Top places to see in Slovenia and Croatia
You must see Croatia and Slovenia at least once and the region weather? Spreading over an area of some 320 square kilometers-it’s 35 kilometers long and 13 kilometers wide-the Kornati archipelago encompasses 89 scattered islets, big and small. Rocky and arid with little fertile soil, the islets are practically uninhabited, though there are some very basic stone cottages dotted here and there. Originally built as one-room shelters by local fishermen and shepherds, they’re now often used as holiday retreats or seasonal seafood restaurants. The best way to explore this stunningly beautiful coastal region is by private sailing boat, with the nearest charter base being located in Biograd Na Moru. It’s also possible to visit the Kornati as a day trip by excursion boat from either Zadar or Sibenik on the mainland. If sailing under your own step, (as it were), you’ll need to purchase a valid permit, available online (see the official site below).
The Kobarid Museum was founded with the purpose of preserving, presenting, and researching the history of World War I in Slovenia. Most of the museum is dedicated to the Soča Front, the most important front on the Slovenian territory in the Great War. The rooms of the museum present visitors with photos documenting the horrors of the front, military charts, diaries and maps, and two large relief displays showing the front lines. Visitors can explore the museum on their own, or they can partake in one of the guided tours.
Island Hvar and especially Hvar town is one of the most popular attractions in Croatia. Olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields make up a large part of the agricultural landscape. Hvar town, set in a picturesque natural bay, with the Pakleni island chain protecting it to the south, is a popular port for yachts sailing around the Adriatic, especially in the summer months. Starigrad, the oldest village on the island, and Jelsa, as well as a smattering of small villages, dotting the coast or nestled in the lush interior are also well worth a visit.
Not all elements of Nature manage to entice everyone. For example, some may like to watch stunning waterfalls while some others may prefer to gaze through a green blanket while some others may want to tune their souls with the silence of Nature. Whatever the reason be, Krka National Park is one of the best places to go to Croatia. The primary attraction of this park is a wide range of stunning waterfalls, the best of which is Skradinski Buk Falls. Apart from this stunner, there is a host of diversified wildlife that can entice almost anyone at any time. Some human touch can be found in the form of secluded monasteries too. The 200-meter deep canyon through which the Krka River flows is yet another famous tourist destination in Croatia. Discover extra information on Koper vreme.
On the 18th August each year, a pirate battle (well, a re-enactment of a 13th century one!) takes place off the coast of Omis. Thousands of people are drawn to witness this special event! Makarska is blessed with beaches. If walking, simply go northwards until you land the perfect spot. The town beach is a long promenade featuring cafes, restaurants and ice-cream vendors. With jet-skis cutting tracks in the water, and inflatables and pedalos bopping up and down, this option is great for families but far from a peaceful getaway. A short trek north, Ramova beach has majestically clear waters, with the occasional parasailer ripping across the sea. Nugal beach, to the south, offers excellent seclusion. It’s not easy to access (by foot or by boat are the only options) the reason, perhaps, why it’s the favourite of many locals. Underground freshwater springs rise here, meaning the water is refreshingly cooling. It’s also a popular nudist spot.
The largest city in Eastern Croatia, Osijek is an elegant university town with plenty of history. The 18th-century Hapsburg defensive fortress is a big draw for many visitors, but there are also a good number of beautiful and historic cathedrals, castles, and other neoclassical buildings. Strolling along the promenade on the banks of the Drava River makes for an enjoyable afternoon; plenty of restaurants and cafes can be found here. There’s more than enough to do in the city itself, but it’s also a great place to base yourself if you’re interested in visiting the surrounding countryside or the Kopacki Rit Nature Park. Find even more information at here.