Croatia has got to be up there as one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. With its turquoise colored sea, incredible beaches, national parks, culture and history, it’s a must for your bucket list. We countdown the top 10 reasons why it’s time you went to Croatia, get ready to pack those bags!
It’s really really hot
Let’s get the most important point out of the way, it’s really hot. Expect 12 hours of glorious sunshine between May and August which makes Croatia one of Europe’s most sunshine filled spots.
Grab your hat skipper and hop aboard. Sailing is one of the best ways to see Croatia and is a common hobby for locals. Take in some of the 1,185 islands dotted along the rugged Dalmatian Coast. Blissful sunshine + sailing = perfect day.
It’s cheaper than you’d think
Croatia is still considered to be really good value for money. A beer will set you back the equivalent to a couple of dollars and dining out at a decent restaurant with a bottle of wine will cost you around $50-$60. We’ll toast to that!
It’s no secret that Croatia has some of the most stunning beaches around and thousands of islands, so you’ll never be stuck for choice. Just don’t go looking for sand, it’s all about the pebbles!
The national parks are out of this world
There’s eight of them in total for you to choose from. If you only have time to visit a couple, we recommend you take a trip to the Plitvice Lakes and Krka. You’ll be waterfalling in love in no time!
Paradise for coffee lovers
Need to get your caffeine fix? Croatia is filled with cafes and the locals take their coffee drinking very seriously.
The turquoise water
The water is so crystal clear and turquoise blue that you won’t need to add a filter to your Instagram pictures! Dreamy.
Greeks, Romans, Croatian kings and independence. Croatia’s history is fascinating. Historic sites include Diocletian’s Palace, Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Bokar Fortress which was built in the 1460s and is now known as one of the most famous Games of Thrones filming locations.
Imagine Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian twist. The most popular local food is Peka, which isn’t so much a food but a style of cooking it. A peka is a dome-shaped terracotta that you heat by burning wood underneath. Then you place the food underneath the peka, whether that be meat or seafood mixed in with potatoes. Croatian cooking at its finest! Oh, and the wine is pretty good too.
The city of Pula is known for its incredible first-century Roman amphitheatre. If you like cinema, visit in July and attend Croatia’s annual film festival where the features are screened inside the ruins.
So there you have it. 10 reasons why it’s time you went to Croatia! If we’ve won you over then head to https://www.statravel.com/travel-croatia.htm to book your next adventure.