CROATIAN TOURIST DESTINATIONS

 
Lastovo is an island in Croatia on the Adriatic sea. The coast of Lastovo is surrounded with deep and clean sea, with rich underwater life and forest, beautiful for scuba diving. Lastovo has hills and relatively high points above the sea level, considering its position so far away from Croatian mainland. The closest Croatian isl...
Crikvenica is one of the leading tourist resorts on the Kvarner Riviera in Croatia. The first public beach was opened in 1888. Very suitable for medical tourism, Crikvenica has healthy and mild Mediterranean climate with the simultaneous presence of mountain and sea air, clean air and the sea and unspoiled nature. In 1906, Crikv...
Medulin is town at the southern tip of Istria peninsula in Croatia close to Pula. The town and surrounding area are very popular tourist destinations in Istria. The coastline is long and jagged with many beaches. Places close to Medulin are Pješčana Uvala (Sandy Bay), Vinkuran, Banjole, Pomer, and Premantura, which is located on...
Sreser is a little town on the Pelješac peninsula. The town is located on northern side of the peninsula, across from the delta of river Neretva, which is just seven nautical miles to the north. Town is far away from big cities, so Sreser summer holidays are nice and quiet, favorable for guests who like to rest and have an enjoy...
Pašman is an island in Northern Dalmatia. Pašman is located next to Ugljan Island, but it is even closer (one nautical mile) to Dalmatian mainland (towns Turanj and Biograd na Moru) than Ugljan, which is about two nautical miles from Zadar. There are dozens of small islands around Pašman. You can see small island Babac, shown in...

Croatian Tourist Attractions

Croatia has lots of tourist destinations and attractions, especially along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Croatian coast spans from Horn of Savudria on the north-west point in Istria to the Horn of Prevlaka in Boka Kotorska bay on the south-east point. There are several large and small peninsulas and bays along the lengthy coast of the Adriatic.

There are few larger towns like Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, and Dubrovnik, and lots of smaller towns along the Adriatic coast. Most of these towns support tourism by offering accommodation in hotels, villas, and private apartments in Croatia. Pula, Zadar, Split, and smaller town Solin, as well as a number towns on Croatian islands, have buildings, monuments, and remains from ancient times, some of which are well preserved.

  • Pula has Pula Amphitheater, Hercules Gate (Porta Herculea), Augustus Temple, Dual Gate (Porta Gemina), and Triumphal Arch of the Sergi.
  • Zadar has ancient Roman Forum and famous preromanesque church of St. Donat.
  • Split has Diocletian's Palace, in which the central place takes Peristil and the church of St. Domnius in the mausoleum that had been made for Roman Emperor Diocletian.
  • In the vicinity of Solin, there are remains of Salona, one of the oldest ancient settlements in Croatia.

You can read more about these tourist attractions and other places and tourist destinations in Croatia right here on Apartments in Croatia, using the Tourist Information sidebar you see on the left.

Islands in Croatia

As for the islands in Croatia, Croatian archipelago is the second largest in the Mediterranean after Greek archipelago. Croatia has about 700 islands, 389 islets, and 78 reefs, many of which are small and uninhabited.

There are more than 45 islands in Croatia that are inhabited. Some of larger inhabited islands in Croatia, ordered from west to east, are Krk, Cres, Lošinj, Rab, Pag, Vir, Dugi Otok, Ugljan, Pašman, Šolta, Brač, Vis, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet, and Lastovo. Islands in Croatia also support tourism, and since they are far away from major cities, they have naturally clean air and sea.

Croatian Coast and Beaches

Most beaches along Croatian coast and on the islands are pebble beaches, but there are also beaches that were formed by sediments of rock. Trees growing on Croatian coast are mainly coniferous. Such trees offer lots of shade in hot days in summertime, while temperature of the Adriatic Sea is just cool enough for refreshment.

Croatia Rivieras

Croatia is known for its rivieras on the Adriatic Sea (Jadransko More) with large number of apartments for rent. On the western part of Croatia, there is Istria (Istra) with Istrian Riviera. Towns and tourist resorts in Istria include Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, and other towns on Istrian peninsula. Travelling east from Istra, you enter Kvarner Riviera with tourist resorts Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, as well as islands Krk, Rab, and Pag.

Farther south you enter southern region of Croatia, known as Dalmatia, very attractive summertime tourist destination. Dalmatian rivieras include Zadar Riviera with Zadar, Nin and other tourist resorts along Zadar Riviera with islands Ugljan and Pašman. Rivieras around central Dalmatian town Split include tourist destinations Primošten, Trogir, Split, and Omiš, and islands Hvar, Brač with famous Golden Horn (Zlatni Rat) beach in Bol, and Vis.

Farther south-east, there is beautiful Makarska Riviera with Brela, Makarska, Tučepi, Gradac and other tourist resorts along the riviera. Makarska Riviera is distinctive for its long and attractive gravel beaches and private apartments. The southernmost Croatian and Dalmatian Riviera is Dubrovnik Riviera.