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Croatia cities - choose the one(s) of your choice or read about my favourites which I visit over and over again ...without ever getting enough of them :-)

The Island Country of Croatia lies in the heart of Europe, sharing the Adriatic Coast with Italy. With its crescent shape, it is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Offshore Croatia has more than 1,185 islands, most untouched by man, the largest of which are Krk and Cres. This is what makes Croatia a popular tourist destination.

It's extensive coastline and well-preserved cultural and historical landmarks and monuments are a great attraction for visitors!

Some of the resort towns along the Dalmatian coast are even included in the World Heritage list!

  If you want to go straight to the city of your choice - simply follow the links below.
   
Dalmatia Baska (Krk island) Primosten Vodice
Region: Bol (Brac island) Sibenik Zadar
    Dubrovnik Sinj  
    Hvar city Split  
    Makarska Trogir  
         
Istria Crikvenica Pula  
Region: Malinska (Krk island) Punat (Krk island)  
    Njivice (Krk island) Rovinj  
    Opatija Veli Losinj  
    Porec    
         
Central Croatia: Zagreb    

Still unsure what cities to visit?

No problem.

Below you will find my personal list of the TOP cities I can refer to you without any concerns. It's really worth visiting them...


Dubrovnik - Pearl In The South

At the tip of the Dalmatian coast, lies the walled city of Dubrovnik. It has its own international airport (about 20kms away from the city center) so it is very accessible to neighboring European countries and a seaport so travel from Italy and other Croatian towns can be made through ferries and other vessels.

Since 1979, the old town of Dubrovnik has been listed as a World Heritage site.

Some of the prominent attractions in the city include:

  • the Cathedral Treasury
  • the Rector's Palace
  • the Forteresse de Durbrovnik
  • Onofrio's Fountain
  • and the Church of St. Blaise.
Click here to find out more about Dubrovnik >>>

Pula

Pula is the largest city in the southernmost tip of the Istrian region of Croatia. It can trace its history back to that of Ancient Rome and within the city some of these architecture still stand.

Once it was also a naval base for the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now it's a very important Croatian port and tourist destination.

  • Impressive and well-preserved Ancient Roman buildings include "The Arena" or (the Ampitheater) which is still in use today for summer film festivals.
  • The Temple of Augustus (built during the reign of Emperor Augustus hence named after him).
  • The Arch of the Sergii, an ancient arch of triumph serving to commemorate the victory at Actium.
  • Beaches are also close by for swimming and wreck diving.

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Sibenik

Lying nestled deep in the harbor of the Dalmatian coast is the historic town of Sibenik. It used to be the seat of the Croatian King, Kresimir IV, and is considered the oldest native Croatioan town on the Adriatic.

It's a smaller town - compared to Split or Zadar - but I really enjoy the mediterranean flair every time I visit it!

There are numerous great cafe's right beside the sea. Have a cup of coffe and relax.

My tip: look out for cafe's with Lavazza- or my favourite, Franch coffee. I bet you'll love it :-)

...one more thing - especially for women. There are great shopping possibilities throughout Sibenik!

One of the things that make Sibenik stand out among its neighbors is the Cathedral of St. Jacob, another Croatian landmark on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Combining both Gothic and Renaissance architecture and made of lime stone and marble for Brac, the church is really a sight to behold especially along the Dalmatian coast.

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Split - My Personal 5-Star-Rating

Split is Croatia's second largest city and the largest city along the Dalmatian coast. Its steeped in Greek, Roman and Byzantine histories which are evident in its ancient ruins and existing architecture.

Most notable among these is the Palace of Diocletian, around which the modern city of Split was built.

Because of the degree of preservation in which it stands, it has been nominated into the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Other attractions include beautiful beaches and a waterfront promenade filled with many entertainment venues.

I would truly encourage you to visit this fantastic city. Not only because it is in my top three. You will enjoy your stay there!

Please don't hesitate to write me a short feedback about your trip - I would be more than happy to hear your experiences :-)

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Zadar

If Zagreb has its museums, Zadar has its Churches. Its Roman heritage is evident from the way the city is laid out – with city walls and towers, with the basilica and the temple and its amphitheater and cemeteries.

In my opinion, Zadar is the type of city where you really can't go wrong. Zadar has a beautiful harbor, fantastic food in countless restaurants, dozens of attractions to visit, shopping possebilities and many more!

Oh yes, one more attraction you have to visit when you come to Zadar. It has a "sea organ" - the only one on planet earth. The tide swaps water into the sea organ and generates tones. It's beautiful!

It's pre-Romanesque and Romanesque churches are a favorite among sightseers and very much accessible even by walking because of the picturesque avenues and marble flooring around the city.

One of these is the imposing St. Donatus Church from the 9th century. St. Anastasia's Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia is also worth taking a look at.

Click here to find out more about Zadar >>>

Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, the seat for all government institutions and tourism activities because it is centrally located between Europe and the rest of Croatia.

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, the seat for all government institutions and tourism activities because it is centrally located between Europe and the rest of Croatia.

It not only serves as a jump off point for the coastal beaches but also as a tourism destination in itself, especially considering it has the largest concentration of museums in the whole country.

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Osijek

Osijek is the cultural center of the eastern region of Slavonia. The City was formed from the merging of its four major municipalities: Tvrda (Fort), Donji Grad (Lower Town), Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and Novi Grad (New Town).

It's renowned for its Austro-Hungarian Baroque architecture, whose influence filtered down from Vienna and Budapest, and now serves as a great tourism booster. Its location along the banks of the Drava River also support tourism with many water-related sports activities.

Remarkable sights include the Tvrda, the 18th century baroque citadel, the Trg Ante Starcevica (the Main square), the Promenada (the avenue along the Drava) and the suspension pedestrian bridge that connects with Baranja.

"As always, every city has it's own charm.
I hope you find my suggestions useful!"








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