We highly recommend you to visit Croatia. Not only because one of our crew members is a Croatian, but because it’s stunning. Croatians sometimes listen to stuff like “I don’t like the rocks, I like sandy beaches”. Let me tell you something: we have also sand beaches! But mostly it’s rocky. Therefore, the water is crystal clear and you can hike to lonesome places, where the whole beach will be yours. Try that elsewhere without a boat. So the most important thing besides your swimsuit for a summer vacation is this kind of shoes:
We highly recommend you to explore Croatia by car. You can rent cars in almost every town.
Although you might end up being stuck in a traffic jam during the main touristic season in July and August, it’s worth it to see the whole variety of its beautiful sites.
The relatively small country has become one of Europe’s top destinations, still being mainly an alternative to Greece, France, and Spain. Actually, Croatia doesn’t have to hide.
They have the second best football team in the world with a population of 4.2 million.
Come one, they deserved it.
The Nature is stunning. The rocky coastline has a longitude of 1778 kilometers and includes pine-fringed coves, wide sandy beaches, and comfy inlets. 1185 islands vary from lush and forested to stark and hilly. Yachties love the sailing opportunities, sunbathers have a fantastic selection of beaches, and scuba divers have a paradise of sea life to explore.
Beyond the beautiful scenery, Hrvatska (Croatia) boasts a fascinating history and cultural life.
The walled town of Dubrovnik on its southern tip may be a must-stop for Mediterranean cruises however the long coast is affected by remnants of Croatia’s varied past.
The Romans swept through two thousand years ago, going away an amphitheater in pula and Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Long dominated by Venice, several ports on the coast bear the distinctive imprint of its former master. In southern Dalmatia, the cities of Hvar and Korcula match small Venices but without the canals.
In Istria, the striking bell tower in Rovinj is sculptural after that on St Mark’s square in Venice.
In distinction to the Italian-influenced coast, the Croatian interior was a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and inherited some of the fancy looks.
Especially Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, is built in Austro-Hungarian architectural style.
In the northern part, within the middle of green, rolling hills, lies Varazdin, Croatia’s most underrated town. Lying too far away from the coast to draw in a lot of tourism, Varazdin nonetheless boasts a spectacularly well-preserved baroque center.
So, what visit first?
You can rent a car and start in the south or in the north.
Byron called it the “Pearl of the Adriatic” for the impressive curtain of walls surrounding a town paved in marble and strewn with Renaissance sculpture.
In addition to the luxurious harbor promenade and sculptured facades, it’s becoming best-known for its nightlife on the Adriatic Sea.
You can also sty in the quieter towns on the Island of Have in Jelsa, Vrboska (yeah it’s hard), or Stari Grad, the oldest town in Croatia founded by the anciant Greek as “Faros”.
It resembles Hvar in some ways that, particularly the tight cluster of streets, but it lies on a slim solid ground and is quieter than Hvar.
Istria’s prettiest small city, it retains the flavor of a traditional fishing port despite the significant inflow of tourists in recent years.
The idyllic coves, bordered with pine trees, stretch out like long jewelry of beaches. Forbes magazine recently named it one amongst the top twenty beaches within the world.
Plitvice Lakes national park
It has to be seen to be believed. The sixteen turquoise lakes appear to glow, and there are waterfalls all over. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site.
No matter wherever you go in Croatia, you’ll realize folks are wanting to welcome tourists. English and more often even German are widely spoken, and prices are relatively low compared to other destinations of the European coast. Therefore what are you waiting for?