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Most Romantic Things to do in Croatia

If you’re planning a romantic trip to this beautiful country, be sure to put a few of these romantic things to do in Croatia on your must-experience list. With so many seductive landscapes and charming medieval towns, Croatia was perfectly made for romance.

Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik

Ride the Cable Car to the Top of Mount Srd in Dubrovnik

One of the world’s most popular cities for romance, the so-called ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ was a favourite destination of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor who used to enjoy frequent romantic liaisons here. There are plenty of romantic eateries with cosy nooks for candlelit dinners. Cobbled streets to stroll while gazing up at grand palaces like the Baroque and Renaissance Rector’s Palace. Be sure to take the cable car ride to the top of Mount Srd, where from over 1,360-feet above. You’ll be able to gaze out together at the endless red-tiled roofs of the Old Town, nearby islands and the glistening turquoise expanse of the Adriatic. If you come just before dusk, it’s an ideal place to watch an enchanting sunset.

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Kayak Around Lokrum Island

Less than a half-mile from Dubrovnik, lush Lokrum Island can be reached via a short boat ride, or, by paddling out in a kayak. Bring a picnic and look forward to an incredible view of the city’s ancient walls from the water as you paddle away. Once on land, enjoy wandering around with the friendly peacocks and then pick a shady spot under the pines for your feast.

Take a Private Yacht Charter

With such a magnificent coastline and countless alluring islands to explore, there are few things more romantic than setting sail together. You might go island-hopping from Split, sipping a tasty bottle of local wine while enjoying the sun and the salty sea breeze with an expert captain at the helm. Drop anchor in a secluded cove where you can jump in for a refreshing swim while keeping an eye out for dolphins. Many charters include lunch and drinks too.

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Rovinj
Rab Island

Visit Romantic Rovinj and Enjoy a Sunset Boat Ride in a Batana

The fishing village of Rovinj on the west coast of the Istrian Peninsula oozes romance. With pastel-hued Venetian homes, narrow, cobbled alleyways and picturesque squares filled with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. As you stroll, you might hear residents speaking Istriot, a romance language that was once commonly spoken in the area. Climb St. Eufemija’s bell tower, an exact replica of St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice, to discover spectacular views from the top. Then catch a sunset boat ride in a batana just before dusk. A traditional fishing boat which circles the peninsula with only its fishing lights on.

Tour Istria

While the Istrian coast is beautiful, head inland to discover a Tuscan-like region with undulating vineyards and romantic medieval hilltop towns. Groznjan and Motovun, as well as the picturesque Mirna Valley, one of the world’s top hunting grounds for a rare delicacy, truffles. Enjoy sipping wine and sampling plenty of mouthwatering eats, many with truffles. In fact, the Slow Food movement is especially popular in this area. Many Italians cross two borders just to dine here. If you’re up for it, you might want to join a truffle hunter expert and trained truffle hunting dogs for a lesson and a tasting too.

Explore the ‘Island of Love’

Rab Island is known as the “Island of Love,” although no one seems to be sure how it got the name. It may have been the many love stories created on its pristine beaches. Or was it the British King Edward VIII, who brought Wallis Simpson, his married lover, here for a cruise and subsequently lost his crown? No matter the reason, this is the perfect place to create your own love story. Sit by the Rab Town waterfront, watch the boats gently rock and explore the streets lined with majestic palaces and Romanesque towers, while artists paint and display there works in medieval squares.

 

Hvar Lavender
Zadar panorama

Wine Tasting and Lavender Fields on Hvar

Hvar is renowned for its lively nightlife with lots of upscale eateries, bars and clubs, but it’s also known for its gorgeous landscapes, including lavender fields and vineyard covered hills. It’s the perfect island for a wine tasting tour, home to one of the country’s top winemakers, the Tomic family with a tradition of winemaking that dates back 150 years, producing wines like Prosek, the original Dalmatian dessert wine.

Experience What Alfred Hitchcock Called the ‘Most Beautiful Sunset in the World’

During his visit in 1964, Alfred Hitchcock exclaimed, Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West in Florida, applauded at every evening.” 

Experience it for yourself while enjoying the calming sounds of the sea organ, which sits beneath the steps along the waterfront, creating music with the waves.

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