Croatia is an incredibly romantic destination for many reasons.
Croatia’s remarkable Adriatic coastline and its beautiful national parks are all attractions in themselves. Croatia’s cities are full of architectural and historical marvels and oodles of old-world charm, as well as being UNESCO listed sites.
Whether you are going away single, hoping to meet your future “better half,” planning a romantic trip away with your loved one, or taking the greatest steps together on your honeymoon, you can’t go wrong in Croatia.
1. Looking for love in all the right places
Hvar Town on Hvar Island is a great place to relax on holiday, exploring and gazing at the Pakleni Islands off its shore. It is also an excellent location to enjoy the best nightlife in the lively and sleek bars of the town. If you are already a couple, you can have a blast. If single, there is so much potential out there!
Heading down the Dalmatian coast, visit the port town of Makarska. This pretty town has stunning beaches and a beautiful riverfront promenade to explore during the day, but the area really comes alive at night. Your evening destination is sometimes known as the “Rave Cave,” or Deep Makarska, and it is set in a natural cave overlooking the sea. The cave has a remarkable atmosphere at night and pulsates with all the latest music, along with great drinks.
2. Romantic places to be alone in nature
Among Croatia’s natural splendour, one of the best places to visit single or as a couple is the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Located in central Croatia, the park covers 295 sq km of forest, but also features an amazing chain of 16 lakes, joined by waterfalls, and winding their way through a limestone canyon. Stroll along the walkways and hiking trails together that head around and across the turquoise blue water.
Head out on a 90-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik to the island of Mljet. This beautiful, secluded place is ideal for a beautiful romantic walk or spend the day of Little Saplunara beach, a sheltered, white sand beach where tourism is minimal. The best thing? You could have the beach all to yourselves!
3. Wonderful honeymoon destinations
Dubrovnik is a beautiful honeymoon destination in Croatia. The city’s Old Town is among the best-preserved medieval walled cities in Europe. The UNESCO-listed cobbled streets have starred in television series and films (HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the series “Borgia” being great examples).
During the day visit the lovely piazzas and gaze at the beautiful Baroque mansions. Explore the pedestianised Stradun with its lovely stone facades. Better yet, head back to the Stradun in the evening after dusk, when all the day trippers have gone home. You can then see the beautiful buildings and monuments wonderfully illuminated with a golden glow.
Visit Zadar on the Dalmatian coast to see the remarkable Roman and Venetian ruins of its Old Town. There are a number of lovely Venetian gates set in the city walls and a Roman-era Forum to visit.
Evenings turn completely romantic with Zadar’s magnificent sunsets, once praised by Alfred Hitchcock and now a major tourism draw. The famous Zadar Sea Organ can be heard to play an enchanting musical accompaniment as the sun dips into the ocean.
Created by architect Nikola Basic, the waves interact with tubes located under a set of large marble steps. This produces random, harmonic sounds varying depending on the wind and the waves. A perfect romantic spot to enjoy your first sunset together as a married couple!
So, it doesn’t matter if you are single and looking, together and wooing each other or confirming your lifetime commitment together. Croatia is among the most romantic destinations in the world.