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Cracking Croatia – 3 Places You Have to Visit


If you have not discovered the beauty of sunny Croatia yet this is the year to go. This beautiful country boasts many things for travellers to explore and discover including 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it should definitely be on your list of destinations to visit. With ancient Roman relics, cobble stone streets, beautiful beaches, amazing architecture, and an abundance of restaurants and wine cellars it is sure to inspire you and leave you relaxed. Do some research on the fascinating history that this country has to offer before setting off. They have their own currency so be sure to trade in your cash for some Kuna and head to Croatia. 

Hvar

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The island of Hvar is a paradise full of rolling hills, abundant vineyards, ancient ruins, fabulous boutiques, and great restaurants and nightlife. Stroll through the medieval streets of Hvar Town and visit the Town Square and the stunning architecture of the Cathedral of St. Stephen that was built between the 16th and 17th centuries. Be sure to visit Stari Grad the oldest village on the island. You can also spend your days hiking on sunny white sand beaches or trying out some water sports in the crystal clear, bright blue waters. Visit the beautiful lavender fields and be sure to purchase the wonderful smelling oils that are made from this beautiful scent. Make sure to have some freshly caught grilled squid and sample some of the local wines to top off your day. Be sure to rent a boat or take a water taxi and explore up and down the coastline on this beautiful gem on the Adriatic Sea. The Blue Cave is an easy destination to reach and it is a highlight for all who visit there.

Dubrovnik

The walled city of Dubrovnik is known as “the pearl of the Adriatic” and it offers many things for travellers. Its majesty also makes luxury vacations in Dubrovnik a real possibility. Spend some time strolling along the beautiful walls and gaze at the enchanting blue of the water below. The Old Town has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979 and it boasts stunning Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, as well as monasteries, fountains and palaces. Be sure to wander along Stradun, the main thoroughfare that is known for its abundance of cafes and restaurants. If you visit during the summer be sure to check out the world famous Dubrovnik City Festival with dance performances, theatre and fabulous music

Split

The beautiful travel destination of Croatia also boasts Split, Croatia’s second largest city, nestled between the mountains and the sea. Explore the Diocletian’s Palace and wander past Roman ruins and medieval churches with modern boutiques, restaurants, and trendy nightclubs scattered among them. Be sure to visit the museums and galleries that are also nestled within the walls of this ancient palace. You can rent a bicycle and cycle along the coast or just relax on the pristine beaches that this area has to offer. You can also explore the surrounding areas easily with plenty of water taxis, and ferries leaving frequently for other islands like Brac and Solta.