Are you counting the days to leave for Croatia ? Lucky! Without a doubt, it is one of the best trips you can take throughout your life. And it is not only one of the sunniest countries in all of Europe, but it also has 1,185 islands where you can enjoy spectacular beaches, surprising nature, rich gastronomy and a lot of history, art and culture. Can you ask for more from a vacation destination?
In case you are still not very clear about what you have to see in Croatia or simply want to know a little more about this beautiful country, today at Vuela Viajes we are going to take a tour of the best cities. And it is that everything is not going to be sun and beach! Would you like to join us? I assure you that you will love seeing what this jewel of the Adriatic hides!
Logically, the first city we have to talk about is Zagreb, the capital of the country. And that is usually overshadowed by the coastal charms of Croatia! Known for hosting a large number of museums, cultural institutions and exhibitions, we recommend you stroll through the Tkalcieva street, get on a tram, contemplate the landscape from the Medvednica mountain and cross its lively Josip Jelacic beach.
But since we know that what really interests you in Croatia is its coast, we are now going to tell you about one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the whole country. We refer to Dubrovnik, an ancient city located in the south where you can visit a lot of historical places: Roland’s Column, the Bell Tower, the churches and walls, the Sponza Palace…. In fact, its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition, you cannot miss the Old Port, which maintains the charm of bygone times.
Next we want to tell you about Split, which is one of the largest cities in Dalmatia, a region of Croatia. As in many other places in the country, within its walls you can see a lot of historical monuments, such as the Diocletian Palace. In addition, there are many ferry lines here that connect with the Adriatic islands and a lot of beaches that you will have to visit.
We also want to tell you about Hvar, one of the Adriatic islands that you will have to visit. And here you will find virgin forests and plenty of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. As if that were not enough, you can contemplate a charming mix of architectural styles, enjoy its scented lavender fields and enjoy its nightlife.
In the old town of Zadar you will find a lot of churches and old buildings full of life. You will enjoy walking through its cobbled streets and eating an ice cream in one of its colorful ice cream parlors. Also, if you are a nature lover, you will be delighted to know that there are 6 beautiful national parks around. Of course, you can also enjoy its spectacular beaches.
The Istrian peninsula stands out for its landscape, reminiscent of that of French Provence: while green predominates in spring, in autumn it is reddish tones and browns that illuminate the mountains. When summer arrives you can enjoy the intense blue of the sea. In Istria you can visit Pula, famous for its amphitheater from Roman times, the Temple of August, and the Gate of Hercules; and Porec, a small city with many places to visit, such as the Basilica of Eufasio or the Roman temples of Mars and Neptune.
Do you want to know how much distance there is between all these cities? Take a look at the map below and plan the best possible itinerary to enjoy all of them.