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Hidden Gems in Croatia

Croatia is a popular tourist destination in Europe, renowned for places like Dubrovnik and Zadar, but in this article, we explore hidden gems of Croatia that are little known but not any less worthy of mention. 

Pupnatska LUKA

Pupnatska LUKA

Put on your dive gear on and paddle these waters to seek out the rich diversity of local marine life. The waters here are still and clear as day. The month of May is a great time to visit this beach. This is also a perfect spot for snorkelling but as this is a rather untouched area, there are no amenities or facilities so we would recommend that you bring your own refreshments along. 

Gdinj, Hvar Island

Gdinj, Hvar Island

Gdinj is a group of eight villages, picturesque and quaint. It is located near Hvar in Croatia. (Hvar is the capital of the island) Here, houses are made up of local stones, proud representatives of the typical Mediterranean architecture.

The most magnificent building in Gdinj is “Church of St. George”. This church was built in the Renaissance-Baroque and it dates back to the sixteenth century. Grapceva cave gets the attention of visitors. It is located in the village of Humac. This cave is the natural shelter for ships of all sizes. 

Beach Sakarun

Beach Sakarun

Zadar is the city in Croatia and Sakarun is one of the most famous beaches in Zadar. This beach gained its reputation with the whiteness of the sand and clear sea. It is surrounded by pine trees that provide shadow in summer. It is 3.5-meter-deep from the shore which means, the bathing area is very safe, even for children. On the beach, there are two catering facilities that offer refreshments.

If this is on your list of places to visit, you’ll need to hurry because Sakuran Beach is gaining traction in mainstream media.

Bobovisca

Bobovisca

Bobovisca is a small village in Croatia, and it is unlikely that you have heard of it before. It is a good place for those who want to enjoy peaceful, and isolated holidays. This village may be small but has a share of history. It has the cultural inheritance of old Roman and Byzantine ruins, as well as the remains of Illyrians civilization. Bobovisca is located on a lovely spot, surrounded by luxuriant greenery. It is a quiet tonw, great for creatives like aspiring for artists and poets. You might be interested to know that several influential verse writers have been born here, including Jorjo Cerinic and Luka Halat. It is also the final resting place of celebrities. 

Postria, Brac island

Postria, Brac island

Postira is a small Mediterranean town located on the northern side of Brac island in Croatia. Its beauty is evergreen through every season. In January, this village decorated with almond-bloom. When the cold northern bora winds clear the sea and the landscapes, Postria shows its hospitality. Many bays and beaches come to life. Lovrcina, a very beautiful sandy beach and a breathtaking sight.

Komiza Town

It is the well-known town for its winemaking process on Vis island. It is becoming very popular as a beach resort. On the north side of the town, there are a few beaches. Gusarica beach is wide and pebbly on the northern edge of the Komiza. There is a café- restaurant near the beach which is a great place to have coffee or cocktail while sheltering from the sun. There is also one more famous beach Kamenice beach in the South of the town. This beach has a bar/club/disco. It is a good place for late night beach parties. St Nicholas Church from the 12th century on the top of the hills and Castle and Fishery Museum is your place for tourists.  

Lastovo Island

It is genuine heaven for lovers of nature, sandbanks, sailing, good food and wine. Lastovo is open to tourists. With its unspoiled beauty, this island is famous for its carnival festival in which all the island residents participate by wearing the beautiful folk costume. Lastovo is Croatia second most distant island, remains at the edge of the world. Number 46 has special meaning to Lastovo because there are small 46 islands, 46 church, 46 vineyards in it.

The list of little known beauties in Croatia is a long one – Stinivia bay, Dugi took (Croatia’s longest island), Badija Island, Pomena beach are other hidden gems of Croatia. So much to see, so little time. Get going!

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