hvar, there are the Stipanska and Min beaches. In the southwest of the island find the Palmizana beach and finally in the southernmost part is the naturist Zavala beach. Another option is to stay at a campsite.

One of the best naturist camping is Vrboska, surrounded by nature. Few travel magazines has chosen it as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.

6. Brac

Brac Island is a worthy detour that has to be a part of your itinerary. It has some of the best windsurfing destinations in Europe. Some of the villages best for this sport are Bol and Splitska. You can enjoy history as well as tranquility. Brac is one of the hundreds of islands that flood the Baltic Sea and during a trip to Croatia is an ideal place to rest and get away from tourists from the most visited areas.

7. Rijeka

The thirst largest city of Croatia, Rijeka has recently been named European Capital of Culture for 2020. For all the right reasons. It is home to Croatia's National Theatre that holds amazing opera and theatre performances. The place is also known for its rock scene.

Region with history that combines islands with many hours of sun, walks along the coast, striking parks with wide flora, the area of ​​Gorski Kotar is considered as the lung of the country. It is home to fascinating eagles, bears and wolves. Lubenice provides excellent views of the Adriatic Sea.

8. Korcula

Korcula, the sixth largest island on the Adriatic can be accessed from the Peljesac peninsula or from Split, Dubrovnik or Hvar. It is an ideal destination to spend a few days of vacation in Croatia. Vela Przina has one of the few sandy beaches on the island and in general of Croatia, a country where pebble beaches abound. In summer it is crowded, but in the low season it is a joy.

Korcula is like a fairytale city where you can wander aimlessly, where you can sit down and drink wine in a wine bar decorated with taste or enjoy a dinner while watching the sunset. Also in the square of the cathedral is the Abbey Palace now converted into the Riznica Museum (for those who want to see icons and Dalmatian painting) and just opposite the Gabriellis Palace, home of the Museum of the City.

Another place to consider is what is supposed to be the house where Marco Polo was born. Little remains of that house, just the walls and a nice Gothic window next to a tower that has little inside but to enter it you have to pay. In the city there is also the Marco Polo Museum, a very popular place especially for families with children.

9. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is another site of UNESCO World Heritage in Croatia. Spread over a massive 300 square kilometer are, it wouldn't be wrong to call this place a natural beauty. It comprises of 16 different lakes, woodlands, and waterfalls.

You will also witness animal inhabitants like bears and deer. And when it comes to the hiking trails, the place is a hikers paradise. The hiking trails can take 2 to 8 hours. You can choose according to your energy levels. Visit the Plitvice Lakes and admire the beautiful color of its waters. The bad thing is that you cannot bathe. If you want to take a dip, you should visit Krka National Park.

10. Vis

While in Croatia, who wouldn’t want to visit the Game of Thrones shooting sites? The island of Vis has to be on your list. It is rather an untouched and a tiny island. But it is anticipated that it will be developed now. From the popular city of Split, you have to take a two-hour ferry ride to reach Vis. I was watching a BTS (behind the scenes) of Game of Thrones on Fox on Cox.

And it reported that some of the most famous scenes were filmed in Vis. The Island is frequented for its spectacular beaches and vineyards. Make sure you visit it while you are there before it is flooded with tourists. The Vis island is 12 miles from the Hvar island. To travel from the city of Vis to Komiza, the other city of the islet use a bus that connects both sites.

From Komiza to the sea, located on the Bisevo island, go by boat to Blue Grotto or Blue Cave, a light and water show. The sun reflects in the sea creating flashes that enter the cave, acquiring silver and mauve tones. In the excursions is also visited Green Cave or Zelena Spilja.

Bisevo is another stunning Croatian Island. Tourists flock to the famous Blue Cave in the summer months. The ancient cave is 24-meters long. The thing that makes it special is that its water turns into a magical electric blue because the sunlight hits the limestone. The entry fee has been on the rise because it has become an increasingly popular tourist spot. The Green cave is also worth visiting while you are in Bisevo.

Enjoy the nightlife of Croatia, in its many pubs, discos or annual festivals. To enter the country you will need your passport and visa.

Author Bio:

Rosie Harman is a journalist. As Austin, TX resident, she loves adventures traveling, reading, writing on different topics like Technology, Lifestyle etc. She holds a Master's in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington and has spent the majority of her career working in tech giants in Texas.
When she escapes her computer, she enjoys reading, hiking, and dishing out tips for prospective freelancers on her blog.


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  1. I have never been to Crotia but I hear Dubrovnik is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this list.

  2. I've always found Croatia to be very charming. Thanks for the great tips!

  3. I have now added Croatia to my bucket list! It sounds amazing!

  4. Croatia seems like a really nice place to visit. There's so much to do here.

  5. Wow, I didn’t know that there were so many great things to do in Croatia. I have learned so much here.

  6. I’ve always wanted to visit Zagreb and check out the museum of broken relationships! So cool!

  7. My husband was just offered a job in Croatia. It looks so beautiful!

  8. Thanks for sharing the best places in Croatia! I am hoping to travel there in the next few years and was trying to decide which places to visit there.

  9. I have heard a lot about Zagreb and how nice it is. But thanks for all the great information about the other places. I really do need to visit Croatia sometime soon.

  10. Croatia is such a wonderful place. Been dreaming of going to here. Hopefully next year!

  11. Have heard nice things about Croatia. Am adding it to my list.

  12. Croatia is so beautiful, thank you for the guide!

  13. Never been to Croatia. Seems like an awesome place. Thanks for sharing.


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