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47 Things To Do In Croatia

Known for endless magnificent beaches, it is a given that you’ll be spending plenty of time soaking up the sun and appreciating the clear blue waters of the Adriatic while visiting Croatia.

Looking for other things to do in Croatia?

Well, the opportunities are vast, the sites magnificent and the adventures breath taking.

Here are 47 things to do in Croatia.

1. Take a trip to central Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes and be mesmerised by countless waterfalls, terraced lakes and hike along the wooden boardwalks.

2. Just 80 minutes from Dubrovnik by catamaran, day trip to the island of Mljet. Bike around the lakes, hike upward trails for magnificent views or take a boat ride.

3. Party till you drop on the festive island of Pag known for its elaborate summer music festivals.

4. Visit the Pag cheese factory and farm shop at Gligora, taking a dairy tour with cheese-tasting.

5. Sail to Cres island, home to a colony of Eurasian Griffon vultures and their conservation on its northern edge.

6. Take a step back in time to see ancient engraved stone tablets dating back to the 11th century in the village of Valun on Cres island.

7. Day trip to the remarkable Dugi Otok island where you can trek, cycle, scuba dive and scale cliffs.

Things to do in Split

8. Visit one of the best-preserved ancient structures in the region, the UNESCO-protected 1700-year old Diocletian’s Palace.

9. Play a game of picigin in the shallow waters of Bacvice Beach.

10. An enchanting and unique tourist site, Froggyland consists of 507 stuffed frogs arranged in 21 cases doing human activities such as playing tennis, carpentry and going to school.

11. Rub the big toe of the towering monument to a Croatian national hero for some good luck at the Gregory of Nin statue.

12. Discover the history of St Domnius Cathedral, one of Split’s most visited sites. Built in AD 305, it is regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure.

13. Take a walking tour of Split Old Town with its grand architecture, quaint streets and endless historic tales.

14. During summer, catch an opera or theatre performance at Peristil Square while marvelling at the two 3,500-year-old Egyptian sphinxes and stone monuments around the square.

15. Day trip to Krka National Park where you will be awed by the Krka River’s clear waters, the Stradinski Buk natural pool and cascades of remarkable waterfalls.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

16. Walk Dubrovnik’s City Walls on a Game of Thrones tour.

17. Embark on a guided tour of Dubrovnik Old Town to discover its ancient secrets and marvel at intricate architecture.

18. Dubrovnik Cathedral is an incredible site to visit for impressive artwork and architecture. In the treasury is a wealth of items dating from the 1000s to the 1700s, including the gold-plated bones of St. Blaise.

19. Visit the Church of St Blaise to relive the incredible story of how St. Blaise helped stave off a surprise attack by Venetian forces in the 900s by appearing in a dream to the Dubrovnik cathedral’s priest.

20. Marvel at the expansive views from the 14th-century Fort Minčeta, located at the highest point of Dubrovnik.

21. Now known as the Cultural History Museum, a visit to the Rector’s Palace is an intriguing insight into Dubrovnik’s historic and cultural heritage and a remarkable structure of pillars, arches and brilliant architecture.

22. Make your way to the 15th century Onofrio Fountain, one of Dubrovnik’s most famous landmarks.

23. Get your picture with the medieval knight, Orlando, at Orlando’s column. This tall historic structure is an emblem for Dubrovnik’s freedom.

24. Take a sailing trip to the beautiful nearby island of Lokrum or to the Elaphite Islands, splash along crystal beaches and enjoy splendid scenery.

25. Take in incredible views of Dubrovnik by riding a cable car to the peak of Mount Srd, 412 metres above the city.

Things to do in Zadar

26. Visit St. Donatus’ Church built in the year 800 and still in a near-perfect state of preservation.

27. Traipse the city walls, a continuous curtain of white limestone, interrupted by two original gates: The Land Gate and Sea Gate.

28. Hike a choice of over 200km of trails at Paklenica National Park with its breath-taking scenery.

29. Visit the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, another example of Zadar’s fine collection of Romanesque architecture.

30. Hear the sea playing its own music at the artistic award-winning Sea Organ.

31. Watch the Salutation to the Sun light up at night. The 22-metre solar panel formed from 300 multi-layered glass panels lights the entire waterfront at night.

32. Shop local at Zadar market – a bustling, open-air fresh food market.

33. Adventure your way around on a Buggy Safari.

34. Take a natural mud bath near Queen’s Beach, rich in peloid mud, effective for soothing sore joints and muscles.

Things to do in Hvar

35. Dine stylishly on Sveti Klement island for local delights and gorgeous scenery.

36. Soak in spectacular panoramic views of the city, islands and sea from the elevated Spanish Fortress.

37. Paddle on a sea kayak adventure from Hvar Island to the Pakleni Islands.

38. Join a walking tour of Hvar Old Town.

39. Take an exciting tour to the Blue and Green Cave by speedboat.

40. Immerse yourself in floral scents and scenery on a tour of Hvar‘s charming lavender fields.

Things to do in Brac

41. Visit the olive oil museum in Skrip, housing an old olive oil mill and purchase some locally produced oils and condiments.

42. With its clear waters, Brac features some great diving sites for scuba enthusiasts.

43. Check out the views from Vidova Gora lookout – the highest point not only on Brac itself but also in the Adriatic Islands.

44. Sample the regions locally produced wine on a Food and Wine Tour.

45. See sculptors at work at the Stonemasonry School in Pušišća.

46. Run, jump and slide across the incredibly fun inflatable water parks at Bol or Supetar.

47. Water sports activities are endless in Brac – try your hand at kiteboarding, windsurfing, sea kayaking, or go for a banana boat ride.

Whether you seek culture, adventure, history, great food or simply a beautiful sunny beach for relaxation, Croatia has everything on offer. Book your Croatia holiday here and discover the best activities in Croatia.

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