Since it’s summer and it’s time for holidays, I decided to do a post on good places to visit in Croatia. I live in Croatia so it wasn’t hard to make a list of amazing places I think everyone needs to see. I’ve been to all of this places and I absolutely loved them, hopefully you will as well. Most of these places are at the seaside so they’re perfect for hot summer days to just relax and enjoy. Also there’s interesting things and sights that are unique in each city and are definitely worth seeing.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
This National Park has found its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, blessed as it is with the special natural beauty of a string of lakes and waterfalls. The opportunity to experience a unique moment in these natural galleries should not be missed.
Krka National Park
With its seven travertine waterfalls at a total height of 242 metres and the Skradinski Buk, the largest travertine barrier in Europe, the Krka National Park is a natural and karstic phenomenon. The island of Visovac with its Franciscan church and monastery is also worth visiting.
Stari Grad Plain and the Town of Hvar
A protected area, the Stari Grad Plain is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and represents the best-preserved Greek parcelisation of land on the Mediterranean. It is over 2,400 years old and was once an important maritime and trade port. Today the town of Hvar is one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations.
The Town of Varaždin
The town of Varaždin is famous for its culture, delighting visitors not only with its splendid churches, town palaces and amazing cemetery, but also with its artistic and cultural heritage.
Dubrovnik – The Old Town Core
With its unique political and cultural history and world-renowned buildings, it’s no wonder Dubrovnik is a UNESCO heritage site. As one of the most attractive and best-known cities in the Mediterranean, its exquisite natural beauty and well-preserved heritage are also enhanced by an exceptional range of tourist facilities and services.
Trakošćan Castle is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia, and certainly the most romantic.
Dotted with palm trees and camellias, Opatija has been the proud champion of Croatian tourism since the nineteenth century. Highlights of the Opatija Riviera are the 12-kilometre long promenade linking the small coastal towns and the spectacular Učka Nature Park.
Diocletian’s Palace in Split
The first urban dwellings in this area were built in Roman times, as evidenced by Emperor Diocletian’s Palace (included on the UNESCO World Heritage List).
Pula amphitheatre is the largest monument dating from the first century AD and was originally designed for gladiatorial combat. Nowadays it is a world-famous concert and festival venue.
The romantic old centre of the town gained its basic contours at the beginning of the eighteenth (Baroque) century, combining a military fortification and organised civic life. The only surviving parts of the once-imposing ramparts and city gates are located along the River Drava.
If you’re planning a trip this summer, I hope you will take at least one of this places into consideration. If you want to put some more research into Croatia and places you could visit as well but I didn’t write them here, you can head to Croatia Full of Life website .
Disclaimer: all of the photos are taken from official tourist websites for each city and descriptions are taken from Croatia Full of Life website.