Historical Croatia - The 5 Best Sites to Visit

Croatia is home to many beautiful historic sights and Croatia is also the proud holder of seven UNESCO World heritage sites. Any number of them could make it into our top 5, but here are some of our particular favourites.

Split is home to the Palace of Diocletian. Dating back to Roman times Diocletian's Palace is considered one of the most imposing Roman ruins that the World has to offer.

Diocletian's Palace is a historical complex which has now become the old town of Split. This area is home to beautiful restaurants, cafes and fantastic shopping. It really does have something to offer everyone whether you want to relax in beautiful historic surroundings or learn more about the history of Croatia.

Learn more about Split, the Diocletian Palace and other Croatian historical cities on rickstevens.com page about Croatia.  

Would you like to visit one of the most beautiful pleces of Earth?

If you come to Croatia, you cannot leave without visiting the National Park of Plitvice. This spot is made up of 16 impressive lakes that are breathtakingly beautiful.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park lies at the bottom of vast arrays of rock, mostly comprised of limestone and dolomite, which gives the lakes their distinctive look. Throughout the day the lakes, which are separated by algae and moss, take on many different shades of green and blue. This is due to the ever changing angle of the light and also the amount of natural minerals that are found within the waters of each of the lakes. The natural history on display here is simply amazing and you’ll want to return again and again.

Trogir is a beautiful medieval town that has stunning foundations and was founded in the 3rd century. The Romans expanded this beautiful town during the 13th and 15th centuries. Much of the foundations of this town have escaped the modernisation of the World and this makes it a must visit historic site of Croatia. There are Venetian undertones to many of the buildings, and surroundings, and the Trogir Cathedral is absolutely stunning. You should definitely make the time to visit if you can.

Dubrovnik is a medieval walled city that has a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic foundations. It was first founded in the 14th century but really came into its own during the 16th century when it was a rival for Venice.

Many of the buildings were sadly destroyed during an earthquake back in 1667 but the Gothic walls remain. Running over 1 mile in length they surround most of the Old City and you can enter the main city gate for free.
A stunning city that also has a brilliant beach, making it a place that has everything you could want out of a holiday!

St. James Cathedral in Sibenik
This is a Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral that was built between 1431 and 1535. The style was originally Gothic but then it was changed to Renaissance in the later parts of the build to allow for a beautiful hybrid mix. The mouldings of this Cathedral are stunning and it has been made using slabs of stone from the nearby island of Brac.

If you’re in this part of Croatia, you won’t be disappointed with this place, it is simply magnificent. Because Croatia has some of the best beaches on offer in Europe, it can be easy to overlook the other aspects of what Croatia has to offer. With some of the most beautiful historical sites in Europe, don’t overlook them, they’ll make your holiday truly special.

If you are looking for historical sites and beautiful beaches in Europe outside Croatia please have a look at our partnersite: Granco Gran Canaria, where you will find all the information and learn about this wonderful holiday destination.

Anna Tours, updated: 21-08-2019 by Ivan Peric


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