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The 10 UNESCO Protected Sites in Croatia [Infographic]

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Thanks to its rich history and stunning nature, Croatia boasts 10 UNESCO-protected sights, two of which have been added to the list in 2017. Dubrovnik Medieval city walls are famous all over the world, not only because the Game of Thrones was filmed there, but because of its beauty and immense historic value.

However, there is more to Croatia than just Dubrovnik. The magnificent Ancient Roman Palace lies in the centre of Split, the second biggest city in Croatia, situated in southern Dalmatia. It was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian for he wanted to spend his retirement in this wonderful coastal city. See the full list of Croatia UNESCO-protected sights below!

1. Split Historic Complex & the Diocletian’s Palace

The magnificent Diocletian’s Palace was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the beginning of the 4th century AD. Today this palace is a symbol of modern-day Split.

2. Dubrovnik Old Town

The wonderful fortified city of Dubrovnik was once a mighty republic, dominating the naval trade of the Mediterranean. Today this is one of the best preserved Medieval towns in Europe.

3. Trogir Old Town

The beautiful Old town of Trogir offers a true glimpse into life of Medieval nobility in Croatia. Trogir was first colonised by Ancients Greeks who named it Tragurium.

4. Stari Grad Plain, Hvar Island

The fertile plan on Stari Grad has been practically intact and maintained since the Ancient Greeks colonised it in the 4th century BC.

5. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč

The Episcopal complex in Poreč is one of the best examples of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean.

6. Medieval Tombstones – Stećci

Stećci are the newest Croatian addition to the UNESCO list of protected sites. These Medieval tombstones are remarkable for their decorative motifs and artistic uniqueness.

7. St James’ Cathedral in Šibenik

Built in the 15th and 16th century by three different architects, this cathedral is remarkable for its freeze decorated with 71 sculptured faces of people of that time.

8. The Plitvice Lakes National Park

This beautiful park consists of sixteen interlinked lakes, surrounded by forests. Situated in the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar, Plitvice is the most visited national park in Croatia.

9. Defensive walls of Zadar

Added to the list in 2017, the defensive system of Zadar, the charming coastal city, was built by the Venetian Republic between 15th and 17th centuries.

10. Beech forests of Sjeverni Velebit and Paklenica National Park

Another addition from 2017, these forests are a part of the primaeval beech forests of the Carpathians, stretching over 12 countries.

Popular Croatia Holidays

Split to Dubrovnik Island Hopping Holiday

9 nights/10 days
Starting from historic Split, you’ll walk the cobbled streets of Hvar and Korčula, and finish in spectacular Dubrovnik on this sailing tour.

Dubrovnik to Split Twin Centre Holiday

7 nights/8 days
For your next holiday, why not visit Croatia’s most popular destinations, the historic city of Split and the magnificent Dubrovnik Old Town.

Dubrovnik to Hvar Twin Centre Holiday

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Walk the ancient Dubrovnik city walls, enjoy spectacular views over the Adriatic & relax on Hvar’s sunny beaches.

Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik Multi Centre Holiday

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Visit historic Split, Hvar & magnificent Dubrovnik over 10 nights on this Croatia multi centre holiday! Hotel stays, all transfers & guided tours included.

Zagreb to Dubrovnik Island Hopping Holiday

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On this exciting land & coast island hopping tour visit Zagreb, the Plitvice lakes, sunny Split, Hvar, Korčula and popular Dubrovnik

Zagreb Christmas Market

3 nights/4 days
Experience the popular Zagreb Christmas Market this year, voted the best European Christmas destination three times in a row! Airport transfers & guided tour of Zagreb included.


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