The Adriatic Sea is one of the reasons why we consider Croatia one of the most outstanding destinations in Europe. You can drive along the Adriatic Sea for hours and never get bored with the views. However, there are also many charming spots all over the country that you should include on your list if you’re planning to explore the Balkans. Check out the most beautiful places in Croatia!
View of Croatia. Photo by Milena&Edwin from Koalasontheroad.com
Situated in the South of Croatia, Trogir is a great destination if you want to travel in time. Its Old Town and Kamerlengo Castle makes you feel like nothing has changed in this lovely town for centuries. Set within medieval walls on a tiny island linked by bridges, Trogir has retained almost intact with many beautiful buildings from its age of glory. Thanks to that, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you have time, you should visit the tower or Cathedral of St Laurence because the views are simply breath-taking. Just keep in mind that the stairs are terrifying. A total must see within the cathedral is the Chapel of St John, which is considered the best Renaissance sight in Dalmatia!
Trogir in Croatia. Photo by Milena&Edwin from Koalasontheroad.com
The one and only town amongst Croatia’s Adriatic seaside which history doesn’t belong to Greeks or Romans. Sibenik is the oldest Slavic town on the coast and was in hands of Venetians for almost 4 centuries. The Cathedral of St James is probably the most important sight in the Sibenik, but there are several other churches worth visiting all over the town. You should also visit the Loggia built in typical Italian style as it’s a characteristic element of architecture in this region.
Sibenik in Croatia. Photos by Milena&Edwin from Koalasontheroad.com
Known as Croatian Saint Tropez, Rovinj is a very popular touristic destination which we found very charming and much less crowded than its French friend. Rovinj is a great place to relax and slow down your journey. There is a lot of restaurants, cafes and art galleries. Visiting the Church of St. Euphemia should be an absolute must, because it’s the largest Baroque building in Istria and its bell tower is a copy of the one at St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Once you finish your visit there, you should head to the Old Town and explore how Rovinj looked like when it was an island. No matter where you go, you will always find yourself surrounded by colorful houses and tiny, cobbled streets. You can enjoy the sun on the downtown beach of Mulini, and don’t forget about the Aquarium which is one of the oldest in Europe!
Rovinj in Croatia. Photo by Milena&Edwin from Koalasontheroad.com
After crossing the main gate of Dubrovnik we understood why people are so amazed with Croatia. From all the cities you’d see during your trip, Dubrovnik will probably be your favorite one. Called the Pearl of Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Dalmatia and of course a part of UNESCO. I suggest you to start your day visiting the Museum of Pharmacy (the first pharmacy of Republic) and then just get lost in the town.
The city itself is incredibly beautiful. You can see the fortress and the whole town from that beach and I can assure you this will be your best spot for the pictures!
Dubrovnik in Croatia. Photos by Milena&Edwin from Koalasontheroad.com
Would you consider Croatia as your holiday destination this year? This article is just a small introduction to everything that this beautiful country can offer so I hope we inspired you to explore it!