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Interesting Spots Tourists Often Miss in Croatia

By Iva Ralica

Dubrovnik’s stone walls, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park and more recently Game of Thrones filming locations are some of Croatia’s main attractions tourists flock to.

But Croatia is full of hundreds of hidden gems. There are many attractions tourists aren’t sometimes familiar with.

Here is just a selection of 8 different places you maybe have not heard about or just haven’t visited yet as you were ticking off the popular attractions.

Sunken WWII Ship

Zavratnica (photo credit: Visit Lika)

The remains of a sunken German WWII ship is hidden in a clear water in Zavratnica bay near Jablanac port, beneath the Velebit mountain.

Tesla Museum

Tesla’s Museum

Tesla’s Birthplace Museum is located in the city of Smiljan in Lika. The museum is made of two halves of Tesla’s life – his country upbringing and his science-oriented life. The multimedia center demonstrates a rotating magnetic field principles using an iron egg and spins it in different directions.

Lover’s Island

(photo credit Zadar Region TZ)

Galešnjak Island, “Lover’s island”, is a large and accurately defined heart-shaped island, settled near the coast of Turanj, near the Sveti Filip i Jakov. Spectacular aerial view and beautiful boat ride are the right choices to see this small and loveable island.

Walls of Ston

Walls of Ston (photo credit: Ljubo Gamulin / Društvo prijatelja dubrovačke starine)

Known as the “European Wall of China”, the Walls of Ston in southern Croatia are the longest preserved fortification system in the world after the Great Wall of China.

The Walls of Ston protected the city from Ottomans for more than 500 years. Settled on the hillside, the walls and forty defensive towers look over the beautiful Adriatic sea.

House in a House

House in a House in Bol (photo credit: zaklada-brac.hr)

The house in a house and its legend is located on the island of Brač. Walls of a bigger house were built around the small house that belonged to a man, Marko, who did not want to sell his home and make way for a mansion. After a crazy dispute, the wealthy family Vuković decided to build a house on their land – around Marko’s house.

Blue Cave

The Blue Cave is hidden at the Balun Cove on the island of Biševo, near the island of Vis. It is specific for its glowing bright blue effect The entrance to this beautiful cave was blasted out with dynamite in 1884 and before that, the only entrance was underneath the rock wall, diving.


Vis (photo: sailweekcroatia)

The island of Vis. The sleeping beauty that was once the home of military bases. It is one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia with its beautiful beaches and endless view over the surrounding sea and some impressive military tunnels.

Abandoned Prison

Goli Otok

The dark side of history and the only real gulag of the former Yugoslavia, its famous prison on the island called Goli Otok. It was turned into a top-secret prison where petty criminals and Stalinist communist intellectuals would end up in.


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