Perfect Croatia Road Trip
Collected by Matt Long , AFAR Local Expert
Croatia is near the top of many people’s bucket lists, but did you also know that it’s the perfect destination to explore by car? Both my visits to this beautiful country were road trips and these are just a few of the many stops any great Croatian road trip should include.
Trg Sv. Marka 5, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
After landing in Croatia’s capital city, be sure to explore the old town including this beautifully tiled church. With origins that date back to the 13th century, the real draw is the Zagreb coat of arms meticulously recreated in roof tiles. After...
Trg Svete Stošije 3, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
My favorite city in Croatia, Zadar may not be on everyone’s radar, but it should be. Combining history with the casual elegance more commonly found along the Mediterranean, this is the perfect city to relax in for a few days. Along the waterfront...
Trg Republike Hrvatske 1, 22000, Šibenik, Croatia
Crowning the buzzy seafront city of Šibenik is the Cathedral of St. James, an architectural masterpiece incorporating both Gothic and Renaissance styles. The triple-nave cathedral is said to be the world’s largest church built...
Dioklecijanova ulica 1, Sredmanuška ul. 11, 21000, Split, Croatia
A UNESCO World Heritage site, this 1,700-year-old palace sits on the Adriatic seafront, serving as the focal point of Split. It was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian as a seaside retirement home and has served as a refuge for many a conqueror...
21220, Trogir, Croatia
As you drive from Split to Dubrovnik, be sure to make a short detour to the small but distinctive town of Trogir. Yet another UNESCO World Heritage List inductee, Trogir dates back to Greek times; its history reflected on every stone. Massive...
Ul. Frana Supila 12, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Adriatic Luxury Hotels group offers a number of lodging options in the city. The landmark Excelsior is a short walk from Old Town and faces the Adriatic. A recent renovation updated the 158 large guest rooms with natural tones and dark-wood...
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