10 photos to inspire you to visit Croatia

Korčula , Croatia
Korčula town on Korčula island

It was rather difficult to choose just 10 photos of different areas of Croatia to inspire you to visit my country. I’m fed up with too many blog posts with titles such as 5 cities you must visit in Croatia or 10 places to see in Croatia and such which only feature seaside towns and mainly those on the southern Croatian coast called Dalmatia, e.g. Dubrovnik and Split. There are many other gorgeous seaside towns and islands apart from the already mentioned Dubrovnik and Split. Besides, Croatia has many amazing places far away from the sea too. There are castles, mountains, plains, forests, wheat fields, forgotten villages and sleepy continental towns. I know, I haven’t exactly written much about those either but I’ll get around to it eventually 🙂   However, you can find posts about several Croatian islands on my blog that aren’t as heavily featured as Hvar island for instance.

Hopefully, this post will make you want to visit Croatia if you haven’t already been. I know, who hasn’t heard of Dubrovnik after watching the Game of Thrones? FYI, Dubrovnik was a powerful merchant republic in its past much like Venice and anyone visiting it should be aware of that. Also, I strongly suggest to visit Istria and Kvarner regions for a beach holiday+culture, not just the southern Croatian coast. 🙂 Furthermore, the next time you’re imagining a hot mug of mulled wine in your hand and Christmas lights why don’t you consider visiting Zagreb and its magical Christmas markets? Or see the biggest carnival parade in Croatia in Rijeka in February? Or go castle-hunting in Zagorje? What about tasting some delicious Croatian food in Slavonija region?

Anyway, let the photos do the talking and convince you to visit Croatia!

Zagreb (the capital of Croatia)

Zagreb, Croatia

Osijek (the biggest town in Slavonija region)

Osijek, Croatia

Vukovar (Eltz castle)

Vukovar

Plitvice Lakes National Park 

Plitvice Lakes

Ribnik castle

Ribnik, Croatia

Gorski kotar region (bears, wolves, birds of prey and other wildlife )

Gorski kotar

Pula (its Roman amphitheater is one of the best preserved in the world!)
Pula, Croatia

Opatija (the oldest seaside resort in Croatia dating back to mid-19th ct)

Opatija

Veli Lošinj, Lošinj island

Veli Lošinj, Croatia

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia

So what do you say? Will you visit Croatia? Have you already been?

This post is a part of Monthly Travel Linkup (Sep 2017) hosted by  Follow Your SunshineAdventures of a London KiwiSilverSpoon London and  Erin Out and About .
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74 thoughts on “10 photos to inspire you to visit Croatia

  1. What an inspiring collection of beautiful places! I just came back from Croatia and I’m head over heels with this country. Haven’t seen Vukovar and the Gorski kotar region, but I’m hoping to return there soon. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  2. This post is awesome! I’ve been to Croatia 3 years ago and you have captured it beautifully! Everyone needs to visit Croatia at one point of their life it’s an absolutely stunning place! So glad that I found your blog, loving it and your travels are so inspirational. Keep doing you girl!! Much love xx

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  3. Clare Thomson

    I’ve been really looking forward to reading this, Tanja. We loved Hvar but would really like to explore more of Croatia. I’d love to see Dubrovnik but I’m afraid I’d find it too crowded so I’m so happy to read about some of the fabulous, lesser-known beauties of Croatia. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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  4. I’ve been seeing a lot about Croatia and have added it to my to-visit list. Definitely want to give Plitvice Lakes National Park a visit. I also didn’t know that they had a Roman amphitheater! Would love to check that out to compare what it would be like compared with the Colosseum!

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  5. I don’t need any convincing to visit Croatia. It is already #1 on my bucket list and it’s all because of a photo I saw of Plitvice Lakes National Park. We’re hoping to visit in the next few years. #farawayfiles

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  6. We LOVED Croatia Tanja! The beautiful landscape, the gorgeous water, the delicious food and the super friendly people. We spent a few days on the opposite side of Korčula in Vela Luka and loved it – quiet and sleepy but perfect in October! We also loved our drive from Dubrovnik back to Split and the little towns like Mali Ston and Omiš. Great inspiration – would really love to do Zagreb at Christmas time! Thanks for sharing with #FarawayFiles, Erin

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  7. I’ve wanted to visit Croatia for ages… I’m not sure I’m going to make it before we leave London, but it’s on the list the next time we’re back on this side of the world! I particularly like the look of Opatija!

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  8. Love these pictures so much! I’ve been to Croatia a few times but it was a while ago, and I don’t really remember that much of it apart from the beach being pretty. I would especially love visiting Dubrovnik, it looks so beautiful!

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