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The Times reveals 5 best hidden spots in Croatia

5 best hidden spots in Croatia tourists have yet to discover

Drvenik Veli

Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Zadar and Rovinj are some of the destinations which tourists will list when asked which are the most popular. 

But as we all know, there are many destinations in Croatia which are lesser known. 

The Times have decided to reveal some of those to their readers and have selected five hidden spots in Croatia tourists have yet to discover.

Number one of the list in the Istrian town of Vrsar, which The Times says is best for oysters and dolphin spotting.

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Vrsar

“Wedged between bigger and busier neighbours Rovinj and Porec on Istria’s western coast is sleepy little Vrsar, whose narrow lanes of Venetian-style stone houses snake uphill to a 19th-century church and belltower. Casanova liked Vrsar so much that he visited twice in the 18th century, writing about it in his memoirs and — of course — having an affair with a priest’s servant,” The Times writes.

Second on the list is the stunning Rastoke in Slunj. Slunj is located in the mountainous part between Karlovac and Plitvice Lakes National Park, on the meeting of the rivers Korana and Slunjčica.

5 best hidden spots in Croatia tourists have yet to discover

Rastoke

Rastoke is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls and flowing cascades along the Slunjčica river. 

The eastern side of the island of Mljet was next on the list. 

“With its hiking and cycling trails, saltwater lakes, pine-covered peaks and romantic little island monastery, for many people the national park is Mljet. But that only scratches the surface of this lusciously green island, which is certainly worth more than a day trip,” writes The Times.

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Mljet

The islands of Drvenik Veli and Drvenik Mali were next on the list, followed by Lumbarda on the island of Korčula which The Times says is best for unique wines and mellow vibes.

5 best hidden spots in Croatia tourists have yet to discover

Drvenik Veli

“If you’re looking for a mellower base, you just need to drive about ten minutes southeast, to the fishing village of Lumbarda. What makes Lumbarda stand out, though, is its wine-making scene. It’s the only village on the island — in the world, in fact — that cultivates the grk grape, turning this juicy green jewel into one of Croatia’s finest yet least-known white wines,” The Times writes.

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