Top trips in Croatia
- Published on: 25.02.2019.
Croatia offers a myriad of opportunities for an unforgettable vacation.
Choose: several world-renowned national parks, the crystal Adriatic Sea and coastline, enchanting valleys, natural caves, nature parks, and much more to discover. It is truly a little piece of paradise for everyone wanting a little bit extra from their holiday. All of this lies at your fingertips when you visit Croatia. Here are our recommendations for top destinations to visit in Croatia, categorized by region.
- Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes are the oldest and largest Croatian national park. This unique biological gem has for decades been attracting nature lovers from all over the world, entering the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979. At Plitvice Lakes, you can take your pick from eight guided tours and four hiking trails of varying length, each equally beautiful and welcoming guests throughout the whole year.
- Trakošćan Castle
Trakošćan Castle is situated in the Hrvatsko zagorje region in northern Croatia. The tourist complex consists of a fortress built in the 13th century, the surrounding fortification system, a historic garden and forest-park including a lake. Trakošćan Castle remains one of the few well preserved Croatian examples of its era.
Fužine is a small town in the southwest part of Gorski kotar, the mountainous region connecting the central Zagreb-Karlovac area of Croatia with the Adriatic. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, in the silence of the ancient coniferous forest, a serene lake commands the town's scenery. The Fužine area is very rich in water, with the highest annual rainfall in Croatia. Fužine also offers plenty of cultural and historical landmarks, including the (the largest sacral building in Gorski kotar), Bajer lake (suitable for boat rides, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking) and the Vrelo cave. In Fužine you will also find several cycling and hiking trails and opportunity for horseback riding.
- Kopački rit Nature Park
Kopački rit Nature Park is located in the northeasternmost part of the Republic of Croatia. The landscape of Kopački rit is in constant flux – at times flooded (from February to August), and dry in other periods (from August to February). The park offers guided tours that include birdwatching of many indigenous bird species, boat rides, educational walking trails, and create-your-own-adventure cycling routes. For more ideas on what to do in Kopački rit, visit the official website of Kopački rit Nature Park.
- Đakovo State Stud Farm
The State Stud Farm in Đakovo is among the oldest stud farms in Europe, a living monument of the history and tradition of horse breeding, and home to 160 beautiful Lipizzaner horses. Established in 1506, the institution has a longstanding tradition of horse breeding, priding itself inbreeding of the Lipizzaner horses since the 19th century. It offers two visitor locations, the Stallion Station, located at the heart of Đakovo, and the second, Ivandvor, in the immediate vicinity of the town. The Stud Farm is open every day to offer its visitors an unforgettable experience. The biggest indoor riding hall in Croatia will give you a complete experience of horse riding. For true fans of equestrian sports, Đakovo is the ideal destination.
- Krka National Park
Krka National Park offers the most variety of any Croatian national park. It is located in the Šibenik-Knin County in southern Croatia, occupying an area of 109 km². For a wealth natural and historical treasures, traditional crafts from the region and stunning vistas, look no further. Its seven waterfalls with a total drop in altitude of 242m make Krka a world-renowned natural phenomenon. Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, is one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Many more tourist attractions of Krka National Park are listed on the NP Krka official website.
- Nin Town
Nin is the oldest Croatian royal town, home to the smallest cathedral in the world and holder of the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) title. It is located a short 15km ride from the city of Zadar. The old town core is in fact an island with a 500m diameter, connected to land by two stone bridges. Nin is surrounded by ancient fortification walls and long sand beaches, the most beautiful and best known of which is the Queen's Beach. Legend has it that when Croatian king Tomislav would visit Nin, the Queen would spend most of her time on the beach near the medicinal mud site. In close vicinity of the town you can still find well regarded medicinal mud baths, as well as traditional saltworks. There are plenty more sites to visit on the Nin riviera.
Over a millennium's worth of history lives in every part of Dubrovnik town. Dubrovnik is the ideal amalgamation of history and modernity, perhaps the most famous Croatian destination of all, and one you mustn't skip if you visit Croatia. Old Town Dubrovnik, with its complex system of forts, towers, and detached forts, has been under UNESCO protection since 1979.
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