Croatia is known for its beautiful beaches, hot nightlife and year-round sunny weather. As a vacation destination, Croatia has a lot to offer from adventure touring, historic sites and lush vineyards, to small islands, coastal cliffs and more. If you are planning to vacation in Croatia, keep reading as LoveToEatToTravel is sharing some of our favorite places to visit and experience this beautiful country.
I’ve just got back from visiting some of these beautiful places on a sailing adventure with Sail Croatia.
The Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is located atop a cliff overlooking the sea. Visit Mount Srd, see the City Walls or spend some time in Old Town, famous for its marble streets, baroque churches and 16th century Sponza Palace.
2. Zagorje Region
Croatia’s Zagorje Region features centuries-old castles, lush vineyards and rejuvenating thermal springs. Be sure to visit historic Krapina and the fairy-tale Trakošćan Castle.
3. Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park holds scenic adventure that creates lasting memories with tourists to the area. Mountains, waterfalls and 16 interconnected lakes make Croatia’s most popular national parks the perfect destination for anyone looking to become one with nature.
Split is Croatia’s second largest city and famous for the beautiful Diocletian’s Palace. It is a starting point who want to island hop. It has a busy port and harbour packed with restaurants and cafes. It’s just perfect for people watching. Take a walk around the Old Town where you can find many boutiques and shops selling olive oil.
This harbor town is popular with the cruise ship crowd and features many beautiful beaches, pirate culture and Mount Biokovo. A family friendly tourist spot that will keep everyone entertained.
Rovinj is a traditional fishing village that offers tourists a relaxed change of pace. Without the crowds of more popular tourist attractions, you can explore the woodlands of the Golden Cape or sunbathe along the coast on sandy beaches.
7. Mljet National Park
Located on Mljet Island, Mljet National Park is an outdoor lover’s perfect destination. Explore saltwater lakes, pine forests and private lagoons or kayak Odysseus’s cave before going wreck diving off the coast. Hire bikes from the town where you can cycle a 12km route around the park with stunning views of the lake … or just park your bike and dive in. Take a small boat ride over to the Island of St Mary where you can stop off for food and drinks.
Although not as touristy as many of Croatia’s beaches and Islands, Zagreb, Croatia’s capital has a lot to offer. Historic museums, medieval alleyways and the Old Town of Gornji Grad make this a Croatian destination not to miss.
9. Kornati Islands
The Kornati Islands offer some of Croatia’s best dive sites where tourists will find untouched reefs, a wide range of tropical fish and over 140 islands to explore.
10. Peljesac Peninsula
Known as Croatia’s top wine tasting regions, the Peljesac Peninsula is popular with foodies and wine connoisseurs alike. Take a wine tasting tour, windsurf Viganj or dine in one of the peninsula’s famous restaurants or oyster bars and experience a traditional Croatian hotspot.
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