With its quaint villages, sapphire waters and island speckled coastline, Croatia has emerged as a popular honeymoon destination. Spend your days on beautiful beaches, sample local wines, explore hidden caverns and waterways, hunt for truffles in dense forests, then watch the sun set over the Adriatic Sea. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it?

A glimpse inside the travel journal of Peter Vukelic, The Travel Team, reveals his favorite Croatian destinations and a list of must-dos to inspire your honeymoon itinerary.

Dreamy Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s Old Town is enclosed by one of the world most perfectly preserved medieval stone defensive walls. Picturesque Dubrovnik sits on the edge of the Adriatic with a backdrop of rugged limestone mountains.

What to do:

  • Take a cable car to the top of Srdj Hill for breathtaking views of Dubrovnik.
  • Swim in the warm, clear blue waters of Banje Beach.
  • Shop for authentic Dubrovnik treasures like dried lavender and fruits and local brandies in Gundulic Square’s open-air market.
  • Charter a boat to Lokrum island for fresh seafood and a soak in the salt water pools.
  • Watch the sun set from Buza Bar.

Historic Hvar

The longest and sunniest Croatian island, Hvar, has an architecturally rich history and boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The fertile coastal plain nourishes diverse agriculture including lavender fields, olive orchards and vineyards.

What to do:

  • Swim and snorkel at Dubovica Beach.
  • Explore the Grapčeva
  • Marvel at the architectural wonders in St. Stephen’s Cathedral and square.
  • Explore the untouched beauty of Šćedro Island, a protected nature park.

Seaside Split

A vibrant port located between the mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Split is Croatia’s second largest city. This fascinating historic city center, with its palm-lined harbor, is brimming with culture.

What to do:

  • Walk the cobbled streets and shop boutiques offering Split’s fine linens.
  • Immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture while enjoying live music performed by local street artists.
  • Visit Diocletian’s Palace, a designated UNESCO site.
  • Explore the nearby medieval town of Trogir.

Idyllic Istria

Istria, a large peninsula jetting into the northern Adriatic, is Croatia’s most developed and diverse tourist region. The landscape extends from a populated rocky coastline up into medieval hilltop villages overlooking dense forests.

What to do:

  • Embark on a guided truffle hunting expedition in the Motovun Forest and savor a three-course lunch featuring your truffles at Mondo Tavern.
  • Sample the King of Chardonnays at Grgich Hills Estate, an award-winning winery that boasts a second location in California’s Napa Valley.
  • Explore historical sites such as the Amphitheater in Pula.
  • Hike Ucka mountain for breathtaking views of the sea and islands.

A memorable honeymoon in the Mediterranean awaits. Call The Travel Team today at 1-855-471-7682.

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