Croatia attractions, top destinations selection
5 top attractions in Makarska? Rovinj is one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. With its pastel-colored houses clustered together on steep winding streets it is a great place to wonder around. Rovinj is still an active fishing port and visitors can take a boat to the lovely offshore islands. The area around Rovinj has been described as an “outstanding scenic wonder” because of the pristine beauty of the indented coastline and its forests.
The largest city in Eastern Croatia, Osijek is an elegant university town with plenty of history. The 18th-century Hapsburg defensive fortress is a big draw for many visitors, but there are also a good number of beautiful and historic cathedrals, castles, and other neoclassical buildings. Strolling along the promenade on the banks of the Drava River makes for an enjoyable afternoon; plenty of restaurants and cafes can be found here. There’s more than enough to do in the city itself, but it’s also a great place to base yourself if you’re interested in visiting the surrounding countryside or the Kopacki Rit Nature Park.
Spreading over an area of some 320 square kilometers-it’s 35 kilometers long and 13 kilometers wide-the Kornati archipelago encompasses 89 scattered islets, big and small. Rocky and arid with little fertile soil, the islets are practically uninhabited, though there are some very basic stone cottages dotted here and there. Originally built as one-room shelters by local fishermen and shepherds, they’re now often used as holiday retreats or seasonal seafood restaurants. The best way to explore this stunningly beautiful coastal region is by private sailing boat, with the nearest charter base being located in Biograd Na Moru. It’s also possible to visit the Kornati as a day trip by excursion boat from either Zadar or Sibenik on the mainland. If sailing under your own step, (as it were), you’ll need to purchase a valid permit, available online (see the official site below). Find extra details at transfer split airport Makarska.
For the love of Nature, one should visit Kornati National Park. To be honest, travel to Croatia doesn’t make much sense for tranquility-hunters unless they visit the Kornati Archipelago that is very often dubbed as nautical paradise. About 140 islands make up this National Park where dramatic caverns, cliffs, and caves of the tight-knit isles throw an awful lot of challenges. These islands are mostly made of Karst Limestone and offer excellent opportunities for hiking. Yes, for those tourists who love some real excitement, sailing through the National Park adds a whole new dimension. For those who are not big enthusiasts of ‘sail alone’ opportunity, the National Park offers guided tours from Split, Sibenik, and Zadar.
The Festival of Dalmatian Klapa takes place every July in Omis, with numerous concerts celebrating this traditional type of Dalmatian singing. Makarska kicks into life from June until September. Occurring almost (but not strictly) every week in July and August, Makarska’s Fishermen’s night sees a sprightly folk festival animate the waterfront. A celebration of local culture specifically for visitors, it’s a great opportunity to snag some fresh fish and seafood, washed down with local Croatian wine. The festival sees people milling about in traditional costume and attendees participating in fun, simple games like balancing on a beam to the soundtrack of Dalmatian music. Find more information on this website.