Most instagrammable places in Croatia
Croatia is one of the most striking holiday destinations in the world, and a picture-perfect place to snap Insta-worthy uploads. From natural beauty, scenic coastlines and cute cobbled towns, there’s plenty to inspire your next photograph.
Check out our three top locations with photo tips on where you can capture that all-important Instagram shot.
Protected in one of the oldest national parks in the region, the Plitvice Lakes has become famous around the world as one of the most beautiful natural spots. It’s no wonder really with boardwalks suspended over turquoise waters, spectacular viewpoints and photogenic waterfalls; this is the type of place that is perfect for visitors of all ages.
With plenty of ground to cover (73,000 acres to be exact), there are several ways to get around the lakes. There are four hiking trail split into seven different routes to tour the park. If hiking isn’t your thing, you can also get around by boat or shuttle.
Getting there: Fly direct to Split from Birmingham with Jet2.com. Flights depart twice weekly during the summer season on a Wednesday and a Sunday. Once you land, travelling from Split to Plitvice is easy. A one-way trip from Split to Plitvice by car is a two-and-a-half-hour drive.
Photo tip: Check out the boardwalk junction view – as you head upstream at the end of the first lower lake, a boardwalk forks off to the left to a cave. From the shore, there’s a sublime view looking back to the fork in the boardwalks.
Arena in Pula
Rome doesn't have the only colosseum. Around a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Spilt, you’ll find The Arena of Pula.
Constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD, it’s the 6th largest coliseum in the world and only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have a four-sided tower. You can get a decent view of the Arena from just walking around the outside, but the entrance fee allows you to clamber around the stones and visit the underground chambers.
It was built to hold 20,000 spectators and is still used today as an outdoor cinema and to host events as diverse as ice hockey, foodie markets and much more. Make sure you check out what events are on during your visit.
Getting there: Fly direct to Pula from Birmingham with Jet2.com and TUI. Flights depart three times a week during the summer season on a Tuesday, Saturday and a Sunday. Once you land, there are shuttle buses that take you directly to Pula bus station and from there, taxis and city buses take you to the various parts of town. Alternatively, you can rent a car from Pula Airport.
Photo tip: Check out The Pula Arena in both the daytime and evening to get some variation on the shots.
The Old City Walls
The old city walls of Dubrovnik are one of the city’s best-known features. Built-in the 10th century and modified in the 13th and 14th centuries, these tough walls - as high as six metres and up to six metres thick - provided a solid defence against invaders back in the day.
Totalling nearly two kilometres in length, Dubrovnik's city walls make a great spot for a casual stroll and offer numerous excellent views and perfect picture opportunities.
Getting there: Fly direct to Dubrovnik from Birmingham with Jet2.com and TUI. Flights depart four times a week during the summer season. Once you land, you can jump on one of the regular buses that take you directly to the city or in a taxi or private transfer.
Photo tip: All the views from the fortified walls are impressive, but check out the views from the northwest tower, Tvrdava Minceta, where you can see the entire city and sea.