Travel To Beautiful Croatia
It seemed the last few summers more and more of my fellow travelers have been flocking to beautiful Croatia, and it’s easy to see why.
If your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn them into reality. Until 1991, Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia, and while it was never as isolated as other Eastern Bloc nations, it generally remained off the beaten path for tourists. Today, however, traveling to Croatia isn’t just for adventurous backpackers – in fact, the country has become one of Europe’s hottest new destinations. Croatia’s extraordinary island-speckled coastline is indisputably its main attraction. The first thing that strikes you is the clarity of the water, when set against a dazzling white pebbly beach, it sparkles with a jewel-like intensity. There are long sandy and shingly stretches too – perfect for lazy days spent lounging and devouring trashy holiday novels. If that all sounds too relaxing, there are myriad water-based activities at hand to lure you off your sun-lounger – snorkeling, diving, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing, just for starters. Culturally, poised between the Balkans and central Europe, this land has been passed between competing kingdoms, empires and republics for millennia, building a rich cultural legacy.
Things Not to Miss in Croatia
From seaside resorts to pristine parks and sleepy, atmospheric villages, there are countless places to visit in Croatia. This should come as no surprise: Travel to Croatia offers the chance to explore the Adriatic coast and the urban cities of Zagreb and Dubrovnik, as well as a rich interior that, even today, is still overlooked by many travelers. Check out: • The Dalmatian Coast • Diocletian’s Palace • The Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik • The stunning waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park • The architectural marvels in Zagreb
Stay: BC024, Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, Hotel Indijan, Hotel Kastil, Hotel Korcula, Hotel Palace, Hotel Peristil, Hotel Vestibul Palace, Lešić Dimitri Palace, Pucic Palace, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Riva Hvar Yacht Harbor Hotel, Suncokret Dream Body & Soul Retreats
Eat: With the dining scene constantly evolving, best to visit Time Out’s eating guide to Croatia for the latest