It is difficult to make a list of the best and most beautiful places in Croatia because it is a state that has more than a hundred magical islands, villages, and towns. We have tried this time to choose the top tourist attractions in Croatia for visitors. If you plan to travel to one of these places, we are sure you will pass the best vacation time.
1. Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Croatia as well as all of Europe. This part is the home of many waterfalls and a vigorous forest. The eye-catching 16 lakes interconnected and divided into upper and lower groups are the main attractions of this park. The lakes range in colors from turquoise to blue, green and gray and formed natural travertine dams. Here is the largest waterfall in Croatia, the Great Waterfall, 78 meters high. In addition to the height, other waterfalls differ as it is formed by winding the creek down a steep cliff, while other waterfalls form lakes. It is a stream of Plitvice, which connects Plitvice Lakes to the Squashes, stone recesses at the end of the steep flow of Plitvice. If you are lucky with time, you will be able to enjoy the turquoise colors of the Plitvice waters, which almost does not differ from the colors of the most beautiful seaside bays on an idyllic island of the Kornati archipelago.
Picturesque, the town of Razanac, situated in the Zadar County of Croatia, has its charm in ancient buildings skirted by crystal clear water. The place resembles the Caribbean, but instead of the sea, there has a canal, surrounded by the park Paklenica. The main tourist attractions of the destination are the Old Town, harbor and the ruins of its fortress. Today, this harbor and fishing village renders tourists quiet and peace, as well as various opportunities for enjoying active vacations like visiting nearby national parks, playing tennis and the island of Pag. You can hire a boat and roam around the harbor.
The historic city on the Croatian coast brings together attractions responsible for ensuring a complete schedule for tourists. Poreč is a town of traders and craftsmen, and some of the most beautiful buildings have been built. The centenary buildings of the old town are the major attention of the visitors. Peterocut tower is located at the beginning of the central street of the old town. It erected in the middle of the fifteenth century in the gothic style, with the Venetian lion on the facade. In addition, the Baredine cave, the region’s only geological monument, welcomes travelers every day. The green and natural landscapes help make everything in Porec even more beautiful.
4. Dubrovnik Archipelago
A very popular tourist destination in Croatia is Dubrovnik Archipelago, is also known also as the “pearl of the Adriatic”. Located in the southernmost part of Croatia, on the bank of the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik founded in the seventh century and developed with the maritime trade. Stari Grad is surrounded by high defensive walls that have been well preserved to date. They are the biggest attraction for tourists because it is a walk through 1940 meters long walls and a beautiful view of Dubrovnik, islands, and sea is a unique experience. On the north side of the wall, there is a round Minke Tower, built in the 15th century. The historic quarter preserves all the centuries-old sweat riches, such as ancient ramparts, cobbled streets, and magnificent palaces.
Zagreb is a vibrant metropolis, the capital and the biggest city of Croatia, full of attractions, historical and modern. Zagreb is located in northwestern of Croatia. Today, Zagreb is regarded as a cosmopolitan city, familiar as the heart of Croatian culture. Zagreb has grown from two medieval settlements that have been developed for centuries on two neighboring hills. Both of these settlements were surrounded by solid forts and towers, the remains of which have been preserved to this day. Century changes the look of Gradec and Kaptol. Old wooden houses ripped up and raised lavish palaces, monasteries, and churches. The wealth of the city is contributed by numerous trade fairs, property income and a multitude of craft workshops. The city is home to wealthy noble families, king’s officers, and wealthy merchants from across Europe. Schools and hospitals are opened; cultural traditions of the European capital are accepted. The city grows its medieval boundaries and spreads over the vast plain. Zagreb is confirmed as the administrative, economic and cultural center of Croatia.
6. Hvar Island
The island of Hvar is a group of middle Dalmatian islands which is ten and a half km wide and sixty-eight km. Hvar is the sunniest and longest island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The island is popular for its delightful Mediterranean climate, where the winters are mild and the summers are pleasant for the sunniest hours. The economy of the island of Hvar is based on olive growing, viticulture, tourism, lavender cultivation, fishing and rosemary cultivation. There are many famous tourist attractions on the island, some of which are Hvar, Ivan Dolac, Sućuraj, Stari Grad, Sveta Nedjelja, Jelsa, and Vrboska. The most famous visitor attraction on the island is the town of Hvar. Hvar is gorgeous Croatian island located on the Dalmatian coast, popular for its lavender fields, vineyards, and spectacular beaches. The main town of Hvar is Hvar Town, an attractive place with thirteenth century stone walls, imposing fortress-palaces and marble streets.
Located on the Istrian peninsula on the Adriatic Sea, Rovinj is an archipelago of 20 islands. It is one of the “most photogenic” towns of the Mediterranean is a former fisherman, today Rovinj tourist place. Distance from Pula is 40 kilometers, and Rovinj has long been known as a city whose climatic features have a beneficial effect on health. Therefore, this city and its citizens still cultivate a long tradition of keeping places and “fighting” for the epithet of “healthy city” and the rest of nature. The entire coast, namely, along with the twenty-two islands, is a protected natural heritage. In narrow cobbled streets, stairways, arches and other interesting architectural details make the old town a pleasant place to visit. Some of its historic gems include the twelfth-century town clock and 7 medieval city gates that make Rovinj top visitor attraction in Croatia.
8. Stari Grad
The beautiful old town of Stari Grad is located in the north of the island of Hvar. Stari Grad, which literally means Old Town, is full of historical sights. Already before Christ, the first settlements were created and since then the city has grown. A walk through the center gives you a good impression of the history of the city. Culture lovers should definitely visit the Stari Grad Museum. The museum is housed in a nineteenth-century palace built by the brothers Biankini. The Tvrdalj castle from the sixteenth century and the Mlin Mill in the harbor are also definitely worth a recommendation.
9. Kornati National Park
By 1980, the 89 islands of the Kornati archipelago declared a national park. The area and also the sea is a protected area so that the flora and fauna can recover. Tourists can enjoy summer holiday themselves in Croatia. There are several tours to book, you can snorkel and dive as well. The crisp water is always tempting and a dive is more than pleasant. The small stone houses you encounter on different islands are all privately owned. Often there is nothing precious to find and it concerns very simple homes. There is more than enough opportunity for eating a delicious fresh meal. Most restaurants serve local dishes and fresh fish.
10. Elafiti Islands
Perfect for those who do not like staying in one place: take a trip to the many islands of Croatia. If you love island hopping, then you can go here and kiss. Croatia counts more than a thousand pearls. From the mainland, there are daily ferries to most of the inhabited islands. I recommend the Elafti islands, a group of six islands and seven smaller islands with picturesque fishing villages and quiet beaches with a clean sea in which you draw reluctant lanes. A day trip from Dubrovnik’s old port to the three most popular islands of the archipelago named Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan one of the top tourist attractions in Croatia.