Croatia is such a beautiful country. It has something to offer everyone; clear blue sea, secluded islands, national parks, rich history, lots of good food and much more.

When TUI asked if I’d like to share 5 fun things to do in Croatia I thought it was the perfect excuse to look back at one of my favourite holiday destinations. They’ve actually put together a list of reasons why you should visit Croatia. It made me realise that there’s still so much of the country that I’m yet to see and I hope I get the chance to go back there soon.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Croatia before then I hope this post gives you a few ideas to add to your bucket list. You can find my personal travel bucket list over on Pinterest and I’ve also dedicated a board to Croatia. It was in Croatia that I first fell in love with photography. I had my first digital camera from Aldi attached to my hand for the whole trip (my last visit was a long time ago). As soon as I returned from that journey I knew I wanted to learn as much about photography as I could.

One of the most important things you must do before visiting Croatia is research. Actually, it’s something you should do before any adventure. There are so many different islands and towns offering everything from hiking trails and coastal walks to rocky beaches and party hot spots. I prefer staying in a quiet town and then taking island hopping day trips.


Here are 5 things I think you should do when you visit Croatia:

Explore Dubrovnick’s Old Town – Pull on a pair of comfortable shoes, grab your camera and walk around the city walls. The views of the city are fantastic. Stroll around the cobbled streets and have a nosey in the small but sweet shops. There are lots of interesting bars and foodie places too but unfortunately I don’t have any names for you on this occasion.

Watch the sun set in the small town of Cavtat – I witnessed some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen here. The beautiful trees make the perfect border outlines of the islands in the distance.

Adventure through Plitvice National Park – Did you know that there are a total of 8 National Parks in Croatia? I hope I get the chance to visit them all one day. I believe Plitvice National Park is one of the oldest in Croatia. It’s a must visit for photographers, keen walkers and anyone who appreciates nature. Wear comfortable shoes and take the longer walk to see all of the lakes and waterfalls.

Indulge in Fritules – These are litke little donuts which are covered in powdered sugar and melted chocolate. They’re dangerously delicious.

Have dinner on Cavtat Promenade – Walking along the promenade is a must but if you can stop for your evening meal and look out to see then you’ll really get the most out of the experience. Make sure you do a little research before you go and take note of the various coastal walks.

If you have any tips to share about Croatia then leave them in the comment section. I’ll add any extra tips to this list along with your name.