Today this Eastern European country is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It is well known for its stunning Adriatic coastline, but also for its medieval towns. There are numerous islands, bays, reefs and many hidden beaches and coves waiting to be discovered.
Croatia is one exceptional country. Here, you can have one of your best summer vacations. Some of the coolest summer parties take place right here in summer. That explains why the number of tourists is getting bigger every year. Warm climate, friendly people, great food are reasons enough to book your next flight to Croatia.
Explore the country to the fullest. From impressive countryside, breathtaking nature to the sweeping coastal cliffs, there is a little bit of everything for everyone’s taste. And once you come here, you will certainly ask for more.
These are 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Croatia.
1. Zlatni Rat Beach, Brač Island
This beautiful beach is located in the west of the center of Bol, a famous harbor town on this island. The shape and length of the beach changes due to the tides, winds and current effects. But, no matter the shape, this white pebble beach guarantees you one great summer vacation.
2. Lighthouse Veli Rat, Dugi Otok
Anyone would like to dive into crystal clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. This 137 ft tall lighthouse is also called “Dalmatian guardian of the open see.” If you like this place so much, you can stay here overnight in one of the well furnished suites.
3. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Karlovac
Plitvice lakes is one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is definitely a must-see place in Croatia and a true wonder of this country. You can’t, but admire the beauty of this place and the lush nature that surrounds it.
4. Rovinj, Istra
Rovinj is known as one of the remaining fishing ports on the Mediterranean. It is actually an archipelago, consisting of 20 islands. This charming city is away from the crowded resorts of the south. Yet, there are many interesting things to explore in Rovinj, like the Old Town set on a small peninsula.
5. Trakošćan Castle, Central Croatia
This 13th century fortress is situated just an hour drive north from Zagreb. If you are a nature lover, we recommend you hiking trails around the lake. The scenery in this area is amazing.
6. St.John Fort, Dubrovnik
St. John fortress was in the past the main defense for the city and one of the most important fortresses. It is also known as Mulo Tower.
7. Croatian National Theater, Zagreb
Croatian National Theater was first opened in 1895, and has been one of the most important cultural venues since.
8. Pula Arena, Istra
It is believed that the construction of the arena began during the Roman Emperor Augustus’ reign (31 B.C.-14 A.D.). Famous gladiator fights and ceremonies took place in this arena, which had 23,000 spectators.
9. Greeting To The Sun Light Show, Zadar
This impressive light show is known as Greeting to the Sun and is work of an architect Nikola Basic. The whole show is accompanied by the sound of waves.
10. Northern Velebit National Park, Karlovac
Northern Velebit National Park is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Croatia. The best way to explore this area is through hiking, biking or horse riding. You will be surprised by the immense beauty of Velebit.
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For more information about this beautiful country, check Croatian national Tourist Board.