Croatia has become one of the world’s top tourist destination! This beautiful country is more popular than ever, and the number of travellers is increasing every year. Like many countries in Europe, Croatia boasts its share of medieval cities and historic ruins. But what makes this country exceptional is its wealth of natural attractions such as the gorgeous islands, the spectacular Adriatic coastline and beautiful towns. The great thing is that, even if you have time for a short vacation, you can still see a lot. Let’s start with the capital city – Zagreb!
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia, with a lot of historic and modern attractions. It is in north-western Croatia and dates to the 11th century. Today, Zagreb is the heart of Croatian culture, education, and government. Tourists can walk throughout Upper and Lower Town and visit old, medieval churches and towers. It’s known for great universities, nightlife and culture events. Advent in Zagreb is the best in Europe, so we hope to see you this winter on the famous Ilica street!
This amazing Dalmatian peninsula has a stunning view of the islands of Brac, Solta, Hvar, Vis. The connectivity between the city and the islands is excellent so you can visit it all in a short time. In this stunning, Diocletian’s city you can enjoy in historical monuments, drink a coffee on Riva, go to Marjan hill – one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Europe and much more. Split is also well known as a party city with a large selection of night clubs and bars.
It is a perfect place for holidays. If you rent a villa in Split, you can enjoy this incredible city and visit many islands, national parks, and natural beauties.
The Smallest Town in The World – Hum
Did you know that the smallest town in the world is in Croatia? It is Hum, only 100 meters long and 30 meters wide, and it’s located in the center of Istria region. Hum, with its beautiful stone streets, squares, and church, is a perfect place for exploring Istrian cultural heritage. According to the legend, Hum was created by accident when giants ran out of stones to build cities in the Mirna River valley. So, they decided to make this miniature city.
Hum is one of the rare examples in the world of urban development entirely within the walls of the medieval city. A watchtower, bell, and the town loggia were built in the 16th century as an amplification of town’s defenses.
The Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun are the most famous monuments in Zadar. Many tourists come to listen to this unique architectural sound art object, and to enjoy unforgettable sunsets with a view of nearby islands. While the Sea Organ communicates by the sea and sound, Greetings to the Sun communicates by light and the Sun. Many tourists think that Zadar is the city with the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Dubrovnik, the old city in southern Croatia on the Adriatic Sea coast, widely known as “Pearl of the Adriatic”, is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. Today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. Dubrovnik is rich in cultural and natural attractions that appeal to almost every tourist. Churches and cathedrals are numerous. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Dubrovnik’s Cathedral, is a venerable structure whose beginnings date back to the 7th century. After a delightful walk around Old Town and City Walls, a Sunset Cruise should be the next in your plans. The stunning, walled city, Dubrovnik also offers Wine Tasting Tour throughout the incredible countryside near Dubrovnik.
Korcula, a Croatian island, is the best known as a summer resort and is also called “Little Dubrovnik “. Untouched nature, vineyards, olive groves, rich forests and the authentic food prepared from locally grown vegetables and meat, as well as the fresh fish, are ideal for enjoying the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings. While Korcula traditionally offers a warm welcome to the older and more affluent visitors, the island is also developing its appeal to young and carefree tourists from around the world. Korcula Island is full of cultural heritage and architecture that is a must-see. Show-stopping sights in Korcula town are The Town Museum located in Gabriels’ Palace, St. Marks’ Cathedral, The Revelin Tower, The House and Tower of Marco Polo and Church of St. Michael.
If you are looking for some romantic vacation, or for unspoiled nature and stunning beaches, then you should visit the island of Vis. It is the farthest inhabited island from the Croatian mainland, that has 90.26 square kilometers of stunning beaches, bays and two cities -Komiza and Vis. It is so small, so you can get around it by bicycle or a motorcycle in a day.
Some of the most famous Croatian beaches are all located on the island of Vis: Stiniva, Srebrna, and Stoncica, Gusarica, Kamenica, etc. Hum is the highest mountain on Vis Island, and there you will see the most glorious views that you can imagine. Blue and Green caves should also be on your list. After sightseeing, it is time for trying some of the local food. Try some of the fish specialties, like grilled fish or scampi, or some meat dishes like roasted lamb. Do not go back home if you have not tried traditional meal – Viskapogaca and wines “Vugavac” and “Plavac”.
Rovinj is a popular summer resort and fishing port on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula in western Croatia, also known as „Little Venice“. St. Andrew (Red Island) and St. Catherine islands, near Rovinj, are the most popular islands for luxury holidays in Croatia.
If you are looking for great food and wine, Rovinj is the place for you. In and around Rovinj, you have got ample possibilities for wine tasting. Wherever in the world you are, it is always a good idea to try some local dishes; in Rovinj and Istria the same.
No matter which region and place in Croatia you choose, we are sure you will want to come back.