Croatia is an increasingly well-known tourist destination and every year more and more visitors come.
The most sought after tourist destinations allow tourists to engage in a variety of activities, where they also nurture tradition and tailor their offer to the interests and needs of tourists. Croatia offers a wide range of activities and sights that can be visited within the capital and beyond.
Dubrovnik is a city with a fantastic sightseeing area, just outside its parameters. The Old Town Walls were erected to protect the city from maritime attacks and have stood for hundreds of years. They’re a designated UNESCO world heritage site and visitors can walk around the ramparts to view the Old Town and the sea.
The Plitvice National Park
The Plitvice National Park is an ideal site for nature lovers and is the most visited land-based attraction. This idyllic location is covered in lakes, rivers, and waterfalls for visitors to wander around on. These are crossed by footpaths and bridges, which makes this location one of the most photogenic locations in the area. Lucky visitors may even catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife that this area is home to. This ecosystem supports majestic animals such as the Golden Eagle and the Lynx, which can sometimes be seen by visitors.
Zadar is the fifth-largest city in Croatia and is home to many historic churches. Many years ago it served as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zadar, which still exists to this day. The old town of Zadar is a car-free zone and this makes it the ideal area to stroll around and view the churches. These include the Cathedral of Anastasia, which is the biggest church in the area and home to several relics.
The city of Split is the second-largest city in Croatia. The city was founded as a Greek colony in the 3rd century, and later was the home of Emperor Diocletian, a palace built during the Roman emperor’s name. The Palace was the scene of the popular Game of Thrones series. The historic center of Split is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city of Pula is located on the top of the Croatian Istrian peninsula, known for its protected harbor, rich cultural heritage, and Roman ruins. Among them is the Pula Arena, another landmark for all lovers of Roman history, as this was the main track in Croatia. Gladiatorial fighting and public executions took place in this area until they were banned by Emperor Honorius.
Throughout the Middle Ages, it was also a place for running and tournaments organized by the Knights of Malta. In more modern times, it has become a popular venue for performances such as Luciano Pavarotti and Placid Domingo. It is also the oldest film festival in Croatia since 1954.
One of the most beautiful cities in the country is the port city of Rovinj, located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town is located on a hill, filled with houses of pastel colors, be sure to explore the rich culture, art, customs, traditions, and gastronomy, the city is an unavoidable stop.