Absolute must do things in Croatia

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Croatia is nestled in eastern Europe and is bursting with natural beauty, a strong heritage and a long list of amazing things to get up to. It’s the perfect place to escape for a quick getaway all year round and we’ve rounded up the activities in Croatia you simply must do!

1. Explore the national parks

Croatia has eight national parks, so you are spoiled for choice when it comes to natural beauty and beautiful walks and hikes. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is often considered the most beautiful out of all eight, so if you’ve only got time to visit one then this UNESCO World Heritage Site should be on top of your list. You can wander along the wooden planks whilst admiring the shimmering waterfalls crashing into the 16 interconnected lakes below it with ever-changing colours. Find yourself instantly relax in this tranquil environment- you may find you don’t want to leave, and we don’t blame you.

2. Explore all the UNESCO heritage sites

For such a small country, it certainly has a vast amount of heritage and there are a total of seven UNESCO heritage sites in Croatia. The lake is one, but there is also the old city of Dubrovnik (also famous for its Game of Thrones connections), the Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica that’s located in the historic centre of Poreč, the cathedral of St James in Šibenik, the historic city of Trogir and the Stari Gra Plain in Hvar. Make these sights part of your sightseeing tour and you will check off some of the best things to see in Croatia.

3. Visit Croatia’s best beach

This is considered Zlatni Rat Beach, which has a long golden pebble tip that reaches out to the Adriatic Sea. It’s actually been referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn beach and is regularly named as one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world. It’s located on Brac Island which is around 4 kilometres from the beautiful town of Bol, which is also another place you should stop and explore.

There is also another thing that you must do BEFORE you go to Croatia, and that’s apply for your European Health Insurance Card. This is essential for travel abroad in Europe and it’s actually there to make your life easier, so don’t leave to explore without it. If you’re craving a winter escape, why not check out the warmest countries to explore.

Photo: Beautiful houses of Dubrovnik by Tambako the Jaguar licensed under Creative commons 2