A former Croatian royal castle and stronghold, the Klis Fortress stands guard in a highly strategic location above Split, Croatia. The incredible history, the impressive fortress structure and the views of Split and the Adriatic Sea beyond make the Klis Fortress one of the top things to do in Split.
If you are looking for one of the best places for a family trip in Europe, you should consider traveling to Croatia with kids. With a fascinating history, beautiful landscape and incredible beaches along the Dalmatian coastline, there are few destinations in Europe better for a family vacation than Croatia.
Every family will love visiting Plitvice Lakes with kids! Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s national treasures, where boardwalks and hiking trails wind around 12 scenic upper lakes and 4 lower lakes. Kids of all ages will love walking past beautiful waterfalls along wooden pathways. Visiting the Plitvice Lakes UNESCO World Heritage site with our kids was on our bucket list, so we were we very excited when it finally happened!
Visiting Croatia with kids? You’ll find plenty of things to do in Split with kids! Split is Croatia’s second largest city and is the perfect spot to enjoy some family beach time while immersing yourself in some ancient history.
Hvar, Croatia has a well-deserved reputation for being a chic, jet-setting party town. As parents of two small kids (aged 2 & 4), we are not exactly party animals and weren’t sure if visiting Hvar with kids was the right choice for us. We knew Hvar would be beautiful, and it was well connected by catamaran to our other Croatian destinations, so we decided to take a chance and add Hvar to our family vacation to Croatia. We’re glad we did!
Loaded with tourism superstars like Plitvice Lakes, Hvar, Split and Dubrovnik, there are so many amazing places to visit in Croatia with kids. For all the attention that Croatia gets as a world-class tourism destination, Zagreb (Croatia’s capital city) remains out of the limelight. We weren’t sure what to expect on our one day visit to Zagreb with kids, but with a wide variety of kid-friendly activities, we were pleasantly surprised!
After the amazing hiking we did on Hvar with kids, we knew we wanted to try more hiking in Croatia. We got the opportunity to do an amazing Korcula hike during our two days in Korcula with kids. In fact, this Korcula hiking trail was some of the best hiking on our entire family trip to Croatia!