The amazing diversity of Croatia’s landscape, nobody will leave indifferent. The landscapes of Croatia offer plenty of opportunities for an unforgettable vacation: national parks, nature parks, beautiful blue sea, long sandy and rocky beaches, mountains, enchanting plains, caves and other natural resources offer a real little paradise for those who want more than their vacation.
With its imposing sea rocks, Fort Lovrijenac, with its multicolored terracotta roofs and dramatic cliffs, the self-proclaimed ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ is one of the most visited destinations in Croatia. The best view is shot from the top of the nearby hill Srđ, and you will be thrilled by the picturesque walk through the city walls, while the Old Town of Dubrovnik is a high place of protected UNESCO monuments. Dubrovnik is also famous for its glittering marble streets, large Baroque churches and Sponza Palace from the 16th century.
National park Plitvice Lakes
The wilderness of its ever-flourishing lakes, beautiful waterfalls and wooded mountains makes Plitvice Lakes National Park, writes Huffington, one of the most famous national parks in Croatia under the auspices of UNESCO. As you walk along the 16 beautiful and connected lakes, you can learn a lot about the natural formation of trapped barriers, but also keep your eyes wide open because the brown bear and the lynx may be lurking in the woods.
To the north of Zagreb to the border with Slovenia stretches the picturesque Zagorje, where medieval castles and vineyards are lowered, and on the tops of the hills thermal springs. In Zagorje you should definitely visit the historical town of Krapina and the traditional wine tavern, visit the fairy-tale castle Trakošćan and walk along the picturesque plateaus.
Halfway between Dubrovnik and Split, Makarska is a great stop for stopping on Croatian cruises with its beautiful beaches and a picturesque arch located below the imposing mountain of Biokovo. From Makarska you can sit on a ferry to Brac and visit the neighboring Omis and enjoy the Omis pirate evenings, advises Huffington.
Another top attraction on the Dalmatian coast, the second largest city in Croatia, is an important starting point if you want to go on islands, cruises and day trips. The magnificent Diocletian’s Palace is listed as UNESCO-protected heritage, and apart from its historical monuments, Split offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, rafting, hiking and sailing.
The thin flat stretch stretching from the mainland to Korčula, the peninsula of Peljesac is known as the region with the best wines in which quality varieties such as dingača and processing are produced. After exploring the region, visiting traditional wineries and enjoying the oysters and mussels in Mali Ston, you can go catch the waves in Viganj or go to the mountain of St. Ilija.
The attraction of northern Istria, the traditional fishing village of Rovinj, with a beautiful archipelago full of green islets, also offers hiking to the Golden Cape and you can also explore hidden beaches for sunbathing.
As it was called by the foreign media, the elegant Zagreb often loses visitors to the towns on the coast, but its city museums and the old city of the medieval core should not be circumvented on the way to the south. Explore the city of Zagreb, click HERE !
The Adriatic coast is full of islands, but for the best diving in Croatia Huffington recommends the National Park Kornati. In a rocky archipelago with more than 140 islands, with hectares of uninhabited land, colorful reefs and sea-like fish kaleidoscope, the Kornati were among the top ten in Croatia.
There are about two thousand inhabitants in this area. It is located in Croatian Zagorje. Surrounded by hills, idyllic nature and a place you will always feel welcomed. In recent years, it is rapidly developing primarily due to the development of tourism, which is based on medicinal thermal water and mud. Just because of the Tuhelj Term, it became an important tourist destination.
The name originates from the Old Slavic word “tuhl”, which means a dewatering and humid place. It appears in the records at the end of the 14th century. Even the Romans in it have discovered a source of thermal water. Due to the strong smell of sulfur in the thermal water, the source was called the smelly spa and the amenities of the poor, as the surrounding poor were often blown there.
The city of Pula has more than 3000 years, and it was built on the hill of Kaštel where the first settlement, Histra fortress, was built. In addition to the circular shape of the two main city streets, from the prehistoric fortress, nothing remained. The true city history begins with the Romans. The official name of the town was Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola, and it had all the functions and structures typical of the settlement of Roman settlers.