Croatia is a fantastic holiday destination 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 in the Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes National Park offers wonderful 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 shows you the beauty of the Motovun forest. This activity is as much about reconnecting with nature and enjoying the peace and quiet as it is about truffle hunting and you can enjoy guided tours complete with dogs doing all 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 is perfectly situated on the picturesque harbor of Split.
Croatia is a great destination for walking holidays in Europe there are many different types of walking holidays that you can enjoy here. You can discover the 8 national parks, go off the beaten track, explore the coast or even climb the mountains, so it shouldn’t be too difficult 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 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 sea cave full of incredible blue colored water that needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate.
7. Explore Zagreb
Zagreb is Croatia’s capital and largest city, so you’ll find that there much to discover here. It is much 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 in part because it was a filming location for Game of Thrones. Walking along the defensive stone walls of the city gives you some amazing and probably familiar views of the historic city.
9. Visit the Roman Ruins of Pula
History buffs will want to visit Pula, which is famous for its Roman ruins. This includes a Roman amphitheater which is the only one still standing with its four side towers intact.
10. Enjoy Cuisine and Wine
Cuisine plays an important part in any holiday and Croatia is world famous for it a kitchen and wine, so you’ll want to make sure 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.