Croatia is a beautiful country that offers a fantastic mix of magical sights, beaches, culture, and historical relevance. If you’re planning a trip to this stunning country, then here are just some of the top sights and experiences you should definitely add to your itinerary.
1. Take in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Croatia is actually home to ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which means you’ll be spoilt for choice when you visit this country. These sites can be visited any time of the year, but it’s always worth a visit out of the peak summer months when the crowds have dissipated a little, giving you more room to explore.
The UNESCO sites to be found in Croatia currently stand as:
- The city of Dubrovnik
- The city of Trogir
- The Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
- Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe
- Stari Grad Plain
- The Cathedral of St James
- Stećci’s Medieval Tombstones Graveyard
- Venetian Works of Defence
- Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica
If you can’t fit all ten into your journey, you can rest easy knowing that even just one would be worth a trip.
2. Visit Some of the Game of Thrones Filming Locations
If you’re a fan of Westeros, then Croatia offers many stunning locations to make you feel closer to the action. Dubrovnik has provided the setting for many great locations of the show, including King’s Landing, Cersei’s notorious shame-walk, and the infamous scene of Joffrey’s wedding, to name a few. So if you’re looking to indulge the TV and fantasy fan in you, you’ll want to look into the best Game of Thrones tours if you’re planning a visit to Croatia.
Even if you’re not the biggest Game of Thrones fan, this walking tour still takes in some of the best sights, including Dubrovnik’s old town, which is a must for any tourist.
3. Dive the Blue Lagoon
If you’re looking for crystal blue waters and a tranquil place to relax, then a trip to the Blue Lagoon is a must. The Blue Lagoon is also abundant with marine life. Nearby, you can take a dive to explore the underwater statues called The Stations of the Cross; these biblical statues are positioned on the seafloor, and makes for the perfect combination of diving and exploration, with time spent relaxing on the shores of the Blue Lagoon.
4. Explore the National Parks
As well as World Heritage Sites, Croatia is no stranger to a National Park, either. Croatia has 8 National Parks ready to be explored. The most popular National Park is that which is coupled as a World Heritage Site: Plitvice Lakes National Park, which provides everything from rushing waterfalls and glistening lakes to plank trails, perfect for a truly breathtaking area of exploration and one of the ultimate musts during a visit to this country.
If being outdoors is your thing, then you’ll want to explore at least one of Croatia’s beautiful National Parks.