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Top 5 Most Romantic Places In Croatia For Couples

Wondering what are the most romantic places in Croatia for couples? Or maybe you’re searching where to go in Croatia for honeymoon? I’ve got this. Here you’ll find everything you need to plan a perfect romantic getaway. In Croatia, love stories are happening as we speak.

Galesnjak, Lover’s island, Croatia

With its spectacular beaches, breathtaking sunsets and delicious food, Croatia is a hot destination for romantic holidays.

There are very few countries in Europe that can rival Croatia for its beauty and historical sites. Situated in the Mediterranean, Croatia is very much like Italy, only cheaper.

Along the Adriatic coast, there are places in Croatia that look as if they emerged from the pages of romance novel. Picturesque little towns and crystal clear sea are just what you need to arouse the flames of passion, no matter what the occasion.

So if you are planning a honeymoon or anniversary in Croatia, and you have never been here before, read on to find out what are the top 5 most romantic places in Croatia.

Also, if you are looking where to stay in Croatia for couples, bellow are recommended romantic hotels in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Rovinj, Split and Zadar.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

First-time visitors must see Dubrovnik. It’s obligatory on any romantic itinerary for Croatia.

No sooner as you’ve stepped foot onto a cobble stoned street in Dubrovnik, you’ll be fascinated with its beauty. If you’ve got an important question to pop then where better place than Dubrovnik to make the moment all the more memorable?

A breathtakingly beautiful city, attractively situated and with a wonderful climate, Dubrovnik old town is as romantic as it gets.

Furthermore, Dubrovnik is the best example of old and modern times coming together. Next to palaces, narrow streets and charming old churches you can find modern coffee bars, shops and first-class restaurants.

Enjoy a sunset at the Buza bar, have a romantic dinner or go wine tasting to Dubrovnik hinterland or Peljesac peninsula. Do not miss to take a walk on the city walls, which are among the oldest and best the preserved in the world. From there, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the entire city as well as the gorgeous turquoise blue waters.

For more ideas on what to do in Dubrovnik for couples, read my post:

Romantic Things To Do In Dubrovnik Croatia

Where To Stay In Dubrovnik For Couples

Set in a historic palace, with ultra-helpful staff and awesome rooms Fresh Sheets Bed and Breakfast enjoys what might just be the best location in Dubrovnik. For a highly equipped and intimate hotel with spectacular views of the Old Town’s walls, you can’t do better than Villa Dubrovnik.


Hvar, Croatia

Located on the beautiful island of Hvar, Hvar Town has an international reputation for being celebrity magnet and party destination, yet never seems to lose its sophisticated edge.

If you are looking where to go in Croatia for honeymoon, look no more. Hvar is definitely one of the best destinations for newly-weds. You’ll be fascinated with the perfect blend of luxury and beautiful nature, along with many other things Hvar has to offer.

It’s a magical place where you can enjoy not only chic bars and restaurants but also ancient palaces and chapels. Hvar is an unforgettable island full of charm. Without a doubt, it deserves to be on the list of the most romantic places in Croatia.

Where To Stay In Hvar For Couples

For romance, the Adriana Hotel is by far the best, as it’s right on the water and has a private pool area on the roof. Right beside bustling Hvar yacht harbor, boutique hotel Riva offers Hollywood style service and waterfront terrace.


Rovinj, Croatia

Located in Istria, also known as Croatian Tuscany, city of Rovinj is undoubtedly one of the most romantic spots in Croatia.

With adorable pastel-painted houses rippling across the harbor, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Rovinj with French Riviera. Personally, I get a jolt of adrenaline every time I visit Rovinj. There’s something about that city, especially in the summer, that is pure magic to me.

It’s really a special place to stay in Croatia for couples. You’ll enjoy wandering cobblestone streets and alleyways, having a glass of excellent wine ( or two ) and eating out in superb restaurants. There are also numerous charming cafes, bijoux galleries and cocktail bars to explore.

Travel tip: when in Istria, don’t forget to try the legendary Honey Rakia called Medica.

Where To Stay In Rovinj For Couples

The charming Adriatic Hotel located in the heart of Rovinj’s lively Old town, is arty and intimate. Perfect for couples! The luxurious Lone offers contemporary design, spa facilities and gourmet food.


Split Croatia Diocletian’s Palace, Peristyle square

For the last couple of years, Split became a new star on a Croatian tourist sky and a popular romantic spot for that magical post-vows trip.

As the largest coastal town in Croatia, Split has many historical sites, good nightlife and exciting restaurant scene. It’s one of the best cities to visit in Croatia, particularly for couples.

You may get California vibes when strolling along the famous palm-fringed Riva promenade. So enjoy bright sunshine and a cup of coffee in one of the lovely cafe shops by the sea. It’s really difficult not to pick up on the effortlessly cool approach to life when you’re in Split.

Explore the famous Diocletian Palace and a maze of ancient streets in the old town. Have a glass of wine and homemade cheese or a dinner at local restaurants for a taste of a traditional Dalmatian cuisine.

Where To Stay In Split For Couples

Couples in particular like small family-run Hotel Villa Diana, located in the center of Split. Awesome Heritage Hotel 19 is also just 200m away from historic Old town.


Sunset in Zadar, Croatia

For couples, Zadar is the coolest Croatian city and one of the most romantic places in Croatia. It has so much to offer; from historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches to cosmopolitan cafes and great restaurants.

Thanks the most beautiful sunset on the Adriatic cost, Zadar is one of the best places to visit in Croatia. It has inspired many poets and artist ( even Hitchcock ). There is a modern art installation “Sun salutation” that perfectly illustrates this phenomenon. Hint; looks like a giant, solar-powered dance floor.

Most importantly, don’t not miss the Sea organ, the main attraction in Zadar city. It’s an architectural sound art object which plays music with a help of sea waves and tubes located underneath large marble steps.

Where To Stay In Zadar For Couples

Stylish Hotel Kolovare is located on the seaside promenade that leads to the historic center of Zadar. For an alternative, the Mediterranean-style Hotel Delfin, offers outdoor restaurant terrace with romantic views to the sea and the islands beyond.


There are many more romantic places in Croatia that are worth visiting. Were ever you decided to go along the Adriatic coast, you’ll be enchanted with crystal clear sea, endless pine forests, beautiful beaches and delicious food.

For me, especially romantic are small seaside towns which maintain the spirit of times past long ago.

Also, I find Istria region very alluring and attractive. Couples who have already visited Dubrovnik and major Croatian cities, might benefit from a trip in which they immerse themselves in Croatian life.

For example, you can rent a house in Istria with a private pool. It’s just what you need for a secret escape with your loved one. Or you can choose to sail in the Kvarner region and visit Lošinj island, also known as one of the top romantic places in Croatia.

Furthermore, Croatia is full of natural wonders that can take romance on a whole new level. Spectacular chain of 16 terraced lakes and cascading waterfalls of Plitvice lakes or surreal Stinva beach on mystic Vis island; all need to be seen to be believed.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

If you can see it together, then special memories of that shared experience will stay with you for many more years to come.

Travel tip : If you wondering how to say I love You in Croatian, it’s – Volim Te. I wrote a post for visitors to easily learn Croatian phrases.

Oh, here’s a cute idea for couples traveling to Croatia! You can buy really cool ( and inexpensive! ) T-shirts on Amazon ( for him & her ) with a saying “I’d rather be in Croatia” so you and your loved one can wear them after you come home from your amazing trip to Croatia.


To sum up, there are numerous romantic places in Croatia for couples to explore. And I didn’t even told you about fairy tale castles in Continental Croatia!

Therefore, it has to be said that there’s no better means of enjoying each other’s company whilst traveling other than experiencing things of great beauty. And there’s nothing quite so breathtakingly beautiful as Croatia.

In short, if you are anything like me, you’ll find romance everywhere in Croatia, beyond the most popular romantic spots listed above.

For instance, there is a less-known beach Oštro in Kvarner region, near the place I live, that is very special to me. That moment when the golden sunlight hits the lighthouse near Kraljevica, remains vivid in my memory. And no matter how many times I see that beautiful play of afternoon light, the romantic impact is just as strong.

So if you’re looking to rekindle romance or set a new fire, now you know where to go. I hope you’ll plan to visit at least one of these romantic places in Croatia. Have a fabulous vacation!

In the meantime, read Chasing a Croatian Girl ( available on Amazon ), a brilliant book that humorously discovers the beauty of Croatia’s people and culture. Hint; the story is set in romantic Split!



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