Experience a Mediterranean destination that’s more than just a beach vacation. Visitors will fall in love with the architecture, art, and food of Croatia as influenced by its original Greek settlers, the Illyrians, the Romans, and the Slavic tribes that once inhabited the region. This three-day trip offers the best sample of all the country has to offer from stunning natural vistas to ancient palaces, and everything in between.
Day One - Split
Fly into Split Airport and spend your first day exploring this gorgeous and storied town. Diocletian’s Palace is a historic must-see for anyone traveling to Split and offers exceptionally preserved ruins. Game of Thrones fans will excite to visit the palace, which was used as a filming location in the show, but as one of the best-preserved monuments of Roman architecture, its a sight worth seeing for any traveler. The Cathedral of St. Dominus, Temple of Jupiter, Substructures, and many gates are among the attractions that this palace offers.
While in Split, walk the Riva, a seaside promenade, and find souvenirs or simply people-watch at one of the many open-air cafes in this stunning locale. Then, take a hike up to Marjan Park. This hill is remarkably untouched by construction and offers the best views of Split and the surrounding islands. End the night in a famed restaurant in Diocletian’s palace, Bokeria, or one of the many others within the walls and take a short walk around the town before landing back at your hotel.
Day Two - Day Trip from Dubrovnik or Split
On your second day take one of two different day trips depending on your idyllic vacation. Travel by bus or rental car to Dubrovnik where a wine tour to the island of Korcula will entice any traveler. This all-day tour will start by traveling to the vineyard town of Orebic where a ferry will take you to the lush island of Korcula. Once in the medieval walled town by the same name of Korcula, taste local wines, sip coffee, and check out some Renaissance Era palaces or Venetian-influenced St.Marks Cathedral.
Alternatively, for a family-friendly option, you can stay in Split and take a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park where the views will make it near impossible to put down your camera. A short hike will take you to the Upper Lakes, and the Lower Lakes offer a thrilling cruise. Have your breath taken away by Veliki Slap, Croatia’s biggest waterfall, and spend your day under the sun on this trip through nature’s magnificence.
Day Three - Dubrovnik
Spend your last day in the town of Dubrovnik, known as the “pearl of the Adriatic.” Visit the Palace walls and tour the old town to feel like a character in your own movie. The Dubrovnik Cathedral, Lovrijenac Fort, St.John Fortress, or Franciscan Monastery are wonderful locations to view beautiful architecture while losing yourself in the rich history of Croatia. Lapad beach is a must for those looking for the sandy beach experience of a Mediterranean vacation and as the sun sets on your final night, the best views of the city are only a cable car away at the crest of Mount Srd.
Your Croatian paradise is waiting, and this three-day taster into the Balkan culture will leave you hooked on fresh seafood, unparalleled views, and remarkable architecture. Contact Jetset Destinations to plan your Mediterranean holiday.