Top destinations in Croatia and Slovenia? Croatia’s most visited inland attraction, Plitvice Lakes National Park (Nacionalni park Plitvicka jezera) encompasses steep forested hillsides surrounding 16 emerald-blue lakes connected by a succession of thundering waterfalls. A network of footpaths and wooden bridges crisscrosses the park (the country’s first national park), and the entrance ticket includes boat rides across the lakes. Thanks to the lush pristine nature, the park is a haven for wild animals, including wolves and bears (though they are timid, so you are unlikely to see them) as well as owls, eagles, and falcons. There are several hotels on the edge of the park should you wish to stay the night. You can visit Plitvice on organized sightseeing tours by bus from Zagreb and Zadar.
Planica is home to the biggest ski jumping hill in the world. For over twenty years it has hosted one of the most important ski jumping competitions in the world. In 2015 Planica received a much-needed update, and the new Planica Nordic Center was built. Aside from the ski jumps the center also features an athletics stadium, a zipline, a wind tunnel, cycling and walking paths, and a visitor’s center. Planica zipline has the steepest descent in the world, which creates the sensations that ski jumping champions feel when flying through the air.
Nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Croatia and the Mediterranean. The walled city was built on maritime trade. In the Middle Ages it became the only city-state in the Adriatic to rival Venice and achieved a remarkable level of development during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, fountains and the famous walls that surround the old city.
No, this isn’t the place for those who travel to Croatia for a punch of excitement or for those who look at Croatia travel as a destination of art and history. This beach is one of those places where tainted souls find solace or where lovebirds get cozy in the elixir of love. In 2016, the Stiniva Beach, located in Vis Island, stole the title of Europe’s best beach awarded by European Best Destinations. It is a white shingle cove, totally secluded and blessed with the clearest of turquoise waters one can find. Nestled right between soaring cliffs on all sides and a vaulting blue sky above, Stiniva is unarguably one of the famous places to visit in Croatia. It is genuinely impossible to NOT fall in love with this beach. If there is Heaven on Earth, then this is perhaps the place. Read extra info at Izola weather.
The Baska Voda Summer encompasses a range of cultural events from early July through to September. These include assorted concerts, small theatre events, and other open air activities – once again, check locally for full details. For fish in Makarska, Peskera is one of the best options, the daily catch presented to guests before their choice is prepared in the classic Dalmatian fashion. This is also the place to try octopus or veal slow-cooked under a so-called bell or peka, and covered in hot embers. This ispod peke method requires at least a couple of hours to bring to perfection, so the usual custom is to order the day before or earlier that morning. The vegetables will have been grown nearby. A spacious terrace surrounded by greenery, close to the beach, completes the picture.
Encompassing 95 square km of the Velebit mountain range, the Paklenica National Park boasts some of the most dramatic mountain views in Croatia. There are plenty of excellent opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and cycling here, and visitors might even be lucky enough to spot animals like eagles, bears, lynx, and chamois. The park is also home to two stunning gorges: The 14-km-long Velika Paklenica and the 12-km-long Mala Paklenica. Several basic lodges are available for anyone wishing to spend the night in the park, and there is also a campsite that is open from March to November. Read even more information at https://vreme-si.com/.