Croatia's Most Interesting Attractions (other than Dubrovnik)

Read about the best tourist attractions in Croatia! We've researched the lesser-known places for you.

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At Tour Croatia, we organise a lot of holidays to Dubrovnik.

 

And while this beautiful UNESCO-protected Medieval city and its walls are worth a visit, there are so many other places in Croatia that a well-travelled person should not miss.

 

With that in mind, we’ve had a closer look into other tourist attractions in Croatia.

 

The list below includes wonderful castles and national parks, Ancient Roman amphitheatres and palaces.

 

So here goes…

 

MEDVEDGRAD

 

Set above Zagreb, the Medvedgrad castle has stood there since the Middle Ages, watching over Zagreb and its citizens.

 

It was built after the catastrophic invasion of Tatars, who had raided this area.

 

VARAŽDIN

 

This charming town is also known as “little Vienna”.

 

Popular in Croatia for Špancirfest and Varaždin Baroque Evenings, this charming town in the north of Croatia boasts the beautiful Old Town featuring Baroque palaces, churches and monasteries.

 

RASTOKE WATERFALLS

 

The Rastoke Waterfalls are also known as “the small Plitvice”.

 

At Rastoke, the Slunjčica River splits into several river branches flowing across cascades and small waterfalls into the Korana river.

 

PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

 

 

With sixteen beautiful green and blue lakes, the UNESCO-protected Plitvice Lakes National Park is the most visited natural attraction in Croatia.

 

Only a 2-hour drive away from the capital city of Zagreb, this is a perfect day trip choice for families.

 

ILOK CASTLE & WINE CELLARS

 

Situated in the east of Croatia by the River Danube, the city of Ilok is well known for its castle and wine cellars.

 

Ilok wine cellars are famous for the excellent traminac wine, served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

KOPAČKI RIT PARK OF NATURE

 

Kopački rit is situated in eastern Croatia and is one of the largest preserved wetlands in Europe.

 

Tourists can take a boat ride across the river to explore the nature or walk the long wooden trails.

 

Over 250 different bird species nest in Kopački rit.

 

PULA ARENA

 

Pula is situated in the south of Croatia’s region of Istria.

 

It boasts the magnificent Ancient Roman Amphitheatre, also known as the Pula Arena.

 

The amphitheatre was built in the 1st century AD and is among the six largest Roman amphitheatres in the world.

 

KRKA WATERFALLS NATIONAL PARK

 

Situated near Šibenik, the Krka Waterfalls National Park is a great alternative to the popular Plitvice Lakes.

 

Remarkable for enchanting waterfalls and tufa limestone, this is one of Croatia’s most beautiful attractions.

 

ZADAR SEA ORGAN

 

One of the most intriguing attractions in Croatia is the Zadar sea organ.

 

This experimental instrument plays music using sea waves and tubes located underneath the marble steps, thus creating the beautiful and unusual sounds.

 

SPLIT OLD TOWN

 

Boasting the spectacular Ancient Roman Palace built by Emperor Diocletian, Split is Croatia’s second largest city and one of its most beautiful destinations.

 

Apart from the wonderful Old Town, Split boasts the Blue Flag beach in its centre.

 

SOLIN AMPHITHEATRE

 

Only a 30-minute drive away from Split is the town of Solin.

 

In the Ancient times, it went by Salona and was a huge administrative centre under the Roman rule.

 

Today, tourists can visit the remains of the Roman amphitheatre that once could receive up to 20,000 spectators.

 

HVAR OLD TOWN

 

 

The beautiful Hvar town boasts a large square which is also called “Pjaca”, the St Stephen’s Cathedral and the beautiful Old Town with narrow cobblestone streets.

 

Hvar is one of Croatia’s most popular summer destinations, offering wonderful beaches.

 

KORČULA OLD TOWN

The defensive walls of Korčula Old Town were built in the 13th and 14th centuries.

 

Korčula is the alleged birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous Medieval traveller and merchant.

 

Apart from the picturesque Old Town, Korčula boasts wonderful sunny beaches.

 

GOLDEN HORN BEACH ON BRAČ ISLAND

Situated in Bol Town on Brač Island, the remarkable Zlatni rat (Golden Horn) beach extends into the Adriatic Sea, its shape changing every few years due to tide and currents.

 

This beach is a great choice for families and couples looking to relax and unwind.

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