11th March 2016

12 Instagram Pics That’ll Make You Want To Go To Croatia Right Now

Attention: Serious wanderlust ahead. Check out these 12 sights for sore eyes, then get ready to grab your passport and pack your bags – Croatia is waiting…

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia ? Tag who you’d bring! Photo by @oldkyrenian Edit by @kardinalmelon

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Just look at this place…the mere sight of the lakes cascading into each other will make you feel like you’ve entered Eden. Plitvice Lakes National Park is about half way between Zadar and Rijeka and is a protected area that covers almost 300 square kilometres of Croatia. It really is every bit as beautiful as it looks in pictures. #Nofilter necessary.


Zlani Rat Beach


Zlani Rat beach is a beautiful spit of land on the Dalmatian island of Brač in the sunny south of Croatia. Think white pebbles, bright sunshine, and the clearest blue sea you could dream of swimming in. Fair warning, it’s a busy spot. But that’s because it’s gorgeous.

Sea Organ


Right at the top of the Zadar peninsula you’ll find this beautiful light installation by architect Nikola Bašic. During the day it looks like – and is – nothing more than a giant collection of solar panels. But when the sun goes down it transforms into a 77ft wide multicoloured light show.


Karlobag is a gorgeous coastal region on the Adriatic coast, overlooking the island of Pag. It’s worth going here for the beautiful sunsets alone…

Dubovac Castle


We don’t know exactly what’s going on in this picture of Dubovac Castle, but we know we want to be there. Dubovac castle is in the Karlovac region of central Croatia (close to the Slovenian border), where in addition to mysterious and dramatic lightning, you’ll find castles, fortresses, and perfect rivers for kayaking and white water rafting.



As cities go, Dubrovnik is an absolute beauty. Perched right on the edge of the Adriatic sea, the Old Town is about as enchanting as a place can be. Eat lots of seafood while you’re there. And take pictures like this to make everyone jealous.

All Those Pure Shores

If you haven’t been to Croatia, get on a boat and check it out! Doesn’t get much better.

A photo posted by Feet Meet Earth (@feet_meet_earth) on


Wherever you go, and whatever you do when you go to Croatia, make some time to do this. Just find a beautiful stretch of water, sit down in it, and do absolutely nothing for a while…



There’s an awful lot of beauty in Split, and a huge amount of stuff to see, do and eat. It’s a buzzy spot full of people and the perfect place to get a taste of that lovely Dalmatian lifestyle… but if you only do one thing there, make it a visit to the Diocletian palace. It’s ancient and beautiful, and most importantly it features on Game of Thrones, which we all know is the new benchmark for cool places to see.

Kornati Islands

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The Kornati archipelago is in northern Dalmatia. 140 islands stretch over 22 miles, punctuating that deep cobalt blue of the Mediterranean. More than half of the islands and the water and reefs surrounding them – the whole southern part of the archipelago – have been designated as a protected national park.

Paklenica National Park

Zen @ Paklenica ?

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Paklenica National Park is yet another of Croatia’s many, many outlandishly beautiful areas. It’s under an hour away from Zadar airport, and when you get there you’ll find idyllic little streams, valleys, super-dramatic rock faces, waterfalls, and sunsets like this. Meet you there, yeah?

Dugo Otok


This absolute stunner of a place is Dugo Otok, the seventh largest island in the Adriatic and the biggest of the Zadarian Islands. If you’re a fan of big dramatic cliffs and untouched beauty, head for the island’s national park and west coast. If you’re a beach bum, go to the southeast of the island and pick a patch of white sand to stretch out on.



Beautiful Pag, home to lovely Novalja and its spectacular sunsets. If you need a little more action than a setting sun then don’t worry, because Novalja is also a full-on party destination that’ll keep you entertained long after the sun goes down.


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Dee Murray

Dee Murray

Dee Murray has a very simple travel MO... Go to great places; do awesome stuff; eat delicious food; then come home and write about it all.


  • Gearoidin o Dwyer

    Great blog and very enticing photos – Croatia definitely on my Ryanair bucket list now!!

    12th March 2016 at 12:16 pm
  • Anna

    Once you see it, you will come back

    27th December 2016 at 5:21 am
  • Gabrielle

    Will definitely have to visit this place hsving seen your photos – looks fantastic!!!

    3rd April 2017 at 6:30 pm

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