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Maksimir Park Zagreb-1

Maksimir Park Zagreb

The myriad of walking trails from Zagreb’s leafy suburbs are well-connected to Mount Medvednica, including the surrounding urban areas of the 1,005-acre Maksimir Park – opened in the 18th century as a promenade and Baroque-styled gardens for the people of Zagreb. Over time, various sculptors, landscape architects and master gardeners contributed to its appearance. Zagreb Zoo, established in […]

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Ban Jelačić Square-2

Ban Jelačić Square

Set in the pulsing heart of the city centre, Ban Jelačić Square is the largest square and most famous landmark in Zagreb.

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Zagreb Funicular (Lower Town)-3

Zagreb Funicular (Lower Town)

Even though it’s the Lower Town (Donji Grad), locals refer to this as the Zagreb centre. The district is somewhat newer than Upper Town, with development really taking off in the 18th century. This district is also a shopping and social hub, with a high density of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. The iconic Zagreb funicular connects […]

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Zagreb’s Upper Town – Kaptol-4

Zagreb’s Upper Town – Kaptol

The centuries-old, cafe-lined Tkalčićeva Street and open-air, farmers’ market Dolac, separate Gradec from Kaptol. Kaptol is famous for the Zagreb Cathedral (Croatia’s tallest building) and the 25 Kaptol manors with build periods from the Middle Ages, through to Baroque and the 19th century.

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Zagreb’s Upper Town – Gradec-5

Zagreb’s Upper Town – Gradec

This historic, hilltop district of central Zagreb hosts one of the highest concentrations of historic and cultural treasures, beginning with Gradec (Gornji Grad – Upper Town), the medieval town nucleus where the Sabor (Croatian Parliament), Croatian Government Office, St Mark’s Church and St Mark’s Square are located. Strossmayer promenade can be reached from the square, meeting the boundary to the Lower Town, with the […]

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Lenuci’s Horseshoe (Lower Town Zagreb )-6

Lenuci’s Horseshoe (Lower Town Zagreb )

Zagreb has hundreds of parks, gardens and green spaces. The Lower Town has its own horseshoe-shaped green space (Lenuci’s Horseshoe), a series of seven parks and gardens providing walking paths dotted with historic squares and monuments, and many grand buildings in the Neo-Baroque, Neo-Classical and Seccessionist styles.

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American Gardens – a historical garden in Opatija-7

American Gardens – a historical garden in Opatija

Opatija has a secret garden, a green oasis of peace in the middle of town with a stunning view of Kvarner Bay: the American Gardens. This magnificent park, which covers an area of 8,000 m2, is located in the immediate vicinity of the town centre and Slatina Beach but is wrapped in an invisible veil […]

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Biking in the Šibenik region-8

Biking in the Šibenik region

An abundance of biking trails can be found all over the Šibenik region – through picturesque terrain, that in its unique, raw beauty, includes coastal, rural and hill tracks offering breathtaking views of island-dotted seas, bountiful olive groves and vineyards through countryside lined with drystone walls, rocky, open plains and shady forests. Trails around the […]

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Hiking, trekking & mountaineering around Šibenik-9

Hiking, trekking & mountaineering around Šibenik

Numerous mountain peaks around the Šibenik region offer trails for hiking and trekking, catering to various levels of fitness. Visitors can relish the feeling of solitude, adventurous heights and clean mountain air while enjoying sweeping panoramas in a mix of natural landscapes and breathtaking views: Promina mountain – the central point of the Šibenik-Knin county […]

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Paklenica National Park-10

Paklenica National Park

Paklenica offers a multitude of hiking and rock climbing opportunities in spectacular surrounds.The National Park is UNESCO Heritage listed for its ancient and primeval beech forests on Mount Velebit’s southern slopes. It consists of: two striking canyons, Velika (Big) Paklenica and Mala (Small) Paklenica; dramatic karst rock formations; a high concentration of intact forests including […]

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Day trip to Trogir-11

Day trip to Trogir

Trogir – 2,300 years worth of exquisite, well-preserved historical Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture and artwork in this UNESCO Heritage town, influenced by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Venetians. The 13th century structures are particularly significant, especially the St Lawrence Cathedral (considered one of the best architectural examples in Croatia) with the Radovan Portal […]

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Day trip to Zadar-12

Day trip to Zadar

Zadar (north of Šibenik) – historic town on a peninsula surrounded by 3km-long, UNESCO-protected defense walls packed with history, culture and cafes. Ancient Rome is visible at the Forum together with Zadar’s most recognisable landmark, the 9th century Church of St Donatus, and the Cathedral of St Anastasia and Church of St Mary, both with […]

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Day trip to Split-13

Day trip to Split

Split (south of Šibenik) – Croatia’s bustling second largest city holds one of the best examples of Roman architecture, the UNESCO listed Diocletian’s Palace. This living monument is alive with shops, cafes, restaurants and a social vibe. The Peristil with its Roman columns and 15th century Egyptian sphinx is a standout landmark. The 5th century […]

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Šibenik’s scenic trail-14

Šibenik’s scenic trail

A 4.4 km coastal and cliff top trail for walking and cycling, along St Anthony’s Channel, reaches from St Nicholas Fortress in Zablaće to Šibenik harbour, offering spectacular views of Šibenik and the archipelago.

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Šibenik City Museum-15

Šibenik City Museum

Housed in the 13th and 14 century Rector’s Palace on Šibenik’s waterfront, the museum has 150,000 items in its collection of archaeological, cultural, historical and ethnographical works of importance to Šibenik’s heritage, and a department of recent history, conservation and restoration workshop.

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Get outdoors active in Opatija-16

Get outdoors active in Opatija

Enjoy a workout of a different kind in the unspoilt, natural surrounds of beautiful Opatija, where one day presents you with endless opportunities.

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Zagreb – a city of museums-17

Zagreb – a city of museums

And galleries. And exhibitions… Zagreb has no less than 30 museums, 45 galleries and a dozen or so art exhibitions at any given time, many housed in buildings themselves historic and architectural treasures. Aside from the usual classical and cultural museums, Zagreb offers some of the intriguing and innovative kind, including the Museum of Broken Relationships and Museum […]

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Medvednica Nature Park – Sljeme-18

Medvednica Nature Park – Sljeme

The heavily forested Mount Medvednica is a favourite with locals for a weekend hike to the summit, followed by a homestyle meal at a mountain cabin.

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Plitvice Lakes-19

Plitvice Lakes

Set in central Croatia, the forest reserve features a chain of 16 terraced lakes joined by waterfalls that extend into a limestone canyon.

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Učka Nature Park

Opatija’s backdrop, Učka Nature Park, is a protected area in the Učka mountains with hiking routes to canyons, waterfalls and historic sites.

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Pula and Brijuni Islands National Park-21

Pula and Brijuni Islands National Park

The colourful history of Pula, on the head of the Istrian Peninsula, stretches back to antiquity, but some of the best landmarks date back to the Roman period.

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Seafront Promenade-22

Seafront Promenade

Known for having the longest seafront promenade in Croatia – the scenic Lungomare – Opatija is a city that’s ideal for walking and easy leisure.

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Kornati National Park-23

Kornati National Park

You’ll find an exceptional abundance of natural beauty in the Kornati National Park.

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Krka National Park

A stay at Šibenik is not complete without a trip to the spectacular Krka National Park.

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Šibenik Old Town-25

Šibenik Old Town

A trove of discoveries awaits in Šibenik Old Town, with its meandering, narrow streets lined with traditional limestone houses punctuated by carved artwork and red 

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