A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe which is emerging as one of Europe’s most popular beach destinations and blessed with year-round sun.
Also from rolling vineyards to sweeping coastal cliffs, Croatia’s historic towns and idyllic islands have a wealth of natural attractions to offer.
Here are 5 most of the beautiful places in Croatia to add to your itinerary:
1. Plitvice Lakes National Park – “The Heart Of Croatia”
One of the most beautiful natural wonders in Croatia and all of Europe which is located in central Croatia, Plitvice National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Croatia for its turquoise lakes, limestone canyons, and hundreds of waterfalls and also being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The park’s most notable features are the 16 interconnecting lakes that are divided into upper and lower clusters.
Here you can explore the lakes and surrounding area by walking along with the assortment of wooden walkways as well as by boat where they can see the gushing and flowing in a series of breathtaking waterfalls from the various winding walking tracks.
2. Dubrovnik – “Pearl of the Adriatic”
Known for its distinctive Old Town, Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea which is encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century.
Dubrovnik presents many sightseeing treasures like orange rooftop houses sitting in contrast to the blue sky.
All the action centers on the beautiful, UNESCO-attested Old Town, where the Gothic edifices of Sponza Palace tower over the bustling boutiques and cafes on the central drag of Placa Stradun.
Here you can enjoy popular activities like chartered yacht tours, kayaking, and swimming in the beautiful blue waters of the sea and also, Dubrovnik Cable Car for sweeping views over the city and the coast.
3. Krka National Park – “A series of 7 waterfalls”
Famously known for a series of 7 waterfalls, Krka is the largest island in the country which is situated along the Krka River in southern Croatia.
This national park encompasses nearly 27,000 acres along the Krka River in central Dalmatia, easily reached from the town of Split.
The main attraction here is the series of cataracts that dot the park, many of which are the product of centuries of hyper algae growth between the banks of the mineral-rich Krka River.
It is also known for its blue-green pools, winding walkways, and gushing waterfalls which are so popular.
4. Rovinj – “The most picturesque town in Croatia”
Often referred to as the most picturesque town in Croatia, Rovinj is an archipelago of 20 islands with its Old Town set on a small peninsula which is located on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.
The narrow steep cobblestone streets of the old town are lined with charming art galleries and bustling bars, sublime views, stairways, arches, and other interesting architecture that make the Old Town a sightseeing adventure.
And also, there are plenty of rocky and pebbly beaches for anyone looking to swim or sunbathe, and if you’re interested in experiencing some nature, it’s quite easy to get out of the city.
5. Mljet National Park – “The Great Lake and the Small Lake”
Covering 5400 hectares of land and sea at the western end of the island of Mljet, The Mljet National Park is one of 8 national parks in Croatia and it is situated on the island of Mljet, one of the largest islands in south Dalmatia.
Two gorgeous saltwater lakes, pine tree forests, and the small, picturesque villages of Pomena and Polace are some of Mljet National Park attractions.
This national park offers shady walking and cycling tracks, a ruggedly beautiful coastline, ancient ruins, and saltwater lakes.