Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Within the boundaries of this heavily forested national park, 16 crystalline lakes tumble into each other via a series of waterfalls and cascades. The mineral-rich waters carve through the rock, depositing tufa in c…
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 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 …
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…
Cathedral in Šibenik

St James' Cathedral

The crowning architectural glory of the Dalmatian coast and the undisputed masterpiece of its principal designer Juraj Dalmatinac, this World Heritage Site is worth a detour to see. It was constructed entirely of st…
National Park in Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park

Rising high above the Adriatic, the stark peaks of the Velebit Massif stretch for 145km and form a dramatic barrier between continental Croatia and the Adriatic coast. Paklenica National Park covers 95 sq km of this…
Waterfall in Krka National Park

Skradinski Buk

The highlight of Krka, an hour-long loop follows boardwalks, connects little islands in the emerald-green, fish-filled river and terminates at the park's largest waterfall. Skradinski Buk's 800m-long cascade descend…
Monastery in Krka National Park

Mother of Mercy Franciscan Monastery

Upstream of Skradinski Buk the river broadens out into Lake Viskovac, bordered by reeds and bulrushes sheltering marsh birds. At its centre is an idyllic, tree-fringed island, the perfect place for a monastery. Foun…
Monastery in Krka National Park

Krka Monastery

Not only is this the most important Serbian Orthodox monastery in Croatia, it ranks as one of that faith's most important sites full stop. Featuring a unique combination of Byzantine and Mediterranean architecture, …
Bird Sanctuary in Šibenik-Knin Region

Sokolarski Centre

Dedicated to protecting birds of prey in Croatia, this centre performs a kind of rescue and rehab service for around 150 injured raptors each year. Visitors are treated to a highly entertaining and educational prese…