The Top 5 Attractions In Croatia
Croatia has a range of amazing attractions from historic cities to pristine nature.
If you are going to be visiting Croatia, there are some attractions that you cannot miss. These attractions include palaces, old towns, seaside villages, national parks and UNESCO world heritage sites.
Dubrovnik Old Town Walls
One of Croatia’s most glamorous tourist destinations is the old town of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has a magnificent old town with sturdy medieval defensive walls and is a UNESCO world heritage site. If you are visiting the town for the first time, you have to take a tour of the city which includes a walk along the ramparts of the old wall. The complete circuit is 2 kilometers and includes towers, fortresses, cannons and more.
From the top of the old defensive walls, you will be able to enjoy a view over the old rooftops. Past the houses, you will be able to see the glistening waters of the Adriatic Sea. It is important that you wear comfortable shoes for the walk and take some bottled water along with your camera.
Diocletian’s Palace In Split
Split is the second largest city in Croatia after Zagreb and within its ancient Roman walls is Diocletian’s Palace. The palace overlooks the Adriatic Sea and was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian who lived there in 305 AD. The palace is square in plan and has 4 monumental gates leading into it. 3 of the gates are land gates with the fourth opening directly onto the waters of the Sea.
The outside of the palace is impressive, but the inside houses a number of amazing features. The Peristyle is an arcaded courtyard which can be visited along with the Cathedral of St Domnius which has an elegant bell-tower. This site has also been given the status of a UNESCO world heritage site.
The blissful Dalmatian islands are a major tourist attraction and the most fashionable place to visit is Hvar town. Hvar is the home of some of the top hotels in the country and the best seafood restaurants. The town can be dated back to the Venetian rule of 1420 to 1797. It is completely car-free which gives you the opportunity to enjoy it by foot.
In the main square, there is a 16th-century cathedral overlooked by a hilltop fortress. There is also a fishing harbor making the town popular with yachters and celebrities. If you enjoy water sports then this town is a great place to go.
More Info – http://www.hvarinfo.com/hvar/
Plitvice National Park
Plitvice National Park is Croatia’s most visited inland attraction and you will easily see why. The park has steep forested hills with 16 lakes connected by a succession of beautiful waterfalls. There is a network of footpaths and wooden bridges that help you take in all of the beauty that the park has to offer.
The park is also a haven for animals because of its pristine nature. Some of the animals in the park include wolves, bears, eagles, falcons and owls. There are a number of hotels along the edge of the park where you can stay.
Zagreb’s Gornji Grad
A trip to Croatia is not complete without taking in Zagreb and the main sightseeing area of the medieval Gornji Grad. The Upper Town offers a Neo-Gothic cathedral with twin steeples and the Croatian Sabor or Parliament. You can also visit the much loved Museum of Broken Relationships while in the capital city. There are many attractions in the Croatian capital and you might want to consider taking a guided tour to get as much in as possible.