Discover Inland Croatia

Croatia offers an incredible diversity of landscapes and historical sites, all within attainable distances. A country of birth of Nikola Tesla, tie, pen and Dalmatian dog has for generations tried to preserve its extraordinary natural and cultural treasures. This small European country is well-known for its beautiful Adriatic coast and thousends of islands. But Croatia hides in its inland some secret gems and offbeat places which offer authentic delights to nature lovers. With its 8 national parks and 11 nature parks, Croatia is one of the best preserved natural areas in Europe. And the inland of Croatia abounds in forests, canyons, rivers, lakes and mountains with impressive viewpoints. Take on the challenge and explore hidden Croatia: its authentic villages, wild rivers, meet warm and helpful local people who are very attached to the traditions, and taste their local cuisine and great wines. They will show you a totally different life in the continental part of Croatia.

  • 7 sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - world’s great natural wonder
  • Capital City of Zagreb – European best destination during Advent
  • Lonjsko Polje & Kopacki Rit - undiscovered birdwatching paradise
  • Great white water rafting trips
  • Over 400 organised mountain trails

Secret Escapes in Inland Croatia

Rastoke – “Little Plitvice” Photo: MariaK /

Rastoke – “Little Plitvice”

This picturesque 300-year-old watermills village (30 km from UNESCO site Plitvice Lakes), nicknamed „Little Plitvice“, was built on the Slunjcica river which runs over a series of travertine barriers, thus creating many small lakes and waterfalls. The village represents an ideal symbiosis between nature's fantastic creations and centuries-old human technical achievements. In addition to milling, watermills were also used for washing the laundry, innovative at a certain time in history as the first primitive washing machines powered by running water. Due to this architectural and natural harmony and ethnographic heritage, Rastoke was declared a national cultural monument in 1969.

Kopacki rit - water and bird paradise Photo: Hrvoje Domazetovic / JUPP Kopacki rit

Kopacki rit - water and bird paradise

Kopacki Rit Nature Park is one of the largest wetlands in Europe, ornithological significant area (293 species of birds) and the largest freshwater fish hatchery in the Danube region (about 60 species). It is situated in Eastern Croatia, in the picturesque plains of Baranja, between the rivers Drava and Danube. It stretches across the area of 177 km2. A great biodiversity of 2.000 biological species reflects the rich flora and fauna of the park. Due to the exceptional natural values Kopacki rit is included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance and also in the of List of Important Bird Areas (IBA).

Plešivica wine road Photo: MariaK / Inlandia

Plešivica wine road

On the southeast side of the Samobor’s Highlands, near Zagreb, there is Plešivica with its highest peak Čerga (780 m) whose lookout offers a stunning view of the beautiful Plešivica’s vineyard amphitheater. The southern slopes of Plešivica are well-known for its hillside vineyards, extremely favourable for the production of high quality wines. It is assumed that the wine grape in this region brought Thracians from which the Illyrians and the Celts took over the culture of cultivation. The rich offer of Plešivica wine road brings together some 30 wine producers who can boast an impressive range of wine varieties: Graševina, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Traminer, Sauvignon, ...

Festivals & Events

2018. 02.06. - 15.09.

Zagreb Piknik

Park Maksimir - Zagreb

2018. 07.06. - 15.09.

Pop Up Summer Garden


2018. 13.07. - 22.07.

Zagreb's Courtyards

Zagreb Upper Town

2018. 18.07. - 22.07.

International Folklore Festival #52


2018. 19.07. - 22.07.

Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival

San Vincenti - Istria Inland

2018. 25.07. - 29.07.

Crossover Festival


2018. 03.08. - 05.08.

Alka Tournament of Sinj

Town of Sinj - Inland Dalmatia

2018. 23.08. - 26.08.

Renaissance Festival

Koprivnica - Podravina

2018. 01.09. - 05.09.

Highlander Velebit 2018

Mountain Velebit

2018. 07.09. - 08.09.

ZeGeVege Festival


2018. 08.09. - 08.09.

Ucka Trail

National Park Ucka - Istria

2018. 15.09. - 18.11.

Zigante Truffle Days

Livade - Istria Inland

2018. 05.10. - 14.10.

Restaurant Week #17

in 30 Croatian Destinations

2018. 14.10. - 14.10.

Zagreb Marathon #27


2018. 10.11. - 18.11.

ZFF - Zagreb Film Festival #16



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