Where to go in Croatia

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Croatia is an extraordinary place, bathed by an Adriatic rich in islands, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

In a cultural context, Croatia boasts important cities of art, such as Dubrovnik with its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In addition to the charm of its islands and the splendid cities of art, one more reason that drives many tourists every year to make a holiday in Croatia are the low prices.



There are many unmissable destinations, which is why it is not easy to choose the most suitable area to go to in Croatia.

To help you in the choice of the right location, in this article we will take a virtual trip, starting from Istria to Dalmatia, to discover all the beauty that this wonderful land offers.
According to your preferences you can thus choose the most suitable destination for your trip to Croatia, which you will never forget!

ISTRIA - where to go in Croatia

Let's start by saying that a good reason to choose the area of 鈥嬧婭stria as a destination for your holidays in Croatia.

You can reach the chosen location easily by car.
Then there is the charm of the cities and the Istrian coast, with several Blue Flag beaches of a unique beauty, bathed by an incredibly clear sea.
You will find the most beautiful sea in Premantura, a splendid natural park, with unique water colors.

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POREC

The first Croatian city you meet when arriving from Trieste on the Istrian peninsula is Porec.
Also known as Porec is one of the most famous tourist centers, surrounded by magnificent nature.



Together with Dubrovnik and Rovinj, it can be considered one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia.
Porec is an excellent starting point for day trips and to discover the other towns of Istria.

Porec boasts a crystal clear sea and magnificent beaches, including the beach of Brulo, located in the southern part of the city, in the area of 鈥嬧媡he most popular residences and hotels. Brulo is a rocky beach with white gravel of course Blue Flag.

CERCA HOTEL: POREC

 

ROVINJ

Rovigno (Rovinj) it is located just below Porec and is another excellent starting point for visiting Pula, Porec and the other beauties of the region. Also in Rovinj there are beautiful beaches among the best in Istria.

SEARCH HOTEL: ROVINJ

 

POLA

The beautiful city of Pula, in Croatian Pula, is the largest in Istria. Pula is an important cultural, political and administrative center. In its architecture it recalls cities like Rome and Verona, as evidenced by the presence of a large Arena, one of the most important attractions of the city.

Pula in addition to having a charming old town is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, for example, the splendid Punta Kamenjak beach in Premantura, only 10 kilometers from Pula. Also worth visiting are the beaches of Medulin, Fazana and the Brijuni Islands.

NEAR HOTEL: POLA

 

Kvarner islands - where to go in Croatia

Our virtual journey continues in Kvarner bay, which separates Istria from Dalmatia and offers a variety of landscapes among the most particular in Croatia.
You will find almost lunar looking islands like Krk, Wed e Cres. The islands of the northern Adriatic are wilder and less warm than those of the south, being exposed to the Bora.



Immediately after the Kvarner area, there is the Lika region, here you cannot miss it spectacle of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, declared Unesco Heritage for their incredible beauty.

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DALMATIA - where to go in Croatia

After the Lika region, our virtual journey takes us to Dalmatia, the pearl of the Adriatic. Dalmatia is one of the most beautiful regions in Croatia and one of the most popular tourist destinations.

Damatia is the longest and most picturesque area in Croatia and is the favorite area for those who love the sea and islands.

Among the most beautiful beaches of this stretch of coast we find: Banje beach in Dubrovnik, Punta Rata in Brela and Zaton in Zara.

The main Dalmatian islands are: Pag, Korcula, Brac, Hvar and Vis

In addition to the charm of islands and islets, bathed by a cobalt blue sea, Dalmatia attracts more and more tourists who are also interested in the cultural heritage of this area, thanks to cities such as Split (Split), Zadar (Zadar) and Dubrovnik.


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Where to stay in Dalmatia

If you choose the Dalmatia as a destination for your vacation in Croatia, surely you are wondering what it is the best area to stay overnight.

First you will have to decide whether to stay on one of the beautiful islands (Pag, Brac or Hvar)
or choose a base on the coast to visit the beauties of Dalmatia.

Per esempio a good area to stay in Dalmatia is Makarska, excellent point of
departure. In this part of the coast the sea is very beautiful and it is possible to make day trips to the islands.


Or you can choose Trogir, near Split airport, as a base for your travels. The location is strategic, but keep in mind that there are no beaches in Trogir, so if you choose this area, you will have to travel by car during the day to go to the sea.

How to reach Croatia

Now that you have a clearer picture of which are the main tourist destinations in Croatia, all you have to do is choose the one that best suits your needs.

Once you have chosen the area, you will also have to decide how to reach your destination.
It is now increasingly easier to arrive in Croatia, due to the presence of numerous low cost air connections and many ferries.

If you decide to fly, there are flights from Milan and Rome for:

  • Split / Split
  • Dubrovnik / Ragusa
  • Zadar / Zara
  • Pula/Pola
  • zagabria
SEARCH FOR FLIGHTS TO CROATIA

If, on the other hand, you decide to reach Croatia by sea, you should know that the main ferry lines depart from the ports of Venice, Ancona, Pescara and Bari, directed to Hvar, Stari grad, Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar.

Of course there is also the auto option.

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