My first time in Croatia was in 2010. I came over here with my grandmother (that is Croatian, by the way) on a family trip that was more a dream come true for her than for me. That was until I step in here. Then it was my dream coming true as well.
I remember since I was a child, my grandma repeatedly talking about the beauty surrounds of Croatia, and making us (me and whoever decides to visit my house on the weekends) watch once and once again videos about the beaches and nature in Croatia.
Sincerely, by those times, I was not even near to come to Croatia, and I was so young, that I hardly could pay attention to her talk.
Anyway, the time passed, and we decided to make this trip together. And when I first came here, I couldn’t believe that I took so long to discover paradise. Yes, this is how I call Croatia since then. My little paradise.
Here is a brief what I could see in 45 days in Croatia, and seven bests destinations you must consider when visiting Croatia.
#7 Krka National Pak
Krka is smaller than Plitvice, just 7 waterfalls. Anyhow, Plitvice is a perfect park for the family. Pic Nic areas, lakes to swim and boats to ride. It’s the perfect spot to spend all the day, and explore with the kids the beautiful flora and fauna of the place. Want to tip? In the way to Krka, you will find Škradin, a tiny harbor near to the park that it’s absolutely gorgeous. Get your way down to the village to explore before or after the day in Krka.
The Diocletian Palace will impact you from the first moment. As you walk around the city, you realize that they have conserved the walls of the palace, and even some bank benches had to adapt their central offices not to touch certain columns from the palace. It’s fascinating to walk into a place where you can feel what was precisely decades ago. Want to tip? Make the walk guide tour, and listen to all the history of the city. You will love Split even more.
The capital of Croatia is full of life. I was surprised by its elegance. It’s a true European capital, with modern cafe bars, gastronomy, fashion shops, places with design and art, museums, 5 stars hotels all around. People are friendly (the opposite what I have heard about), they will help in whatever you need. You will always find a good program to make in Zagreb. They have a full agenda with music, movies, shows, art and so on, all the year. Want to tip? If you have the possibility, visit Zagreb in December time. You will be impressive by the Advent preparation in the city.
The Marco Polo’s place of birth. Korčula is a famous island, not just because of Marco Polo, by its beauty and culture. The island is very well conserved and has interesting museums, archeological history and excellent gastronomy. Want to tip? If you are searching for more relaxing than a party trip, visit Korčula rather than Hvar.
It’s the most beautiful beach of Croatia. You will not regret to spend at least 3 days relaxing here. The turquoise color of the sea in this area is unique. A perfect spot to take morning walks and explores some beaches less crowded than the ones in the center of the village. Stomarica, Jakiruša, and Jardula are some of the beaches where people can spread and not fell the high season summer. Want to tip? Rent a boat and explore Vruja beach at the end of Brela. It’s a hidden beach, perfect for a romantic couple looking for relax.
For more information about where to stay in Brela, click here
#2 Plitvice National Park
Imagine you are lost in a forest, and suddenly you discover a pathway to follow. This trail drives you for a cascade of 16 lakes. One drives you to another, and what you can see is the most beautiful waterfalls surrounding mountains, an enormous variation of nature and some boat and trains that complete your ride. That is how you will feel in the magical Plitvice Park. Want to tip? Plitvice is the only park in Croatia that changes its surroundings every season of the year. In summer, you will find a lot of flowers and butterflies and the first fluid of water. In autumn, the colors will turn yellow, orange and brown and probably the lakes will have more water because of the rains. In winter time, the lakes will be frozen, and it’s an amazing moment to take pictures of this phenomenon. In springtime, the park will show the best colors and flowers of nature. Pick the best season and visit Plitvice with a camera in hand. You will enjoy every shot.
There’s no chance you will find such amazing city in the world. It’S like entering a film set in the medieval era. It’s unbelievable that this place is so well cared about years of war. The entire city constructed inside a fortress, here you can walk through its walls and see the fabulous Adriatic sea around. I mean…. who else in the world you could experience that? I have been in Dubrovnik 5 times now, and every time I feel the same wow emotion. I know, in high season can be exhaustive to visit the place. It is full of people; restaurants are crowded. The walls are packed. Want a tip? Do not stay longer than 2 nights if you decide to stay in the center. The old city you can see in one day, take your things and explore Mljet. Even so, please, go to Dubrovnik…. its totally worth it.
Our special thanks to Alen Ferina Photography to provide us with this amazing shots!