28 February 19
The #Croatia insta-views worth going out of your way for
Do it for the ‘Gram
So you’ve booked on to one of our Horizon Sail trips and have packed your camera and phone ready to capture those jaw dropping shots you’ve seen inundated over your feed for the last few years. And really why not?! If you have an insatiable appetite for picturesque destinations then we think Croatia has got you covered; from medieval fortresses, crystal clear water, mouth-watering sunsets Croatia truly is a photographer’s playground. Here are some of our top picks for you.
Hvar: Spanjola Fortress
Casting an imposing presence above Hvar Old Town this hillside fortress provides a perfect spot for capturing the Old Town, Hvar Bay and the surrounding Pakleni Islands!
Other spots we think you should check out are …
♥ Main Square – the largest in all of Dalmatia
♥ Hula Hula Bar for afternoon snaps enjoying a cocktail along the water
♥ Aloha Bar for close ups of the boats as they come and go in to the bay
♥ The Cathedral of St Stephen
The third most visited National Park in Croatia, these two salt water lakes are a delight. We’d suggest cycling all the way to the inlet where these lakes meet the sea; it might seem far, but this hidden gem is well worth it.
Also check out …
♥ St Mary’s Monastery – take the ferry and admire the Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture
♥ Off the beaten track – take a walk around any one of the trails around the big lake
♥ Kayak around the small or big lake
♥ Float down the narrow channel of Mali Most that separates the big lake and small lake
Dubrovnik: City Walls
This medieval city is surrounded by a spectacular fortification and we’d say no trip to Dubrovnik is complete without a walk around.
Don’t forget about these …
♥ Our hidden gem, this basketball court which will give you stunning views
♥ St Lawrence’s Fortress for a different perspective of the city
♥ Take the Cable Car up to the top of Srd Hill for panoramic views of the Old Town and Lokrum
♥ Lokrum Island – peacocks, rabbits, swimming holes and walking trails
Korcula: Massimo Fortress
Known as the ‘little Dubrovnik’ Korcula Old Town is filled with excellent drinking holes but our favourite is definitely Massimo Cocktail Bar! Venture up the steep staircase and perch yourself atop the medieval Zakerjan Tower for an Aperol Spritz, Pina Colada or whatever takes your fancy! Best at sunset but make sure to book ahead!
Not to be missed …
♥ Our hidden gem, walk along Ul. 45 off Ul. Bernada Bernardi for views over Korcula
♥ Climb St Mark’s Cathedral in the centre of town for panoramic views
♥ Explore the narrow streets of the Old Town shaped like the bones of a herring fish
Brac: Vidova Gora
Our top spot when we stop off at the island of Brac. This is the highest mountainside viewpoint in the whole Adriatic and provides for excellent panoramic shots, including views over the famous Zlatni Rat beach.
Also check out …
♥ Pucisca – this island town is often voted as the prettiest village in all of Europe
♥ Pucisca markets – get to know the stone quarried on this island
Split: Marjan Hill
Head up the trail to the lookout spot next to restaurant Vidilica for beautiful views over the ancient Old Town. Continue further past St Nicholas Church and up the steep set of stairs to the 360 degree viewing platform which boasts a large cross and Croatian flag flying high above Split.
A little closer to town …
♥ Immerse yourself in ancient ruins around Diocletian’s Palace
♥ Roam the markets around the outer walls of palace and admire the colour and food on display
♥ Riva Promenade along the water – it may not smell too good due to the natural sulphur gas, but is bustling with people and instagram worthy buildings
We know some of you out there love flying your drones to take those edits to the next level! Whilst we aren’t going to discourage their use (I mean we love it too), just beware that in some parts of Croatia the use of drone technology for photography and videography purposes is restricted without registration and compliance with the Croatian Civil Aviation Authority.Back to Posts