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10 Places You Must Visit in Croatia

 

Croatia is one of those countries that has it all: idyllic islands, enchanting old towns and forested national parks. Add fresh seafood, rustic cuisine and white wine into the mix and you have a pretty perfect holiday destination. With all its rustic charm and natural beauty, Croatia has to be one of my favourite European countries ever and I would urge you to add it your Europe travel plans. When you visit, here are 10 places you absolutely must add to your itinerary.

 

Hvar, Croatia

Hvar
Croatia’s most fashionable island, Hvar attracts a string of well-heeled travelers and yacht-owners in the summer months. It deserves every bit of attention it gets with turquoise waters and charming old towns.
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Krka
Krka waterfall is the second most visited in Croatia, after Plitvice lakes, however what makes it so special is you can swim in the fresh waters beneath the powerful waterfall. The water is cold, but it’s impossible not to take a dip in such an idyllic setting.
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Korçula, Croatia

Korcula
Korčula is a beautiful island with rugged coves and fragrant pine trees that will instantly steal your heart. Take a day to meander through cobbled backstreets and climb medieval spires before stopping for a leisurely lunch beneath the pines.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is as pretty as a postcard with its winding backstreets, orange-hued rooftops and medieval architecture. The best way to see the city and the surrounding Adriatic sea is by walking the city walls.
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Dugi otok
One of Croatia’s lesser known islands, Dugi Otok should not be overlooked. Stepping onto this island feels like stepping back in time to bygone Croatia with rustic restaurants and old fishing villages.
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Trogir
Built within a medieval wall, Trogir is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. The city is best seen from the top of the fortress which offers enchanting views of the UNESCO-listed city centre.
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Plitvice lakes
Plitvice lakes need no introduction. Synonymous with Croatia, these emerald lakes and waterfalls are the country’s most visited attraction. The national park area is home to cascading waterfalls, verdant hikes and some of the most beautiful nature you’ll ever see.
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Šibenik
Šibenik is a tiny, ancient town located along Croatia’s coast. It’s full of charm and character with well-trodden backstreets and colourful doors. Step back in time by visiting the 15th-century Cathedral of St. James and the ancient fortress which has an open-air theatre.
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Zadar
Few cities resemble Italy as much as Zadar, which is little surprise when you understand much of the city is made up of Roman and Venetian ruins. At the heart of the city lies the ancient Forum which was once the epicenter of religious life and now attracts visitors from all over the world.
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Split
Often overlooked and used as a jumping point to Croatia’s islands, Split is not only the best connected town for catching ferries but it’s also a very pretty town. Climb the bell tower for panoramic views over the city and dine in Diocletian’s Palace and you’re sure to fall under its charm.
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