With its capital city Zagreb, Croatia is a wonderful country. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea in central Europe. It has a diverse climate that is mostly somewhere between the Mediterranean and continental types. The country possesses some of the best tourist destinations in Europe. Croatia is one of the best places to spend a family vacation. As a matter of fact, the tourism sector contributes close to 20% of the country’s GDP. We’ll introduce you to some of the must-see places to visit in Croatia.

1. City Of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik City Walls

Dubrovnik is one of the most unique cities you can visit in Croatia. It is famous for its magnificent defensive city walls and its sublime location. These overlook the Adriatic Sea’s calm blue waters. It is in fact the most upmarket destination in this country and one of the several UNESCO world heritage sites. As expected Dubrovnik has a rich history. Especially since it was the capital of the famous Republic of Ragusa back from 12th up to 17th century.

The city is home to some of the best beaches in the country. It has classy 5-star hotels, plenty of seafood eateries and breathtaking views of the pristine sea. The prices of goods and entertainment here seems to be a bit higher than usual. But, it doesn’t seem to bother most visitors as the city receives quite a substantial number of new and returning tourists every year.

2. National Park Plitvice Lakes

National Park Plitvice Lakes

Another highly attractive destination in Croatia is the National Park Plitvice Lakes. It is one of the country’s major tourist attractions, located just a few hours from Croatia’s capital. The park houses up to 16 interconnecting cascading lakes with waterfalls and rich, diverse flora and fauna. It is a park that you and your family will most definitely enjoy visiting, especially if the kids tag along.

The park also provides an amazing camping experience, hiking trails, boating and lots of other exciting activities to enjoy during your stay in Croatia. Being one of the best attractions in the country, the National Park Plitvice Lakes is open for visitors all year round, although tourist numbers are mostly higher during spring and summer.

3. Krk Island

Krk Island Evening

Krk island is considered one of the best tourist destinations for family vacations in Croatia, mostly due to its elegant sandy beaches such as the Velika Plaza. Just above the town of Baska, there are rocky hills with plenty of hiking trails and breathtaking sights, which family holiday-makers find pretty much fascinating. Transportation to and from the Krk island is also highly reliable, thanks to the road bridge connecting it to the mainland, ferries, car rental services and the Krk airport.

There are also plenty more sights to see on this elegant island, including historical architectural designs of buildings, churches, and vineyards. There are plenty of accommodation facilities on the island, including the Heritage Hotel Forza, which is one of the best places to stay when spending a family vacation in Croatia and further exploring the Krk island.

Croatia is a country with a wide variety of attractions and interesting places appealing to families. It’s no wonder since Croatia is considered a country that places traditional family values on top of their lists. Combine that with a rich history, wonderful nature, and exquisite food, and you got a winning combination for a pleasant family vacation.

By Alisa M.

My name is Alisa and I would love to share with you my passion for traveling and getting to know and enjoy different cultures, history and tradition. Enthusiast hiker, eco-activist and occasionally an aspiring writer.