We’re big Game of Thrones fans (ugh, even after that horrible ending), and we were very excited to visit Meereen. Game of Thrones fans will find the trip to Klis Fortress worth it, in fact, we thought it was the top of our list of things to do in Split with kids.
While visiting Croatia with kids, we knew we wanted to include Dubrovnik in our list of places to visit, but we always worry a little bit when visiting a place with as much hype as Dubrovnik. We had visions of multiple cruise ships being there at the same time and walking along the city walls shoulder to shoulder with hordes of tourists. We worried this wouldn’t make for a fun experience in Dubrovnik with kids.
After the amazing hiking we did on Hvar with kids, we knew we wanted to do more hiking in Croatia. This hike from Korčula to Kocje with our two small kids ended up being one of the best on our Eastern Europe trip!
The Kocje protected area is home to a narrow valley with some pretty amazing rock formations. This small area is overgrown with moss and ivy vines, turning the place vibrant green, even in the shade, making the whole place feel magical.
To be honest, we came to Korcula with kids mainly because it was easy getting to Korcula by ferry. It was a convenient ferry stop between our 2 days on Hvar with kids and our final Croatia stop where we spent 2 days in Dubrovnik with kids.
Sure, we had read about how beautiful the town is, but normally we look for more than just a beautiful town, we look for fun outdoor activities like hiking or going to the beach. We didn’t know what to expect or exactly what to do in Korcula, but we ended up having a really good visit, full of stuff we like to do!
Hvar 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 Hvar with kids was the right choice for us.
We knew it’d be beautiful, and it was well connected by catamaran to our other Croatian destinations, so we decided to give it a shot. After making the most of city life in Zagreb and Split with kids with a brief interlude in Plitvice Lakes National Park with kids, we were ready for island life!
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 beach time while immersing yourself in some ancient history.
Game of Thrones fans will enjoy the experience of seeing many filming locations, including the fortress used for Meereen. With all of these things being of interest to us, we were excited to spend three days in Split with kids (our kids were 2 & 4 years old at the time).
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s national treasures, where boardwalks and hiking trails wind around 12 upper lakes and 4 lower lakes. Kids of all ages will love walking along wooden pathways at the foot of beautiful waterfalls. Visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site has been on our list of places to visit for so long and we could barely contain our excitement!
To be honest, we weren’t overly excited about our planned day Zagreb with kids. The only reason we went was to help break up the long bus trip from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Our Lonely Planet said the best things to do in Zagreb were to have coffee and to visit the Museum of Broken Relationships. We went in with pretty low expectations…