Ancient monuments, gorgeous architecture and lush nature — meet Croatian sites protected by UNESCO.
Forty years ago UNESCO created its World Heritage Sites to preserve the richness of various cultural and natural goods. Since then, more than 1.000 properties appeared on the list, and we’re happy to say some of them are located just a couple of hours away from Šimuni. Next time you’re here, think about swapping a day of sunbathing with visiting one of the UNESCO sights in Croatia.
Dubrovnik Old Town
The famous poet Lord Byron called Dubrovnik Old Town the “Adriatic pearl”, and after seeing it in person, you’re going to understand why. Its 2-kilometre wall that hugs the town’s historical centre keeps impressing more than a million tourists each year. Maybe you’ve seen some of its gems on your TV, as Dubrovnik provided 20 filming locations for the beloved Game of Thrones series.
St. James Cathedral in Šibenik
Many think Dubrovnik is the only place in Croatia featured in the famous TV show, but another masterpiece caught the eye of its producers. We’re talking about St. James Cathedral in the coastal town of Šibenik, a beauty which became one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia because of its exceptional value. The cathedral is Dalmatia’s best display of renaissance architecture having historians call its walls “poetry in a stone”.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
There’s no doubt every nature lover will be blown away by the Plitvice lakes, Croatia’s largest national park. Grand waterfalls hitting the azure cascading lakes are a breathtaking site completed with diverse plant life and some rare bird species. If you’re interested in spending a day at the thrilling park, book an organised tour from Camping Village Šimuni.
Diocletian Palace in Split
Along with the Plitvice lakes, many consider Split as one of the must-sees in Croatia. The largest city of Dalmatia treasures Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved Roman architecture superstructures in the world. The palace walls host many events making this ancient jewel intertwined with the city’s vibrant culture.
The historical centre of Trogir
If you like the idea of a town’s centre being a Croatia UNESCO site, you’re going to adore Trogir. Its most important monument, The Kamerlengo Tower, rises at the end of the town’s seafront and most tourists can’t resist climbing all the way to its top. After soaking up the views, you can explore Trogir’s old charming streets.
While you’re deciding which site to visit first, book your stay at Camping Village Šimuni. After all, what’s a better way of starting a day of exploring Croatia’s UNESCO heritage, than by taking a refreshing morning swim?
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