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Best places to visit in Croatia

What to visit in Croatia depends on your specific tastes and interests, this fascinating little country on the Adriatic has everything you could ask for.

ZAGREB

Croatia’s capital is an Ancient city situated at the foot of the rugged Medvednica massif in the northern inland belt. Zagreb has culture, arts, music, architecture, gastronomy…And all the other things that make a quality capital city. It’s no surprise that the number of visitors has risen sharply in recent years. Zagreb has finally been discovered as a popular city-break destination in its own right.This small metropolis is made for strolling the streets, drinking coffee in full cafes, popping into museums and galleries, enjoying the theatres, concerts and cinema. It’s a year-round outdoor city.

DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most magnificent walled cities.Dubrovnik. Is hailed by many as the most fascinating city in Croatia. Two monumental arched gates, Pile  (west) and Ploče (east), serve as entrances to the old town, and they are joined by the main thoroughfare, Stradun. The main draw is the charming pedestrian-only old town, with aristocratic palazzi and elegant Baroque churches, contained within medieval fortifications. People come to Dubrovnik for leisure, and it’s extreme beauty. Others come to see the gorgeous filming spots used in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik rises between the half-baked limestone ridges of the Dalmatian Coast and the perfect blue of the Adriatic Sea.

KORČULA ISLAND

Most travellers make a visit to this southern island to wonder at the gorgeous old town. Korčula is Rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages. Harbouring a glorious old town, Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island.  Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast.The northern shore is flatter and more pebbly.Tradition is alive and kicking on Korčula. Age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to the delight of an ever-growing influx of tourists. Oenophiles will adore sampling its wine.

PLITVICE

Carved out of the limestone bluffs, chalk cliffs and dolomite escarpments of central Croatia. Where the rugged Dinaric Alps rise to form the borderlands with Bosnia to the east, the legendary Plitvice lakes and their eponymous national park really are all they’re cracked up to be! Plitvice is actually one of the oldest national parks on the continent. Still plays host to wild wolf packs, Croatian brown bears, curious wood grouses and elusive lynxes.

SPLIT

Split as the biggest city in the Adriatic has in recent years turned from transit point to a tourist destination. Good flight connections with the European capitals make this Croatian city an adorable Mediterranean direction. With characteristics of a megalopolis, but still created on standards of a quality life.  Home of the totemic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diocletian’s Palace, Split’s near perfect balance of the old and the new makes it unquestionably one of the country’s most beautiful towns.   Palace with stone made little streets where you can feel the history together with seafront create the centre of all the happenings in Split. A coffee at the sunny seafront, a refreshing drink in a deep shadow of city walls of the palace or seafood specialities in some of the traditional restaurants, represent only a small part of a choice tourists have in Split. Before than anything else, the city offers its everyday life.

ZADAR

This city is everything you’d expect from a sun-splashed Croatian resort town on the Adriatic sea. Zadar is known for its good mix of old and new, boasting the elegant Byzantine rises of St Donat’s Church next to the crumbling remnants of a Roman Forum and crisscrossing lanes of cafes and eateries. Sea Organ also draws crowds with its light shows and curious science. There’s a certain allure to the way Zadar just seems to slip into the Mediterranean.Making it easy for locals and travellers alike to cool off in the sea.

HVAR ISLAND

Known for its year-round beautiful weather, great wines, clear turquoise waters, rock climbing, summer parties and chic hotels, Hvar has become one of the most visited islands in Dalmatia. Although Hvar is considered the party island, it is still surrounded by stunning scenery and is rich in culture (it is the only island in the world with four UNESCO World Heritage Sites) where one can easily escape and find the perfect relaxation they need.

MLJET ISLAND

Mljet is one of the most beautiful islands along the Croatian Adriatic coastline, and as there are over 1,200 islands to choose from this is high praise indeed. There are two different opinions, those who have been dreaming of returning and those who have heard about the island and make it a must to visit. Mljet is the Adriatic island of choice travellers in search of the real coastal Croatia. Untouched and wild, it comes clad in a thick coat of woodland, steeped in ancient Greek legends. A cave on the south coast is supposedly where Odysseus held up for six years.

VARAŽDIN

Travelers who do make their way to this far-flung city on the edge of Slovenia are in for a real treat. It’s a place where some of Europe’s most elegant and best-preserved Baroque towers and frontispieces meet to form one truly handsome Stari Grad district. Varazdin Castle reveal interesting historical tales of medieval power struggles, and where sun-kissed plazas lined with rococo and Gothic revival builds play host to Austrian flavoured eateries and beer halls alike.

ROVINJ

Rovinj Croatia is, according to many, the nicest town in Istria, if not in the entire Croatia. The old town is situated by the sea, on a hilly peninsula, with the tower of St. Euphemia Church marking its highest point. Rovinj is very picturesque town. It is considered one of the most photogenic places. Its colorful houses are rising from the sea. Town’s harbor is busy with small pleasure and fishing boats.
Rovinj is one of those towns where you never feel bored. Its beauty is just so inspiring.

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