Seekingsun, Mediterranean beaches, spectacular islands and stunning architecture, before booking that flight to Greece or Italy why not try Croatia? It has all these factors and more! Croatia is a destination that is gaining popularity in the recent years, the Europeans seem to know about it, but the rest of the world seems like they’re just discovering it - we highly suggest popping over to the sunny destination of Croatia.
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What time of year you arrive really depends on what you want to do. For sailing and sightseeing we highly recommend visiting during summer (June - August) but this is also the hottest and most busy time of the year. Off season in Spring and Autumn have cooler climates but are still pleasant to see the county. Winter isn't recommended if you would like to be outdoors exploring.
Here are some of the main destinations with and tips for the best places well-worth visiting where you can experience the coastline rich, island copious country of Croatia.
Know as the “Jewel of the Adriatic” Dubrovnik host a 13th – 16th century old town, now a Unesco World Heritage Site. This spectacular stronghold is filled with marble streets, baroque architecture, orange brick roofs, seaside guard towers and scenic city walls. Definitely the number one spot and can’t-miss destination in Croatia.
If you are going to be travelling in Croatia the chances are you will visit Split which is located on the Adriatic sea. This is a popular tourist destination especially during summer where you can join sailing trips to spectacular islands. Few European cities showcase fascinating history against a relaxing backdrop as effortlessly as Split, situated on Croatia’s picturesque Dalmatia Coast.
Built around former Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace, the city seems to have carved out a character and charm all its own with its glossy, ivory-hued architecture and laid-back vibe. Shops and restaurants flood the city’s portside strip, featuring uniquely charming souvenirs and serving up some of the region’s freshest seafood. If you go: take advantage of the country’s nature-dense landscape. Take a daytrip to the mountainous region for scenic white-water rafting, or explore the neighboring islands with white sand and turquoise water often mistaken for the world’s most tropical paradises.
Our holidays in Croatia are authentic and unique, you will get to do far more than just sightseeing. Whether you would like to discover the islands, go cycling, join an overland adventure and discover Croatia our travel packages will appeal to you. We recommend trying to add Korcula, Stupe island, Vodnjan, Lampajina, Sobra, Mljet and the Lokrum islands to your itinerary. Everything can be arranged for you on one of our travel packages, you will see the more of the country and the great outdoors, experience the spectacular islands and get exercise at the same time.
Croatia is a cheap country to visit compared to other places in Europe, you will get good value on accommodation, sightseeing activities and meals.
Croatia is a very safe country to visit, the 1990's Balkan war has long ended and this region is peaceful and becoming more and more popular with foreign tourists. During summer the weather can get hot so its best you stay hydrated and don't drink too much alcohol. You will find local people very friendly and accommodating, you might want to learn some local Croatian phrases.
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