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Croatia is a beautiful Central European country that is fortunate to border the Adriatic Sea. Long, beautiful coasts, over 1240 stunning islands filled with amazing flora and fauna, breathtaking views and unforgettable landscapes attract almost 20 million tourists every year.
Even if you had a month, it still wouldn’t be enough time to fully enjoy and visit all the beautiful places in Croatian coastline. Unfortunately, not everyone can get vacations this long. Are you’re thinking of travelling to Croatia, but you’re limited on time? You have to plan your staying in advance, to get the most out of your visit there.
Due to the country shape, it’s recommended to travel there using the yacht. It’s not only incredibly convenient form of transport, but also the fastest way to visit and explore all the places you wanted to see. Obviously, you don’t have to own a yacht to be able to travel this way. If you’d like to know more about why this form of transport is the most popular amongst tourists, you can check it here.
The variety of stunningly beautiful places that you should see in Croatia is so wide that it’s pretty much impossible to visit them all. Because of that, we made a list of the most beautiful places that you can’t miss!
Nakovana Ghost Town
If you love exploring abandoned places, the ghost town of Nakovana is a place you have to see! In the past, it was a vibrant farming village, but most inhabitants had to leave the city, because of the Italian and German troops invasion during the Second World War. An event that eventually finished the town off was the national civil war in the 1990s. Nowadays tourists can wander along cobblestone streets and feast their eyes on abandoned houses. Go there and feel like you travelled back in time. Don’t forget to bring some food and water, because there’s no shops or restaurants in this area.
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. This city offers you so many possibilities that you’ll have a hard time to choose what to do. You can start your journey with the city walls walk. It won’t take more than 2 hours, and you’ll be able to see beautiful landscapes and make tens of photos. Also, make sure to take a ride on the Dubrovnik Cable Car. It was built in 1969, and millions of tourists use it to enjoy marvellous panoramic views.
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Even if you’ve never been to Dubrovnik before, you might feel that you’ve already seen some of these places before. It is because the city was the main location for King’s Landing, the largest city and capital of the Seven Kingdoms. If you want to sit on the Iron Throne, make sure that you visit this picturesque city.
Korcula Island Vineyards
A place that every connoisseur of the vine has to see. Vineyards extend to the horizon, and you can admire this stunning landscape, and indulge yourself with a tasting tour. It’s a place that you’ll never forget. But vineyards are not the only tourist attraction that you’ll find on this island. Rumours says that Marco Polo was born in Korcula town, so if you want to know more about this famous merchant, you have to visit Marco Polo museum.
Odysseus Cave in Mljet Island
Odyssey is something that most of us read. According to the legend, Odysseus shipwrecked on Mljet Island, and Nymph Calypso, who ruled this island, kept him in captivity for seven years. This legend is now attributed to Maltan island of Gozo, but it’s still worth visiting Mljet, as you will find a great, perfect for swimming place, known as Odysseus Cave. It’s recommended to go there during midday hours because sun rays provide this place with exquisitely beautiful illumination.
It’s most known for the Zlatni Rat, which is described as the best European beach. Unfortunately, it’s very crowded, so it might be a good idea to explore the coastline and find other beaches that are less-visited, but just as stunningly beautiful as Zlatni Rat. If you’re a fan of passive recreation, this is the perfect place for you. Spend your day on the beach, enjoy the sunbaths, and swim in the crystal clear, turquoise water.
It’s a small region, located south-east from Dubrovnik. In Konavle everyone can find something fun to do. The area is perfect for hiking and cycling. But arguably the biggest tourist attractions is amazing waterfalls and long beach coastlines. Turquoise waters and palm trees attract many tourists. Visit Konavle, and you’ll be stunned by the beauty of this place.
It’s not a coincidence that Croatia became one of the most desirable tourist destinations. With so many tourist attractions and loads of picturesque landscapes, it’s a country that you necessarily have to visit.