Picture crystallized waters with a backdrop of gently sloping green hills. Other than the lapse of the waves, the world falls silent. The sun sets on a long summer day. Sounds romantic, huh? In Croatia, such fantasies become a reality. Whether you’re a couple content on lazing by idyllic beaches or one craving a more adventurous getaway, this Adriatic gem will leave you starstruck.
Explore the Dalmatian Coast
From a bird’s-eye view, the Dalmatian Islands are a luscious cluster of vegetation and glistening shores across the calm sea. Its coastline plays host to quaint fishing villages, and the historic city of Split. Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the heart of the Old Town. Built for a former Roman emperor, your visit here will leave you culturally enriched with dreams of a distant past.
Always fancied yourself as a bit of a daredevil? Croatia is notorious for its dizzying cliff jumps, but if nothing else, these drops make a great Instagram snap. Not far from Split, Krka National Park has scenery that’ll leave you dazzled, particularly its waterfalls. Few things top an afternoon here soaking up the sun – the perfect way for you and your partner to experience a side to Croatia you’ll cherish for years to come.
When some people think of Dubrovnik, they think of the American TV show Game of Thrones. A walk around the historic Old Town will take you back to Kings Landing, but its charms don’t stop there. Hire a boat and lose yourself to the surrounding waters. Once you’ve left the bay, reflect on a panoramic view of the city – it wasn’t dubbed the Pearl of the Adriatic for nothing!
To get out of the city, take a speedboat to the island of Lopoud. It’s only a 35 minute journey, and you’ll feel like a Hollywood movie star gliding over the waves approaching the secluded paradise. When you’re there, take a swim around Sunj Beach before retreating to one of the many bars or cafes to refresh.
Paradise in Croatia
If you’re flying to Pula, then no trip here is complete without visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Turquoise waters flow through dramatic canyons, amongst which you’ll find a waterfall which is 78 meters tall! For the faint hearted, wooden boardwalks curve their way through the parks many lakes. Take a guided tour, or explore this beautiful part of Croatia at a leisurely pace.
Offshore, discover the alluring port of Cres. One of many of the country’s archipelagos, it’s home to delicious locally caught seafood. Feast on anchovies, horse mackerel and sprat in the rainbow colored towns, and wash it down with a glass of fruity Croatian wine. Despite much of the country being known for its pebbly beaches, the island’s Mali Bok beach provides sand lovers with a safe haven to bathe in the sun. Prone to sunburn? Fear not, the beach is situated between two large cliffs, so finding shelter is never hard.
Croatia is a country of unearthed romantic treasures – get ready to discover them all.