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Croatia’s Finest: Best Villages around the Area

Note: Croatia holds many of my favorite travel memories, so I’m delighted to share this post sponsored by Thomson that explores beautiful villages in Croatia.

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There are a number of summer destinations you can choose from depending on what you want to do and how you wish to spend your break. If you are getting tired of usual spots and swimming adventure, you might want to try something new especially nowadays when booking flights to Croatia are affordable and convenient due to the various travel agencies available.

Croatia never fails to amuse its visitors not only because of its natural tourist spots and famous landmarks but also because of its small towns and villages which clearly reflect the country’s cultures and norms. These places certainly speak loudly about the way of life here, artistic architectures, and its very rich and interesting history.

Kumrovek, Cigoc, Rovinj, Trogir, and Hum are some of the most interesting towns in Croatia where its vibrant heritage is definitely revealed and encapsulated.

1) Kumrovek is located in the region of Zagorje and is most of the time compared with Williamsburg. It is famous for its rustic and countryside structures which house photos and other displays mostly depicting 19th century Croatian crafts like weaving. This site is perfect for those who are interested in knowing Croatia’s custom and way of living.

Kumrovec by Ex13

Kumrovec by Ex13

2) Cigoc, on the other hand is known to be the biggest nest of long-legged birds called storks. Tourists can practically see these lovely flying creatures almost everywhere in the place. They serve as Cigoc’s main attraction. Indeed, this site is for those who enjoy just being one with the nature.

Village of Cigoc in Croatia by Fraxinus Croat

Village of Cigoc in Croatia by Fraxinus Croat

3) Third on the list is Rovinj. Apart from being an active fishing port, this town is also known to be a representation of Croatia’s different historical periods and facets. It merges crucial eras in Croatia’s timeline. Rovinj is undeniably for tourists who have special inclination in a place’s historical roots.

Rovinj, Croatia by David Orlovic

Rovinj, Croatia by David Orlovic

4) If there is one place Croatia is certainly proud of, it would be Trogir as the most interesting historic sites are located in this small town. It is included in the UNESCO world heritage list in the 1990s. Truly, it mainly speaks about how Croatia has developed itself to what it is now. This special site is for people who have inherent curiosity in historical developments.

Trogir by Rj1979

Trogir by Rj1979

5) Lastly, Hum. This town may be the smallest not just in Croatia but even in the entire world. Despite its relatively small population, it is a well-visited site since its locals are very much successful in restoring buildings which serve as the town’s main attraction. Apprehensive tourists will find this a haven since it is known for being a really tourist-friendly town.

Hum, Croatia by Maesi64

Hum, Croatia by Maesi64

Conclusion

The five small towns and villages listed above are just some of the places that must be seen by any traveler in Croatia. Each offers something unique and but all are undoubtedly breathtaking.




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Maureen - I’ve never been to Croatia but after looking at these photos I wonder why. 🙂

Liz Posmyk - My parents always told me that Croatia was a beautiful place… (they had travelled there when they were alive). Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

MyCustardPie - As I’ve been here in the Middle East for 20 years there is so much of Europe that needs ticking off my ‘must visit’ list. Croatia is near the top.

Hotly Spiced - I haven’t been to Croatia but it does seem to be a very popular destination to go to for a week of sailing around the islands. Lots of my more wealthy friends have had that kind of an experience and all have loved it. I do think the architecture is stunning – that yellow building is gorgeous xx

Tandy Sinclair - Croatia is on my list of places to visit! PS I will be overseas from Thursday and won’t be able to visit while we are away 🙂

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