#54 best destination in the world

 

Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb

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Best time to travel: April-Sept
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Museum dedicated to failed love relationships
  • Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions
  • The museum began as a traveling collection of donated items

Diocletian’s Palace, Split

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Best time to travel: Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Ancient palace built for Roman Emperor Diocletian’s retirement in the 4th century
  • Resembles a large fortress, of which half was used for the military garrison and half personal use by Diocletian

Veliki Slap, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • One of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia
  • Noted due to its outstanding and picturesque series of tufa lakes, caves, connected by waterfalls

Ogrlice and Roski Waterfalls, Krka National Park

Best time to travel: April-June, Sept-Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • National park named after the river Krka that it encloses, located in Dalmatia

Zlatni Rat, Brač

Best time to travel: June, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Spit of land located 1 mile from the harbor town of Bol on the island of Brač
  • The landform itself is mostly composed of a white pebble beach, with a Mediterranean pine grove taking up the remainder
  • Its distinctive shape can be seen in many travel brochures, which made it one of the symbols of Croatian tourism

Lokrum, Dubrovnik

Best time to travel: Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Island in the Adriatic Sea 1,969 feet from the city of Dubrovnik
  • It receives regular ferry service from the city
  • Austrian archduke Maximilian once had a holiday home on the island
  • A monastery and a botanical garden survive from his era
  • On the island’s highest point stands Fort Royal Castle, which was built by the French during Napoleon’s occupation of Croatia, though it was later named “Maximilian’s Tower” by the Austrians

Velika Paklenica Canyon – Pjeskovica – Grabova Dolina, Paklenica

Best time to travel: June
Walk difficulty: Hard
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • The Paklenica karst river canyon is a national park in Croatia
  • It contains two canyons, Mala (Small) and Velika (Big) Paklenica
  • Today there is no water flowing through Mala Paklenica
  • Near the entrance to the Velika Paklenica is an artificial tunnel complex built for Josip Broz Tito during the tension between Yugoslavia and the USSR in the late 1940s and early 1950s