With its natural beauty and historical treasures, it's no wonder Croatia is a filmmaker's paradise. And, if it's good enough for Mamma Mia and Game of Thrones, it's certainly the place for you. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a sun-searcher, this bucket list is a great way to start your Croatian holiday.
Walk along Dubrovnik's Old Town Walls
Dubrovnik's city walls were famous even before Game of Thrones, and walking along them is a must. Join a guided tour or take your time ambling along the fortifications, admiring the dazzling Adriatic Sea below.
Reenact Mamma Mia on the island of Vis
Get ready to channel your inner dancing queen on the beautiful island of Vis. As the film location for Mamma Mia 2, there are many familiar sights around the island and so much for you to explore. Take a chance and visit, and you won't regret it!
Wander in the waterfalls, Plitvice Lakes
With its turquoise water, lakes and waterfalls, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is definitely worth the day trip. You can spend hours wandering along wooden boardwalks and paths, winding around the serene waters.
Discover Diocletian's Palace, Split
If we had the money to build a retirement home like Emperor Diocletian, we'd definitely copy his palace. Visit Split to discover Diocletian's stunning fortress and palatial complex, now forming the Old Town. You can even stay in an Airbnb inside the walls!
Visit the waterfalls, Krka National Park
Croatia's beloved national park is home to some of Europe's most magical waterfalls. Although swimming is no longer allowed at the famous Skradinski Buk, even just admiring the waterfall and its pool is enough. Head to other parts of the park to get that refreshing dip, enjoying everything Krka has to offer.
Amble through the alleyways, Korčula
Korčula might be a lesser-known Croatian island, but that doesn't mean you should skip it. Visit this charming isle to see Marco Polo's birthplace and get lost in the Old Town's stunning alleyways. Come here at sunrise for the very best photos!
Watch the sunset on the promenade, Zadar
If Alfred Hitchcock said the Zadar sunset was the best in the world, then you really ought to see it. With its mesmerising seascape, musical accompaniment and illuminated floor, Zadar's promenade is the place to be for this astonishing experience.
Visit Zagreb in spring
There's plenty of beauty in Zagreb, Croatia's capital, but even more so during the spring months. Visit in April and May to watch the city burst into bloom, particularly in the Botanical Garden.
Join a beach party, Hvar
Hvar is Croatia's most famous island and most people only go there for one thing...to party! Hit Hvar Town at night to enjoy the atmosphere in the beachside clubs and bars, and get ready to meet some fellow Interrailers!
Zipline across Cetina Canyon
Imagine soaring through the air with turquoise water, rugged cliffs and breathtaking forests below. No, we're not dreaming. Head to the cute town of Omis to start your zipwire experience across Croatia's stunning Cetina Canyon. Pair this with a rafting experience on the water and it's a day you'll never forget!
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