Top 10 places in Croatia to travel to for first-time visitors

Top 10 places in Croatia to travel to for first-time visitors

 There are so many cities to see while Croatia tours, but we’ve narrowed it down to ten of the most beautiful land coolest destinations that first-time travelers should consider visiting. You will be astounded at the architecture, food and natural beauty of these cities and don’t forget your bathing suit since many are situated on the Adriatic coast of Croatia.


This is the capital of Croatia and is known for its beautiful 19th century architecture, avant-garde museums and fantastic restaurants.  While visiting be sure to check out St. Mark’s Church, the Zagreb Cathedral and Dolac Market.


Pula is a stunning city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, right on the tip of the Istrian Peninsula. It has many gorgeous beaches and features a stunning amphitheatre that remains from Roman times. This city has many surviving Roman buildings and is spectacular to walk through.


Another coastal city of Croatia, Poreč is known for the Euphrasian Basilica which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also go visit the Baredine Cave and walk down streets that still feature Roman structures.


Zadar is situated on the coast of Dalmatia and also features many Roman ruins in the Old Town. This is a city to visit if you enjoy culture as it hosts many museums, theatres and unique architectural establishments. It also has one of the most beautiful sunset in the world


Split is located on the Dalmatian coast and invites beach lovers and historians alike. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site can be found in the historic center of Split and for the sports lovers there are many opportunities to enjoy a soccer game or watch water polo.


Hvar is a coastal city on the northern end of an island off the coast of Croatia. It was originally a naval base for centuries and is currently used as a port into Croatia. A must see is the Spanish Fortress which offers great views of the island. It is the biggest city on the island and

Plitvice Lakes

For the environment lovers, the Plitvica Lakes National Park is a spellbinding forest reserve in the central area of Croatia. Within the Park you can find waterfalls, lakes and a limestone canyon to explore. There are many hiking trails to follow and discover all the flora and fauna the park has to offer.


This city came be found towards the southern range of Croatia and is also situated on the coast. Filled with stunning architecture, some tourist favourites include the Duke’s Palace, the UNESCO World Heritage city core, the city gates and walls and the Fortress Kamerlengo.


This coastal city is known for its massive stone city walls and renaissance inspired buildings. During the 90’s there was structural damage to the walls from the Yugoslav People’s Army, but it has since been repaired and now welcomes tourists and locals alike to enjoy the beaches and city. While visiting, be sure to check out the Minceta Fortress, take a ride on the Dubrovnik cable car and check out the Bacina Lakes.


Another island in the Adriatic Sea, Korčula is full of medieval towers and surrounded by luxurious beaches. Consider walking through the Old City to enjoy the architecture, visiting Pupnatska beach to enjoy the sun and visiting one of the restaurants to get the catch of the day.

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