Croatia has plenty of unmissable sights, but these are our top 7 places you really must visit if you’re heading to this incredible country.
1. Zagreb. This bustling capital of Croatia dates back to the 11th Century. The Upper Town is the historic centre where you can wander the cobblestone streets visiting medieval churches and towers.
2. Dubrovnik. The walls surrounding this lively city are 1,940 metres long, 25 metres high, up to 6 metres thick, and circle the whole town. This amazing city is rich with heritage listed buildings, medieval palaces, Renaissance churches mingled with outdoor cafes and bustling market squares.
3. Split. This is a great place to base yourself to explore the Croatian islands. The city has a fusion of antique heritage and modern architecture as well being home to the Diocletian’s Palace, which is the world’s most complete Roman palace.
4. Korcula. The famous birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula is a 50km island off Croatia’s Adriatic Coast.
5. Plitvice Lakes National Park. Home to 16 lakes joined together by over 90 waterfalls, this is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Europe. You can explore the area by wooden walkways or by boat.
6. Croatian Islands. There are 1244 islands to explore, offering a dream island hopping holiday. There are lots of ways to explore – from luxury private yachts to small boutique ships to large cruise liners.
7. Hvar. This is one of the most popular places in Croatia. This island off the Dalmatian Coast has spectacular beaches, lavender fields and lush vineyards. The main town dates from the 13th Century and boasts one of Croatia’s largest and most beautiful squares.
Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Split – Hvar – Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik – Peljesac Peninsula – Korcula – Split – Zagreb
Zagreb – Opatija – Istria – Plitvice Lakes – Zadar – Krka Waterfalls – Split – Brac Island – Korcula – Peljesac – Dubrovnik
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