Thanks largely to Game of Thrones and its iconic locations, Croatia has become the newest place to gain huge popularity with travelers and holidaymakers alike. There is so much to see and discover in this beautiful country, but here are some good places to start:
Let us begin with what brings so many visitors to Croatia: Game of Thrones. Any fan of the show will recognize the ancient city of Dubrovnik, as the filming location of King’s Landing. However, you do not need to have watched the series to enjoy the spectacular, historic sights. Walking through the streets feels like stepping back in time. Small group tours in Croatia give you the opportunity to explore the country and gain insight into its fascinating past.
Palazzo di Diocleziano
If you are interested in finding out more about Croatia’s history, then the Palazzo di Diocleziano should be on your list. You can find it in Split, the second-largest city in Croatia. This stunning palace was built at the turn of the fourth century AD by the Romans. It was built on for centuries and is made up of 220 buildings. It remains an impressive piece of architecture and a bustling place to visit. Lonely Planet described it as the living heart of the city.
If you are staying in Split, be sure to take the ferry to Hvar. It is one of the most sought-after spots in the Dalmation Islands. The town of Hvar is home to some of Croatia’s best restaurants and also offers some delectable sights. Whether you want to unwind by a beach, or get exploring, Hvar is an idyllic destination.
The Plitvice lakes are a breath of fresh air away from the bustle. It is a couple of hours away from major cities and it is well worth a visit. The lakes are a perfect time to soak in some beautiful sights and appreciate nature. Though, with it being such a popular tourist spot, you should expect bigger crowds during the summer. The best time to visit Plitvice Lakes is late spring or later summer. The weather should still be good, but you will not have to deal with as many visitors.
You will find this melodic marvel in Zadar, Croatia’s ancient coastal city. It was created by artist Nikola Bašić. 35 pipes are fitted into the pavement, producing noises powered by the waves. You will spot fellow visitors enjoying the sights and sounds by the sea. While you are in the area, be sure to check out Bašić’s other creation: Greetings to the Sun. It is made up of 300-colored solar panels.
Croatia has so many fantastic creations and beautiful spots. If you have been before, where would you recommend visiting? If you are planning to go, what are you looking forward to most?