10 Wonderful Tourist Attractions In Croatia

There are countless beautiful tourist attractions in Croatia. Croatia offers amazing scenery, rich history, beautiful beaches and loads of fun for all ages. Aside from the Dalmatian Coastline, there is Dubrovnik, declared by Lord Byron as the Pearl of the Atlantic. This walled city of marble streets houses ancient buildings built in the traditional baroque architecture. At the heart of the city is Placa, a street lined with coffee shops and stores. The city itself is replete with museums, churches and monasteries—living witnesses to a rich ancient Russian history.

There is also Istria, a beautiful place located right smack in the middle of the Croatian peninsula  Finally, Zagreb provides tourists with a taste of baroque Europe which is almost Italian. And here are 10 wonderful tourist attractions in Croatia:

1. Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice LakesThe Plitvice Lakes are considered to be one of the most beautiful natural destinations in Europe which is located in The Plitvice Lakes National Park. The beautiful Plitvice Lakes are famous for their unique colors, including azure, green, blue, and gray. The area around the lakes is home to an extremely wide variety of animal and bird species. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Various animal species can be found there including European brown bear, eagle, wolf, owl, wild cat and many more. The woodland is also rich in forest greens such as Mediterranean and Alpine vegetation in addition to the commonly found flora. Because of this, there are hiking trails around the National Park for tourists.

2. Dubrovnik

DubrovnikDubrovnik has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and is fondly referred to as “Pearl of the Adriatic” for its classic charm and beauty. Dubrovnik is one of famous tourist attractions in Croatia and the Mediterranean. The walled city was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice and achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, fountains and the famous walls that surround the old city.

3. The Dalmatian Coast

Dalmatian CoastDalmatia is a historical region of Croatia on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. This is one place with a lot of beautiful beaches, fishing haven, excellent climate, and right place to relax. This place is fast becoming a famous tourist destination in Europe. The great thing about Dalmatia is that you can choose to go on a trendy getaway, or you can choose to go to an isolated vacation spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whichever vacation you choose, you are guaranteed to have a nice time.

4. Zagreb

ZagrebZagreb has a large and well-preserved old town on the hill and a 19th-century city center. The Croatian capital is also the country’s largest cultural center, with many museums and galleries. The beauty of Zagreb, Croatia can be compared to the charm and brilliance of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna with its cobbled pavements old city medieval architecture. Museums can be found around Zagreb and can be visited for a fee. These museums are where the city’s best-kept art and historical pieces.

5. Istria

IstriaIstria’s natural beauty, stunning shoreline and continental climate are perfect for a sophisticated holiday. Emerald-blue waters and secluded pebble shores sit effortlessly beside historic cities and natural wonders. Istria is characterized by rolling fields of green, plains and valleys. There are village settlements set up by artists and artisans on top of the hills. And the coastline is a great place to watch the sun rise and set. Tourists that are looking for comfort will find everything that they need in the hotel complexes lining the coast.

6. Pula Roman Arena

Pula ArenaRoman Arena, which is the 6th largest Roman amphitheater to survive. The Pula Arena was built around the 1st century AD and could seat over 26,000 spectators. Now, the amphitheater in Pula is a popular Croatia attraction and used to host a variety of festivals and performances during the summer months. The exterior wall is constructed in limestone. The part facing the sea consists of three stories, while the other part has only two stories since the amphitheatre was built on a slope. The maximum height of the exterior wall is 29.40 m (96.5 ft). The first two floors have each 72 arches, while the top floor consists of 64 rectangular openings.

7. Diocletian Palace in Split

Diocletian PalaceThe beautiful city of Split, Croatia is one of the most frequented places by tourists in the country because of the many sites that interesting. Split has many museums that showcase the city’s rich history. One of these is the Diocletian Palace, which is right at the heart of the city. Declared as a UNESCO Heritage Site, this palace-museum is adorned with renaissance and gothic structures that are silent witnesses to the events that took place within its walls centuries ago. Today many restaurants and shops, and some homes, can still be found within the walls.Today many restaurants and shops, and some homes, can still be found within the walls.

8. Hvar

Hvar harbourBlessed with beautiful beaches and abundant vineyards found at the foot of the mountains and hills that radiate with fresh flowers, Hvar is the ultimate destination for those seeking tranquility and peace. Beautiful architecture is also among the many reasons why tourists are lured to spend their vacation here in Hvar. An example of its brilliant architecture is the Cathedral of St. Stephen, which stands at one end of the Town Square. It was built between the 16th and 17th centuries and has an elaborately decorated bell tower that is four-stories high.

9. Krka National Park

Waterfalls, Krka National+ParkThe scenic Krka National Park is situated a few kilometers north of Sibenik city. This national park has a breathtaking view of the city’s flora and fauna, made even more picturesque by the waterfalls and given a touch of history by the archaeological remains that can be found in the area. Its beauty is often compared to the charm of the more famous Plitvice Lakes National Park.

10. Zadar

ZadarZadar is a wonderful place in Croatia that is often visited by tourists, local and foreign. Here you can A walk through the streets of the old town on the peninsula, visit any of the 34 old churched of the peninsula and discover the colorful history that each of them has to tell. There are also ruins of old Roman forum situated around Zadar. After a tiring day of touring the city, you can relax at one of the cafes in Zadar or end your day with a nice swim on the pristine waters, while enjoying the sunset.

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