Must-see attractions in Croatia

  • High angle of Dubrovnik's old town and coastal region.

    City Walls & Forts


    No visit to Dubrovnik is complete without a walk around the spectacular city walls that encircle its historic core. They're among the finest in the world…

  • JULY 11, 2017: Empty courtyard in Diocletian's Palace.

    Diocletian’s Palace


    Taking up a prime harborside position, the extraordinary complex of Diocletian's Palace is one of the most imposing ancient Roman structures in existence…

  • Caves and waterfalls

    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    By far Croatia's top natural attraction and the absolute highlight of Croatia's Adriatic hinterland, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is a glorious…

  • View in a bright sunny day of fortress Klis near Split in Croatia.

    Klis Fortress


    Controlling the valley leading into Split, the imposing Klis Fortress spreads along a limestone bluff, reaching 1260ft (385m) at its highest point. Its…

  • Croatia, Dalmatia, Brac island, Bol, Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach

    Zlatni Rat


    Zlatni Rat, Croatia's most photographed beach, extends like a tongue into the sea for about a quarter of a mile (400m). Despite the hype and constant…

  • St Dominus Cathedral belfry, Diocletian's Palace .

    Cathedral of St Domnius


    Split’s octagonal cathedral is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings still standing. It was built as a mausoleum for Diocletian, the last…

  • Euphrasian Basilica.

    Euphrasian Basilica


    Top billing in Poreč goes to the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art. Built…

  • Ancient ruins of arena

    Roman Amphitheatre


    Pula’s most famous and imposing sight is this 1st-century oval amphitheatre, overlooking the harbour northeast of the old town. It's a huge and truly…

  • Main door of cathedral, Santiago de Compostela

    St James' Cathedral


    The crowning architectural glory of the Dalmatian coast and the undisputed masterpiece of its principal designer, Juraj Dalmatinac, this World Heritage…

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    Paklenica National Park

    Northern Dalmatia

    Covering 95 sq km of the Velebit Range that divides continental Croatia from the Adriatic coast, Paklenica National Park contains some of the country’s…

  • Teenage girl descending an idyllic lake at the Dalmation coast, named Dragon's eye - stock photo
Dragon's eye lake, (Zmajevo Oko) in Rogoznica, Croatia. Natural salt water lake in the middle of nature, not far from the beach. The lake is in the middle of nature and freely accessible to all. Many people take a swim there as well.

    Dragon's Eye Lake

    Northern Dalmatia

    One of Northern Dalmatia's most striking natural phenomena, Dragon's Eye Lake is a 10,000-sq-metre oval encircled by 4m- to 24m-high cliffs. Connected to…

  • Pustinja Blaca hermitage on the rock.

    Blaca Hermitage

    Brač Island

    Things can't have looked too different on the approach to this remote mountain cleft when a small group of priests and their servants, on the run from the…

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    St Mark’s Cathedral

    Korčula Island

    Dominating the little square at Korčula's heart is this magnificent 15th-century cathedral, built from Korčula limestone in a Gothic-Renaissance style by…

  • Vučedol Culture Museum

    Vučedol Culture Museum


    Located 5km downriver from Vukovar, this museum sits on one of Europe's most significant archaeological sites and provides an introduction to the most…

  • Arches of Gothic Renaissance Rector's Palace.

    Rector’s Palace


    Built in the late 15th century for the elected rector who governed Dubrovnik, this Gothic-Renaissance palace contains the rector’s office and private…

  • Trsat Castle, fort interior courtyard, Rijeka, Kvarner Region, Croatia

    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…

  • Museum of Broken Relationships


    From romances that withered to broken family connections, this wonderfully quirky museum explores the mementos left over after a relationship ends…

  • Pozdrav Zuncu (Sun Salutation) monument by architect Nikola Basic, Zadar, Zadar county, Dalmatia region, Croatia, Europe

    Sun Salutation


    Another wacky and wonderful creation by Nikola Bašić (the local architect who designed the nearby Sea Organ), this 22m-wide circle set into the pavement…

  • Mirogoj Cemetery



    A 10-minute ride north of the city centre (or a 30-minute walk through leafy streets) takes you to one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe, sited…

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    Temple of Augustus


    Fronted by a high porch supported by six Corinthian columns, this small but perfectly proportioned temple was built sometime between 2 BC and AD 14. It…

  • Krka Monastery

    Krka National Park

    This isn't just the most important Serbian Orthodox monastery in Croatia; it's one of the faith's most important sites full stop. Featuring a unique…

  • Young people sunbathing on pier, listening to Sea Organ, Zadar, Croatia

    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…

  • Stara Baška

    Krk Island

    For one of Krk's best beaches, head south of Punat on the lonely road to Stara Baška. It’s a superlative drive, through steep, parched hills and lunar…

  • Bell tower of St. Mary's church at Rab, Croatia.

    St Mary's Campanile

    Rab Island

    Dating from the 12th century, this is Rab’s tallest bell tower and one of the most beautiful on the entire Croatian coast. The 26m edifice is topped with…

  • Lošinj Marine Education Centre

    Lošinj Island

    A companion piece to the practical conservation work of Blue World, this enlightening attraction aims to educate locals and visitors about the marine…

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    War Photo Limited


    An immensely powerful experience, this gallery features compelling exhibitions curated by New Zealand photojournalist Wade Goddard, who worked in the…

  • Rab island, Croatia - July 19, 2018: The Paradise beach in Lopar, Croatia. South-east Europe.

    Paradise Beach

    Rab Island

    One of Croatia's best beaches, this sickle of fine sand hems Lopar's southern flank and is the biggest attraction in these parts. Backed by all sorts of…

  • Lubenice Beach

    Lubenice Beach

    Cres Island

    One of Kvarner’s most remote and beautiful beaches, this secluded cove is accessed by following a steep path through the scrub. The 45-minute descent is a…

  • Krivica Beach

    Lošinj Island

    If you only want to hit one beach, drive 5km to the turn-off for Krivica. It’s a 30-minute descent from the parking area to this idyllic, sheltered bay,…

  • St Lawrence's Cathedral


    Trogir's show-stopping attraction is its three-naved Venetian cathedral, one of the finest architectural works in Croatia, built between the 13th and 15th…

  • Srđ


    From the top of this 412m-high hill, Dubrovnik's old town looks even more surreal than usual – like a scale model of itself or an illustration on a page…

  • Krka National Park

    Krka National Park

    Stretching from the western foot of the Dinaric Range into the sea near Šibenik, the 73km Krka River and its wonderful waterfalls define the landscape of…

  • Colentum Beach

    Northern Dalmatia

    On Murter's northern coast, along the western edge of the Gradina Peninsula north of the settlement of Marina Hramina, is one of Dalmatia's most unusual…

  • Obonjan Island

    Northern Dalmatia

    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…

  • Church of Virgin Mary of Jerusalem


    This baroque church, built in 1761, is one of Zagorje's most important pilgrimage sites and is well worth the uphill walk from the centre. Outside, the…

  • Vidova Gora

    Brač Island

    At 778m, Vidova Gora is the highest point on the Adriatic Islands and the view from the top is astounding. From here the entire island of Hvar is spread…

  • Ðakovo Cathedral of St Peter


    Ɖakovo's pride and glory is this red-brick cathedral, with its twin 84m-high belfries looming over town. Commissioned by Bishop Strossmayer in 1862, the…

  • 500px Photo ID: 130117679 - Solin ancient arena old ruins, Dalmatia, Croatia



    The ruins of the ancient city of Salona, situated at the foot of the mountains just northeast of Split, are the most archaeologically important in Croatia…

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    St Euphemia's Church


    Built from 1725 to 1736, this imposing structure – the largest baroque church in Istria – dominates Rovinj from its hilltop location in the middle of the…

  • Museum of Slavonia Archaeology Department


    The oldest museum in Croatia, the Museum of Slavonia is housed in the renovated city-guard building with a glass dome over an arcaded patio. It showcases…

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