Sightseeing in Croatia
Croatia is one of the most stunning countries in Europe, and has been home to many famous writers, poets and artists, inspired by its beautiful landscapes.
Sightseeing opportunities in Croatia include long beaches and historic city monuments and natural landscapes which make it an ideal destination for lovers of the great outdoors.
Croatia offers diverse attractions and sightseeing tours in city and rural locations.
If you are planning a sightseeing tour of Croatia, make sure you visit Korcula, which was built in 15th Century. The breath-taking architecture of the town is a major attraction for visitors, especially the towers and walls. The two Governor’s towers and the coats of arms that adorn the Southern land gate are incredible. St Mark’s Cathedral, centrally located in the town also has its own unique appeal.
Featuring interiors designed by Ivan Mestrovic (the best sculptor in Croatia) the Gothic-Renaissance style will leave you stunned. Exhibiting Byzantine icons and Korculan stone carving, the Icon Museum will give you a glimpse into the history of Korcula. Moreska Sword Dancing at night is another colourful spectacle that presents a skillfully choreographed dance with great drama and clashing swords.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a World Heritage Site. Plitvice is a paradise if you are looking for a tranquil environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Home to dramatic waterfalls, woods and lakes in a vast area of 19.5 hectares, this is a highlight of any visit to Croatia. The 16 lakes make a spectacular effect, spilling into waterfalls and bubbling streams.
Mljet is better known for biking, swimming and hiking throughout the picturesque national park. Veliko Jezero and the Malo Jezero are two salt water lakes that are connected to the sea via a small canal. The Benedictine monastery that dates back to the 12th Century is situated in the centre of Veliko Jezero. The monastery is now home to a restaurant which is easily accessible by small scheduled boat tours.
Brela Beach boasts crystalline water and sandy shores – perfect for sunbathing. Every cove of the beach endows a privacy of its own, surrounded by pine trees. The subtropical greenery of Brela town along with its quirky architecture is a delight in itself. With beautiful panoramic views Brela is one of the best beaches in Europe.
The Basilica in Porec, was granted World Heritage Site Status. Built somewhere around 543-554 by the Bishop Euphrasius, the Basilica comprises nine naves, fine sculpture and marble columns.
If you are planning to go sightseeing in Croatia, the best way to explore this fascinating country is to book a guided sightseeing tour, a cultural tour, a city tour, a rural tour or an adventure/activity tour before you leave home. That way you will make the most of your stay, while finding out all you need to know from a knowledgeable local guide.