Top 10 Things to do in Croatia

September 27, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Croatia from Europe region, is best know for National Parks. Discover best things to do in Croatia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvicka jezera, Plitvice Lakes National Park 53231, Croatia +385 53 751 015
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Plitvice Lakes National Park

National park Plitvice Lakes is considered one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Plitvice Lakes make wonderful blend of oak Forests, meadows, rocks and lakes. You can explore them by walking along the lakes, by electric train or electric boat.

Reviewed By burr6013 - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Founded in 1949, Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest national park in Croatia and one of the oldest. It is located in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The park extends 296 square kilometres and is world-famous for its lakes, Waterfalls, and cascades which descend 133 metres over a distance of about eight kilometres. The lakes are also renowned for their turquoise colour. Water entering the lakes starts at the confluence of the Bijela Rijeka and the Crna Rijeka. Water exiting the lowest lake forms the Korana River. It takes upwards of six hours to explore the park’s 16 lakes (12 upper and four lower) on foot (you can shave off two hours by leveraging the park's free boats and buses [departing every 30 minutes from April to October]). Kozjak is the park’s largest lake. Veliki Slap, a waterfall within the park, is the tallest in Croatia at 78 metres! Plitvice Lakes National Park is heavily forested with mostly beech, spruce, and fir trees. It is also home to bears, wolves, butterflies, lizards, eagles, trout, owls, and lynxes. Plitvice Lakes National Park is UNESCO World Heritage site. Approximately one million people visit the park each year. Entrance costs €24 for adults during the peak season. It is open from 7:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Swimming is not permitted in any of the lakes.

2. Ancient City Walls

Placa ulica 32 | just inside Pile Gate, to the left., Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia +385 20 638 800
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Ancient City Walls

Reviewed By crosis - Whanganui, New Zealand

We took around 2 hours with our many photo stops, and it is worth every second. The views are spectacular and the history amazing.
Approximately 1.9km in total (excluding side detours up towers) it can be walked in one continuous loop so you can start and finish at the same location. We started at the Ploce Gate and this was ideal as when you come off the wall the main port area and city street are just at the base.

3. Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Trgovacka 40, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 95 562 4111
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5 based on 145 reviews

Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our family farm is located in the gentle hills above the town of Vodnjan. You can book an educational tour with us to our olive grove and enjoy the beautiful views over the Brijuni Islands while learning all about the production of world class olive oil in Istria. Tour booking can be done by email, phone or best to come and visit our shop in the center of Vodnjan where you can enjoy a free tasting of our full range of our 5 different oils. The address of our shop is on the main street in Vodnjan, Trgovacka 40, (directly opposite the post office). We very much look forward to meeting you and sharing a wonderful olive oil experience with you. Paul O'Grady.

Reviewed By Petra_Natural_Cro - Zagreb, Croatia

I had an oil shop visit and olive groove tour here with a group of 13 Americans. We loved the surroundings, and all products we tried, including several varieties of oil, accompanied with delicious snacks, local wine and chocolate. Paul took us on the tour through Sta. Margherita groove. It was professional and interesting, discovering many facts about olives and all the process and hard work that stays behind the perfect drop of oil. I would suggest to everyone interesting in delicious oil to make also the groove tour, as this brings you to a new level of experience, realizing how personal this is, every olive has been hand-picked and taken care of on the top level possible!

4. Sokolarski Raptor Centre

Near Dubrava | Near Dubrava kod Šibenika, Sibenik 22000, Croatia +385 91 506 7610
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5 based on 105 reviews

Sokolarski Raptor Centre

Reviewed By 996GordonVFR - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Fantastic place to watch grownups and children alike get so close to the birds of Prey.
With eyes that can spot a mouse at over 8 km Mordikai the Huge Eagle Owl looks right thru you with those enormous orange eyes. then next minute he is nestling into your granddaughters neck so gently like a puppy.. Super educational fun filled humorous description of all the birds and watching them hunt and fly. One of those places you go to and say that was fantastic where do I go to pay as it was so worth it.Lovely grounds bar and cafe and also knowing your money is going to enable injured birds of prey to be nursed back to health and then returned to the wild when recovered.. A very rewarding way of giving to charity and getting something back yourself

5. Old Town

Rovinj 52210, Croatia +385 52 811 566
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By RICHARD B

...because of the ancient stone work, this charming Old Town is 10 degrees F hotter than any place within a mile away. Cobblestones have been tread upon for centuries which gives you an opportunity to slip and fall down on the steep, slippery streets. Caution.

6. Muzej Apoksiomena

Riva Loshinjskih Kapetana 13, Mali Losinj 51550, Croatia +385 51 734 260
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5 based on 115 reviews

Muzej Apoksiomena

Reviewed By Goran K

Keeping in mind that this museaum features a single exibit, I am both pleasently surprised and fairly excited to have visited the place! Very modern, clean, great design and feel about the place. Not to mention, the statue of Apoksiomen was marvelous.
Not cheap for Croatian museaum, but well worth it.

7. Korcula Old City

Korcula Island, Croatia +385 92 327 8809
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4.5 based on 984 reviews

Korcula Old City

Reviewed By Anne C - Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

Visited here on a lovely October day. The old town is spectacular- very Italian, as you walk along the streets you keep seeing unusual sights and down through the narrow lanes to views of the stunning Adriatic. It was busy when we were there but I expect it would be even busier at the height of summer. One thing we didn’t expect was that the way it was built provided a certain amount of air conditioning and it was pleasantly cool inside the walls.

8. Lungo Mare

Marsala Tita, Opatija, Croatia
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lungo Mare

Reviewed By M46_aruba - Ljubljana, Slovenia

It's a 100 something old, from the times of the last austrian emperor, seafront walkway from Volosko to Lovran. It takes about 3 hours of high paced walk one way. Now in january is quite windy and the waves chrash below it, but it' not crowded like in summertime. Beautiful.

9. Cavtat Seaside Promenade

Cavtat, Konavle, Croatia
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4.5 based on 514 reviews

Cavtat Seaside Promenade

Reviewed By GeysirGal - Surrey, United Kingdom

This is an incredibly relaxing place - there is something about the place that makes you just instantly chill. Lined with shops and restaurants of all descriptions with a few churches and museums thrown in for good measure, the town offers something for everyone.

10. Nature Park Biokovo

Marineta 16, Makarska 21300, Croatia +385 21 616 924
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4.5 based on 201 reviews

Nature Park Biokovo

Reviewed By KristinaRibaric - Rab Island, Croatia

Just a bit outside of the Makarska city you can find your way up to the beautiful Biokovo! We enjoyed a ride,nature,view and also staff working there! They are so friendly and helpful! Also,when is hot,this is a great way of cooling down,at least a bit:).

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