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30 things to do in Croatia
Croatia offers diverse landscapes, incredible scenery and architecture, including Baroque palaces, and a wide range of things to see and do. Below are 30 things to do in Croatia:
1. Visit the Amphitheatre Pula
Visit the impressive Amphitheatre at Pula, which was the Romans gift to Croatia. Now also used for summer events and concerts, the amphitheatre is well worth a visit.
2. Sea Kayaking Croatia
Enjoy a paddle in the sea off the famous Dalmatian coast, or the more adventurous can enjoy water sports including sea kayaking.
3. Pavement cafés Croatia
Known as being big coffee fans, Croatia boasts some of the liveliest pavement cafés in Europe, which provide an excellent vantage point for watching the world go by.
4. Visit Varazdin Croatia
Varazdin is a picture postcard Baroque town with ornate churches and old palaces, which you take you back in time.
5. Visit Skradinski buk Croatia
Krka National Park offers visitors some amazing scenery and amazing waterfalls.
6. The Zagorje Croatia
One of the best places to visit in Croatia is The Zagorje, where castles sit on hilltops, including the stunning Veliki Tabor and Trakoscan, with vineyards below.
7. A boat trip to the Kornati Islands
Take a boat trip to the Kornati Islands, which now form part of a stunning national park.
8. Peljesac Peninsula Croatia
Discover the rugged scenery and landscapes of the Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia. Mountain ranges combine with quiet coves, seaside villages and some superb restaurants selling fish and seafood.
9. Hvar Croatia
Known as the trendiest resort on the Adriatic, Hvar is also home to a host of renaissance palaces and churches, and is well worth a visit.
10. Cigoc Croatia
Cigoc is a timber-built village in Lonjsko Polje, where wetlands provide the nesting ground for hundreds of white storks. If you are visiting Cigoc, don´t forget your camera.
11. The Diocletain´s Palace Split
Situated in the heart of Split, the Diocletain´s Palace was once an elegant Roman house, which was taken over by the townsfolk.
12. The Plitvice Lakes Croatia
Drive your hire car to the stunning Plitvice Lakes, with their steep waterfalls, turquoise lakes and forested hillsides.
13. Losinj Island Croatia
Enjoy the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of Losinj Island, with unspoilt fishing ports, lush Mediterranean vegetation and a superb location in the northern Adriatic.
14. Folk Festivals Croatia
Enjoy Croatia´s rich heritage by visiting a folk festival. Music and dancing is a big part of Croatian history, so make the most of the summer folk events and concert.
15. Rijeka to Dubrovnik Ferry Croatia
Take a trip on board the Rijeka to Dubrovnik ferry, and you will enjoy some fabulous scenery along the way.
16. Trsteno Gardens Croatia
The Trsteno Gardens provide visitors with a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the flora and fauna. Trsteno is situated on the coast, just north of Dubrovnik and is one of the most picturesque regions in Croatia.
17. Rovinj Croatia
Rovinj combines modern style and elegance with the charm of an old fishing village, and is one of the most popular towns in Istria.
18. Paklenica National Park Croatia
Paklenica National Park is the best place to go for walking, hiking and most outdoor adventure sports. Enjoy the craggy limestone gorges and the dense pine forests to get a real feel of outdoor Croatia.
19. Tvrdalj Croatia
Hidden away in the back streets of Stari Grad, Tvrdalj is a renaissance nobleman´s house which is situated in a quiet part of the Dalmation Coast.
20. Water sports Croatia
Water sports, particularly scuba diving are becoming increasingly popular in Croatia, and offer you the perfect chance to get up close and personal with colourful sea life.
21. Trogir Cathedral Croatia
Trogir Cathedral is an impressive monument to medieval Christianity, and boasts some of the most spectacular stone carvings in Europe.
22. Zadar Croatia
Zadar is a vibrant peninsula town, packed with Roman ruins, old churches and alleyways with pavement cafes, bars and shops.
23. Istrian hill towns Croatia
The brown stone settlements of Motovun, Oprtalj and Groznjan are well worth a visit, and provide perfect vantage points to survey the beautiful landscape of central Istria.
24. Opatija Riviera Croatia
Walk the Lungomare, an 8km promenade, passing shorelines scattered with rocks, subtropical vegetation and a string of stunning coastal villas.
25. Gradec Zagreb Croatia
Zagrebd area is home to historic Croatian buildings, terracotta tiles and leafy backstreets, which nestle, almost hidden from the capital´s modern city centre.
26. The Elaphite Islands Croatia
Explore the Elaphite Islands, which are generally car-free, and attract hikers and walkers from all over Croatia. You can also make the most of the sandy beaches on the Elaphite Islands.
27. Truffle Days Istriad
Marked by local fairs and festivities, the first day of the truffle-hunting season attracts thousands of visitors to Istria. Join in the fun in Buzet, where the world´s largest truffle omelette is free for visitors.
28. Seafood Restaurants Croatia
Fresh fish and seafood restaurants are plentiful in Croatia, and the rich waters of the Adriatic produce some of the world´s finest fish.
29. The Dominican Monastery Dubrovnik
Visit the Dominican Monastery at Dubrovnik, where the quiet cloister is home to excellent exhibits of renaissance art.
30. The Dubrovnik Walls
Take a walk around the battlements of old Dubrovnik, where you will enjoy stunning views over the city.
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