Croatia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. This is no wonder, because the country offers everything a vacationer’s heart desires with gleaming white pebble beaches, picturesque waterfalls, secluded bays and interesting cities. Both those looking for relaxation as well as water sports enthusiasts and families get their money’s worth in Croatia. In addition, Croatia also offers a variety of beautiful holiday accommodations, such as a look at the Vacasol.de website. The following holiday destinations are among the most beautiful and popular in Croatia
Poreč is located in the northwest of Istria and offers a wide range of leisure activities, so that it is guaranteed not to be boring on a beach holiday. Due to the colourful nightlife, the place is also popular with party holidaymakers. But those interested in culture will also get their money’s worth in the picturesque old town. The Euphrasia Basilica, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located above the old town. Those looking for action can pay a visit to the large Aqua colours water park or have fun on one of the two go-kart tracks in the city. On the Croatian coast north and south of Poreč there are a multitude of pretty hotels and holiday homes.
The old town of Rovinj is located on the Istrian peninsula. In the centre of the city is the baroque church of Saint Euphemia, from whose tower a breath taking view over Istria can be enjoyed. All around there are colourful houses and small alleys built close to the water. The entire city was declared a cultural monument in 1963. There is a diving and snorkelling area off the coast of Rovinj, in which there are a large number of small islands, which are ideal for island hopping. In addition, one of the oldest aquariums in the world is located in Rovinj, where vacationers can take a closer look at Croatia’s marine life.
Pula is considered the oldest city in Croatia and is also located on the Istrian peninsula. One of the most important sights is the impressive amphitheatre, which was built in the 1st century. Concerts, operas and film screenings take place here regularly. Bathing holidaymakers also get their money’s worth in Pula, as numerous bathing bays with rocky, sand or pebble beaches extend along the coast. There is also a rental shop for various water sports.
The port city of Zadar in Dalmatia offers a mixture of nature, culture, beaches and city trips. In the old town there are Roman and Venetian ruins. Art lovers should take a trip to the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, which is the largest cathedral in Croatia. Another highlight of this holiday destination is the sea organ on the old town promenade. This consists of wide, flat steps on which you can sit and look at the sea. The undersides of the steps are shaped in such a way that sounds are created by the wave movements. Right next to it is the “Greeting to the Sun”. This consists of a circle of innumerable glass plates that glow colourfully in the dark.
The port city of Dubrovnik is located in the south of Croatia and is particularly well-known among film and series fans because it was used as the location for “Star Wars” and the series “Game of Thrones”. The old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. One of the sights in Dubrovnik is the two kilometre long city wall, which can be completely hiked away. Those who take the cable car to the top of Mount Surd can admire a breath taking view of the city from a height of 400 meters. Dubrovnik also has a lot to offer in culinary terms, as there are a large number of restaurants and bars.
The island of Hvar in Dalmatia is one of the sunniest vacation spots in Europe and is known for the many fragrant lavender and the clean water. Nature lovers, divers, those looking for relaxation and active vacationers will get their money’s worth here. Culture lovers should pay a visit to the island capital of the same name, because there are old monasteries and fortresses. There are also countless olive trees and vineyards on the island.
The coastal city of Split is one of the most popular travel destinations on the Adriatic – and not just since it served as a “Game of Thrones” filming location. The mighty Diocletian’s Palace is a World Heritage Site and one of the highlights of the city. Bathing holidaymakers will also find what they are looking for here: the popular sandy beach Bacevich is located in the coastal town. The popular holiday islands of Hvar and Brace can also be reached from the port.