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28 February 19

The #Croatia insta-views worth going out of your way for

Sunset over Split from Marjan Hill

Team Horizon | Experience Croatia , Photography Hotspots , Travel Hints & Tips

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! 

View of Hvar Town and Pakleni Islands from Spanjola Fortress

Take a short walk to Spanjola Fortress for this view of Hvar Town and the 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

Mljet: Inlet

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.

Stunning views from the city walls of Dubrovnik

No trip to Dubrovnik is complete without a walk around the magnificent city walls

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

The view over Korcula Town

Walk up the hill behind Korcula Town for these fantastic views

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.

The View from Vidova Gora over Zlatni Rat on the Island of Brac

The highest island viewpoint in the whole Adriatic, Vidova Gora looks over Zlatni Rat on the Island of Brac

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.

Sunset over Split from Marjan Hill

Sunset over Split from Marjan Hill

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

Drone Shots

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.

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