[Guest blogging] For all of you travel junkies and nature lovers, looking for the perfect combination of pristine nature and rich history for your next travel destination, think – Croatia! The country of crystal blue Adriatic Sea and vast cultural heritage. Ranging from UNESCO protected monuments, breathtaking lakes and waterfalls as well as the calm Adriatic sea, famous for clear blue water, Croatia is rightfully called the pearl of the Mediterranean.
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Top 3 Tours to Discover Croatia's Best Kept Secrets
Among many famous destinations in Croatia, three stand out as masterpieces of nature. The Blue Cave light phenomenon, breathtaking Krka Waterfalls and the world famous nature oasis - Plitvice
We chose three tours that offer the best all-round experience of these amazing destinations. All of the tours we picked start from Split, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Croatia, nestled on the shore of the Adriatic.
Blue Cave Light Phenomenon
For thousands of years, sea waves have worked to carve out one of the most important attractions of the Mediterranean. Among many caves along the shores of the Adriatic sea, the most famous one is the legendary Blue Cave, widely considered to be Croatia’s hidden treasure.
Approachable only by boat, this unique masterpiece of nature - Blue Cave is special because of the natural light phenomenon. Sunbeams entering the submarine opening in the Blue Cave reflect the white pebbled floor, coloring the cave in amazing blue glowing light, while all objects in water glow silver.
Blue Cave tour from Split (https://bluecavetourfromsplit.com) takes you to a special day full of beauty, nature and history. You will enjoy the famous sight of the all-natural blue glowing light phenomenon Blue cave has to offer, along with the exploration of six Croatian islands.
Krka Waterfalls - The Swim of Your Life
Imagine swimming under the majestic waterfall in the protected park of nature. Well, no need to imagine – you can do it! Krka Waterfalls is the only national park in Croatia where swimming is allowed.
Krka National park in Croatia is a vast and preserved area of natural beauty under the majestic Dinara mountains. Seven travertine waterfalls with clear water and fully preserved ecosystems make this national park a natural and karst phenomenon.
Enjoying the swim beneath the cascading waterfalls, breathtaking sights of lakes and islands, as well as the amazing walk along the series of wooden trails built over the entire system, leading in the lush forest, is just a part of the experience this Krka waterfalls tour from Split (https://www.krkawaterfallsfromsplit.com) offers.
Plitvice Lakes - The Oasis of Untouched Nature
Plitvice lakes is a unique park of natural beauty made of 16 turquoise-colored lakes interconnected by a series of majestic waterfalls and cascades. Plitvice national park is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Croatia.
Plitvice Lakes tour from Split (https://www.plitvicelakesfromsplit.com) takes you to explore one of world’s greatest natural wonders. A place to stroll around nature trails that stretch around the edges and over the rumbling streams of crystal clear water full of fish. Clouds of colorful butterflies fly next to wooden trails, adding to the symphony of serenity and nature this place offers.
Plitvice lakes have over 90 waterfalls, but the most iconic, by far is the Great Waterfall – the highest in the region. A place to take breathtaking photos.