Best Croatia urban walking destinations
With their labyrinthine streets, fairytale architecture, and scenic viewpoints overlooking oceans, beaches, and meandering coastlines, the historic cities along Croatia's Adriatic Coast also make for excellent hiking and walking destinations.
Widely known as the 'pearl of the Adriatic' the medieval town of Dubrovnik retains a welcoming atmosphere and authentic charm following its decimation during the Siege of Dubrovnik. Lovingly restored by the local people and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fortified town boasts plenty of pretty alleyways to explore. A walk along its timeworn stone walls will reveal far-reaching views across a blanket of red terracotta roofs and the azure-blue ocean beyond.
If you want to get a bird's-eye-view of the city, follow the short 3-mile out-and-back Mount Syrd hike to the top of Mount Syrd for an epic view across the historic city center and coastline.
Wander through a maze of narrow cobblestone streets in the picturesque city of Split. Go in search of pre-Romanesque churches, Gothic chapels, and rustic townhouses, delve into hidden galleries, and browse eclectic boutiques. Stop for a bite to eat in a hole-in-the-wall cafe or head to the Riva Promenade to savour fresh seafood before relaxing on a golden sand beach and playing a game of Picigin with the locals.