Most Beautiful Landscapes in Europe: 3 Croatian Gems

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by Nikolina Demark,

The renowned travel website European Best Destinations published the latest themed list of travellers’ favourite destinations worldwide, based on a survey conducted online. Three Croatian gems placed on the list of Most Beautiful Landscapes in Europe 2017!

The most famous item of the three are the Plitvice Lakes, a national park so stunning, it needs no special introduction. The lakes are already featured on every imaginable list of coveted destinations in Croatia known around the world, right next to Dubrovnik and Split.

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Photo: Pixabay

The other two make for a bit more surprising choices, even if fully deserved, as they often tend to get overlooked in favour of more distinguished destinations.

Omiš town, located on the estuary of Cetina river in central Dalmatia, is nestled in a spectacular canyon and lined with the longest beach between Split and Makarska. The town is known for its history of traditional shipbuilding, but also for its sailors and pirates who controlled the area in the 12th and 13th centuries. From preserved medieval fortresses to a quaint historical core, the scenery in Omiš makes the town a perfectly reasonable pick for a list featuring most beautiful landscapes in the world. Curious? Take a look at this piece to learn more about Omiš and feast your eyes on some amazing photos.

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Photo credit: Senka Vlahović

And finally, for some sugar on top, there’s Galešnjak island. Remember those artificial islands near the coast of Dubai, constructed to resemble a giant palm or a map of the world? Well, the Adriatic doesn’t need any engineering brilliance in this regard, as we have our very own little treasure that nature decided to form in shape of a heart. Due to this iconic outlook, it was dubbed the Island of Love or Lovers’ Island – only in theory, though, as it’s privately owned and doesn’t contain any man-made infrastructure, only wild vegetation. For the sake of this unique location, we hope it remains that way.

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Photo credit: Arya Stone / Flickr

Check out the original list here.

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