Where to go in Croatia

There are loads of ‘must do’s’ in Croatia but here are my picks for beautiful nature, beaches, sailing and relaxing.

Plitvice Lakes 

The National Park is two hours from Zagreb by bus and a must-do in Croatia. The 16 beautiful blue lakes are surrounded by walking trails that give you great views of the waterfalls from above and a closer look when you get down to the lakeside.  It’s busy in summer with tourists coming in from campsites and nearby hotels, but as the Park covers over 300km it never feels too crowded.

Hvar

A daily ferry operates from Split to Hvar. Here you can relax near the water, climb up to the Spanjola Fortress to see Hvar town from a different way and take trips to other islands in the area.

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Trogir

A short bus ride from Split Old Town and perfect for a change of pace after you’ve explored Split.  The Cathedral offers great views of the marina and the ancient town below.  Trogir is a world heritage site and a great place to chill out with a drink by the water.

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Dubrovnik 

After walking the old town and the city walls there are plenty of small secluded beaches a short walk from the busy town centre.  If you want to be more active sea kayaking is Dubrovnik’s signature activity. You can paddle your way other islands nearby on a full or half day excursion.   After dark Dubrovnik’s city walls come alive with bars and restaurants perched on the edge of the cliffs for gorgeous sunset views to end the day.