Croatia Things to Do

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Croatia Things to Do

  • City walls

    5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    If you take a day trip to Dubrovnik you should not miss a walk on the city walls. The total length of the city wall is 1920square meters. It takes about two hours to do. Complete walk around the old town in the summer take into account the hot temperatures. Walking on the wall can be very hot during summer, there is no shelter around. Be prepared...

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  • Gornji grad - the Upper Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Zagreb Things to Do

    During my first visit to Zagreb I was interesting to explore historical core of Zagreb. Upper town (Croatian: Gornji grad) is popular tourist attraction in Zagreb. Interesting is that this part of Zagreb under this name officially existed since 14 December 1999. According to Statute of City of Zagreb since then Gornji Grad, Kaptol. Šalata and...

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  • Diocletian's Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    Split known for their Diocletian's Palace. At the end of the 3rd century this Roman emperor decided to build the Bay of Aspalathos. huge palace. He spent the last years of his life. In the seventh century, the inhabitants of Salona, who were fleeing the marauding Avars, settled in this town. The palace is still the heart of the city. The palace...

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  • Beautiful Beaches and Coastline

    Hvar Things to Do

    Having no real beaches (at least at our sight), and with inviting waters, the artificial building of diving spots is the solution. Hvar seems to have good solutions, inviting lots of swimmers and embellishing the coastline, but we didn't see much.

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  • Arena

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pula Things to Do

    I was impressed! so hugely. This is a three stories high, what left here is only the outer wall preserved mare immense. The arena provides 23,000 spectators and today still used as a concert venue. The interior space is occupied for exhibitions. Other pull patch in the city's old Venetian fortress, which can even climb to the top mare where you...

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  • The Big Waterfall (Veliki slap) &...

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Things to Do

    We follow this boardwalk around a cliff right above the rushing waters and come right before the tall and misty "Great or Big Waterfall" also known as Veliki Slap. The water tumbles for 78metres and is quite spectacular! You need to be a little careful here, as it was a bit slippery from the waterfall spray, and if you go too close, you will...

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  • Beach

    Makarska Things to Do

    VIn a so long and beautiful coast, beaches are a rarity. However, in Makarska coast we have one of the biggest concentration of them, turning the area in a privileged bathing coast. Sorry, something more important was waiting and we didn't try them.

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  • Tisno Garden Festival

    Sibenik Things to Do

    I went to Tisno Garden Festival ( official web http://thegardenfestival.eu/?/) last year, as well as the year before. I will most probably go this year also so I decided to share my experience with you. Transportation: I landed in Zadar airport, and from there you can take a cab, bus, or shuttle. You can find shuttle link on the official web site...

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  • Krk – Town

    Otok Krk Things to Do

    The cathedral of Krk and Saint Quirinus church form a complex. The church of Saint Quirinus has a bell tower with an angel playing a trumpet on the top. Inside there is an exibition of sacred art; you have to climb some stairs to go there. After your visit, you pass through a door and go downstairs where you get inside the cathedral. This was...

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  • Tisno Garden Festival

    Otok Murter Things to Do

    I went to Tisno Garden Festival ( official web http://thegardenfestival.eu/?/) last year, as well as the year before. I will most probably go this year also so I decided to share my experience with you. Transportation: I landed in Zadar airport, and from there you can take a cab, bus, or shuttle. You can find shuttle link on the official web site...

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  • Old City

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    A couple of hours ago, talking to a neighbor who worked longtime in a cruise navy, having visited in detail the five continents, I asked him where would he go again with pleasure. He answered "Dubrovnik", without knowing that I was coming from there. Asking why, I got an answer easy to accept: The life of town. Night and day, the town lives...

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  • The Cathedral

    Zagreb Things to Do

    Zagreb's main landmark is the Cathedral of the Assumption. The original church was badly damaged by sieges of the Tartars and by an earthquake. The two impressive bell towers (104 and105 m) were erected in Neo-Gothic style at the beginnig of the 20 th century. On both my visits of Zagreb in 2004 and 2012, the cathedral was at least partly...

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  • Old Town

    Split Things to Do

    Actually it is called Trg Brace Radic but if you ask to the locals where it is your question could be unanswered. For the locals it is simply known as Vocni Trg and nobody call it otherwise then that. In some passed times it used to be very busy fruit market. It is nice and peacefull square with the monumental statue of Marko Marulic, 15th century...

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  • The Fortress (Citadel)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hvar Things to Do

    All the comments are good-read... so pleasant for us Hvar-natives to see things with another eye - thank you all... We here see (the Fortica) more as a battle ground of our childhood, where some played the conqueror climbing crazily the walls, while defenders where throwing the stones - thanks God, no bigger damage than earning some bumps... There...

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  • Arch of the Sergeius Family

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pula Things to Do

    Whenever you arrive at the Triumphal Arch of Sergi, do know one thing. It’s a tip we are giving you as we learned about this once we were at home and read some more about the city of Pula and the Triumphal Arch of Sergi in particular. It was a part of the old city walls. This triumphal arch leaned against the city gate Porta Aurea thus called...

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  • Lower lakes (Donja jezera)

    5 out of 5 stars

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Things to Do

    Kozjak Lake is the largest lake in Plitvice, and it is the one that connects the Lower and Upper Lakes together. Stefaniji Island, named after Queen Stefanija who came to visit it in 1888, is situated on the lake. It was interesting to hear the tale of how 30 goats drowned in the lake while crossing from the coast on to the island while running...

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  • Hiking - Biokovo Mountains

    Makarska Things to Do

    Just above Makarska, there is one of the highest Croatian mountains - Biokovo massive, with the mountain of Sveti Jure (1762) as the highest point. Hiking from Makarska to Sveti Jure can be done in a day. Following the LP advice, we located at the east border of Makarska St. Mark Church, and took the street Put Makra uphill. You cross the Adriatic...

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  • Beaches

    Otok Krk Things to Do

    Within walking distance from Baška, there are several smaller beaches that are at least as lovely as the main beach “Vela Plaža”. I've never visited any of them in the summer, but I imagine they're pretty crowded, especially the first in the row – Bunculuka, which is a part of Bunculuka Naturist Camp. In the winter, however, you can have it all to...

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  • Stradun

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The most famous street in Dubrovnik is Stradun or Placa street. Stradun is the widest street in the old town, and runs east-west and divides the town in both northern & southern "halves". The surface is worn smooth by people walking on it. On both sides of the street are many shops, cafes and restaurants. At the eastern end is a clock tower and a...

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  • Gradski trgovi - the City Squares

    Zagreb Things to Do

    For many years this skyscraper was a mockery of the city, in my opinion it still is a mockery no matter fact that was almost completely reconstructed just a few years ago. Ever since when was erected the skyscraper became the subject of various controversies, some have praised him while the majority of the citizens felt that it should be demolished...

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  • Cathedral & Bell Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    Not far from Vestibule the Peristyle area. This is a wonderful plaza that is on both sides with a colonnade ornamented. Among the sights there are two sphinxes are from Egypt. The Cathedral of St. Dominus, was originally the mausoleum of Diocletian and is within the boundaries of his palace. The cathedral was built by Philotas and consecrated in...

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  • Day Trip to Blue Grotto and Vis Island

    Hvar Things to Do

    Several companies offer these tours. Many of them have stands on the beach promenade in Hvar, check the prices and what is included before you book. We chose a whole day trip including a stop in Komiza on Vis (see my Komiza page) and a short swimming stop by the Stiniva cove. The picture shows Stiniva seen from the sea, ChristaV has a picture of...

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  • Augustus Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pula Things to Do

    This temple is from around 2nd century BC to before the death of Augustus in 14AD, for which the temple is dedicated. Besides that dedication, it also is a commemoration for Goddess Roma, a deity from the Greek era. The structure was converted into a church during Byzantine times, so it was preserved for centuries. The building was built on a...

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  • Upper lakes (Gornja jezera)

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Things to Do

    Plitvice Lakes and National Park are my best memory of a vacation in my childhood. These lakes on different levels are combined with each other by lots of small or large waterfalls and a long path is leading through the national park, taking you to all the important places, including a large cave that once gave the background to an old western...

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  • Seashell Museum

    Makarska Things to Do

    Strolling along the streets of Makarska, you will come across a number of churches and other architectural and cultural sights among which is the popular Museum of Shells, situated in Franciscan monastery.

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  • Activities - What To Do

    Otok Krk Things to Do

    If you've ever visited Island of Krk, you have most likely tasted the wine called 'Vrbnička Žlahtina'. This excellent white wine ('Žlahtina' means 'noble') is one of the best wines in Croatia. The žlahtina grape is very specific variety as it is grown only in the vineyards in the Vrbnik fields. So, why not pay a visit to the vineyards in the...

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  • Island of Lokrum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    For those who stay for a longer time in Dubrovnik, a day trip to Lokrum can be an interesting option. Though the island has no beautiful sand beaches, it has a couple of swimming opportunities, a lot of paths to walk along in the woods, the ruins of a castle and those of a monastery and two cafés. The swimming opportunities are rocky places, but...

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  • Lake Jarun

    Zagreb Things to Do

    Jarun is Zagreb's sporting and recreational centre. Here you can rollerblade, cycle and walk along the tracks that surround around the lakes. You can also swim, row, sail, cable ski or even go fishing in the lakes. They also have soccer, beach volleyball, table tennis and basketball courts there. There are parks for kids to play and bars for the...

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  • Marjan Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    A must see is Marjan Forest Park,carefully maintained and cherished. The park includes promenades, vista points, solariums, nature paths, playgrounds and the Split zoo.... A marvellous view is offered from the top of Marjan on the old and new parts of Split. It takes only 15 minutes of pleasant walking to reach Marjan from the historical core of...

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  • Pakleni Islands

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hvar Things to Do

    Standing in front of the harbour, this small islands protect it, and enrich the views from the fortress. Being short in time we didn't go there, and, for what I read, I think that we didn't miss anything important. The several small islands, spreading along about 10 km, are, mainly, a destination to bath in the wild, and to dive in crystal...

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  • Roman Amphitheater

    Pula Things to Do

    Promoted as the most complete Roman amphitheater, that may only apply to its external walls. The interior suffered the common transformations of most Croatian monuments, and shows almost nothing of its original structure. Much smaller than its brother, in Rome, it is a magnificent building, deserving the quick mandatory visit.

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  • Blue cave & Supljara (Hollow Cave)

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Things to Do

    Thankgoodness I had shoes on with good grip, because climbing up the steps to Supljara cave, I needed them. I needed to be very careful as the steps were made of stone blocks, were narrow and quite steep! I had to climb the steps as the entrance is over 20m high, and is looking towards the cascades and Kaluderovo lake. The cave is a spacious,...

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  • St. Mark's Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Makarska Things to Do

    Walking through the town with all its cafes etc you will suddenly find yourself in front of this Church, with shops and cafes very close by. There are always tourists taking photos of this beautiful church.

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  • Baska

    Otok Krk Things to Do

    Baska is a large village situated on the southern part of the island. It has a very long beach of peebles and sand named Vela Plaza. Along the waterfront there are lots of restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlours and souvenirs stalls. There is a small ethnoghraphic museum in Baska. I didn' t find it very interesting. It takes around twenty minutes...

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  • Fort Lovrijenac

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Somewhat apart from the wall, this fort stands in a cliff over the sea, reaching 36 meters high. Once a very important fortress resisting to Venice domination, It provides now good views over the city and sea.

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  • Donji grad - the Lower Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Zagreb Things to Do

    I think that area of Lower Town is just incredible and surreal in its composition and content. This is part of Zagreb that you see first after your arriving by train. This area is such a touristic treat and great way to make a good impression for tourists. The Lower Town (Croatian: Donji grad) is central part of Zagreb. It is cultural core of...

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  • Riva & Harbour

    Split Things to Do

    Riva is Split's waterfront where cafes and restaurants line up and is a perfect place to people watch and look out to the main bay and harbour. The harbour area and the old town including the Diocletian Palace are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

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  • Venetian Streets, Houses, and...

    Hvar Things to Do

    Embracing the small port, the town seems to have not suffered the convulsions noticed in most of Croatian places. The dominating architecture is clearly venetian style, and history is not mixed and shuffled as in other towns. It gives a sensation of calm and tranquility, and, maybe, that's the point that makes people appreciate so much the...

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  • Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed...

    Pula Things to Do

    Until going there I only knew one cathedral with the tower separated from the main building - in Leiria. Now, I knew a second one. And that was my most remarkable note about this monument, as usually built-destroyed-rebuilt, sharing stones with other, including the amphitheater.

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  • Jezero (lake) Kozjak

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Things to Do

    Hidden treasure is the Plitvice National Park, the oldest national park in southern Europe and the largest in Croatia. With its green hills, azure water and the many waterfalls, the park is a fairy tale. The sixteen lakes in the park walking in about 90 waterfalls in one another. An architectural masterpiece of mother nature. But the water is not...

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  • Makarska Port and Esplanade

    Makarska Things to Do

    This is the ideal place to relax , a very long esplanade with shady palms, seats and warm weather, all the ingredients to enjoy a few hours watching the world go by. There is always some activity on the water and when you are ready a cafe is a few steps away. Just enjoy yourself in Makarska.

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  • Destinations Around Island Krk

    Otok Krk Things to Do

    This is the first village after crossing the bridge. It also is the location of the airport that serves Rijeka. Seems like a long distance, but I guess they were looking for a flat plain. Omisalj has one primary church and a smaller one we did not see. The main church; Marijina Usnesenja; called by us Parish Church of the Assumption, is right in...

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  • Franciscan Monastery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The Church of Saint Saviour is located between the Franciscan Monastery and the city walls. In summer, the artists of Dubrovnik use its meditative interior as an exhibition hall or as a chamber concert venue. The baroque church built in 1520 on orders from the Dubrovnik Senate. One of the few buildings that the earthquake of 1667 be make survived...

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  • Parkovi - the Parks

    Zagreb Things to Do

    Zrinjevac is just a foot from the main square and offers bag full of surprises, especially on saturdays mornings. Imagine an green oaza which is situated in the heart of the city, park full of flowers, green areas and city traditions. Here you can go back to the past, enjoying waltzes, operettas, jazz, evergeen and good old rock n roll from 60s and...

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  • Grgur Ninski Statue

    4 out of 5 stars

    Split Things to Do

    I knew (the guide said) that the highlight in this place was the door, announced as the most beautiful, but... darkness didn't help. At least, the statue of the bishop Ninsky made by Mestrovic (I couldn't see it but made my homework) was a silhouette against the sky.

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