Hvar Island has many of the spectacular characteristics that typically define the Adriatic coastline, such as great beaches, medieval fortresses, like Španjola Fortress, and its archaeological sites like Grapčeva cave. There's plenty do to here, but if you somehow run out, take a side-trip to the Pakleni Islands, which also has beaches, hidden coves and quiet lagoons you can explore.
Situated by the Krka River, Krka National Park is a magical place with a series of 7 unusual waterfalls that have to be seen to be believed. Explore the park and find ancient Roman ruins, take a boat along the river and see the small island of Visovac and the Roski Slap waterfall. Take swimwear and bathe below cascading waters.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. This protected reserve is exceptionally beautiful, and is home to large forests, grasslands and a wealth of emerald lakes that gradually cascade into one another. Spending a day at this extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site will help you get back to nature in a big way.
One of the world's most impressive Roman ruins, the Diocletian Palace is a well-preserved fortress built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century AD. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, sits right in the heart of Split, and with its marble and granite columns and its Corinthian architecture, it is one of the city's top attractions.
Accessible only by boat, these two sea caves are natural phenomenons that offer tremendous photos and a great day out. The Blue Grotto, also known as the Blue Cave, lives up to its name: light reflects off the crystal-clear waters painting the cave with electric blue hues. Inside the Green Cave however, you can enjoy a swim and a snorkel.