Croatia Off The Beaten Path Tips by dabuwan
Croatia Off The Beaten Path: 136 reviews and 268 photos
War devastation in central Vukovar
A martyy town for the Croats, Vukovar lies on the croatian shore of the river Danube. Serbia is on the other side.
After fightings, a long siege, UN occupation Vukovar since 1998 officially belongs to Croatia and life here tries to go slowly back to normality.
But still there is devastation everywhere and the silence in this town is impressive.
Civil war memorial
The region of Karlovac, in central Croatia along the basin of river Sava, has seen heavy fightings during the Yugoslavian civil war, between Serbs and Croats.
Now it is again a properous industrial region, with some interesting sights.
There is also an open air war memorial in Turanj, a small village close to Karlovac city, that had been completely destroyed during the war. Some of the ruined buidings and weapons have been left there in order not to forget the history, hoping that these things will not happen anymore.
Stunning views from Vratnik pass
The Vratnik pass,about 10 kms inland from Senj at an elevation of about 800 m., offers stunning view of the coast and the islands offshore.
The natural scenery is also great, with green woods around. There is a bar/restaurant with panoramic views.
View of Sinj
This is one of my favourite small coastal towns in Croatia. Located in the Kvarner region, between Rijeka and Zadar, Senj (roman Senia) is credited to be the most ancient town on the Croatian coast, with a history dating back to more than three millennia ago.
After being devastated in the early middleage, Senj became again a major trading, cultural and religious center, with an important role in fighting back the Turks assault in the 16th century.
Modern Senj still has many reminders of its glorious past and the old town center has many interesting buildings and churches.
Tourism is well developed, but without overwhelming the true croatian life in town.
The sea promenade in Selce
This village is just a couple of kms from Crikvenica and it is, in my opinion, far more pleasant and attractive.
There is a small port, a nice boulevard, many accomodoation facilities, some bars and restaurant. But everything is much more relaxed than in neighbouring Crikvenica, that can be easily reached in the evening if you look for more nightlife activities.
Picturesque narrow street in old NV center
This coastal town is located in Kvarner region, northern Croatia. Though tourism is much developed since the 19th century, Novi Vinodolski still has a relaxed atmosphere and a picturesque medieval center.
There is no real beach, but the sea water is clear and it's possible to charter a boat in the small friendly port.
Moreover, Novi Vinodolski is the birth town of glorious VT member CROISBEAUTY.
View of Crikvenica
Located about 35 kms south of Rijeka, in northern Croatia, Crikvenica is the major tourist center of the surrounding riviera.
The beach and the sea are nothing special, the town itself is not so picturesque, but it's a busy place with many bars, restaurants, discos, entertainments, and even a Casino.
Too many foreign tourists around here, not really my kind of place. The neighbouring towns of Selce, Novi Vinodolski, Senj are far more attractive, in my opinion.
Nice promenade in Baska town
Baska town has a very relaxed atmosphere and there are plenty of nice bars and restaurants along the sea promenade.
Accomodation is limited to a big 3-star hotel, a huge camping and a bunch of smaller pensions and private guesthouses.
Beautiful Baska beach
Baska is a small village on the southeastern end of beautiful Krk island, just off the coast in northern Dalmatia.
This is one of the few places in Croatia where there is a long, almost sandy, beach (a mix of pebbles and sand).
The water is clear and, though packed in the top summer months, it is a quiet place in the rest of the year.
Most of the beach is public and there is a huge camping area close to the shore.
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