Top five tourist destinations in Croatia

Thursday 16 May 2013
Reviewed: Tuesday 20 January 2015

From Roman ruins and medieval walled cities to crystal-clear seas and lush islands, Croatia is a traveller’s paradise just waiting to be discovered.
The Old Town of DubrovnikThe Old Town of Dubrovnik
Along the Adriatic coast you’ll find remains of palaces, temples and amphitheatres from the Roman Empire as well as forts, fishing villages and fortified towns built during the many centuries of Venetian rule.

The climate is mostly Mediterranean with warm dry summers, mild winters and an average of 2,600 hours of sunlight a year, making it one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe!

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Dubrovnik


The historic ambience of Dubrovnik is a delight to experience. The town comes to life as the sun goes down, particularly during the month-long Summer Festival.

Although medieval Dubrovnik was badly damaged in an earthquake in 1667, much of the original architecture remains, including a pharmacy dating back to 1317, one of the oldest in Europe.

Lord Byron was not overstating the matter when he proclaimed Dubrovnik ‘The pearl of the Adriatic’ since in 1979 the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Dubrovnik's not just for longer holidays – it's also an excellent choice for a short break.

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  • David Hasdell

    Posted: Monday 06 August 2012

    Wonderful country to visit having been there May of this year. The different sites are beautiful. Only drawback was at the Bosnia border where you are kept waiting in our case for an hour. There is still some bitterness! Other than that can recommend it totally for a holiday. The people are also very helpful and friendly.

  • Susan Hamilton

    Posted: Saturday 05 May 2012

    My husband and I have just returned from a lovely, restful week staying at the Villa Hotel Kastelet in Tucepi. All you say is correct but you omitted the delicious Croatian food and the happy, friendly Croatian people! A marvellous holiday made magical by the blue skies and glorious sunshine every day. Thank you Saga.

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