Croatia is a haven for seafarers and those who just want to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine. Historic cities and unspoilt nature are some of Croatia’s top attractions.
Widely regarded as one of the top tourist destinations on Croatia’s spectacular Dalmatian coast, the attractive seaside town of Trogir is a delightful vacation destination to explore.
Here, the trendy city of Hvar is home to some of the country’s top hotels and best seafood restaurants.
Zlatni Rat Beach
Widely considered one of Europe’s top beaches, the sea is warm enough to swim from June through September, and some people even manage to stretch the bathing season out to May and October, too.
Mljet National Park
Popular with nature lovers, the park offers plenty of things to do, including exploring the numerous paths that run through the woodland.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Croatia’s most visited inland attraction, Plitvice Lakes National Park encompasses steep forested hillsides surrounding 16 emerald-blue lakes connected by a succession of thundering waterfalls.
Zadar’s Romanesque Churches
Zadar’s car-free Old Town is built on a small peninsula jutting out onto Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. Be sure to check out the 9th-century pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donatus; the 11th-century Church of St. Mary; and the Cathedral of Anastasia and the Church of St. Chrysogonus, both from the 12th century.
Start by exploring the perfectly-preserved historic Old Town center. While not always as busy as other popular destinations within this beautiful country, there’s no shortage of great things to do here.
Dubrovnik Old Town Walls
Dubrovnik, Croatia’s most glamorous tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site, centers on the magnificent Old Town area, contained within sturdy medieval defensive walls.
Highlights include exploring the Old Town’s well-preserved cobbled streets and lanes, each lined with splendid examples of townhomes and dwellings-as well as old shops and places of trade-that were built in the 1700s.
Sailing around Kornati National Park
It’s also possible to visit the Kornati as a day trip by excursion boat from either Zadar or Sibenik on the mainland. If sailing under your own step, you’ll need to purchase a valid permit, available online .