Long warm summers, magical ancient towns, glamorous coastline, the bays and coves of the Dalmatian islands, great wine and cuisine - couples holidays in Croatia offer a stunning backdrop to romantic getaways for two.
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Feel like fantasy kings and queens with a walk around the ramparts of Dubrovnik, pamper yourself at the mud spas of Nin, or throw a coin for luck in the waters of Lover's Island.
Over the last decade, Dubrovnik has begun to rival Paris, Venice and Rome as a romantic destination. Mostly dating from the 16th century, this gem of a walled city achieved prominence when it was featured as King's Landing in Game of Thrones. Highlights like the elegant Stradun promenade and the 13th century Lovrjenac Fort - which sits atop a cliff just outside town - deliver a truly glamorous setting, whether you're kindling a new relationship or celebrating an anniversary. On top of that, with its Blue Flag marinas, Dubrovnik serves as a convenient HQ for exhilarating vacation pastimes such as underwater archaeological dives, catching swordfish, or yacht tours of the Dalmatian islands.
A short distance from Biograd, this chic little town is located on a tiny island only 1500 feet wide. Its serene beaches, restorative mud baths, and top-notch restaurants have earned it multiple awards as a romantic couples retreat.
3. Lovers' Island
An easy jaunt by boat from the town of Zadar, this island became famous overnight after a bird's eye view on Google Earth revealed that it has a perfectly heart-shaped coastline. It's now a prime spot for marriage proposals and an unmissable stop on any romantic holiday in Croatia.
You have to cross a bridge from the mainland to get to the delightful medieval walled city of Trogir, because it sits on a small island which it has all to itself. Climbing the St Lawrence cathedral bell tower will give you an overview of all the sights, some of which might look eerily familiar to Game of Thrones fans because the town was used as the city of Qarth in the TV show. Landmarks include the 600 year old Kamerlengo Castle, which used to serve as part of the town fortifications and now plays host to glitzy pop concerts.
This island's nature park is a popular destination for athletic couples as there are lots of opportunities for swimming, cycling, and kayaking. You could hardly have a more romantic setting for getting back to nature. Mljet has thick mysterious woods and two salt lakes, the larger of which in turn features a smaller island graced with a beautiful 12th century Benedictine monastery, all which adds up to a real fairy-tale factor.