Anastasia Dodo

24 Apr 2021

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This country has undeservedly faded against the background of its brilliant competitor – Italy, but in 2021 it has every chance to soar to one of the most popular travel destinations. Finding out what to see on the Croatian coast.

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How to get to Croatia in 2021?

The borders opened to tourists on April 1, 2021. To enter Croatia, you must fulfill one of three conditions:

  • receive a second dose of vaccine (including “Sputnik V”) no later than 14 days before arrival,

  • provide a certificate that you have had coronavirus no more than 180 days ago,

  • show negative PCR done within 48 hours.

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A visa is required: any Schengen is suitable, the Croatian consulates have resumed their work. Another condition for a visit to the country is a paid reservation of accommodation for the entire stay.

Where to start the journey?

At the moment, all direct flights of Aeroflot and S7 arrive in Zagreb. To get to Split or Dubrovnik, you will have to either drive about 600 km, or look for workarounds through Montenegro, where they are now allowed even without a PCR test and without a visa.

Which cities should you visit? The most beautiful places in Croatia are located on the Adriatic coast. We have identified 5 places worth visiting:

1. Dubrovnik

Tucked away behind the walls, the architectural sights of this city are a must for exploring Croatia. Visit the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, visit the Prince’s Palace and stroll along the pedestrian Stradun Street towards the Franciscan Monastery. Be sure to try the seafood and fresh fish at the Tavern Arka restaurant overlooking Dubrovnik Bay, or come to Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota for oysters. Bonus for Game of Thrones fans: this is where the intrigues of Westeros were brought to life, so you have a chance to be in King’s Landing and even see the Iron Throne.

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2. Split

Another place on the coast with a magical old town. Start your acquaintance with it from the 4th century Diocletian’s palace, get lost among numerous squares and houses in different seemingly incompatible styles – from Gothic to Late Renaissance, and meet the sunset either on the long Ritsa embankment or on the Marjan Hill. This hill, among other things, is interesting for its ancient cemetery: if you love Catholic crypts and monuments, be sure to walk along it … most importantly, not at night, so as not to meet ghosts.

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3. Sibenik

The main thing that is remarkable about this town is that next to it there is the Krka National Park, located along the river of the same name. Nature has endowed this region with waterfalls – large and suitable for bathing, such as the Skradinsky beech, or smaller, like Roshki slap, and people have created monasteries and cities on its territory since the time of Ancient Rome. You can navigate the national park by boat or walk.

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In the city itself, the most notable are the Cathedral of St. James and the Fort of St. Michael – plan a visit there if you decide to stay in Sibenik.

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4. Zadar

Do you want to hear how the sea sings? Come to the Zadar embankment, where the “sea organ” is located – a unique installation: metal plates are mounted in the steps, which sound differently depending on the strength and power of the waves. Next to it is another cool installation: a large solar panel that puts on light shows after sunset. The third important thing to do in Zadar is the rise of the tower, from which you can see that the whole city is another corner of tranquility with red roofs and carved churches, which is so pleasant to wander through.

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5. Pool

Rounding out the top coastal cities of Croatia is Pula. It is in this city that there is a large Roman amphitheater, as well as the triumphal arch of Sergius and the small temple of Augustus – Roman heritage in all its glory. There is even a Forum aka the main square. In short, a chic old town, as in the pictures.


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What is worth trying?

  • Go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park: 92 waterfalls, 16 karst lakes, emerald water, developed trekking routes and white rocks around. The place must be included in the “where to go” list and it is located not far from Zagreb – easy to reach

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  • To visit the smallest city in the world: only 28 people live in Hum, and on its streets the traveler has a strange feeling that he is on the set, but not in the real city. However, the churches are open, and there are two streets inside the city walls. Take a look here if you are looking for solitude: there were few tourists there before the pandemic.

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  • Look into the castle: for example, in the 12th century Veliki Tabor, located in the north-west of the country. It is a monumental structure with an old well and a collection of paintings, as well as a winery.

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