The northwestern capital of Croatia and its largest city, Zagreb is best known for its historical architecture in its cathedrals, places, and towers.
Bled, the town that exists for thousand years, sheltered by picturesque mountains, with an Alpine lake and the only Slovenian island that reigns in the middle. Lake Bled is truly the jewel of Slovenia with its legendary island in the middle of the lake, castle and hot springs. Its beneficial climate has attracted numerous cosmopolitan visitors for centuries.
Both residents and numerous visitors perceive Ljubljana as a city made to the measure of man. Ljubljana is classified as a mid-sized European city, but it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere while providing all the facilities of a modern capital. It is a very unique city dotted with pleasant picturesque places.
Ljubljana Castle lies atop Castle Hill and is a well-known landmark here. This monument has served as military housing as well as the royal residence over the past centuries. The central element in touristy Ljubljana is this triple bridge. The central part is the original bridge, built-in 1842 and designed by an Italian architect. In 1929, Joze Plecnik, trying to eliminate congestion in traffic, planned, and built, ending in 1932, two side narrow bridges for pedestrians.
This secluded nook features medieval castles and rolling hills and is a reminder of the country’s Austrian-Hungarian heritage. The irony of visiting this city is that it is only a short ride from one of Croatia’s most often visited cities – Zagreb. Despite this, it is virtually unknown to most tourists. Privacy seekers will enjoy stopping over at Trakoscan Castle, a 13th-century fairytale fortress.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s best known national park and the only one of eight that is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. The main attractions of this park, unique in the world, are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone. This national park encompasses the source of the river Korana, located in the area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir and spruce. There are also several caves in the park, as well as springs and flowering meadows.
Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centered on the Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian. With enough history to warrant it’s own extended visit, many visitors use Split as a base to explore the surrounding Dalmatian Islands.
Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a prominent cultural center. There is fantastic skiing and other winter sports in Sarajevo and nearby Slovenia.
Walls are built to protect treasures, and, in Dubrovnik, this is particularly accurate, with 1,940 meters of stone surrounding one of the world’s most beautiful cities. As George Bernard Shaw stated: “If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik”. “The Pearl of the Adriatic” has captivated and seduced kings and artists for centuries with its immaculate medieval architecture.
Just south of Croatia along the Adriatic coast is the small country of Montenegro which surly packs a punch for visitors. With a similarly stunning coastline, you will be shocked to see how much natural variety exits within such a short distance, and we love the accessibility due to everything being fairly close by. Additionally, the huge variety of attractions ready for you to experience makes this country a fulfilling visit on its own or a phenomenal addition to time spent in neighboring countries like Serbia, Albania, or Bosnia & Herzegovina.