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10 Best Secret Places to Go in Croatia

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For years, tourists have disembarked from sailboats and cruise ships to enjoy Croatia’s beaches and islands, but few ever see the incredible sights inland. Those who do venture away from the coast rarely get beyond Croatia’s stunning-but-crowded national parks. There’s another way to see Croatia, though—a better way.

The Best Hidden Gems in Croatia

With so much of the country still undiscovered by travelers, the best way to see Croatia’s hidden gems is to utilize a locally owned tour company. On my recent trip, I enlisted the help of Secret Dalmatia to discover the Croatia that goes beyond the guidebooks and tourist towns. Here are some of the highlights worth discovering for yourself.

Note: Croatia is best enjoyed in the off-season between October and May, when the coastal tourists have gone home and taken the sun-bathing weather with them.

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Jamie Ditaranto was able to travel and discover these hidden gems in Croatia courtesy of Secret Dalmatia.

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