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We fell in love with Croatia on our first visit here 6 years ago and although our favourite place is here on Korcula, there are so many wonderful places to visit suiting all types of travellers, no matter their likes and interests. Here are some of our best loved places to visit in this pick and mix holiday destination.
Charming village located in the peninsula of Istria. Soak up the culture and history by wondering the pretty old town and visiting the Church of Saint Euphemia. Its location makes it a good base to visit other parts of Istria, such as Pula, known for its very well preserved Roman amphitheatre.
Trendy sea-side resort located in the Kvarner Riveria made popular during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The long promenade is lined with grand buildings oozing opulence. Spend time walking the promenade, visiting the historical sites and relaxing on the beach.
Croatia is blessed with a number of National Parks and perhaps the most stunning is the UNESCO World Heritage listed Plitvice Lakes. Admire the sixteen lakes with beautiful waterfalls surrounded by luscious and thick forests.
The capital of Croatia is best known for its vast number of museums but Zagreb also offers great gastronomy, night-life and rows of cafes to watch the people go by. This capital city retains its local vibe and also offers a great base to visit other nearby towns such as Samobar.
Its position as the most westerly Croatian island helps Vis maintain its peaceful and relaxing way of life. A visit here is not complete without a trip to the Blue Cave and enjoying the locally produced wines. The clear waters around Vis are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
A real contrast to the hype and crowds of Dubrovnik, Cavtat is located just 15km from the architectural delight of the old walled town. Restaurants, cafes and bars line the waterfront and bays and beaches provide perfect spots for swimming and sunbathing.
Picturesque small town with a historical centre with narrow streets perched on top of a hilly peninsula. A number of sports and recreational activities can be enjoyed in Primosten and there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy traditional cuisine.
Shrouded by mountains and split by the Cetina River, Omis is the perfect place for action. Rock-climbing, rafting and paint-balling are some of the many pursuits that can be enjoyed in and around Omis. Omis also offers culture in its historical old town and beaches for those who just want to relax.
This beautiful island is carpeted by rich green forests and the western side is recognised as a National Park. Enjoy kayaking across the lakes to the 12th century Benedictine Monastery or learning about the legends of Odysseus and the nymph. Mljet is a fantastic daytrip from Korcula.
An archipelago of 46 islands, the biggest (and most to see) also called Lastovo. Rich forest covers this relaxed and beautiful island and it is the perfect place to visit for tranquillity and to explore nature. Easily accesible from Korcula as a daytrip or a destination to stay for a few nights. Read more about visiting & staying on Lastovo.
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Croatia has had a long history under the rule of empires and foreign powers, but now stands proudly as an independent country blessed by an abundance of natural beauty and emerging as one of the most popular summer holiday destinations.
Croatia is located in South-East Europe bordering with five other European countries, lying alongside the Adriatic coast. What makes it unique is its diverse terrain, from rolling plains and wooded mountains to rocky coastlines; and it’s more than a 1000 islands. Mixed with this varied geographical landscape are the regional cultural differences of the Croatian people, influenced by the various ruling parties through-out the centuries and Croatia’s bordering nations, which have shaped their traditions, language, cuisine and way of life.
The Croatian people are very friendly and their hospitality to strangers, friends and family alike is over-whelming. Social life tends to revolve around coffee shops and bars where friends will meet regularly for a drink to catch up on the gossip. Their sense of national pride and a strong musical culture results in groups of acquaintances bursting into song (fuelled by a few glasses of home-made wine or liquor).
Croatia is now very accessible from all parts of Europe either by air, sea, road or rail. Travelling around Croatia is easy by car or by good value public transport (bus or boat). The currency is the Kuna although larger shops and restaurants may accept Euros. The official language is Croatian but most people speak at least one other foreign language such as English, German or Italian. Croatia is a very safe country with very little crime and neighbours looking out for each other; people outside of the main cities always leave their doors unlocked.
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