Croatia is a small country, but it is full of attractions. And it is that in little more than 50,000 square kilometers you can find a mixture of history and modernity, an exuberant nature and the most interesting cities. In short, visiting this beautiful place bathed by the waters of the Adriatic Sea it will be impossible for you to get bored.
Among the main attractions of Croatia are its cities . For this reason, today we wanted to take a tour of the most important in the country. Would you like to join us?
How could it be otherwise, we are going to start our tour in the city of Dubrovnik, known as “the pearl of the Adriatic”. And the truth is that we are not surprised that it ended up having this nickname, since it is a really beautiful place, with a historic center surrounded by walls declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, an exquisite gastronomy, some surroundings of the most interesting and beautiful natural corners, highlighting its islands, which although they have been declared national parks, can be visited. Among all of them, the Island of Lokrum stands out , which is located just one kilometer from the coast. Also, on a visit to Dubrovnik you will not be able to miss its charming Old Port.
The second city on the list cannot be other than Split, a place that has an enormous cultural wealth, an important architectural heritage and a beautiful natural environment. As if that were not enough, from this city you can access other islands and cities that are worth it. Of all the attractions of Split, the Diocletian’s Palace stands out, an architectural complex declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO where Roman remains, medieval streets and Gothic and Renaissance palaces are mixed. Other places of interest are the National Square, the Republic Square, the Church of Our Lady of Poljud and the Fortress on Gripe Hill.
Another important city in Croatia is Zagreb, the country’s capital, where history, art and culture converge in a magical way. Best of all, the main attractions are close to each other. In fact, most are in the two main parts of Zagreb: the Lower Town and the Upper Town. Here you will find palaces, churches, medieval houses, museums, terraces, cafes and a rich gastronomy.
We continue our tour in Hvar, a beautiful island located in the Adriatic that belongs to the Central Dalmatia region. Undoubtedly, the main attraction of this place is its natural environment, since here you can find virgin forests, endless fields of lavender, vineyards, olive groves and paradisiacal beaches bathed by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, you will love the mix of architectural styles that can be found in its streets.
We also want to talk about Opatija, a super tourist city that has beautiful beaches, a warm climate, beautiful views and beautiful gardens. It should also be noted that it is a city located at the foot of Učka Mountain, which attracts many fans of winter sports. In addition, here you will find a wide cultural and leisure offer.
Finally, we want to tell you about Zadar, a city located in the North Dalmatia region that has a beautiful old town surrounded by walls where you can find churches, palaces, a beautiful port and the maritime organ , which is a pier that forms a beautiful melody thanks to the force of the sea. An essential visit is to the tower of the Church of San Donato, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the sea and the city.
Now, so you can schedule your tour of the country, nothing better than taking a look at the following map. Thanks to Google Maps you will know the distances between all the cities that we have mentioned in this article.