Monday 23 July 2018

5 Unmissable Places to Visit in Croatia

AD* | Croatia is a wonderful destination for a holiday, providing the perfect blend of culture, history and heritage and that all-important warm weather! Although there are endless things to do and places to visit, there are a number of must-see attractions and destinations that are sure to feature on any round-up list. Therefore, I've compiled a few of my favourites to share with you below!

Plitvice Lakes National Park

If you fancy taking some time away from the coast, head inland for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Officially designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979, Plitvice Lakes is Croatia's premier National Park. Take a relaxing stroll through the wonderful landscape or alternatively, get a bit more adventurous with a hike through the Park. Don't miss the outstanding terraced lakes and waterfalls that Plitvice Lakes has to offer.

Diocletian's Palace

This ancient palace was originally built in the fourth century AD for Diocletian, the Roman Emperor at the time. This fascinating example of ancient history and architecture remarkably still remains in use today, breathing life into the modern-day town of Split. Offering a splendid mixture of homes, businesses, shops and eateries, this stunning wonder is undeniably well worth a visit.


Of course, no trip to Croatia would be complete without a visit to Dubrovnik. One of the most frequently visited and best-known cities in southern Croatia, Dubrovnik lies along the coast and offers a wealth of attractions and sights for tourists. Take a walk in the footsteps of countless others by strolling along the ancient walls of Dubrovnik, originally built as a means of defending the city. Alternatively, embrace the more modern side of the city and tour the filming locations used in the hit TV show Game of Thrones, or simply step back and relax against the blissful backdrop of the Adriatic Sea.

Zlatni Rat

Also known as the 'Golden Cape', the Zlatni Rat is situated on the southern coast of the island of Brač. Boasting impressive coastal views, clear waters and beautiful white sand, this humble spit of land is the ultimate picture-postcard destination. For the more adventurous holidaymakers, watersports like windsurfing are also popular here.


If you are planning a trip to take in the sights and sounds of Dubrovnik, don't miss your chance to also pay a visit to Srđ. This mountain flanks the city and offers the perfect opportunity to escape the city walls and get back to nature. Take a walk on one of the mountain's trails and make sure to check out Fort Imperijal, a defensive military fort built during the Napoleonic Wars.

In addition to its wide variety of exciting things to do, Croatia is sure to offer visitors an unforgettable holiday featuring stunning scenery and rich local culture. If you are interested in booking a trip to Croatia, look no further than HolidayGems for an affordable, memorable summer break.

So, whether you are planning your next fun-filled getaway, searching for the perfect honeymoon destination or simply researching where to visit next, consider Croatia for your upcoming travel plans. With so much to offer, there really is something for everyone in this wonderful part of the world.

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Have you ever been to Croatia? Do you have any additional attractions or destinations to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Great post. I loved Dubrovnik when I went. I certainly didn't expect it to be so good. Definitely want to head back to Croatia at some point.

    1. Same here! It's definitely on my post-pandemic travel list.