Top 15 most beautiful places in Croatia
With more than 1,000 islands, Croatia, with its crazy music and light festivals, impressive, rugged cliffs, and coastlines washed by the clearest and cleanest waters in the Mediterranean, is a tempting place for a summer vacation. Its incredible nature, stunning culture and mesmerizing architecture can be enjoyed all year round.
Huge tourist and recreational potential of Croatia allows you to find an itinerary to suit all tastes. Here we have gathered 15 incredibly beautiful places to visit in Croatia in this unique, exquisite country.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
A cascade of waterfalls and a number of lakes with crystal clear blue water – all this is Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. An exotic paradise with more than 160 species of birds, brown bears, squirrels and wolves. A lot of wooden paths will lead you through the most picturesque places, which, no doubt, you will want to capture in a photo. The park is included in the list of sites protected by UNESCO, so here you will not see garbage or other harm to nature. Your vacation in an ecologically clean place will be as comfortable as possible.
Read more about this unique place on our website topcafe.su in this interesting article.
Stradun, Dubrovnik’s main street
This place is also known to tourists under the name of Plasa. Stradun is one of the most famous and picturesque streets in the historic center of Dubrovnik. It is 300 metres long and connects the walls of the old town. A walk along the limestone paved road will present an unbelievable pleasure to all aesthetes, because all the houses, stores and coffee houses there are designed in the same style.
In general, the city of Dubrovnik is so unique, that this is the subject of a separate article. We could talk about its attractions for a long time. Therefore, within the framework of this article, we will not describe them, but suggest those who are interested to look at them on the most-beauty.ru website by clicking on the link.
Amphitheater Pula – Pula Arena
Pula Arena is one of the biggest surviving Roman amphitheaters in the world. In terms of size it ranks sixth among similar structures. At the time when the amphitheater was used as an arena for gladiatorial battles, its capacity was 23 thousand people. Nowadays it is the center of cultural life of the city, a site of many events, exhibitions and concerts, including the Pula Film Festival in July.
Monuments from the Venetian era, fields of lavender and a beautiful harbor – this is Hvar, a bright, sunny and glamorous place among all that can be found in Croatia. Hvar has magnificent natural conditions for tourism and recreation: pristine nature and small pebble beaches with clear waters. The natural charm of Hvar Town attracts affluent travelers with its picturesque streets, chic restaurants and great photo locations. And excursions to ancient monasteries and temples will help you learn more about Croatian history and culture.
Diocletian’s Palace, Split
Diocletian’s Palace covers more than half of the Old City (its area is about 31,000 m²). It is rightly considered one of the most well-preserved architectural sites of Roman ruins. Today, approximately 3,000 people live in the marble complex. In this area you can visit more than 220 buildings and many bars, stores, coffee shops. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is interesting to note that in 2013-2014, several episodes of the popular series “Game of Thrones” were filmed in the Palace.
Dubrovnik (view from above) – Dubrovnik from above
The best views of the city are from above! It takes just over 40 minutes to get to the top of Mount Srdj by cable car, and from there, from a huge platform with excellent infrastructure, the view is simply gorgeous. There is also a museum, a cross in memory of the bombing of Dubrovnik by the Serbian army, many cafes and restaurants.
Zlatni Rat beach, Brac
Beautiful beach with unusual shape of Zlatni Rat horns on island Brac can change its shape depending on the current. The white pebble beach, surrounded by pine trees, turns into a bright blue Adriatic Sea, which makes it a great place for all kinds of surfing. The western fringes of the beach are the favorite place of naturists.
Located in the depths of the bay an important maritime and commercial center, Mali Lošinj is the largest island town in the Adriatic. It is known not only for the fresh sea air and beautiful harbor, but also for the elegant Mediterranean architecture. The tourist infrastructure began to develop here at the end of the twentieth century, and reached the level of the world’s best resorts.
The Istrian peninsula, which is shaped like a drop, is also an interesting tourist destination. On its west coast the lovely town of Rovinj is situated. Dense cluster of cobblestone streets, magnificent squares and buildings in Venetian style make Rovinj one of the most attractive and cozy cities in Croatia. Its beautiful, postcard-perfect Old Town is crowded with glamorous bars, coffee shops restaurants and galleries, while in the harbor chic yachts line up with old fishing boats.
View of the Zadar waterfront
Vivid and memorable city of Zadar, decorated with the most modern art installations and a scattering of monuments, fascinates holidaymakers. However, this city is valued for something else. The coastline of Zadar is a unique landmark of Croatia. Here on the waterfront you can hear the incredible sounds. You may think you are at an organ music concert, but you are not. Topcafe.su also advises to pay attention to the monument of modern architecture – the Sea organ. The huge construction of 35 pipes of different diameter and length combined with the power of the coastal waves will play you an unforgettable melody.
The central historical part of Trogir – Historic City of Trogir
Surrounded by medieval walls and protected by UNESCO the historic city of Trogir is located on a small island and is a treasure trove of Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Here the most fashionable bars and restaurants of Croatia compete for the best location in the center. At the same time, numerous outdoor cafes, which seduce visitors with fresh pastries and delicious coffee, are located along the long pedestrian streets and a wide coastal line, from where the magnificent scenery opens up.
Kornati Archipelago – Kornati Islands
The Kornati archipelago is a true vacationer’s paradise. The largest and most developed island is Konrath. Difficult to access, but picturesque, it always attracts crowds of tourists. The most interesting is its southern side, where are the slopes of Rasip and Mana, crevasses, numerous bays, as well as the amazing nature parks of Croatia.
Stiniva Beach, Vis Island
Included in the list of the best beaches in Europe “Best Beach in Europe 2016”, compiled by European Best Destinations. Stiniva on Vis Island is a secluded white bay sandwiched between high rocky cliffs and clear turquoise waters only found in nature. It is located near the village of Žužec, where several picturesque trails lead easily to the beach.
Such bays are not uncommon here. On topcafe.su there is a fascinating article about the top 7 fascinating grottoes in Croatia.
The amazing Visovac Monastery with centuries of history is located on a tiny island in the middle of a lake within the Croatian national park of Krka. Undoubtedly, it is an architectural structure that is definitely worth seeing. This is a truly sacred place, where a tourist can rest his soul. Here you can see unique collections of paintings and historical relics.
The fortified city of Motovun
Hundreds and thousands of people visiting Croatia tend to spend time on the beaches and marvelous coastline, but few know that there is much more than beautiful scenery to see inland. One such place is Motovun, a strange walled ancient town perched on a hilltop and hidden in a thicket of bushes. This town is characterized by many stories and legends about the giant patrons, their way of life and the wars in which they participated. In the center of this town is the longest staircase in Istria – it has 1,052 steps.
Thus, every tourist will be able to find in this amazing country a route, according to their preferences in recreation. Well, the fans of “Game of Thrones” simply have no right to leave Croatia without visiting the main filming locations of their favorite TV series. Among the most famous are: Minceta Tower (the walls of Dubrovnik) – used to depict the Chamber of the Immortal; Kaštel Gomilica; Diocletian’s Palace in Partition; and Dubrovnik Old Town and the surrounding city that illustrated King’s Landing, Qarth and the Bay of Workers.
We showed only a small part of all the beautiful places in Croatia, but we still have many beautiful pictures to show you.
Split is a very beautiful city that we forgot to mention in the main article. It is located on a peninsula and is one of the main attractions of the country. You can find out about the most beautiful places in Split on topcafe.su.