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What to see in Croatia

Croatia Attractions


One of Europe's fastest growing tourist destinations, Croatia has much to see and do along its magnificent coastline on the Adriatic Sea, boasting 1,185 islands, islets and reefs and enjoying a welcoming Mediterranean climate.

Many of Croatia's cities are built on the sites of ancient Greek settlements dating from as far back as the 4th century BC. Explore the Roman ruins in Zagreb and Split, stroll through the cobblestone streets of the fairytale medieval villages or just enjoy taking in the great food and history. The Croatian History Museum in Zagreb features an impressive display of Neanderthal remains while culture vultures will enjoy a trip to the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.

Dubrovnik, and in particular its medieval old city, is one of Croatia's top holiday destinations, boasting exquisite beaches along its rugged coastline. Split is a great base for exploring the Dalmation coastline and is a breathtakingly beautiful old town. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts some exciting sights, such as the city of Trogir and Brac Island just off shore.

Spring and autumn are good seasons to visit as milder weather, less crowds and cheaper prices mean tourists can explore the country more freely; however, summer is peak tourist season and the best time to enjoy the beautiful beaches. Travelling by bus is an economical mode of transport, while ferries and catamarans are the only mode of transport to the islands and a way of life on the coast. For a more relaxed but slightly more expensive option, hire a car and drive yourself round this breathtaking country.


Brac Island

Brac's main claim to fame is the strip of beach near the resort of Bol that stretches out like a finger into the sea,…

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Diocletian's Palace

Roman Emperor Diocletian, having abdicated his throne in AD 305, decided to spend the last years of his life in Dalmatia…

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Dubrovnik City Walls

The impressive walls enclosing the ancient city of Dubrovnik were laid out in the 13th century and became an ongoing…

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Dubrovnik Port

Lined with palm trees, Dubrovnik's Old Port is a major focal point of the city, featuring breathtaking and unforgettable…

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Dubrovnik Riviera

There is enough to do in the areas surrounding Dubrovnik to fill any holiday, and leave visitors desperate for more time.…

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Elafiti Islands

A popular excursion from Dubrovnik is a day trip to the offshore islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan, which are part…

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Franciscan Monastery

The original Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik was built in the 13th century in the Pile area, but when war broke out…

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Hvar Island

Off the coast of Split, just 15 nautical miles (24km) from Baska Voda and accessible by ferry, is the island of Hvar,…

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Korcula Island

Korcula Island is one of the bigger Adriatic islands, and it boasts beautiful views, secluded beaches, vineyards and…

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Krk Island

The largest island in Croatia, Krk (pronounced kirk) is a haven of sparkling beaches and lovely holiday towns. Nicknamed…

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Makarska

About 30 miles (47km) south of Split is the popular resort town of Makarska, with its stone cobbled streets and natural…

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Mljet Island

Covered by forests, vineyards and small villages, Mljet Island is most famous for its national park, occupying the western…

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the national park that encloses them is the oldest…

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Rijeka

The commercial capital of the idyllic Adriatic coast, close to Zagreb, is the cultural city and holiday destination of…

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Sibenik

Sibenik is an historic town, located in central Dalmatia. One of the most notable things about the town's history is…

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Trakoscan Castle

Trakoscan is a legendary 13th-century Gothic castle that was home to various influential families for centuries before…

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Trogir

The beautiful old walled town of Trogir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site enclosing a maze of cobblestone streets; Romanesque,…

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