World Heritage Sites in Croatia

Site nameEntered
Plitvice Lakes National Park1979
Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian1979
Old City of Dubrovnik1979
Historic City of Trogir1997
Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec1997
Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik2000
Stari Grad Plain2008

Tentative list of Croatia
Burg - Castle of Veliki Tabor
City of Motovun
Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Croatian Limes
Hermitage Blaca
Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po
Historical-Town Planning Ensemble Tvrda (Fort) in Osijek
Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park
Lonjsko Polje Nature Park
Lubenice
Primošten Vineyards
Stećci - Medieval Tombstones
The historic town of Korcula
The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries
Varazdin - Historic Nucleus and Old Town (the Castle)
Velebit Mountain
Zadar - Episcopal complex

Sites that have been nominated in the past
Brioni NP
Kopacki Rit
Roman Amphitheatre Pula

Balkan #4: Croatia (May 2013)

I topped off my 3-week Balkan tour in Croatia. I had been to the country before, visiting the WHS Hotspot around Split. This time I focused on Dubrovnik, which lies much more to the south and is actually more accessible from Bosnia or Montenegro. One is definitely back on the tourist trail here - the old city center is overrun by people from all corners of the world during the day.


. Dubrovnik


Split hotspot (September 2008)

The WHS Hotspot of Split lived up to its name during my recent visit there: I was able to get to 4 WHS within 48 hours. And that by using only public transport and staying overnight in only one place! Because of the close proximity to each other and their shared Ancient and Venetian history, there are a lot of similarities between these four sites. So I felt that a couple of hours at each was sufficient.

. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
. Split
. Trogir
. Stari Grad Plain