The season of summer travel planning has arrived! Are you considering a visit to Croatia? Here are ten reasons why Croatia should be your summer holiday choice.
Croatians are justifiably proud of their country and devoted to protecting its natural and architectural heritage. You have walled cities instead of a wall of condos, more local markets than souvenir shops, fresh locally caught fish instead of fast food. See more on Croatian cuisine.
Beaches & Islands
A solid 1778km (1102mi) of Adriatic coast winds around innumerable bays, inlets and coves. Add in about 1200 islands and you’re talking a whopping 6000km (3720mi) of seafront. The sea water is the cleanest in Europe. See more on Croatia’s beaches and islands.
Good Value for Money
While costs have risen considerably over the last five years, Croatia still compares favorably with other EU countries on the Mediterranean, especially for meals and private accommodation. See more about Croatia on a budget.
Clean air, clean water and plenty of meadows, forested mountains, lakes and rivers to explore are the legacy of a relatively under-industrialized country. There are eight national parks and ten nature parks in which to indulge outdoor passions. See the best outdoors destinations in Croatia.
The coast was long part of Italy while the interior was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Croatia’s convoluted history has produced a taste for both pizza and flaky pastries, stately architecture and la dolce vita.
The walled city of Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most famous historic site but there are others. History buffs must check out Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Trogir’s Renaissance architecture, the Roman Amphitheatre of Pula, the Greek heritage of Vis island, the Venetian heritage of Hvar and Rovinj and the Austrian heritage of Zagreb.
Street crime is rare, assaults on foreigners nearly non-existent and the country untangled itself from Balkan warring in 1995. Croatia enjoys good relations with its neighbors and has been spared the ravages of international terrorism. Read more about safe travel in Croatia.
Croatia’s nightlife scene is becoming legendary especially during the summer when a series of international music festivals present top headliners at venues around the country. Read more about Croatia’s nightlife.
A well-maintained network of motorways and roads makes driving Croatia a breeze; modern buses link all cities and towns; frequent car ferries and catamarans link the coast and islands. Read more about Croatia transport.
“Nema problema” or “no problem” is the prevailing spirit which is part of the reason naturism took off here. Behave yourself and no one will pester you with nit-picking rules.