Croatia is a country where you are always welcome and arguably the trendiest place for you to visit in Europe right now. If you are lucky enough to visit Croatia, it offers a unique combination of all the things you will love: breathtaking natural beauty, striking clarity of the water, summertime sun, interesting architecture, wines, olive oils and home-style cooking.
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With approximately 1,200 islands, azure waters and picturesque villages rich in history, Croatia is drawing more and more travelers to its shores. It has quickly become one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in Europe due to its breathtaking scenery and thousands-of-years-old cultural heritage.
5 THINGS TO DO
1. The Island of Krk
The largest island in the Kvarner Bay with a rich history. On the island you can visit many archaeological sites, fortifications, early Christian and medieval church buildings as well as the first monument written in Croatian – the Baška ploča (11th century). Also, the island offers many activities to suit everyone's taste.
Kvarner is an invaluable combination of sea, islands and mountains in a very small space. In just one day you can sail a yacht, take a swim in the sea or enjoy the shade of the nearby wooded interior. Indulge in the culinary delights, enjoy the numerous events, cultural highlights and festivals, visit a shrine or become a master in preparing Mediterranean dishes.
3. Island Cres
Cres has a wild, natural allure that’s intoxicating and inspiring. Sparsely populated, it’s covered in dense primeval forests and boasts a craggy coastline of soaring cliffs, hidden coves and ancient hilltop towns. Big skies and huge vistas are very much on the agenda in Cres and it seems every road and pathway offers scenery on a very grand scale. This is some island indeed.
4. Plitvice lakes
Protected in one of the oldest national parks in the whole region, Plitvice Lakes have become famous around the world as one of the most beautiful natural spots in the world. It’s no wonder, with the waterfalls snaking through lush green trees, landing in turquoise pools, encircled by white borders, it seems like a fairytale land that might disappear at any time. Better go visit sometime soon, just in case.
5. National park Brijuni
The Brijuni Island group, that lies off the southwest coast of Istria in the vicinity of Pula, was once a gathering spot for the European and world jet set. It ranks as one of the loveliest archipelagos in the Mediterranean. Each guest knows that, here in this unique area, there is a chance to enjoy the simple and often forgotten charms of nature.
An evolving culture
From prehistoric times until today, numerous types of monuments have arisen throughout the country, each one selflessly leaving its trace in history. Croatian culture is just like the countryside of Croatia - beautiful, varied and deeply rooted in proud traditions.
Discover the beauty of Croatia!
Croatia captivates with its exquisite natural beauty and well-preserved, centuries-old heritage.