Croatia boasts an abundance of stunning coastal cities, blessed with beautiful locations, rich history and magnificent architecture. If you are looking for a city break holiday, look no further! Here’s our run-down on the top cities for holidays in Croatia.
Boasting a historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is an intriguing city. Whiles it’s not a picture-postcard kind of place, the juxtaposition of ancient relics, Habsburg elegance, its coastal setting and even the modern tower blocks is what gives Zadarso much character. Zadar is not too crowded, not overrun with tourists and has a unique attraction: the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation, which need to be seen and heard to be believed. Whilst on holiday in Zadar make sure to visit the popular cafes and bars scattered through the narrow streets, always busy and buzzing with life. Another of Zadar's many attractions is its historic monuments: the Roman Forum which is in front of the church of Saint Donatus and the Archbishop´s Palace, the beautiful ZadarCathedral, the largest one in Dalmatia. We have some beautiful boutique and luxury hotels, perfect for your holiday in Zadar.
Opatija is a charming resort, which came to prominence at the turn of the last century, when it was visited by many high-profile guests including Royal families, aristocracy and many composers such as Mahler. They visited Opatija for inspiration, as well as for relaxation, taking the waters at the spa, parading on the beautiful lungomare and dining in some of the most superb restaurants. Opatija has a very different feel from the other Istrian cities and from other parts of Croatia. Those who holiday in Opatija will enjoy the sense of elegance and stylish sophistication everywhere, from well-groomed, structured parks to the grandeur of beautiful 19th-century Astro-Hungarian era buildings, from the elegant promenade to waterside cafes and restaurants. The historic Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner is the perfect choice for a holiday in Opatija, preserving the resort's elegance, and boasting a fitting wellness and spa centre.
Set amid the wild beauty of white karstic rock and the azure sea, the Sibenik aquatorium is a yachting paradise, ideal for those who love swimming, boasting as many as 240 isles and reefs, each of which has its own interesting features. Sibenik is best known for the largest and most precious sacral monument, the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Jacob (15 & 16th Century) whose dome of white stone dominates the city. The original method of construction using large slabs of stone has earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This magnificent cathedral lies just underneath the fortress walls of the town in the old area of Sibenik. A holiday in Sibenik is perfect for those who want an authentic Croatian experience away from the crowds.
Trogir is a typically Venetian, ancient harbour town listed as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe by UNESCO. Trogir is home to many beautiful historic sites, perhaps the best of which is the Cathedral St Lawrence. Part of the city walls of Trogir, built between the 13th and 14th centuries, are visible today on the southern side of the city. In the middle of the city wall is the city gate, which was built in 1593 opening the narrow streets of Trogir to a beautiful marbles promenade. Life is at a slow pace here in Trogir to a beautiful marble promenade. Those who choose to holiday in Trogir can enjoy the slow relaxed pace of life. People take their time to enjoy the old city, relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants, stroll the waterfront promenade and absorb the natural beauty a holiday in Trogir has to offer.
If you wish to combine these cities with some of Croatia’s other beautiful island destinations such as Hvar and Korcula then you should consider a Croatian cruise for a unique island-hopping experience.
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