Croatia is one of the most picturesque tourist destinations of the world. Everything about the country fascinating and enthralling. It offers numerous dream destinations to tourists including the most serene beaches, quaint old towns, lively city squares and the busiest markets. Admire the Venetian era stone buildings, Mediterranean sunshine and water sports like scuba diving, windsurfing and water skiing.
Here are 10 must visit places in Croatia:
Plitvice Lakes are one of the most visited lakes with its natural attraction and scenic beauty. The Park is filled with exquisite emerald lakes connected to each other by mesmerizing waterfalls. Amid the lush forest, 16 crystalline lakes are linked to each other creating the most picturesque view. The scenery is made even more attractive with wooden footpaths and bridges. You can explore the park and the lake on foot as well as in free boats offered by the Park management. Thousands of butterflies’ hover over the beautiful rumbling water. Being one of the most popular, Plitvice Lakes receives more than a million tourists per year.
If you have watched Game of Thrones, welcome to Kings Landing. Cersie made her walk of atonement through the St. Dominika street. Visit the house of undying in the Minceta Tower. You have also seen Pile and Blackwater bay in the series. Enjoy the serene view of the Adriatic Sea while taking a walk on the Dubrovnik walls. It is a two hours walk that includes climbing the Minceta tower and viewof the old town. Some other must-visit places of the city include the old town, Stradun, Lovrijenac and Lokrum Island.
3.Split Diocletian Palace
Roman architecture is the most treasured structural design around the world. Diocletian Palace is made up of a summer house, military camp and a luxury villa. The rectangular place has four large and four small towers. The palace may not be in its original form entirely but it still reflects the true roman architecture.
The picturesque town of Rovinj used to be an Island that was separated from the mainland through a narrow channel. However, it was filled about two decades ago. The town is lively, joyous and colorful with cobblestone streets, restaurants, cafes and galleries with an Italian touch. The active fishing port makes the town even more energetic.
The Arena of Pula which is also commonly known as the Roman Amphitheater that was a stadium for gladiator fights. You tour of Croatia cannot be completed without a guided tour of the most famous monument of the country. The structure is made up of lime stone which accommodated 20000 spectators. If you visit Croatia in summers, make sure to attend Spectacvla Antiqva, the modern day gladiator fights. Not only this, the venue is also used for events like opera, concerts, ballet, Pula Sport Festivals and sports competitions inviting over 5000 spectators.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia which offer some of the most pleasant sights to the visitors. The red-roofed houses and cobble stone streets a perfect sight. The neo-baroque architecture and colorful murals covering the concrete walls can be explored if you choose to walk through the city. Not only this, you can also visit the famous Archeological Museum and the Mimara museum showcasing the artwork of Holbein, Velazquez, Goya, Canaletto, Rubens, Monet, Renoir. Gradec street and Jelačić Square will also grab your attention as you roam around the beautiful city.
Another city of Croatia that offer beautiful sightseeing in Croatia is the Hvar Island. The island is filled with Venetian white stoned renaissance architecture, exquisite landscapes, lavender fields, orchards and vineyards. Visit the tranquil beach of Dubovica which is famous for the snow shite sand and crystal clear water. Take a guided tour to the Franciscan Monastery, St Stephan’s Cathedral and square to have a glimpse of the ancient architecture.
Korčula is a 20 miles long Island which is the 6th largest Island of the country. The island is famous for its palaces, churches and medieval squares. You can enjoy moreska sword dance or admire the house of the legendry explorer Marco Polo. You can also visit the historic town from Split or Dubrovnik. You will find the most delicious and fresh sea food at Korčula. The water of the Adriatic river is glassy and scuba diving in such beautiful waters is a lifetime experience. The local culture of the Island, musical traditions and its connection to history fascinates the tourists.
Grožnjan might be a smaller town as compared to the other attractive cities of the country but is worth the time. This old town is established on a hill top is filled with courtyards and workshops of artists and narrow cobblestone streets. The town was a 14th century Venetian fortress which has now turned into a quaint town with several self-made artists.
Mali Ston is a beautiful village of the country and another eminent tourist destination. The town is famous for oyster, salt and 7 miles long defensive wall. Mussels and flat oyster are the best known merchandise of the town. It also indicates that a gastronomic tour of the town will also be equally interesting. Taste the most scrumptious seafood with local wine and enjoy every moment of your tour to this beautiful land.
Croatia is a heaven on Earth. With abundant natural attractions and scenic beauty, the country also offers the most treasured Roman architecture preserved in its best form. Plan a private trip to Croatia like Croatia Highlights to explore the gems of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastline.