Five Reasons Why You’ll Fall in Love With Croatia

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5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Croatia

Croatia is very fast-evolving a well-liked and a must-see place traveled to for most people. From the attractive Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean climate, The Dinaric Alps, stunning sandy coastlines, unbelievable nature reserves, very vintage walled villages to the amicable local persons. There are numerous reasons why you should fall in love with Croatia. Here are our 5 reasons why you should visit Croatia soon.

Kolorina beach in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia by @catbassano via Unsplash
Kolorina beach in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia by @catbassano via Unsplash

Nature

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park

From the spectacular clear turquoise-blue water of the Adriatic Sea to the lush environment there are many activities Croatia can offer to nature lovers. Croatia brags some of the most attractive and expansive 8 National and 11 Nature Parks and one of those is the most well-liked Plitvice lakes. Apart from Nature Parks, there are over 1000 islands, islets, and reefs along the Croatian Coast. It’s a perfect area for cruising and island hopping. Beaches in Croatia are countless and some of them are regarded as one of the most attractive in the world. Like pebble sandy seashore called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) on Isle Brac which is a spit of land located about 2 kilometers west from the harbor town of Bol on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brac, in the region of Dalmatia.

Culture

Croatia’s wealthy heritage can be seen inside the numerous galleries, repositories, places of adoration speared all throughout the country. Visitors can observe the wealthy heritage in varied melodious, movie, promenade, theatre carnivals and other events that are celebrated all year round. Some of the Croatian heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage list include; the Historic City of Trogir, the Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik, Euphrasian Basilica in Porec, Hvar’s Stari Grad Plain, and The Old City of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Some facets of the past that have been maintained over time make up an important part of Croatia’s culture. These encompass the authentic nourishment, customs and welcoming environment of the natives. There are yearly festivities that are considered part of Croatian heritage like Sinjska Alka. The Sinjska Alka is an equestrian competition held in the Croatian town of Sinj every first Sunday in August since 1715.

History

Hvar Croatia photo by @colt_jones via Unsplash
Hvar Croatia photo by @colt_jones via Unsplash

Croatia is rich in history. The Hvar Island, for example, is home to one of the oldest theatres in the world called Hvar Theatre that was constructed in 1612 as well as Fortress Formica. The Fortress Formica was constructed in the 16th century. The Walls of Dubrovnik was considered as one of the best fortification schemes of the Middle Ages. There are numerous heritage sites in Croatia which include Diocletian’s Palace in Split, a well-preserved Amphitheater in Pula, Brijuni National Park where you can get to see the dinosaur footprints and the Roman and Byzantine wrecks that are still well preserved.

Food and wine

Croatian cuisine is really good and be sure not to miss sampling the Croatian wine. The cuisine varies from one town to another, but there are customary recipes that are available all throughout the country.

Peaceful courtyard in a restaurant in Dubrovnik
Peaceful courtyard in a restaurant in Dubrovnik

From the beef bowls and delicious stews that are widespread in the inland districts to the seafood cooked with Croatian olive oil which is popular along the seaboard area, you will be assured to enjoy delicious meals while in Croatia. Various delicious local Croatian cuisine and wine that you should try include; Plavac Mali red wine, and Posip white wine, very dark risotto, Pasticada and homemade pasta with elite and sprinkled truffles are a must-try.

Weather

Dubrovnik Sunset
Dubrovnik Sunset

The weather in Croatia can be split up into continental (cold winters and warm summers) and Mediterranean (cool, rainy winters and warm summers). If you are looking for the best time to spend your holiday in Croatia, you can visit from April until September if you like springtime and offseason. Keep in mind that the beach activities and sunbathing are best experienced from July until September.

Old City of Dubrovnik
Old City of Dubrovnik

Croatia Travel and Tour Packages

Searching for the best hotels and affordable flights? Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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