When most people think of holidaying in Europe, they usually play it safe by considering the destinations they have visited before, or the places that have been recommended by family and friends. Planning your next great escape to Croatia, could mean that it’s you that makes the suggestions for everyone else’s future holiday. Croatia boasts history, culture, stunning scenery and fabulous food and drink.
If you still need convincing, check out these 10 reasons why your next holiday should be in Croatia.
Croatia is tucked away in the Adriatic Sea, and consists of over 1,000 beautiful islands and atolls that offer many activity options for holidaymakers. You can enjoy a traditional beach-based holiday, an adventurous Croatia activity holiday, hiking, camping and nature watching, luxurious relaxation in a 5 star hotel on a Croatia multi-centre holiday, or an island-hopping Croatia cruise. With so many islands to choose from, Croatia is a paradise that you will want to revisit over and over again. Every island experience is different and unique.
The cuisine in Croatia is influenced and inspired by many different countries and cultures. Croatia has a leg on each side of the Mediterranean’s fresh seafood and Central Europe’s goulash and hearty stews. Discover locally grown produce and delicacies like truffles, olives and sun-drenched fruit and vegetables. Oysters from the town of Ston are considered to be some of the best in the world.
Travellers in the know have enjoyed riding the wave of Croatia’s popularity for the last couple of years. Whilst the top sites like Dubrovnik Old Town and Split’s Diocletian Palace can become busy in peak seasons, there are still numerous areas which are completely unspoiled, like Vis Island for countryside tranquillity, or even the capital, Zagreb for fantastic coffee shop culture and stunning landmarks. Book a Croatia holiday today – quick before everyone else cottons on.
All of the places that you visit in Croatia have interesting history, impressive architecture and diverse culture. In the cities, there are museums, historic buildings, restaurants and shops to explore. The enchanting villages and towns also have their own unique charm.
Croatia’s geographical location, climate and soil, allows its vineyards to produce high quality indigenous grape varieties. You can sample the best quality local wines on tasting tours of the regional wineries, and whilst dining at any local restaurant. Call our experts for top recommendations or read our interview with a Croatian wine expert.
People in Croatia are welcoming and friendly. The locals are happy to show you how wonderful their country is.
Croatia is blessed with crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming and enjoying water based recreational activities. Over 100 beaches have been awarded a blue flag which indicates exceptional cleanliness. You can swim off the coastline on pebble, sand or shingle beaches, or take a dip in the secluded coves and bays.
Croatia has a happening upbeat vibe that is very much alive at the annual festivals that attract tourists in large numbers. Art, music and food are celebrated at Ultra Europe, Stereo Forest and the INmusic Festival.
If you like to party, Club Revelin in Dubrovnik, is the nightclub to be seen in. The club is built inside a medieval fortress and is a popular place to visit late on a Friday night.
Considering its size, Croatia has an abundance of beautiful islands, magnificent mountainous countryside, historical sites, and many of the most famous national parks in the world. Read our top tips on Plitvice Lakes National Park. There is a spectacular natural panorama wherever you look.