Croatia: The 10 most beautiful vacation spots

With almost 6,000 kilometers of coastline (including islands), Croatia is Europe’s bathing paradise. And so much more than. The 10 most beautiful resorts.

There is no way around Dubrovnik. The “Pearl of the Adriatic” is considered the most beautiful city in the country – with its squares, cobblestone streets, magnificent palaces, churches, museums and fountains, all built of the same bright stone. Strolling on the walled city of Dubrovnik – with its 16 towers one of the best preserved in the world – is not only airy, the view over the city and the sea is stunning.

Many peoples have left stone and cultural testimonies in Croatia. Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Habsburgs: Ancient sites such as the amphitheater in Pula and the city walls in Dubrovnik are worth the trip alone. Nature boasts islands and waterfalls, national parks, snow-capped mountains and large forests where brown bears, lynxes and wolves can be spotted. Parts of the Winnetou films were filmed in the country’s national parks. The long coast shines with crystal clear water and many sunny days. Every year, the beaches are again awarded the “Blue Flag” for their clean water. And Croatia is easy to reach by car, at least from southern Germany. This saves the cost of flight and car hire and life on the ground is cheap. Click through the most beautiful resorts!

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In Dalmatia it is said that Vis was created for painters and poets: the island has dreamy towns such as the small Komiža, lonely bays, roads, vineyards and almond trees. The fact that the island of Croatia, which was the furthest from the mainland, was a military restricted area under Tito, has given her much peace and tranquility. It was already inhabited by the ancient Greeks, today you can visit the remains of walls and mosaics from the 1st century in Vis. And then there is Biševo, an offshore island that is fabled: It is said that the Greek god of the wind, Aeolus, used to hide his locks here.

This landscape is familiar to you? Then you probably looked at Winnetou in the past, some episodes were filmed here. Amidst wooded hills lies the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site: 16 turquoise lakes connected by waterfalls. Even the brown bear has survived in the forests around the Plitvice Lakes.

The peninsula of Istria is one of the most popular holiday regions in Croatia, not only because of the great beaches. In the city of Pula is the sixth largest Roman amphitheater in the world. In the past, more than 25,000 spectators watched gladiator fights here, and today films and concerts are shown in the arena. In Istria is also the smallest city in the world: Hum has just 18 inhabitants – since the Middle Ages, little has changed here.

The Golden Horn (“Zlatni rat”) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. He is on the island of Bra? before split. The beach protrudes a few hundred meters into the sea. Due to the current, its shape changes so that the tip points in one direction and another in the other direction.

The old town of Split is dominated by the Diocletian’s Palace – the Roman emperor Diocletian spent the last years of his life there. From the tower of the cathedral Sv. Duje has a nice view over the city. The old town is dominated by the mountain Marjan, on the legendary waterfront promenade “Riva” it is wonderful to stroll.

In the Krka National Park the river of the same name forms seven impressive waterfalls, the “Skradinski buk” is the most beautiful. All waterfalls, lakes and rapids can be explored on a path. Again, some Winnetou films were shot. Between “Roški slap” and “Skradinski buk” lies the island of Visovac with the eponymous Franciscan monastery in the middle of a lake.

Croatia’s capital is a beautiful combination of Western and Eastern Europe. The houses built in the Austro-Hungarian style in the city center house noble boutiques with the latest fashion from France and Italy. Art cafés and sophisticated cocktail bars liven up the medieval streets of the Kaptol and Gradec districts.

From Dubrovnik it takes only a short ferry ride to the island of Mljet. And because there is a lot of forest here, there is also a lot of shade here – in the summer, as you know, much sought after. In the southeast of the quiet island there are beautiful sandy beaches, inside the island lures a national park with several lakes.

You can see the Italian heritage from afar on Rovinj: The high bell tower of the cathedral was built according to the Venetian model. And through the staircases blowing a touch of Italian flair. The picturesque Rovinj belonged to the Republic of Venice, Austria-Hungary and Yugoslavia, the varied history has shaped the beautiful city. And around it are beautiful beaches.

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