By Lauren Harmes
Croatia is a country of immense natural beauty, rich history and one of the most stunning holiday destinations in the world for avid photographers. Here we’ve brought together eight of the most instagrammable places in the country.
Cave Deep Makarska
If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting for your Insta-feed, how about incorporating the natural with the modern? Deep Makarska is a natural cave which has been transformed into an energetic bar with a dance floor inside or sunset terrace outside. Residential and international DJs travel from miles around to play here, and it’s sure to be a moment you’ll remember forever.
Also known as the Monument to the Revolution, this World War II memorial sculpture by Dušan Džamonja is dedicated to the people of Moslavina during World War II. Looking very similar to the Millennium Falcon, the monument is situated at the top of a hill in the small town of Pogaric and overlooks an artificial lake – perfect for those Insta feeds.
The Blue Cave of Bisevo
This stunning natural phenomenon is famous for the incredible blue light that fills the cave at a particular point in the day, projecting fascinating displays on the walls and water of the cave.
Take a sailing boat out to Bisevo Island to enjoy this natural wonder, but be sure to plan ahead as queues can be extremely long.
Vela Spila (or The Great Cave) is a spot of natural beauty and another home to awe-inspiring light play. This center of archaeological research is also home to digging teams every September from as far away as Cambridge University, with some discovering some of the earliest examples of clay craftsmanship in Europe.
Punta Rata Beach
Named one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world, this heavenly natural beauty spot is a popular location for those seeking the perfect Instagram photo. From its crystal clear waters and pine forests to diving rocks and pebble beachfront, Punta Rata is an idyllic spot to relax, take some snaps and even partake in some beach-friendly sports like volleyball and soccer.
Zagreb Museum of Broken Relationships
This might sound like something quite grim to include on a list of Instagram hot-spots, but the exhibits in this museum dedicated to failed relationships are something to behold. Acting as a home to sentimental objects left over from former lovers, there is something creepy yet beautiful about this entire museum.
Krka National Park
This stunning forest is the second most visited national park in Croatia – and it’s not hard to see why. Playing host to vast canyons, breath-taking waterfalls, and even monasteries, the park spans over 88 square miles and is home to the incredible Krka River. Not one to be missed.
Walls of Ston
When thinking of Great Walls, you’d be forgiven for immediately thinking of China – but Croatia has an impressive fortress all of its own. Originally built in the 14th century and spanning an impressive 7 kilometers, it is the longest complete fortress system around a town in Europe – and the second in the world!