Croatia Things to Do

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Croatia Things to Do

  • City walls

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The (mandatory) walk on the walls of Dubrovnik has two different sides: the ocean side and the land side. Most people cover only the ocean side, from where its possible to see the most beautiful points of the city. It's the easiest section with not much to go up and down. To avoid the long lines, our guide made us enter in the southern...

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  • Diocletian's Palace

    Split Things to Do

    The upper side of the palace is... a fabulous mess. A whole town has grown inside it, with some original remains, as the peristyle and Jupiter's temple, side by side with posterior constructions, some classified, as the cathedral built upon Diocletian's mausoleum. To complete the scene, the town lives, in bars, shops and crowds wandering all...

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  • Gornji grad - the Upper Town

    Zagreb Things to Do

    The fountain "Fisherman with Snake", by Simeon Roksandic, is situated on the Jezuitski trg (Jesuit Square). For some years already, there is no water in the fountain, I don't know the reason why, and it looks gloomy. This is new update of this fountain, from 2012. and 2013., the water is back and the whole fountain, and the statue including, looks...

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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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  • Augustus Temple

    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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  • 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

    In 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gradski trgovi - the City Squares

    Zagreb Things to Do

    After walking straight ahead from the train station, through the park, I found myself at Zagreb's main square: Ban Jelačić Square. Named after a former governor, this square features an equestrian statue and fountain, both popular meeting points for locals heading out in their own city.

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  • The Fortress (Citadel)

    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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  • Arena

    Pula Things to Do

    One (good) idea to promote some monuments is their use in cultural or ludic events. The magnificence of the ambiance enhances the quality of the show, if well integrated in it. However, all events have their backdoor stage, and the mix of modern stuff with history, when seen out of the desired context, is sometimes unwelcome. I wished I had...

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  • Lower lakes (Donja jezera)

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stradun

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    It used to be a strecth of sea before it was filled during the 11th century. This is the main street of the town and it goes from Pile gate to Ploce gate. It is a totally walking street (cars come only on early morning to bring goods to shops and restaurants) and it's full of tables where to stop to eat an icecream or enjoy a coffe. At both sides...

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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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  • HNK - the Croatian National Theatre

    Zagreb Things to Do

    The Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Naradno Kazaliste) was finished in 1895 according to the design of two Viennese architects (Hellmer and Fellner). The Neo-Baroque building is surrounded by many other monumental buildings which represent the Croatian architecture. Directions: The Croatian National Theatre is situated at the western...

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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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  • 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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  • Upper lakes (Gornja jezera)

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Things to Do

    Galovac lake is very pretty. It's supplied with water from three small lakes and supplies water to a series of ponds that are also linked by waterfalls. The concrete stairs over the main waterfall are no longer, instead they are covered by travertine and have now become part of the scenery. The Galovac waterfall is 25metres high and is the highest...

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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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  • 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 fifteen minutes to...

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  • Island of Lokrum

    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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  • Cathedral & Bell Tower

    Split Things to Do

    See what we missed? This strange complex of the mausoleum and the old cathedral has only been seen from distance, passing in a hurry! We should have taken two weeks instead of one. I will to go back, one day.

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  • 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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  • Pakleni Islands

    Hvar Things to Do

    This is paradise in heaven, extremely beautiful. Both when it comes to nature around and how the eye looks. Here you will find Carpe Diem Beach Club, wow what to say than AMAZING. We spent the first few days to go look around and went yonder on day 4 and crush us all the way instead. Wow, the food very good, we found ourselves our own little...

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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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • Gates of Pile

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The Pile Gates are a well-fortified complex with multiple doors, defended by Fort Bokar and the moat that ran around the outside section of the city walls. At the entrance gate to the Old Town, on the western side of the land walls, there is a stone bridge between two Gothic arches, which were designed by the esteemed architect Paskoje...

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  • Marjan Hill

    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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  • Kaptol

    Zagreb Things to Do

    This is the part of the medieval walls and one of the defending towers which has surrounded the medieval town of Kaptol. Most part of the walls, same as the cathedral itself, have been badly damaged during the invasion of the Tartars. The other displaying pictures showing part of surviving walls and other defending towers which still stand around...

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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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  • Arch of the Sergeius Family

    Pula Things to Do

    Salvia Postuma Sergia used her own money to build the arch to honour her three brothers who fought and died at the battle of Actium. The arch was erected in the last two decades of the 1st century BC.

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  • Jezero (lake) Kozjak

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park Things to Do

    The colour of Kozjal Lake looks just amazing, the picture was taken at the beginning of the lake at the position where ends the wooden path in between Milanovac and Kozjak. I did this picture with the classical camera and Kodak film of 100ASA. The other pictures displaying here are made by DSLR camera.

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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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  • 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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  • Fort Lovrijenac

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    Be warned …. it's a nice steep climb to get to the top … but very much worth it. Price of admission is 30 kuna's but it is included if you have tickets for the city walls. Also finding the actual entrance is a bit tricky but nothing that you can't figure out. Once you reach the small enclave you must climb the steep stairs. Once to the top you will...

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  • Grgur Ninski Statue

    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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  • 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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  • Zavala

    Hvar Things to Do

    Pitve tunnel - very interesting experience. Especially if you are coming for the first time, and you are passing through with a tickle in your spine. I have that great expectation feeling every time I'm coming back to Zavala. Then the bright white light on te other side becomes larger and larger and suddenly the magnificent view of the sea and...

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  • Walking

    Pula Things to Do

    The city`s earliest recorded permanent habitation dates back to the 10th century BC. It was founded by the illyrian tribe of the Histri, an ancient population that lived in Istria. Roman settlement began in the first century BC. Cityguide: 1 - Amphitheater 2- Porta Gemina 3- Archäologisches Museum 4 - Kleines Römisches Theater 5- Ports Herculea 6...

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