Croatia is undoubtedly one of Europe’s top destinations at the seaside. If you are looking for white beaches and clear waters, you do not have to go to the Maldives. Instead, the country at the Adriatic Sea could be the perfect place for you. Croatia offers very good conditions for divers and all kinds of water sportspeople. However, there are also great landscapes and cities to explore and the range of good spots is therefore kind of extensive. We hope to help you a little bit to get started with your trip by introducing the seven best places to visit in Croatia!
Primošten is a former fishing town with about 2800 inhabitants that nowadays also serves as a holiday resort. With its old town elements and flower gardens, this place will give you a quaint and local experience. You can spend your day at the local beach and explore the nightlife along the beautiful promenades at night!
2. Island Krk
The island of Krk in the north of Kvarner Bay is one of the best places to visit in Croatia. It is very popular among swimming fans because of its more than a hundred beaches and hidden bays. If you prefer to not just lie on the beach and swim during your holiday, you can also explore the surrounding landscape by taking bike tours – or what about a trip to the island’s capital and the Frankopan Castle?
Zagreb is the Croatian capital in the north of the country. Even though it nowadays has a very vibrant and modern life, the city’s historic flair is still alive. Start your trip from the central square with its markets and take a foot tour through the districts of Zagreb where you can explore a mix of green areas, beautiful architecture and meet local people.
The city of Dubrovnik is one of the best places to visit in Croatia and should be high on every travel list. Some people call the city “Pearl of the Adriatic” with a great location right at the sea. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you might recognize Dubrovnik as the original spot for the scenes playing in King’s Landing, as even the makers of the TV series found the city wall with its towers and breathtaking view of the sea to be an ideal location to film. If you (hopefully) make the choice to come here, you should not miss the city wall, the old town and the local fortress Lovrijenac.
5. Island Brac
Another island to visit, Brač is the third largest one you can find in the Adriatic Sea with an area of around 400km². It is basically a tourist place but for a good reason – it has some of the best beaches in the country, amazing vineyards and also features the highest mountain in the Adriatic Sea. Since the local businesses tailored their offerings to the many tourists from all over the world, you will always feel very welcome and find good places to enjoy good service and food.
6. Punta Rata
Punta Rata is one of the longest and whitest pebble beaches where you directly have dense forests behind your back while you are lying in the sun – which might make you feel like you are actually in Southeast Asia. This place is rather unspoiled as it is not as famous as Krk or Brač, which is actually one more reason to go there if you like to have some quiet time for yourself.
When going to Croatia, you should check whether Split could be interesting to you – one of the most beautiful holiday destinations and best places to visit in Croatia. The second largest city of the country is located on the Dalmatian coast and mostly famous for its beaches and the Diocletian’s Palace from the 4th century. This palace is even a UNESCO world heritage site where you can easily spend a day here for some cultural impressions.