Since a long time, the territory of Croatia has been on the tourist map. Do you know why? It is because of the historic and natural tourist attractions in Croatia. Located in southeastern Europe, it is famous for its long coastline boasting over 1000 islands of which hardly 4% are inhabited. Due to the cool Mediterranean ambience, Croatia has much to offer not only to its natural admirers, but also to its cultural fans and adventure lovers.
If you plan to visit a country, its capital is the first target for a first time visitor. So, in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, you can expect a myriad of historical and religious monuments as well as museums. Considering the old monuments, the most stunning ones are the St. Mark’s Church with its tiled ceiling, the Cathedral, and the Parliament at the Upper Town. Museums are not at all boring. In fact, you will admire the museums located at the Donji Grad’s Lower Town. The most notable ones are the Museum of Arts and Crafts full of indigenous crafts right since the ancient times and the Mimara Museum adorned with sculptures, ceramics, and paintings. For wondering at some splendid sculptures, head to Mestrovic Atelier. And yes, check out for the fortresses here by joining a guided trip.
Just to the capital’s north, Zagorje is the known town where hills undulate and vineyards spread its wings. The main highlights here include the ancient Veliki Tabor and the citadel of Trakoscan. Regarded as the Heritage site, the Dubrovnik Town is worth a visit. Here, just take up a walk by the side of the walls of 13th century to spot and marvel at the baroque churches, Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum, the Franciscan Monastery boasting the Europe’s oldest pharmacy, and War Photo Limited.
The Central Dalmatia’s capital, Split, is a historical and religious hub. Found in the 3rd century, the city today offers the Heritage site of the Diocletian’s Palace as well as the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments where some local religious artworks are simply awesome. Want to go back to the time of 3rd century BC? Head off to Trogir, the small city that was discovered by the Greeks. Here, you will surely adore the stunning Romanesque cathedral as well as the Venetian stone edifices designated as the World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Are you a natural lover? Then, the Brijuni National Park is just ideal for you. Nestled off the Istria’s west shore, this is the region of 14 conserved islands. It would be a unique holiday experience if you plan to reside for at least two days on the largest island of Veli Brijun where there is also a safari park as well as a golf course. One more similar highlight is the Krka National Park that is popular for its lovely canyon as well as the splendid Skradinski buk called the Skradin Falls that are made by a river. Here, do no forget to explore the Visovac Island where a Franciscan Monastery is worth exploring.
Considered as among the top tourist attractions in Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is like a hub of the tourists. Completely hidden by the trees, the park is the home of more than 10 lakes as well as waterfalls. And this is also a World Heritage Site.
The Golden Cape is among the must visit tourist attractions in Croatia where windsurfing is a very exciting sport. Located on the Brac Island, this is actually a beach where the grand grit of Zlatni Rat called the Golden Cape provides an awesome background for photography. Porec, an Istrian town, is a historic town found during the Roman era. So, you can expect a few World Heritage sites – the Euphrasius Basilica as well as the 6th century mosaics.
Want to have some island fun? Then, come to Hvar that is a celebrated island adorned with rocky shore as well as blue scenes. For the tourists, some best coffee is served and that the picturesque harbor and a hilltop fortress are just the sites to admire. If you are fond of island-hopping, you can do so among the mass-free islands – Kolocep, Sipan, and Lopud near the town of Dubrovnik.