Croatia is located in southern central Europe and the Mediterranean area, east of the Adriatic Sea and east of Italy. Tourism is a major source of income for Croatia, which is one of the top 20 most popular tourist destinations in the world. Let’s have a look at some of the best cities to visit in Croatia.
This beautiful medieval “old city” appearance is evocative of the architecture and cobblestone streets of Vienna, Budapest, and other Central European towns such as Prague, and it is a popular tourist destination. In 2018, it had about 1.2 million visitors, the majority of them came from South Korea, the United States, Germany, China, and Italy. Make use of the free WiFi access on the main plaza and in the vicinity of the national theatre.
Dubrovnik is a historic city on Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast in the country’s far south. It is a seaport and the administrative center of the Dubrovnik-Neretva region, as well as one of the most well-known tourist attractions in the Mediterranean.
Dubrovnik has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 due to its beauty and historical importance. Dubrovnik was one of the most significant centers for the development of the Croatian language and literature, is home to renowned poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists, and other academics. Its cathedrals, monasteries, museums, and fountains are among the world’s most beautiful, and the city is rich in exquisite architecture and artistic detail.
The city was built around the Diocletian palace (a palace/fort built for the leaving Roman emperor Diocletian), which functioned as a shelter for many years before the city was created. Despite first impressions, the city is not a small tourist destination, and it comprises a wide territory that extends far beyond the city’s historic core. Walking around Split’s ancient town, you can still see the Roman fortifications, squares, and temples that were formerly there.
Split has received several titles as a result of its exceptional environment, which averages 2,800 hours of sunlight per year, including “the most beautiful city in the world” and “Mediterranean flower.” Split’s citizens have dubbed their city “The Sportiest City in the World” for years because many well-known Croatian athletes were born there. The most well-known sporting institution in the country is the football club Hajduk.
The club’s colors and emblem have been painted all around the city. Torcida, Europe’s oldest supporters organization, which was created in 1950, is to respond. The city’s emblems are a Dalmatian dog and a donkey, which stand beside the bell tower of St. Duje. Because of its historical importance in field labor and mountain transportation, the donkey holds a special place in the Dalmatian people’s affections.
Osijek is the capital and largest city of the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia, as well as the economic and cultural heart of the county of Osijek-Baranja. It is also the county’s administrative headquarters.
This huge and formerly rich town received a disproportionate amount of the brunt of the conflict in the 1990s due to its strategic location near the junction of the Drava and Danube rivers.
Many beautiful buildings have been restored to their former splendor, but don’t be shocked if you find some scars still visible, since some of the structures still have bullet holes or shrapnel markings in them from World War Two.
Varaždin is one of the most significant tourist destinations in northern Croatia. The major tourist attractions of this Center European Baroque city and historical Croatian capital include the old town fortification, the central section of town, many museums, galleries, and collections, as well as the Varaždin cemetery, which is designated as a horticultural monument.