Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it is also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. Croatia is famous because of its spectacular and crystal clear beaches–but it’s not all about the beaches! It’s inland capital: Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad–or upper town, and diverse museum. From Historic cities to unusual cinemas, this beautiful land of Croatia has more to offer. In this review, we’ll reveal some tips while you’re in Croatia.
Have an unusual cinematic experience in Pula
Amongst the various Roman sites throughout the city, Pula’s well preserved amphitheatre remains the most impressive. Situated at the city centre, it is the hub for most Pula’s cultural events, from cinema screening, to concerts and festivals. Pula is a seafront city, located on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, it is known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and Roman ruins. Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, as Romans, Ostrogoths and Venetians, as well as the Allied forces in the World War II, have each administered the city.
Explore the wonders of the Elafiti Islands
The Elafiti Islands (some spells this as Elaphiti) or Elaphites, is a small archipelago consisting of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik, in the Adriatic Sea. Perfect for those with itchy feet, the most memorable way to see the beauty of Croatia is to hop around its islands of which there are over a thousand. This would be easy as most of the inhabited islands offers daily ferries that makes it easy to explore and discover these vast and varied paradises. Elafiti Islands is a group of six islands along with several islets where you can explore quaint fishing towns, and relax by quiet swimming spots.
Walk around Zagreb
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day, the oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today’s: Scitarjevo. Despite often being overshadowed by the–perhaps, slightly livelier Eastern European cities, the beautiful city of Zagreb should not be missed! Wear on your comfy sandals, and be ready to explore its beauty. It is easy to stroll around and admire its Austro-Hungarian architecture, scenic parks and busy squares. Not to mention Crkva Svetog Marka, a dainty little church that’s tiled roof features the Croatian coat of arms.
Take a boat out onto Plitvice Lakes
Croatia’s most popular national park. Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. It is the home of sixteen electric blue Plitvice Lakes, they are interconnected by impressive waterfalls and surrounded by dense forest. You can walk or take a panoramic shuttle bus around the park or take a boat onto Lake Kozjak and row across its tranquil waters. Plitvice Lakes National Park is was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.
Enter the lively Diocletian’s Palace in Split
Located at Croatia’s second city: Split. Diocletian’s palace is an ancient palace built by Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD, that today forms about half the old town and the city centre of Split, in Croatia. While it is referred to as a Palace because of its intended use as the retirement residence of Diocletian, the term can be misleading as the structure is massive and more resembles a large fortress. As of today, it is now the heart and soul of modern Split. Within the walls of this imposing fortress, you’ll find most of the city’s bars, restaurants and some shops.
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