Croatia is one of the most visited countries in Europe and arguably the most exciting one to be in. The natives are quite receptive to visitors and the atmosphere is nothing short of heavenly. When you consider the wide variety of sightseeing opportunities on offer and the rich history that the country bears, you will realize that there is so much more to excite you about this wonderful country than just its cool name. If you’ve never been to Croatia before, the following reasons will make you want to change your next planned vacation spot.
With more than 1,000 islands dotting the lengthy coastline of Croatia, you will have the most adventurous way to discover this beautiful country. Most of these islands are undiscovered gems that are begging to be explored for their exotic beauty. From the hectic and fast-paced islands to the quiet and more serene ones, you are assured of finding the perfect atmosphere for you. It would be quite the experience for you, hopping from one island to another via catamarans and ferries. You can also rent a sailboat and revel in the panoramic views of the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
One thing you should know about the islands is that they are a bit more pricy than the other parts of Croatia due to high tourist demand. Hotels and accommodation is quite expensive compared to the prices of other parts of Croatia so I would recommend visiting the islands but staying somewhere on the coastline instead.
History and Culture
Croatia is a very historically significant country that holds an enormous wealth of ancient treasure. Colonized by the Romans and Greeks, the country is full of site and landmarks that have been wonderfully preserved to give you a glimpse of the rich Roman and Greek cultures. From an amphitheater in Pula to the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, there is a wide variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites that promise to amaze as you take a trip down memory lane. Eight of these sites are considered to be “cultural” whereas two are considered “natural”, including the spectacular wonderful Krka National Park.
The city of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is an amazing town nestled between the Dinaric Alps and the Adriatic sea. This tranquil, pedestrian-only Old Town has remained a particular stand-out among the country’s cities for tourists looking to experience the best of ancient Croatia property. Take a majestic walk its famous medieval city walls that have been used as the setting for award-winning TV series like Game of Thrones and Robin Hood. You’ll also get to experience a wealth of culture from the locals and savor their palatable cuisine.
Dubrovnik is seeing a major surge in popularity in the last few years, it has really peaked to be one of the most visited cities in Europe, it’s a small, quaint but extremely beautiful city that celebrities and people all over world seem to fall in love with very easily. I wholeheartedly recommend this city to everyone.
Croatia is home to some of the most aesthetic beaches you’ll ever come across. You will have a time of your life walking on silky smooth sand on the white-pebbled beaches that border the clear waters of the Mediterranean. Throw in a jaw-dropping sunset on a cloudless night sky and you will have the perfect setting for the ideal beach experience. The beaches are in plenty and play host to the best summer music festivals in Europe. There is enough fun to go around as you enjoy interacting with fellow guests over a drink or delicious Croatian food at the beachfront.
Croatia’s land is defined by distinct physical features and natural formations that will make for the most ideal outdoor experience. From rugged mountains where you can go rock-climbing or hiking to centuries-old caves that are yet to be fully explored, you can expect a surge of adrenaline. Enjoy rafting on the various cascading rivers or try out kite-surfing and windsurfing at the many gorgeous beaches around.
More and more people are starting to realize how amazing and beautiful this country truly is and for a good reason, every part of Croatia has something unique and different than the other, it’s like you are visiting a different country each region you go to.