Lots of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Croatia are drawing more and more travelers every year. Tourists from around the world go to the country to enjoy their vacation on the beaches with crystal azure waters and spend time in picturesque villages with a rich history. Some of the travellers come to Croatia to learn local culture and try traditional cuisine. A few scenes of the famous TV series called Game of Thrones were shot in this country, by the way. That is one of the reasons why so many tourists choose Croatia for their vacation.
Read on to find out more about the best things to do in Croatia on your vacation.
Stroll through the Old Town of Dubrovnik
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is considered one of the most beautiful places and tourist destinations in the country. It had been used as the exterior for Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik is also a famous cruise port with lots of cruise ships. The tourists can walk the medieval town and admire its ancient constructions. Of course, there are a variety of hotels for any taste or budget in the city. That is why your vacation there will be not only interesting, but also comfortable. Come to Dubrovnik to explore this mysterious town in Croatia.
Take the Driving tour of Zagreb
To see a lot of famous sights in Zagreb, you can rent a car with a licensed driver and go on an amazing road trip. The drive allows you to explore some highlights that are not in walking distance of the city center such as the Green Horseshoe of Zagreb or Mirogoj. It is best if you dive into the beauty of Zagreb’s landmarks in a combined walking and driving tour. You should also try the most delicious dishes and drinks of local cuisine in the city. Zagreb is also one of the most interesting destinations in Croatia, in fact.
Dive the depth on the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is located in one of the most wonderful parts of the Adriatic. It is a perfect place to explore the unsurpassed underwater world with a lot of marine species. The average depth of the Blue Lagoon is 10 meters (the maximum is 20 meters). The best time for diving is from May to September when the temperature of water is around 25 C. It is also a good place in Croatia to teach your children how to dive.
Visit the Roman Amphitheatre in Pula
Pula is the largest city on the Istria peninsula in North Croatia. There would be an opportunity for you to see the Roman Amphitheatre built in the 1st century under the rule of Emperor Vespasian. It is one of the world’s biggest Amphitheaters, by the way. A lot of great gladiator flights and knight tournaments occurred there during the Middle Ages. The Roman Amphitheatre in Pula could contain a 20 000 audience. Be sure to visit this tourist destination in Croatia.
Go hiking on Moslavina Hill
The Hill is only an hour and half driving away from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It is situated in the middle of the region of Moslavina. You can find exquisitely preserved archaeological remains of fortresses and churches there. If you go hiking on Moslavina Hill, you will have a chance to enjoy green colors of the surrounding forest and fresh air. You should definitely meet this unknown area of Croatia and explore its beauty.
Discover the best beaches in Croatia
The best beaches are located in the south of Croatia, on the Dalmatian coast. Only a few of them are sandy, the others are covered with smooth pebbles or rocks. There is usually a couple of cafes or restaurants around the beaches because of the government restrictions. We can recommend you such Croatia’s beaches as Spiaza (Susak), Queen’s Beach (Nin), Bačvice (Split), Proizd (near Korčula Island), Rajska Plaża (Lopar), or Gornja Vala (Gradac). All of these tourist destinations in Croatia are always worth a visit.
Walk Tito’s Secret Tunnels
The island of Vis was used as a military base with 20 km of underground tunnels and mines in the previous century. During the Second World War, it was the main hideout of Josip Broz Tito, the leader of the Yugoslav partizans. You can explore the labyrinth of underground secret army tunnels and watch abandoned warehouses and the remains of cannons during your vacation. Some of the tunnels were converted into wine cellars. This destination particularly attracts lots of tourists from around the world.
Explore Croatia’s National Parks
The country has 8 national parks and one Geopark listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. They cover about 1000 km2 of the total surface of Croatia (the sea makes for 235 km2). Each park is really worth visiting. You can enjoy a stunning landscape, rich wildlife, unique flora and fauna. They are perfect places for nature lovers and those preferring active rest. Summer is the best time of the year to visit Croatia’s National Parks while on vacation.
Kayak the azure waters of the Adriatic
If you are going to visit Split, the small peninsula in Croatia, you should definitely kayak the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. You can also relax, swim and learn about the history of Split and Croatia. Of course, you can kayak almost anywhere along the Adriatic. Kayaking holidays is a great way to relax and get to some hidden beaches. Even if you have never done it before, be sure, you will be able to kayak. Almost anyone can do it.
Croatia is a perfect and idyllic place for your vacation. We can give you a thousand reasons why you should go there to spend your holidays. You will be able to understand this yourself, once you have visited Croatia.