Referred to as ‘paradise on Earth’ by George Bernard Shaw, you simply have to visit Dubrovnik on your Croatia staycation. Games of Thrones fans will delight in seeing the famous King’s Landing and there are many tours you can take to be shown around the sights from the famous show. Even if you aren’t a fan of the show, you’ll still enjoy the stunning architecture of the Old Town and the walls surrounding it. You may be lucky in the summer, restrictions permitting, to visit the same time as the Dubrovnik Summer Festival – an outdoor festival with music, theatre and dance performances.
Find out more: www.visit-croatia.co.uk/dubrovnik
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, has lots to see and do and should be included on every staycation or weekend trip away. In the Upper Town, Gorni grad, you can see the Presidential Palace, Croatian Parliament and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are also plenty of museums and galleries to keep you busy such as the Museum of Broken Relationships, the City Museum and the Croatian State Archives. If you are looking for nature, then the Medvednica Sljeme is a beautiful nature park that merges with the City.
Find out more: www.visit-croatia.co.uk/zagreb
A creative little town, Samobor is well known for its craft makers and artisans that produce a lot of goods that you’ll find for sale in Samobor, Croatia and worldwide. Samobor Castle is a great place to visit, with the Castle still standing despite being built in 1268! Afterwards, pop on over to the Samobor Museum where you’ll see the history of the town as well as art and archaeological findings. We also recommend visiting the Rimac car manufacturer while you’re there, who design, engineer and build some of the most advanced automotive technology in the world. They put on factory tours where you can find out about their electric hyper cars and the technology they work with. If you have time, you can also squeeze in a visit to the Grgos Cave, which is said to be the most beautiful cave in Croatia.
Find out more: www.visit-croatia.co.uk/samobor
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The largest city on the Adriatic coast, there are plenty of picturesque places to visit when you’re in Split. Diocletian’s Palace should be top of your list to visit, and is well worth paying for a tour of the building so you get to appreciate all it has to offer. The Cathedral of St Dominius isn’t too far away, and was built at the same time as the palace, and if you’re looking for good views of the city the bell tower will not disappoint. If you want to work in a bit of shopping, head on over to the People’s Square, also known as Pjaca, where you can have a stroll around the shops and pick up some lunch.
Find out more: www.visit-croatia.co.uk/split
Another stunning place to visit in Croatia, the city of Zadar is steeped in history and has plenty to see and explore. One of the more unique things to visit in Zadar is their musical sea organ, Morske Orgulje, which plays music from 35 organ pipes that react with the sea water and wind movements to produce a tune. If you want to stay with nature, a visit to the Plitvice National Park should be on your itinerary, or go a little further afield to Krka National Park where you can swim at the foot of seven cascades at Skradinski Buk.
Find out more: www.visit-croatia.co.uk/zadar
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