The eastern European country of Croatia was once considered somewhat of an oddball of a holiday destination. But now, the northern half of the country, which is littered with thousands of small offshore islands, has opened up and tourists are flocking to the latest Mediterranean sunspot.
As one of our all-time favourite holiday destinations, we want to share 7 reasons to visit beautiful Croatia in 2017…
1. Gorgeous weather
Many cities in Croatia offer great weather throughout the year, with July and August typically the warmest months of the year. The Adriatic Coast offers a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cooler winters, while central Croatia enjoys an alpine climate. With the majority of the coastal region regarded as an all-year round destination, it’s easy to see why so many love returning to the country for their holiday every year!
2. Fantastic nightlife
While it’s easy to fill your days relaxing by the beach or exploring some of Croatia’s many museums and attractions, the nightlife is not to be missed! The country offers a variety of exciting summer festivals and an all-year round lively nightlife, from the capital of Zagreb to the island of Hvar, in the Adriatic Sea. Zagreb boasts excellent venues for live music, renowned DJs and infamous clubs, including the popular club ‘Gallery’, while Hvar Town, often referred to as ‘the town which never sleeps’, offers many popular bars and clubs which open into the early hours.
Animal lovers need not wave goodbye to their pets when they jet off to Croatia – pets are welcome to the country. If you wish to bring your pet with you, the only requirement is that he/she passes a straightforward examination before entering the country.
4. Striking architecture
When exploring Croatia, it’s near impossible to avoid becoming immersed in its fascinating heritage with so many striking monuments and pieces of architecture on offer. Roman remains can be found in Croatia’s second largest city, Split, including the 4th century monument Diocletian’s Palace. The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Euphrasian Basilica can also be found in the town of Poreč. Wherever you choose to stay, there’s sure to be an opportunity to explore nearby architecture on your Croatia holiday.
5. Endless activities
Culture lovers and keen explorers will be spoilt for choice on their Croatian holiday with its many national parks, such as Lonjsko Polje Nature Park, the largest protected wetland in Croatia, and Brijuni National Park, made up of 14 islands. Croatia is also great for avid walkers and hikers; with its impressive Učka mountain range and Paklenica National Park base, for less demanding hikes.
6. Beautiful beaches
Beach-lovers won’t be disappointed in Croatia. With sandy beaches and shallow, clear waters, the beaches are perfect for all – from avid swimmers to families with young children.
Many beaches also provide fantastic opportunities for scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing, while explorers can enjoy the country’s many hidden sea coves. With its long coastlines, you can spend days relaxing on Croatia’s many beaches and islands surrounded by the Adriatic Sea.
7. Zagreb – ‘The City of Museums’
You can visit one of the thousand islands off of the Croatian coastline, such as Hvar, Vis or Krk for a fantastic holiday, but a break in the country’s northwestern capital, Zagreb, is sure to create some fantastic memories. Boasting an almost thousand year-old history and plethora of museums (even a museum of ‘broken relationships’), attractions, galleries and markets, you’ll never be bored on your Croatian getaway.
Zagreb is also a hotspot for fantastic street art to keep you entertained as you stroll through the city, basking under the Croatian sun.
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