What Best Places to See During Your Stay in Croatia?

Updated On October 7, 2023
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Croatia is an absolutely beautiful and stunning country that can offer you a whole variety of interesting places.

In fact, there are so many incredible places and exciting activities that can be pretty hard to make a choice.

In this article, we’ve gathered 12 the most remarkable spots in Croatia you need to visit during your stay in this country.



Dubrovnik is the most popular tourist spot in Croatia and it is absolutely worth visiting.

You will be impressed by its Old Town that is filled with old churches, towers, and palaces.

The town is surrounded by massive stone walls and the whole place has its unique magnificent vibe.

If you want to enjoy some beautiful views, you should take a walk along the city walls that are 1.2 miles long.

Also, make sure to visit the St. Lawrence fortress and enjoy the view from Srd Hill where you can get by the cable car.

Just keep in mind that Dubrovnik is one of the most expensive places in the country.

Also, it is really crowded during the summer months when various festivals are held.

Nevertheless, you need to see this place in any case.


Plitvice National Park

One other very popular spot in Croatia is Plitvice National Park.

It’s known all over the world for its magnificent emerald lakes and waterfalls.

The whole spot – it’s a system of 16 lakes that are connected by beautiful streams, quiet trails, and wooden bridges.

This place has some magical atmosphere and breathtaking beauty that will catch your heart.

You need at least 2 days to fully enjoy this place and relax completely.

Just keep in mind that it’s better to visit this place during fall or spring as there are not so many visitors as during summer season.

Plitvice National Park
Plitvice National Park


Split is one of the largest cities in Croatia but, in fact, it’s not really big and feels more like a town with 250 000 people living there.

The most famous place in Split is Diocletian’s Palace that was built during the period of the Roman Empire.

The building takes a significant part of the Old Town that is surrounded by high walls with impressive huge gates.

Also, there are lots of magnificent churches, gorgeous palaces and beautiful squares such as the Peristyle which is the main square of the city.

There you can see an arcaded courtyard and St. Domnius Cathedral with its amazing bell tower.

During your stay, stroll along the Riva promenade at the harbor and visit the gorgeous local park Marjan Hill.

It should be mentioned that Split is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Split isn’t among the most popular places in Croatia so the city isn’t really overcrowded.

You can see lots of locals relaxing all over the city.

Also, it’s a perfect destination for those who want to enjoy both the island atmosphere and the Dalmatian interior.



Rovinj is one of the most stunning places in Istria region that is on the North-East of Croatia.

Rovinj is a small town on the seashore.

The Church of St. Euphemia with its beautiful bell tower is one of the most incredible places in the city.

This little town will impress you with its magical vibe.

You’ll fall in love with its small colorful buildings, green alleys and fishing boats that are all over the harbor.

And, of course, you need to see local sunsets with their magnificent shine.

If you don’t have much time, you can explore the town only in a day but if you aren’t in a hurry, it’s better to stay there for a while and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Rovinj.

Moreover, there are lots of beautiful beaches and great cycling routes around the town.

If you have enough time, you should also visit nearby towns like Pula, Porec, and Novigrad.


Hvar Town (Island of Hvar)

If you don’t have much time but still want to see at least one island in Croatia, Hvar is exactly what you need.

It is one of the most popular islands in the country and Hvar is known for its parties, natural beauty, and amazing historical sites.

This place is absolutely wonderful and picturesque.

It should be mentioned that you can take a one day trip to Hvar Town easily as it is not far from Split.



If you want to have some coastal vocations in Croatia, Makarska is a perfect option for you.

This small town is famous for its gorgeous beaches and beautiful view of Mt. Biokovo which is one of the highest peaks in the country.

Despite there are no significant sites around the town, Makarska is an absolutely beautiful town with its own unique vibe.

Going to this town, you can enjoy the beauty of local nature, gorgeous beaches, and trails.

Adventurous people will for sure enjoy hiking and cycling up Mt. Biokovo while observing magnificent views of the local National Park.



Šibenik is for sure cannot be considered as the most popular tourist destination in Croatia.

Nevertheless, it’s for sure worth visiting as you need to see the Cathedral of St. James which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Also, make sure to visit the amazing Town Hall with its beautiful Venetian-loggia style, as well as the Church of Santa Barbara.

The town is full of narrow streets and stone steps that lead to St Michael’s Fortress.

As the town is located on the top of the hill, there are lots of places where you can enjoy magnificent views and sunsets.

Moreover, there are lots of ancient beautiful fortresses around Šibenik.

In fact, this place is a perfect destination for history lovers.


Town of Bol (Island of Brač)

Brač is a Croatian island that is really famous for its natural spots.

Two most famous sites are situated right near the small town of Bol.

One of these sites is Zlatni Rat beach that is very popular among tourists.

It’s an almost ideal triangle with white paddles that extends right into the blue sea.

The second place is Vidova Gora which is the highest spot in the Adriatic Islands.

It is more than 2 500 feet high.

It’s a perfect place for hiking lovers and a great spot for those who want to enjoy a magnificent view.

If you decided to visit Bol itself, you’ll be impressed by a calm and peaceful atmosphere of the city.

There are lots of hotels, resorts, and other great spots around the town.

Also, you for sure need to visit Stina winery where you can relax after a long day.

Town of Bol
Town of Bol

Vis Town, Vis Island

Vis Island is the most popular spot among locals.

This place has a magnificent laid back atmosphere.

Vis Town is a really beautiful place that is located in a bay and surrounded by stunning hills.

There are lots of small peaceful bays around the island where you can relax and enjoy swimming in the sea.



One another great destination you need to see in Croatia is Omiš.

This small town will impress you with the beauty of the Cetina river and huge cliffs that are on both sides of the river.

The whole town is surrounded by stunning sceneries.

Also, it’s just a perfect place to enjoy various adventures.

There such activities as canyoning, zip-lining, climbing, hiking, and rafting.

If you want hiking, you should visit Starigrad Fortress that is located on one of the surrounding cliffs.

Also, make sure to visit the Mirabella Fortress and take a stroll through the town enjoying its picturesque views.



Despite being a small town, Trogir has lots of attractions that are worth seeing.

Take a promenade through the town to see its famous Cathedral as well as a fortress, lots of churches, belltower and beautiful coast.

All of them are located in the old part of the town.

You should also know that Trogir is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

During your stay in the town, you can feel like you’ve returned to the Venetian era.



Zagreb is the biggest city in Croatia.

In fact, it has nothing in common with most Croatian towns and islands.

It has a vibe of a typical European capital like Vienna or Budapest.

During your visit to Zagreb, you should visit St Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral, Jelačić Square.

Also, take a stroll through Strossmayer Square which is a beautiful rectangular park.

It’s one of the places in Croatia, you must see in any case.


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