Croatia is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It can be divided into 5 regions: Slavonia, Central Croatia, Istria, Lika and Dalmatia.
It is an increasingly popular destination thanks to its magnificent landscapes, turquoise sea and mythical cities.
Slavonia, authentic Croatia
Inland, Slavonia is in the far east of Croatia. This region is the least popular in the country, thus preserving its authenticity. Rich in tradition, it is a perfect destination for travellers looking to discover Croatian culture and rural tourism. You can visit cities like Vukovar or Osijek, which are cities full of history.
Ecotourism is also very present in this region. In particular, you can visit the Kopeck Rit Ornithological Reserve.
Also very authentic, it is in central Croatia that the capital, Zagreb, is located. It is in these eastern regions that the contact with the locals is easiest. Travellers are scattered here, so the locals people are more open and welcoming.
People come to this region to discover the mountains, the valleys and all its castles. The castles of Veliki Tabor, Čakovec or Trakošćan are regional or even national pride.
Istria, Croatian Tuscany
Istria is the peninsula located in the northwest of Croatia, close to Italy, where the influence of Italian culture is noticeable, particularly in architecture.
The city of Pula, with its Roman amphitheatre, is a must in this region. This region called Croatian Tuscany also has a multitude of small villages in the hills reminiscent of its big Italian sister.
The seaside also reminds Italy and its way of life, with charming small towns like Novigrad or Poreč.
Lika, the mountainous one
The Lika region is perfect for nature lovers and hikers. It is a mountainous region that is home of the Plitvice National Park, a must see.
In this region, you can also discover the North Velebit Park and the orphaned brown bear refuge of Kuterevo.
Dalmatia, the Croatia postcards
Finally, southern Croatia is probably the most popular tourist region. Particularly known for the cities of Split and Dubrovnik and its seaside with its many islands.
Not far from Dubrovnik, the city of Cavtat is also worth a visit for its turquoise waters and small alleys.
It is also in this region that you can visit the most beautiful islands of the country such as Korčula or Hvar.