Tick off the UNESCO Sites in Croatia

This week SJ Begonja of Chasing the Donkey has been kind enough to let me use her post as a mini-series about things to do in Croatia. 

For a small country of just over 56,000 square kilometres, you may be surprised to know that there are seven (yes that’s right seven!), Croatian UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč 
  • Historic City of Trogir
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Old City of Dubrovnik 
  • Stari Grad Plain, Hvar
  • The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik 
If you’d rather not brave the masses in peak season, you could also visit some of the lesser-known Croatian sites that have been submitted to the tentative UNESCO list. These include:
  • The Episcopal complex in Zadar, which is just a two-hour bus ride north of Split.
  • The fortified walls and salt pans in the towns of Ston and Mali Ston, which are less than an hour from Dubrovnik by car.
  • The Istrian hilltop town of Motovun.
  • The historical nucleus of Varazdin, north of Zagrebwhich the New York Times named in it’s list of 52 Places to Go in 2014.

Hvar Island- Photo credit Leonardo Uzeda


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