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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 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 and 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 the best seasons to visit as milder weather, less crowds and cheaper prices mean tourists can explore the country quite freely. 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 - the best way to experience Croatia!


Andautonia Archaeological Park

Near the village of Scitarjevo, close to Zagreb, are the remains of the ancient Roman town of Andautonia, which have…

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Archaeological Museum

Founded in 1820, the Archaeological Museum in Split is the oldest museum in Croatia. Its displays include many archaeological…

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Croatian History Museum

The building that houses Croatia's history is itself a part of that history. Situated in the historical town centre,…

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Croatian National Theatre

The building housing the Croatian National Theatre (commonly referred to as the HNK Zagreb) is as much a national treasure…

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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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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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Korcula Island

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

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Marin Drzic's House

Croatia's literary genius, Marin Drzic, has been immortalised by turning his Dubrovnik home into a museum which introduces…

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Town Squares

Praska Street, in the lower part of old Zagreb, leads on to a sequence of attractive park squares, each flaunting their…

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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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