I’ve been thinking a lot about the beautiful countries I’ve been to in the last few years for work and holidays, but the one that sticks out most for me is the beautiful Croatia.
It’s got everything you could want in one package, so I thought I’d summarise my Top 5 places to see!
1) Plitvice Lakes
There’s not many times you can google Croatia and not come across the stunning lakes. They have a few national parks to visit but I chose to go to Plitvice Lakes and it did not disappoint.
There were a few different tour bus options from Split but I chose a day tour with a specific walk through the majority of the lakes. It was pacey but I wasn’t rushed at all, I’d 100% recommend going and experiencing these natural wonders of the world – I’ve never seen anything like them before or since and they take your breath away.
You can read my full post here on Plitvice Lakes
When you think of Croatia Split is one of the first places you think of, with the beautiful coast and traditional terracotta roofs it’s hard to beat. There’s so much to see and do, particularly the Old Town and a wander up to the park for the best views.
I’d also recommend participating in the amazing food and drink as it’s so fresh and tasty, you can read more in my post on the food here – What to Eat
Dubrovnik is the second place I thought of when thinking of Croatia, again because of it’s orange views but also because of the Old Town wall, bars on the outside of the city walls and views of the gorgeous islands. Not to mention the Game of Thrones filming locations – seeing the walk of shame steps and city walls from the sea were personal highlights for me!
You can read more about my time in Dubrovnik here
Hvar is one of the most famous islands in Croatia, it also has an old town and at the top of the hill has a 13th century fortress and is generally somewhere that I could enjoy sitting and watching the world go by.
The Old Town charm is epitomised in this island alone, and there are plenty of beautiful speed boats moored in the harbour and plenty of restaurants to pick and choose from.
Having not researched much about Korcula before visiting there this one was a particular surprise to me. I loved coming around a corner and suddenly seeing the island with the bell tower, it came out of nowhere and was so simply beautiful.
I’d love to go back here and spend a few days visiting all of the restaurants and ideally see the other islands close to it – the stormy and changeable weather meant we couldn’t see the island next to us at times but the winding alleyways always lead to the sea and the views were beautiful at times. We drank wine with the most beautiful views and it was so relaxing!
You can read more about the Island hopping here.
Have you visited Croatia? Where would you like to see?
I’d love to go back and explore more of the beautiful coastal towns, and sample more food and wine….