Romantic Things to Do in Croatia

Romantic Things to Do in Croatia

Croatia has become one of the most popular destinations for romantic getaways. Lovers around the world appreciate the beauty and tranquillity that is seen in Croatia. It is a perfect place to go on a honeymoon or even to celebrate the anniversary.

Let’s look at the romantic things you can do with your significant another while in Croatia.    

Watch the Sun Set on the Beach in Split

Sunset itself is a very romantic phenomenon. Now imagine watching this beautiful sunset with your loved one from the beach or a hilltop. Mesmerising, isn’t it? There are so many locations in Spit from where you can witness the beauty of a sunset, it is one of the most romantic thing to do in Split, let alone the world. If you are a beach person and a sunset person, then Kasjuni beach is the place for you. This beach is entirely private than other beaches and will give the most magical sunset experience. Other unique places to catch a sunset are Marjan Hill, Telegrin Peak, Teraca Vidilica and Hermitage Caves.

Explore the Stunning City of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a stunning city in Croatia. It is known for its magnificent medieval old town. This place is filled with beautiful landscapes that literally give you one of a kind experience.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the Old Town, where only pedestrians are allowed. Dubrovnik is filled with aristocratic palazzi and elegant Baroque churches within its sturdy mediaeval fortifications. Croatia has become a very famous destination even among the celebrities like Beyoncé, Sir Roger Moore, Roman Abramovich and Naomi Campbell. Wine bars, elegant seafood restaurants, and five-star hotels are among the attractions outside the walls.

Then there's the spectacular rock-and-pebble coast, lined up with beaches, scuba diving, and sea kayaking. Some of the best beaches can be found on the Lapad peninsular, which is two miles west of town; or you may visit the tiny Lokrum islet, which has a botanical garden (taxis are available from the old town harbour); or the pine-scented Elaphiti islands (ferry from Gru port).

Take a Yacht around the Croatian Islands

Rent a yacht and start sailing around 1,000 islands around Croatia. It absolute heaven for someone who loves sailing. Sailing along the Croatian coast on a yacht is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Typical Venetian villages with ancient bell towers, mediaeval fortresses, baths, charming taverns, and some of the crystal clear water and sandy beaches in the Mediterranean can be found when cruising around the Croatian islands.

You will experience that each island has its unique personality, landscapes and attractions. While sailing your yacht explore northern Croatia, Istria and southern Croatia, the Dalmatian coast to get the most romantic landscape views. Cruising around with your partner is just another level of experience.

Dalmatian coast

This is Croatia's most famous sailing area for first-time travellers departing from Split or Dubrovnik. A tour around the picturesque Croatian cites and islands scattered across the Adriatic Sea can be the perfect way to explore the Dalmatian coast. With ancient settlements, secluded beaches, and hidden coves, southern Dalmatia is sometimes referred to as true nautical heaven. It's also the best place to go for nightlife and a diverse range of local restaurants.

You will be spending a week exploring islands such as Vis, Hvar, Korcula and Brac. These islands are at a distance of half-day sail from each other. Dalmatian coast can be recommended for people of all ages. Young people are attracted more towards this place because of its rocking nightlife.

Istria

Istria is located along the northern coast of Croatia. In the Adriatic Sea, it is the largest peninsula. It is highly influenced by Italian cuisine, culture and language as Istria was formerly a part of Italy. Coastal towns such as Pula, Porec and Rovinj are popular tourist destinations. These towns can get very crowded during the summers. However, if you travel inland from Istria, you can find amazing towns and villages that very few people visit.

Istria gives you one of the most authentic Croatia experiences to do with its remote beauty and local culture. It may lack a nightlife and wide range of hotels, but if you are a nature lover, then this is your paradise. Here in Istria, you get a chance to visit small, pretty towns where you can eat fresh meals straight out of farms.

There are great fun activities here like wine tasting and cycling through Istria to explore the inland county. Istria is excellent for couples who love nature.     

Enjoy a Picnic on Lokrum

The island of Lokrum is just another world experience. It is just a 15-minute ferry ride starting from Dubrovnik port. Lokrum has no access to cars which makes it very peaceful and quiet and is best enjoyed in July. The island of Lokrum is less than a mile wide, being one the smallest islands of Croatia.

You can spend one afternoon exploring the whole place. You can roam around the old monastery located there and adore their local wildlife. You can have a romantic dinner at the spots that are along the rocky shore.

Before you depart, stop by Gundulićeva Poljana, the Old Town fruit and vegetable market, to fill up your picnic basket.      

Discover the Amazing Waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's largest national park with nearly 30,000 hectares, is located in the Dinarides' lower elevations in its central region. The spectacular Plitvice lake system stands out in a breathtaking karst landscape dominated by a combination of forests and meadows, enthralling scientists and tourists alike.

The lakes are divided into upper and lower lakes, which are linked by numerous waterfalls and watercourses above and below level. The former ones are formed on dolomites and have mild relief, not so steep shores, and are surrounded by dense forests. While the latter are smaller and shallower and are located in a canyon made of limestone with partially steep shores.

The overall lake system's size and the natural barriers are an outstanding representation of the aesthetically stunning phenomenon that has been recognised since the late 1800s. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is mainly covered by well-preserved forests that are essential for the continuity of geochemical processes in the water system (above and below ground), including an 84-hectare old-growth beech and fir forest.

The park is home to exceptional biodiversity and striking landscape beauty and systems that continue to form the lakes. The tufa barriers themselves provide shelter for a wide range of highly specialised non-vascular plant species

The woods are home to Brown Bear, Grey Wolf, and Lynx, as well as several endangered species, and the meadows are famous for their rich flora.

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