What To Do With Your Free Time in Croatia

From stunning coastlines to medieval architecture and fortress walls, Game of Thrones filming locations and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there is no shortage of things to do during your free time in Croatia!

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Zagreb

Zagreb 360 Degree Observation Deck and Bar
See the city from another perspective, 16 floors above street level! The observation deck offers birds-eye-views of the main square, Cathedral, Upper and Lower Town, and other cultural and historical architecture of Zagreb. Don’t forget your camera, the views are incredible both day and night!
$
Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; closes early on Thurs. and Fri.
Location: In the heart of Zagreb.

 

Gornji Grad and the Church of St. Mark’s
Take a leisurely stroll through the streets Gornji Grad, or Upper Town, lined with amazing, medieval architecture and churches. Along your way, stop to admire the Church of St. Mark’s, recognizable by its brightly painted roof. Inside, you can find beautiful statues and murals.
FREE
Hours: 7:15 am – 7:00 pm; access may be restricted during certain times
Location: Zagreb’s main square.
  The Art Pavillion and Mestrovic Gallery
This art pavilion was originally built for the international exhibition in Budapest in 1896 before finding its home in Zagreb and is now home to bright yellow walls and rotating exhibits. The Mestrovic Gallery is housed in the old home of Ivan Mestrovic, and displays 300 sculptures, made of wood, stone and bronze, as well as other works by the esteemed artist.
$
Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; open late on Fridays
Location: Accessible by Trams 2, 4, 6, 9, 13 to Glavni kolodvor.

Split

Split’s Market – Pazar
Browse stalls selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to wine, clothes and toys in this huge market under the shadow of Diocletian’s Palace. Try your hand at bargaining or just enjoy the electric atmosphere and delicious aromas.
FREE
Hours: 6:30 am – evening
Location: Next to the east wall of Diocletian’s Palace and around the church of St Dominic.
  Bacvice Beach
Take time to relax on the beach, just minutes from the center of town! Soak up some sun and enjoy the Adriatic views with your feet in the sand at this “city-beach.”
FREE
Hours: Accessible 24/7!
Location: Just steps from the center of Split.
  Taste fresh seafood at a local cafe
Split is known for fresh, local seafood and it is not hard to tell why! Around every corner you will find a café with delicious food to try.
$ – $$
Hours: Restaurant times will vary
Location: Located throughout the center of Split.

Dubrovnik

City Walls and Forts
Second only to the Great Wall of China and made famous by Game of Thrones, walking these ancient walls and through the forts is a great way to take in the views and take in the historical significance of the city.
FREE
Hours: Accessible 24/7!
Location: Running throughout the center of Dubrovnik and surrounding the Old Town – these walls are hard to miss!

 

Cable Car
Get a birds-eye-view of the city and coast on a cable car ride 412 meters (1350 ft) in the air! The cable cars run day and night and offer some of the best views of the city.
$
Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 am; hours change seasonally – refer to timetable
Location: About a 10 minute walk around the city walls from the center of Old Town, or take the stairs up Stradun towards Buža gate.

 

Coast-side Cafes
Dubrovnik is home to countless coast-side cafes offering traditional fare and fine wine. Take your time with a leisurely meal and enjoy your food with a view!
$ – $$
Hours: Restaurant times will vary
Location: Throughout Dubrovnik, along the Adriatic coast.