Top Choice Monument in Zadar

Sun Salutation

Another wacky and wonderful creation by Nikola Bašić (along with the nearby Sea Organ), this 22m-wide circle set into the pavement is filled with 300 multilayered glass plates that collect the sun’s energy during th…
Top Choice Castle in Rijeka

Trsat Castle

High on a hill above the city, this semiruined 13th-century fortress offers magnificent vistas from its bastions and ramparts, looking down the Rječina river valley to the docks, the Adriatic and the distant island …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Biokovo Nature Park

Biokovo Nature Park

The limestone Biokovo massif offers wonderful hiking opportunities. If you’re hiking independently, you have to enter the park at the beginning of ‘Biokovo Rd’ – basically the only road that runs up the mountain – a…
Top Choice Monument in Zadar

Sea Organ

Zadar’s incredible Sea Organ, designed by local architect Nikola Bašić, is unique. Set within the perforated stone stairs that descend into the sea is a system of pipes and whistles that exudes wistful sighs when th…
Top Choice Beach in Lopar

Paradise Beach

One of Croatia's finest beaches, this sickle of fine sand hems Lopar's southern flank and is the biggest attraction in these parts. Backed by all sorts of attractions – from minigolf to ice-cream parlours, this is t…
Top Choice Beach in Vis Island


Tiny Stiniva is Vis’ most perfect cove. The high cliffs surrounding it form an almost complete circle, with only a gap of about 10m open to the sea. The beach is lined with large smooth pebbles which blaze white aga…
Top Choice Island in Northern Dalmatia

Obonjan Island

A new destination, the tiny car-free island of Obonjan around 10km off Šibenik has been transformed into a holiday resort, but one with a twist. Accommodation is in safari-type tent lodges, some with views straight …
Church in Rijeka

Our Lady of Lourdes Capuchin Church

If you're arriving by bus, you won't help but notice this imposing church towering over the station. Dating from 1904, its ornate neo-Gothic facade stands above an elaborate Italianate double staircase.
Museum in Rijeka

Natural History Museum

Located in a very grand 19th-century villa, this museum is devoted to the geology, botany and sea life of the Adriatic area. There’s a small aquarium, exhibits on sharks, taxidermic animals and lots of bugs. Don’t m…
Gate in Rijeka

Roman Arch

This plain archway marks the former entrance to the Praetorium, an ancient military complex. Other Roman remains can be seen in a small excavation site nearby.