Best places to visit in Croatia
Croatia is a country of historic architecture and medieval towns, days full of sunshine and warm weather, and natural attractions and stunning coastlines. It is a country that is on so many bucket lists, and rightly so. Situated along the Balkan Peninsula, Croatia shares its borders with five other south-eastern European countries to the east, and the glistening Adriatic Sea to the west.
Croatia’s capital and largest city, Zagreb, is located in the north-western part of the country. Today, the city is a cosmopolitan haven today, with independent bars, cafes and universities lining the streets, but go back almost 2,000 years and the city was a medieval landscape. Towers, palaces and detailed churches stood tall.
Across all cities in Croatia, there is a beautiful contrast between the old and the new: cobbled streets, unique architecture and traditional markets, versus the vibrancy of the modern metropolis. It’s one of the things that makes Croatia so attractive. In fact, it’s been titled Europe’s fastest-rising holiday destination for multiple years running.
There are also many destinations, cities and national parks to consider visiting during your trip to Croatia. Cities like Zagreb, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik are all larger destinations that offer sight-seeing experiences centered around literature, history, science and art. These cities are the epitome of old versus new. We have included six of Croatia’s best places to visit – a blend of cities, national parks and up-and-coming cosmopolitan wonders.