1. Plitvice lakes
    © 진구 정Plitvice lakes
  2. Plitvice lakes
    © 진구 정Plitvice lakes
  3. Lokvarsko Lake, Gorski Kotar
    © ilijaaLokvarsko Lake, Gorski Kotar
  4. Učka
    © Damir Kvajo/ HPD ŽeljezničarUčka
  5. Delnice
    © ilijaaDelnice
  6. Eurasian Lynx in Risnjak National Park
    © Viacheslav NemyrivskyiEurasian Lynx in Risnjak National Park
  7. Wolves in Risnjak National Park
    © James CummingWolves in Risnjak National Park
  8. Ice park Zagreb
    © Davor Rostuhar/ TB ZagrebIce park Zagreb
  9. Trakošćan
    © Zlatko Zalec Trakošćan
  10. Platak, north of Rijeka
    © PlatakPlatak, north of Rijeka
  11. Medvednica, Zagreb
    © dbajurinMedvednica, Zagreb
  12. Varaždin
    © Dario BajurinVaraždin
  13. Samobor
    © ilijaa Samobor
  14. Žumberak
    © TB SamoborŽumberak
  15. Split
    © Christian LaneggerSplit
  16. Dubrovnik
    © Dubrovnik Tourist Board: Experience DubrovnikDubrovnik
  17. Otter in Baranja
    Romulić & Stojčić /Tourist Board of Osijek-Baranja CountyOtter in Baranja
  18. Osijek
    Romulić & Stojčić /Tourist Board of Osijek-Baranja CountyOsijek
  19. Northern Velebit National Park
    © Nacionalni park Sjeverni VelebitNorthern Velebit National Park
  20. Papuk
    © Ivo BiočinaPapuk
  21. Krka National Park
    © Tomislav PrpaKrka National Park

In pictures: the best destinations in Croatia this winter

Discover the frozen magic of Croatia this winter with our pick of amazing destinations

Written by
Time Out contributors

Croatia is stunningly beautiful in winter, when its castles are caked in a frosting of snow, and its cascading waterfalls and lakes are frozen over, transforming into winter wonderlands. Coastal towns bask in warmer weather compared with much of Northern Europe, and their winding cobblestone streets are brought to life under the crisp light of winter. Continetal Croatia is just as beautiful, featuring Habsburg-era architecture adorned in snow. Here's our pick of the best 21 destinations in Croatia in winter.

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