Croatia gives travelers a true taste of the Mediterranean with clear seas, a laidback atmosphere and plenty of sliced meat and cheese. The Croatian landscape is filled with many stunning sights which are punctuated by lush green forests, sparkling blue seas and sandy beaches.
You can walk the city walls that are still pocked with bullet holes and learn more about Croatia’s history all while getting a fantastic view of the city’s many red topped rooves at the same time. Alternatively, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan then you can take a tour along the walls and beyond to show you the famous spots where the show was filmed. Dubrovnik city breaks are the perfect way to learn more about the history of this fascinating city and there are some absolute steals to be had.
2.Diocletian’s Palace in Split
Offering even more history, Diocletian’s Palace in Split is a spectacular set of Roman ruins which was built in the 4th century. Far from being preserved as a museum, this ancient fortress is incorporated into Split’s old town and used as unique premises for cafes, restaurants and hotels.
3.The Elafiti islands by boat
Experience the tranquility of island living and take a day trip to Croatia’s Elafiti islands. Spend a few hours on each of these small islands — Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan — and explore. There are a handful of shops and restaurants to enjoy cocktails and fresh fish at as well as some beautiful gardens and beach fronts.
4.Cavtat’s Old Town
Cavtat is smaller and less busy than its bigger brother Dubrovnik and tourists will benefit from the extra space. Operating at a slower pace, there’s time to take in the architecture of Cavtat’s old town. You can also indulge in some leisurely dining and shopping.
There’s nothing quite like this National Park and UNESCO World Heritage site, which is home to a collection of 16 lakes that spans approximately 8 kilometers while the park itself covers some 300 square kilometers. A series of cascades and waterfalls connects the lakes, instilling the park with authentic natural beauty. Set aside at least 4 to 6 hours to explore them in full.
A country like Croatia that is so full of history and picturesque settings has to be seen to be believed. So get out there and get exploring. These are just a handful of Croatia’s tourist hot spots and there’s so much more to see.