Weekend Away in Croatia
With the success of the movie “The Weekend Away” which is set in Croatia. Lots of travellers are now very interested in planning their weekend trip to the land of a thousand islands. The country’s nickname is convincing enough to know that lots of destinations and activities await backpackers there.
Let us help you have the best weekend getaway in Croatia with the greatest things to do in their respective cities.
Two major activities pop into mind when visiting this city, tour to the old city and hanging out in the beach. Dubrovnik is known for its old structures featuring longstanding walls and buildings. Enjoy your two to three days trip here by visiting the Franciscan and Dominican Monasteries, the Minceta Towers where “Game of Thrones” were filmed, Fort Lovrijenac and Fort of St. John, where you you can also have a good view of the old city walls then cap it off with a tip to The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, where you’ll learn more about the city’s beginnings. After your cultural experience, you can go to the Banje Beach and Lokrum Island for more exploration and water activities.
Pula is worth visiting for its ancient roman structures, and the Pula Aquarium. Tanks and ponds with lots of marine life are here which can help you relax on your Saturday or Sunday visit. Pula, which is an Istrian County is also known for its malls. If you ought to do some retail therapy, visit the stores here where you can find the best of the best in Croatia.
If you want to mingle with the locals and live like a true Croatian, visit this city for it is known for local coffee shops, restaurants and stores where residents interact greatly to welcome tourists. The nightlife here is also superb and one for the books. This low-key tourist destination also has a lot of resorts where you can potentially meet friends for life.
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia. During your weekend trip here, you can opt to visit the Lower Town or the Upper Town. In the Lower Town, you can walk around the area and be fascinated with neo-classical buildings and medieval alleys. You can also find the most luxurious hotels here for a comfortable stay. If you visit the Upper Town, fill your days with sightseeing. Go to St. Mark Square, the Kaptol Cathedral and the stone gate of Kamenita Vrata. You can also enjoy the full view of both towns when your ride the tourist-favorite funiculars.
Split is a city built around an old Roman palace. Nowadays, this is the go-to place for socializing and good food for lots of cafes, bistros, and nightclubs are around the area. You can also kill time while exploring the ancient landmarks in the city like visiting the medieval town of Trogir, the old Roman city of Salona and the iconic bell tower in Campanile.
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