23 Photos That’ll Make You Want to Visit Croatia

From beautiful beaches to historic cities, and from cute churches to some simply stunning sunsets, here are 23 photos that’ll make you want to visit Croatia

Croatia is a country that’s got it all.

Beautiful waterfalls? Check. Charming fishing villages? Check. Idyllic islands dotted all over the place? Check.

They’ve even got one of the best preserved ancient Roman amphitheatres in the world, and that’s before we start talking about all the Game of Thrones film locations in the country.

Yep. Croatia really is a country that’s got it all.

Taking photos in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Photo by Chloe Gunning

I first went to Croatia in 2013 and completely fell in love with the place.

Back then I hired a car in the northern part of the country and drove around for a couple of weeks stopping off at random places along the coast eating freshly caught seafood and drinking cheap white wine.

Then, last summer, I was lucky enough to do a shoot for Lonely Planet in some of parts of Croatia I hadn’t been to.

Starting off on the island of Pag, this time around I drove south to Dubrovnik and all the way back up again. What can I say, the place was made for a road trip along the coast!

What I love about Croatia is it’s not just beautiful beaches and boozy nights out (though there is an element of that for some), but there’s a rich Roman history in the cities, and Plitvice and Krka National Park are among the world’s most enticing waterfalls. The pictures don’t even do it justice!

If you were umm-ing and arr-ing about whether you wanted to go or not, hopefully these photos will make you want to visit Croatia!


The walls of Dubrovnik (otherwise known as King’s Landing!) are every bit as beautiful as they look

Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

It’s almost impossible not to stop by the side of the road with views like these

View of Pag, Croatia

It’s easy to see why Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Golden hour seems even more magical here

Sunset over boats in Croatia

Walking around Diocletian’s Palace in Split really brings the history of the city to life

Diocletian’s Palace, Split

Even the churches have got it good in Croatia!

Church in Makarska, Croatia

But maybe this car was hard done by! WTF!?

Car crashed into the water

And when it’s cloudy the harbours still look beautiful

Harbours in Croatia

Forget the Colosseum in Rome, this is the one in Pula and it’s just as stunning!

Colosseum in Pula, Croatia

And it’s not all about the beaches in Croatia – there are mountains too, great for hiking!

Mountains in Makarska, Croatia

The waterfalls really are something else though

View of Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Croatia’s got some pretty awesome summer festivals there too (this one’s from Hideout Festival!)

No matter which town you go in there’s always a beautiful building to take a photo of

Hideout Festival, Croatia

Seeing the local boats will make you want to take up fishing

Fishing boats in Croatia

The coast is worth exploring to find your own special spot for sunset

Sunset in Croatia

Somehow even hanging washing looks lovely in Croatia

Washing hanging on a line in Croatia

Just imagine mooring up here!

Boats in Pag, Croatia

And the water looks so inviting

Water in Croatia

Did I mentioned the stunning scenery?

View of Croatia

Rovinj is a town made for sunsets

Sunset at Rovinj, Croatia

It’s hard to imagine blood was once spilled on this ground

Pula Colosseum

The one place to rival Plitvice National Park for beauty? Krka National Park

Krkr National Park

Even getting around is enjoyable!

Sitting on a boat in Croatia

As I said, Croatia really is a country that’s got it all…

Croatian flag

Now who wants to go to Croatia!?

Have you ever been to Croatia? If so, where’s your favourite place and what’s your favourite thing to do? Let me know in the comment box below!

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23 Photos That’ll Make You Want to Visit Croatia

  • Chris Marshalk

    I’ll be in Croatia in June 2017. Ya hoo.

    • Yahoo! The perfect time of the year to be there! I really hope you have an amazing time! Let me know how you get on!