Best Places in croatia to Go
in 2021

TRAVEL CROATIA

In creating our list of the best places to go in 2021, we were faced with factors we’ve never had a think about before. The world has seen an immense change and while we are still in the process of recovering, we are also committed to showcasing the best places to go in Croatia. In our promise to keep you inspired and dreaming during this time, we’ve highlighted an annual list of the best places to go that was equal parts realistic and inspiring. 

 

by LET’S TRAVEL

January 2021

SPLIT

UNESCO protected jewel of Mediterranean, Split is the largest city on the Dalmatian Coast and fizzes with modern-day energy. Split offers to its visitors loads of things to do. Explore the city’s origins via its winding medieval alleyways. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split has been humming along for thousands of years. The Riva Promenade unveils a fabulous café scene and the Marjan Forest Park is a tranquil oasis.

WHERE TO STAY IN SPLIT

HOTEL PARK  The leading hotel in the city and region since 1921, completely renovated, offers a supreme standard of quality, impeccable service in elegant ambience. It’s located  in the cente of Split, right next to the famous Bacvice beach.

ELLURE LUXURY SUITES  Brand new 4-star boutique hotel located 1.9 km of Diocletian’s Palace and 1.3 km from Bacvice beach. Twenty-six luxury suites have been carefully crafted for a guest experience that will provide the perfect ambiance during your stay

HVAR

Hvar is such a beautiful Croatian island that has something for everyone. Although it can be known for its nightlife, there’s so much more to Hvar than just that. From medieval towns to clear blue water, stunning landscapes and delicious food. The most popular of the many outdoor activities is the one-day boat trip around the unspoiled Pakleni Islands close to Hvar Town which involves swimming and snorkeling as you sail around secluded coves. 

WHERE TO STAY IN HVAR

MASLINA RESORT  

Located on the island of Hvar in the magnificent bay of Maslinica, this unique place is nestled in 30,000 qm of preserved nature for a moment of serenity. Its architecture is made of noble and natural materials such as the stones of Brač, terra cotta or wood. This top-of-the-range establishment offers its guests facilities and services that respect the environment: use of organic cotton sheets, organic cosmetics, fruit and vegetables whose origin comes largely from the hotel’s vegetable garden, reduction of single-use plastic…

DUBROVNIK

One of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in Europe, Dubrovnik was Croatia’s biggest attraction even before Game of Thrones decided to film scenes from King’s Landing here. Since then, it’s been one of the most popular cities in the world, with fans flocking from far and wide to see the setting for their beloved show. . 

This UNESCO World Heritage Site really is a gem worth visiting. The historic Old Town is filled with old stone buildings, cobblestone streets and deep history — a history that can still be seen on buildings and felt among locals. Marvel at baroque churches sit on grand squares, take the cable car up to Mt Srđ, which rises directly behind the old town, to watch the sunset glint off the rooftops, then dip into the Adriatic sea. 

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WHERE TO STAY IN DUBROVNIK

 PUCIC PALACE  Located on the Gundulić Square of the Old Town Dubrovnik Palace is the first truly stylish, luxury boutique hotel in Dubrovnik. Once a stately home, it was completely renovated by Amsterdam-based Sagrada Hotels International and features now include Italian-mosaic bathrooms with huge windows, polished olive-wood parquet floors and high ceilings.

VILLA DUBROVNIK Set into the rocky cliffs, Villa Dubrovnik is a stylish retreat for guests in search of luxurious privacy and first-class hospitality. Close to Dubrovnik’s delightful old town but sheltered from the crowds, the hotel has 46 rooms, 7 suites and 2 villas offering scenic views of the sea and picturesque landscape. 

ROVINJ

According to the many, Rovinj is one of the most romantic places in the Mediterranean. Crowded, colorful houses, narrow streets and small squares are guarded by the baroque St. Euphemia’s church. Once in Rovinj, you can start your exploration in the Old Town, where life started on what used to be an island secured by medieval walls. Take a relaxing walk to the top of the Old Town, see the magnificent St.Euphemia’s church and climb its bell tower, from which you can see all the way to Venice, weather permitting. Another Rovinj highlight is the waterfront promenade, the longest in Istria. Here is the Italian flair  especially present. Stroll and enjoy in the numerous street cafes with southern ease. The picturesque fishing port and the chic marina make the Mediterranean atmosphere just perfect. 

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WHERE TO STAY IN ROVINJ

MENEGHETTI WINE HOTEL AND WINERY Spreading on 120,000 square yards, among Istrian vineyards and olive groves, the luxurious Wine Hotel and Restaurant Meneghetti provides an oasis of nature. The elegant rooms and villas are combined with the ultimate Wine & Dine experience.

 

GRAND PARK HOTEL ROVINJ  Grand Park Hotel Rovinj  is nestled in a fragrant pine forest on the seafront overlooking Katarina Island and the charming Old Town of Rovinj. This property, designed by the renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni and 3LHD Studio, is a celebration to fine dining where guest can enjoy six restaurants and bars, including the signature restaurant Cap Aureo.

SIBENIK

Known for its Michelin-starred restaurant Pelegrini, this charming fort town is also packed with historical monuments and charming squares. Its 15th-Century Cathedral of St.James featured in Game of Thrones and the St Lawrence Monastery is known for its ornate gardens. Three of the city’s fortresses (one host’s concerts and shows ) can be explored on foot and two beautiful National Parks: Krka Waterfalls National Park and Kornati Islands are easily accessed from here.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SIBENIK

LIFE PALACE HERITAGE HOTEL Once a 15th century palace Marenci, and today exclusive city hotel, where each step pays tribute to Šibenik’s glorious history. Hotel includes modern amenities such as wellness area with a hot tub and Finnish sauna.

D RESORT ŠIBENIK   Located in the award winning super-yacht marina D-Marin Mandalina, D-Resort  is a stylish, design-rich hotel, fully blendend in beautifil landscape of the Central Dalmatian coast. The Hotel’s top floor restaurant offers fine dining and panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and Šibenik Old Town. There are 4 bars and lounges set around the hotel. Just next to the hotel is the spa area where guests can recharge with a Turkish Hammam, 2 saunas and a fitness center. 

8 Responses

  1. Croatia has been high on my list of places I want to go to in Europe for a while now! I won’t be there in 2021 but I am planning for 2022, this information will still help me a lot while I am still trying to figure out exactly where I want to go!

  2. What a gorgeous article, I could look at these photos all day! We are planning to travel to Croatia in a few years and I saved this article since it has so much useful information. I am especially looking forward to seeing Diocletian’s Palace and the Cathedral of St. James.

  3. Croatia is on the top of my bucket list! I can’t wait to visit the Unesco World Heritage sites there. The water looks so inviting and the cities look amazing.

  4. I have been to Croatia and from your list have visited Split and Dubrovnik. I would love to go back and visit the islands during the summer. Croatia is truly breathtaking. I would also love to spend time exploring the north section, like Istria and Pula.

  5. I’m sitting in the St. Lawrence monastery garden in Šibenik reading your post. I’m touring around Croatia now in July 2021 and I concur that Šibinek is a must see. Hvar is next on my list. Croatia is impressive!!

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