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Sunny beaches, irresistible seafood, summer weather, mountains and its share of medieval cities and historic ruins – Croatia located in Eastern Europe is a holiday-makers delight. The vibrant country is situated on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea is rated as one of the top travel destinations of Europe since the War of independence held in the 1990s. Here is an overview of some of the best places to visit in Croatia.
Zagreb: The capital city of Croatia boasts some great museums, galleries, restaurants, and fine dining. Known as the heart of Croatia, the cosmopolitan city is divided into an Upper and Lower Town where the upper town known as the “Gornji Gard” houses old medieval churches and towers. The lower town called the “Donji Grad” is a modern area known for its world-class museum and the Croatian National Theatre.
Korcula: Famously known as the alleged birthplace of the famous traveler, Marco Polo – the Korcula Island boasts lush green forests, vineyards, sandy beaches, and quaint villages. The Korcula Townhouses Venetian Renaissance Architecture, colorful markets, and many other attractions for tourists.
Zadar: A three-thousand old city, Zadar attracts tourists with its beautiful coastline and rich history. The Old Town offers many sightseeing attractions for tourists including Roman ruins, medieval architectures, and countless old churches. The pebbled beaches along the coastline are ideal for tourists to relax, sunbath, and swim.
Split: The second-largest city of Croatia, nicknamed as the “Mediterranean Flower” is situated on the peninsula of the Dalmatian Coast. The gothic and the Renaissance architecture of the city are must-see sights. The city also boasts some great shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as the Green Market and the Bavice Beach.
Rovinj: The city is an archipelago of 20 islands as well as an Old Town that features narrow streets of cobblestone, archways, stairs, and other interesting architectures. Some must-see attractions of the Rovinj include the 12th-century town clock, seven medieval city gates, and the St.Euphemia’s Basilica. The streets of Rovinj are also filled with various shops and stalls with vendors selling art pieces, souvenirs, and other gift items.
Dubrovnik: The old city, nicknamed as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” is one must visit the city when in Croatia. Situated on the tip of Croatia, the city of Dubrovnik was established in the 7th century. The old town of Dubrovnik is full of orange roofed houses, cobblestone streets, picturesque palaces, churches, and many other sightseeing treasures.
Hvar: The island of Hvar is known for its beaches, vineyards, and green fields. The Hvar Town boasts the Town Square which is the largest in Croatia as well as Gothic palaces, churches, fortresses, and many more offerings for tourists. For adventure seekers, Hvar provides some excellent hiking and swimming opportunities.
Best time to visit Croatia
If you are not tied up with “school holidays” the best time to visit Croatia is May-June and September-October where you can expect sunny weather ideal for swimming and sunbathing. November to April should be avoided as the weather tends to get very chilly during the winters and many hotels as well as attractions close down because of the unpleasant weather.
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