Croatia is a fantastic destination for a holiday because there is so much to see and do. It is a country of beautiful and varied natural beauty, but there are also many historical and cultural towns and cities to explore. Here are 10 things that should be on your itinerary on a trip to Croatia.
1. Visit the Waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes National Park offers breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will find 16 interconnected lakes with mesmerizing waterfalls to discover.
2. Truffle Hunting in Istria
Truffle hunting can be a fun activity that will show you the beauty of the Motovun forest. This activity is just as much about reconnecting with nature and enjoying peace and quiet as it is about truffle hunting and you can enjoy guided tours complete with dogs that will do all of the hard work for you!
3. Explore Diocletian’s Palace in Split
Diocletian’s Palace is a stunning ancient palace built in the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. It is an impressive complex and perfectly situated on the picturesque harbour of Split.
Croatia is a superb destination for walking holidays in Europe there are many different types of walking holidays you can enjoy here. You can discover the 8 national parks, go off-the-beaten paths, explore the coast or even hike up mountains, so it should not be too hard to find a walking holiday that takes your fancy.
5. Go Island-Hopping
One of the best things about Croatia is the many different islands that are in the area each with its own personality and highlights. An island-hopping tour will be a great way to check out all the highlights and learn about each new place.
6. Visit the Blue Cave
The Blue Cave is a natural wonder near the island of Vis that is a must-visit. This is a waterlogged sea cave with an incredible blue colour that needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate it.
7. Explore Zagreb
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and the largest city, so you will find that there is plenty to discover here. It is a lot smaller than other European capitals, which gives it a unique energy and atmosphere and also makes it ideal for exploring on foot.
8. Walk Dubrovnik Walls
Dubrovnik is a popular attraction these days partly because it was a filming location for Game of Thrones. Walking the city’s defensive stone walls will give you some amazing and likely familiar views of the historic city.
9. Visit Pula’s Roman Remains
History buffs will want to visit Pula, which is famous for its roman ruins. This includes a Roman amphitheatre that is the only one still standing with all four side towers intact.
10. Enjoy the Cuisine & Wine
Cuisine plays an important part in any holiday and Croatia is world-famous for its cuisine and wine, so you will want to make sure that you sample the local delicacies.
These are 10 activities that will give you a fantastic experience and show you everything that Croatia has to offer.