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Home to clusters of picture-perfect islands, sparkling Adriatic coast and picture-perfect medieval cities, Croatia offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. You can cruise through its crystal-clear waters, explore the great outdoors, swim or snorkel, and wander into its pretty old towns. Here are the top things to do in Croatia to relax.

Split

Split is a popular jumping-off point for exploring the Croatian islands and beyond. But, if you take the time to explore the city, you’ll realise that it’s a wonderful destination in its own right. While in Split, don’t miss the chance to explore the Diocletian Palace. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace was built for Roman Emperor Diocletian during the 4th Century AD. 

But if it’s pure relaxation that you’re after, head to Bacvice beach, a crescent-shaped beach with shallow waters. But if it’s pure relaxation that you’re after, chill out at Bacvice beach, a crescent-shaped beach with shallow waters, perfect for swimming.

Dubrovnik 

Glimmering along the Adriatic Coast, the charming city of Dubrovnik is an ideal place for relaxation. The city delights with its UNESCO World Heritage Old Town and Mediterranean style culture. As you stroll down its cobblestone streets, you’ll be greeted with countless cafes and restaurants, a wonderful place to people-watch and enjoy a cup of coffee. 

For a truly relaxing way to enjoy your holiday, stay at one of the luxury villas in Dubrovnik. Some of them have stunning views of the sea, a perfect place to relax after a day spent exploring the city.

Zagreb

Zagreb is a picturesque city dotted with Austro-Hungarian architecture and home to several museums. Millions of visitors have flocked to the city in recent years, yet it still managed to retain its old-world charm, exuding a warm and relaxing ambience. 

Enjoy your time in this picturesque city by strolling through its cobbled streets on private guided Croatian tours, watching the world go by in one of the alfresco cafes, and darting from one museum to another. For nature lovers, go on a day trip to the stunning Plitvice National Park, home to gorgeous lakes and waterfalls.

Hvar

Averaging longer hours of sunshine each year, Hvar is one of Croatia’s sunniest islands and a truly wonderful place to relax and unwind. It can rival the sophistication of the famous Saint-Tropez in France, attracting upscale visitors, luxury yachts, and visitors of all kinds. 

Step into the city’s 13th-century walls, and you’ll discover pedestrian-friendly streets lined with Venetian townhouses winding towards exquisitely adorned Gothic palaces. Outside of town, the island reveals more of its charms. The charming villages of Vrboska, Stari Grad, and Jelsa are not to be missed, offering a relaxing respite from Hvar’s hustle and bustle.

Korcula

Korčula is renowned for its dense and lush pine woods, making it one of the greenest islands along the Adriatic Sea. The island’s main town is reminiscent of Dubrovnik, a typically picturesque walled city with medieval towers lined with terracotta-roofed houses. 

Take some time to explore the island’s smaller towns and fishing villages, such as Lumbarda. This quaint fishing village is home to scenic vineyards that produce Korcula’s famous Grk wines.

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