People often say for Roman ruins and beach resorts definitely go to Croatia !
We mostly like it for its natural parks.
Here is our top picks of Croatia’s best of.
Most probably you have already heard about the Crown Jewel of the Adriatic Sea.
So now it is a good time to also visit it !
Walls of Dubrovnik
The series of historical defensive stone walls that surround the city of Dubrovnik offer scenic views.
Never breached by a hostile army, these are among the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages.
One of the most imposing old town entrances dates from 1400s
Do you remember how you felt when you were told a precious secret ?
This is how you will feel discovering Cavtat village.
Ancient Greek city of Epidaurum became a fishing town with cafes, restaurants and shops.
Hidden coves and beaches spot its over 7 km of crystal-clear shallow coastline.
Locals call the Renaissance mansion nearby its tree-lined harbor Rector’s Palace.
Here you can see a scientist’s manuscript collection from 19th-century.
Hotel Supetar ***
This stunning location on the beach, right in the protected heart of Cavtat, offers you magnificent views of Cavtat bay.
The 19th century charming family hotel found across Dubrovnik Bay is the perfect escape from Dubrovnik summer crowds.
The classic furniture of the rooms – with garden or sea views – harmoniously blend with luscious fabrics and distinctive colors.
* As car access is not allowed in the protected city area, all hotel guests benefit of complimentary access to:
– all facilities and services of Hotel Croatia (10-minute walking distance) and
– parking including a transfer back to Hotel Supetar.
With its Austro-Hungarian architecture dating back to 18th and 19th centuries, Zagreb attracts with both the Upper and Lower Town.
According to latest statistics Zagreb has the lowest transport costs in Europe.
So you can visit easily as many colorful churches and cathedrals, pedestrian-friendly streets, shops, parks and museums you wish.
Zagreb is also among top European cities in Europe as regards the safety and the most numerous attractions for kids.
These range from water parks and amusement parks to museums and other kid-friendly attractions.
St. Mark’s Church
Imposing medieval-style parish church of old Zagreb, this is one of the oldest architectural monuments in the capital of Croatia.
The fortified tower found in the old city of Zagreb used to guard one of the town wall’s gates.
Its name reminds of the tower bell hung in 1646 that signaled the closing of town gates.
It still preserves a cannon and offers beautiful views.
Heavily wooded, this is the oldest public park of Zagreb.
And it houses a variety of animals and plants you can see while visiting its zoo and lakes.
King Tomislav Square
Vivid public square featuring an art pavilion
Nacionalni Park Paklenica
Paklenica karst river canyon nearby Zadar includes two canyons.
Mala Paklenica has no water flowing through anymore.
Look for the artificial tunnel near Velika Paklenica’s entrance, built for Josip Broz Tito.
Manita Pec cave also worth to pay a visit.
Crkva Sv. Donata
Donatus of Zadar began construction of the largest Pre-Romanesque Catholic church in Croatia in the 9th century.
In Zadar, waves play everyday at this architectural instrument with tubes underneath the huge marble steps.
This is among 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Jacques Cousteau considered this Adriatic Islands’ part one of the most intriguing and beautiful diving places in the world.
It has an exceptional floral, geological, historical, scenery and cultural value. This made its northwestern part a national park in 1960.
And it also added it to UNESCO world’s heritage sites.
Mljet National Park
This nature preserve wonderfully blends trails and beaches for total relaxation.
Lush natural vegetation and clear blue sea surround this charming hotel.
Surrender yourself to the peaceful silence of untouched nature.
Or go hiking, biking or diving in the hidden corners of Mljet.
Rich culinary and spa offer complete your comfort and relaxation.
COUNTRY SIDE SIGHTSEEING
Plitvice Lakes National Park
One of Croatia’s largest and oldest national parks, this is part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1979.
This mountainous karst area from the heart of the country became a park in 1949.
From South to North, an important road cuts it connecting Adriatic Coast to Croatian inland.
Entrance to its terraced lakes linked by waterfalls is subject to variable charges.
Northern Velebit National Park
If you wish to enjoy the abundant variety of Velebit Mountains range – the largest one in Croatia – come here.
The place also has easy trails famous for their beauty.
Telascica Natural Park
It preserves Adriatic bay, beaches and islets full of sea creatures and wildlife.
Risnjak National Park
The park includes Snjeznik and Risnjak massif and the source of river Kupa.
Located only 15 km from Adriatic Sea, this is the most heavily forested mountainous region of Croatia.
The castle built atop a hill exhibits historical furniture and paintings as well as weapons from about 700 years ago.
Marjan Forest Park
It features lots of trails on its forested hill
Kornati National Park
This is the place to go for scenic views if you love camping and marine sports.
They say it lies exactly on the spot of an ancient Roman and Illyrian fortress.
In the 19th century, Trsat Castle was completely restored.
Biokovo Nature Park
Located on the Dalmatian coast offers you exceptional panoramic views over Adriatic Sea and the islands nearby.
Its hills with vineyards, pine forests and olive groves hide myriad winding paths.
A rugged path takes you to this marvelous sheltered beach