Croatia has to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The sea along the Adriatic coast is a vibrant turquoise blue, so clear and inviting that it makes you want to jump in everytime you see it. The terracotta roofs and white stone walls of the old towns and villages are picturesque, and the cobbled alleyways that wind their way through the towns just beg to be explored. Not only is Croatia beautiful but the locals are welcoming and it is budget friendly too, with lots of fresh produce and seafood readily available.
Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it’s also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. Its inland capital, Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and diverse museums. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
The waterfront in Zadar has something unique to the rest of the world. An organ played by the sea. A combination of stone steps and plastic piping, the sea organ creates music and sound as the waves roll in. While in Zadar head out on a boat to the Zadar archipelago. These islands are less touristy that the ones of the coast of split but still have the same turquoise seas and long white stretches of beach. Some of the islands are uninhabited while others have neat little villages that are begging to be explored.
To fully explore this gorgeous Croatian Island catch the ferry over and stay for a few days. Check out St Stephens Cathedral on the harbor. There are some great breakfast spots here if you want to get up and start your day early. If you are feeling energetic head up the hill to the Spanjola Fortress. The view at the top is worth the walk. Afterwards catch a ride over to the Pakleni Archipelago, this is a great spot for snorkeling, kayaking or lazing in the sun. If you want to try a great little secret beach then head to Robinsons. It is only accessible by boat or a long rocky hour walk from Hvar but the rustic beachy vibe of the bar is worth the effort.
Dubrovnik old town area is enclosed in large medieval stone walls. The best way to enter is via the bridge to Pile Gate. From there you can easily spend a day walking around the cobbled alleyways and up and down the stone stairwells. Stop for a coffee in the Strada, or main street, and do some people watching. If you are after a bit more action take your swimwear and head to Cafe Buza. Buza means hole in the wall and that’s what this café is. A hole in the old town wall that opens up to the cliff. From this great vantage point you can chill out, enjoy a beer, watch the sunset or be daring and jump of the rocks down into the water below.
The Diocletian Palace in Split is a great example of ancient meets modern. People still live in the old Roman fortress and is filled with a fabulous mix of old meets new. Take the free walking tour to learn a little about the history of Diocletian Palace, which is more like a little city. Discover the vomitorium, the Temple of Jupiter and the four large gated entrances. Hang out in the Peristil, or central square, you can even get your photo taken with the Roman guards.
One of the most beautiful areas in Croatia is the Plitvice lakes. Explore this UNESCO site on two wheels, via bike, that way you don’t just get to see the 16 different interconnected lakes that cascade downstream, but you can fit in a visit to the Barac Caves too. The lake system is so large that it is best to spend a night in the park so you are not rushed. There are plenty of accommodation options in the area. Try spending a night with a local family and experiencing some Croatian hospitality.
This for my opinion are the most wonderful and the most beautiful places in Croatia.Hope you guys like it have a amazing time.