What places should I visit in Croatia? Where to stay? When to come? That's a common question for many foreign visitors who want to explore Croatian attractions.
Split is the highest growing Croatian tourist destination. The number of Split's visitors doubled in the last five years. No wonder. because Split has many attractions that appeal to all generations. It would be enough to mention spectacular Diocletian's palace, beaches Bacvice and Kasjuni or hill Marjan. Furthermore, Split is the host of Ultra Europe Festival, one of the most prominent European music events.
What must be said is that the excessive attendance of Split during high summer season also has negative sides. During July it is hard to walk freely on Riva. It is difficult to find a place for your towel on the beaches. That's why I recommend visiting Split outside the high season, which means avoiding months July and August. In my opinion, April, May and October are currently perfect months to spend time in Split.
In addition to visiting Split, it is worth to take a day visit to nearby historical towns: Solin and Trogir.
Beach Bacvice full of people
Just like Split, Sibenik is another high growing destination. A lot of money has been invested in Sibenik tourism in recent years. Fortresses St. Michael and Barone have been completely revitalised. Fortress of St. Nicholas is currently being reconstructed thanks to money from European Union funds. Furthermore, that fortress was included into UNESCO World Heritage list in 2019.
Alongside fortifications, Sibenik Features St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO protected Renaissance monument entirely built of stone. The landscape of river Krka and St. Anthony's channel represents an exceptional natural beauty.
There are a few luxury hotels located in or near Sibenik. Hotel Bellevue, currently the best accommodation option, was constructed on Riva in 2018. Other hotels worth mentioning are the Solaris and D-Resort Sibenik.
St. Nicholas fortress
St. James Cathedral
Do you want to listen to the sea playing music? Doesn't that sound fascinating? You can experience it in Zadar. The sea organ, located at Zadar Riva, plays music produced by sea waves. Visitor's often stopped there for some time and enjoy sounds produced by this unique instrument.
There are more interesting things to see and visit in Zadar. Sacral objects from Romanesque and Gothic period have been preserved. Cathedral of St. Anastasia is a Romanesque masterpiece of art. Just a few meters away from the Cathedral, there is Church of St. Donat, another Romanesque sacral object.