In this post you will see the best top 10 wonderful destinations of Croatia.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.
10. Go on a Vacation to Rab
Rab is known since antiquity. Later it was ruled by the Byzantine Empire, Venice and Austria. Therefore the island has a versatile and rich architectural as well as cultural heritage. The air is so clear that people with the respiratory and cardiac problems come here to improve their condition. There are numerous pristine beaches: some of them are hidden in the coves, making the sun bathing and swimming a private experience.
9. Bathe in Golden Horn
Also known as Zlatni Rat in Croatian, the beautiful beach stretches for 530 meters (580 yards) into the warm crystal clear Adriatic Sea. The unique location attracts many vacationers, who can enjoy the sun, warm sea and water sports. The island is a famous windsurfing spot. Due to the winds, Golden Horn’s form constantly slightly changes.
8. Explore Krka National Park
The beautiful park sprawls around the river Krka, which is the center of and gives the name to the park. The cascading waterfalls are the most popular and famous landmark in Krka. Probably the most exciting thing about the site is that unlike the most parks, that prohibit swimming, here visitors are encouraged to have a dip in the river! Krka is also famous for its rich fauna and flora.
7. The City Island of Trogrir
The country is a true jewel in Europe – its wonderful nature and historic heritage are breathtaking. Meanwhile Trogir is a historic town in the Adriatic Sea, established by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC. Its old town is protected by UNESCO and provides astonishing architectural sites from various eras.
6. Visit Pag Island
One of the largest islands in the country, Pag is part of the Dalmatian archipelago and fascinates with unspoiled nature as well as breathtaking landscapes. Pag has the longest Adriatic Sea coastline in Croatia which, along with the unpolluted water and sandy beaches, ensures a great holiday.
5. Visit Hvar Island
It is regarded to be a jewel of the Dalmatian islands. Since the antiquity Hvar has been an important port for the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. Versatile history is present in numerous architectural monuments, that attract not only curious tourists, but scientists, historians and archeologists as well.
Local wine manufacturers are among the leaders in Croatia, therefore Hvar never ceases to spoil the visitors with good wine.
4. Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park
The significant nature reserve is one of the main tourist destinations in the country. The mountainous landscape and crystal clear blue lakes define the park and make it a recognizable site. The water caused soft limestone to erode, thus creating karst formations. As a result a lot of waterfalls, caves and lakes have formed in the area. The wildlife in the park is also versatile: due to a very low pollution and protection, the untouched nature is home for many animal species.
3. Explore Architecture in Split
The second largest city in Croatia is nicknamed “Mediterranean Flower“. The historic city center is proud of its Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The Diocletian’s Palace belonged to a Roman Emperor and is made of marble. It is an outstanding piece of architecture and crowns the incredible city.
2. Go to Zagreb
The capital of Croatia is also the largest city, therefore one is to expect a variety of entertainment. It is packed with historic landmarks, outstanding architecture and an abundance of cafes, restaurants, museums, shops and cultural venues.
1. Relax in Dubrovnik
Besides being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is also protected by UNESCO for its historic prominence. There is a lot to do and see here: from exploring amazing architecture with a cable car, visiting exciting summer festivals, to sailing and relaxing on the beaches.