Beautiful beaches, idyllic locations, crystal-clear seas and plenty of things to do and see, what could be better? These are just a few aspects of what makes Croatia such an amazing place to visit. It is the dream destination for couples, families, friends and solo travellers. Here are our top 10 reasons to visit the country…
Croatia is extremely accessible, being located just a few hours away from the UK. What’s more, on arrival many of the major cities are well-connected to each other and to the stunning coastline.
The beaches in Croatia are not just some of the best in Europe, they are some of the best in the world. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for a swim and there are opportunities to try some water-sports. There is nothing quite like soft sands between your toes with beautiful views wherever you look.
Croatia and the whole Adriatic region is known for its wine and turning grapes into wine dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks in this area. Although the majority is white wine, there are also some delicious reds to try too.
Some of the biggest music and dance festivals take place in Croatia including Ultra Europe and Fresh Island festival. The vast majority of festivals take place in the summer months but there are also festivities to enjoy in winter too.
Game of Thrones
There are many parts of Croatia where the world famous series “Game of Thrones” was filmed. Dubrovnik was the inspiration and filming spot for most of King’s Landing and Trsteno Arboretum also features in the show.
Croatia enjoys four distinct seasons which is quite rare these days. The summers get nice and hot and the winters often drop below zero. Both are great times to visit depending on what sort of holiday you want! If you want something in between, May or September are great.
The “Pearl of the Adriatic” deserves its very own spot on this list. The narrow streets, the light buildings, the towering city walls and the bustling inner city life are all charms of this wonderful city. You can easily spend your full holiday here.
Sailing is just one of a few water activities to try when you visit Croatia. They are the hosts of Annual Yacht Week for good reason as the conditions are perfect for sailing. Even if you don’t own one, they are very easy to hire and provide a unique flavour to your visit to this incredible country.
There are also plenty of opportunities to hike, although we would probably recommend doing so outside the peak of summer. Croatia has 8 national parks despite its small size as well as a number of stunning coastal routes to check out.
Croatia is a very affordable holiday compared to many other destinations. Although the major cities – including Dubrovnik – are on the more expensive side of things, there are so many other smaller towns and cities that are just as picturesque, peaceful and great value for money.