Landing in the capital Zagreb in the north, the listing takes you first up north before heading east into Slavonia. After checking that we go across to Istria before heading down the coast and checking out some of the islands.
Croatia’s capital and largest city is located at the northwest of the country, across the Sava river. Zagreb is full of history and there’s lots to see at the Upper and Lower portions of town, including Zagreb Cathedral. Zagreb has become popular during the past couple of decades, especially at Christmas time thanks to Advent at Zagreb.
- Hrvatsko Zagorje
Little green hills surrounded by rivers and streams, forests and vineyards are home to a number of little old wooden homes and magnificent castles. This magical region is located at the northern region of Croatia, just a half an hour drive from the capital, Zagreb.
Čakovec, after the website of Aquama (wet city ) in Roman times and a Legionnaire camp, now is the chair and the largest city of Međimurje County. A renowned castle, the old city of Zrinski family, surrounded by beautiful gardens, Zrinski Guard, a historical military unit and also the Church of Saint Nicholas are only some of the sights this city must reveal.
Đakovo is the centre of this fertile and rich Đakovo area in Slavonia. Be sure that you take a look at the pure-bred white Lipizzaner horses and rich Slavonian cuisine.
The baroque structure, the 18th-century citadel and the zoological garden will keep you occupied for at least a day, however if you are interested in researching the surroundings make sure to check out Kopački Rit — a nature park that is among the very attractive preserved wetlands in Europe.
The town suffered a lot of damage throughout the Homeland War in the 1990s but has witnessed a huge spike in tourism over the past two years thanks to the railway on the Danube from Vukovar and ethnic occasions.
Renaissance and Baroque architecture will leave you breathless in addition to the rich nightlife, particularly during the summer. Rijeka is also home to Trsat Castle.
Opatija is located on the Adriatic shore and was a very fashionable resort in the 19th century. Go for a stroll along the Lungomare on a balmy evening or dine at one of many fantastic restaurants. Opatija is also famous for its Maiden with the seagullstatue.
- Umag & Novigrad
Located on the western Istrian coast are the towns of Umag and Novigrad. Novigrad is set on a small peninsula and its own beauty and cultural heritage, together with the turquoise blue sea, also make it a fantastic spot. Museums, food, music festivals (Umag) and sport, are just a few of the things these portion of the country has to offer.
This enchanting little city will make you fall in love with its narrow streets, romantic balconies, vibrant houses, small shops and cafes. As soon as you’re done falling in love — struck among the beautiful beaches. Rovinj is among the most well-known destinations in Croatia and it’s no surprise.
The small medieval hilltop town of Motovun is situated 270 m above sea level with homes scattered all over the mountain. Really charming.
Hum, located in Istria, has a population of only around 20 people and is recorded as the smallest town in the world by Guinness World Records. Additionally, it appears to be one of Istria’s most picturesque places.
Heading further south, stop off in Pula, home to the amazing Roman amphitheatre.
Heaven on earth, the Brijuni islands, 14 of these, are famous for their beauty and being of Croatia’s most beautiful National Parks. You can take a tour by train or bicycle around the island, see not only the breathtaking scenery but also the remains of this temple of Venus and Roman Villa Rustica.
Situated inland in the Central Croatian town of Slunj is the magnificent little village of Rastoke. Rastoke is known for its well-preserved mills as well as the picturesque little waterfalls and flowing cascades along the Slunjčica river, which flows to the river Korana in this place. Only 33 km divides Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke.
- Plitvice Lakes
Among the earliest national parks in Southeast Europe, the biggest national park in Croatia, and among the most magical places on Earth.
We struck today the Dalmatian coast. Zadar is a must-see. Be sure to take a look at the Greetings to the Sun — a wide circle installation, set to the pavement and filled with multi-layered glass plates which collect the sun’s energy through the day. Along with the Sea Organ that produces sounds throughout the movement of the sea, it generates an wonderful light show.
Šibenik, located on Croatia’s central Dalmatian coast, is a gorgeous town with a rich history and full of interesting websites. The Old Town is a magnificent stone with monuments dating back to the 11th century.