Croatia has a lot to offer spanning from its coastlines to its mountains. Travelers looking for something a little different from other European countries should consider taking a Croatia cruise and visiting some quintessential little towns! Unsure which ones to check out? Don’t worry – we’ve got 6 listed for you below.
The second largest city in Croatia, Split is arguably an unmissable location to visit during your trip. With plenty of history and culture surrounding the city’s Roman heritage, you can easily spend several days exploring all that this town has to offer!
Don’t miss the Diocletian Palace ruins which date back to the 3rd century AD. The Palace was built for the Roman emperor and today still houses locals and tourists inside its palace walls. Stroll along the impressive Riva, explore surrounding beaches or take a ferry to nearby islands all from this thriving spot.
If you’re looking for a town that’s off the beaten track and has a rich history, Pula is the place to go! This town is located in Istria and was once a major Roman city. Today, Pula is known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food and charming architecture. Wandering through the old city centre and experiencing the character of this beautiful town is a must!
Located on the Dalmatian Coast, Korcula is another charming town that you must visit when traveling to Croatia. This city has an interesting architectural design, most commonly referred to as the ‘fishbone’ city, thanks to its many alleyways that veer off the centre where you’ll find several attractions including St Mark’s Cathedral and the acclaimed birthplace of Marco Polo.
For those looking for a refresher, you may even stumble across a turret-turned-bar that requires an interesting method to reach and offers incredible panoramic views of the town.
Rovinj is another beautiful town located in Istria that you must visit on your Croatia cruise. You’ll immediately be captivated by its colorful Old Town, Venetian architecture, and dreamy seaside promenade, which is the perfect spot to people watch with a coffee in hand. Rovinj is quickly climbing up in tourist popularity, so be sure to wander the streets and allow plenty of time for exploring!
The town of Hvar is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia for a reason – it’s stunning! With crystal-clear waters and medieval architecture, this town has everything you could want from your Croatian vacation.
Wander around the narrow streets, visit historic fortresses and relax on the beach with a cocktail in hand – namely at Hula Hula Bar! Don’t miss Hvar’s famous nightlife with hotspots from Carpe Diem and Natica, this location isn’t just for the rich and famous anymore! Learn more about this summer paradise here.
The town of Krk is the largest on the island of Krk and is a popular destination for tourists that looks to be pulled right out of a fairytale. Wander around the old town, take in the views from the fortress or relax on one of the many beaches – there’s something for every type of traveler here! Seafood is part of the islands’ speciality so stopping by one of the local restaurants to try the latest catch of the day is a must.
There’s no better way to experience these little towns than immersing yourself in their culture and cuisine. Docking at each location on a small ship cruise gives you a hassle-free opportunity to explore every street, visit all the highlights and experience the charm firsthand. Find your perfect Croatia cruise today!