Trust me, I've been there
Emma reviews Croatia
"Last year I came to Croatia on holiday. It was beautiful. I will definitely be coming back this year. Trust me, I've been there."
Summer bliss in Croatia
The reason why our visitors always return lies in the summer bliss experience. From long pebble and stone beaches, with family play areas, amusement and water parks, to great beach bars and peaceful oases sheltered by pine forests for those who prefer a quiet holiday. Over a thousand islands including Hvar, the sunniest of them all, are filled with monuments, ruins, small churches and fortresses waiting to be discovered and to delight your senses as you take in the scent of the colorful exotic flowers and plants, interlaced with culture, gastronomy and both recreational and adventure-lover sports options for those looking to stay active.
Surreal beauty of the Adriatic archipelago
In exploring Croatia’s amazing small towns and islands by sailing, you also enjoy the calm of the picturesque bays and crystal-clear blue sea while taking in the tremendous views of the mighty mountain slopes and rocks. Mljet, Kornati and Krka national parks, all unique and definite must-sees, are easily accessible to boaters thanks to the amazing network of local marinas. Sports and competitive sailing provide great adventure opportunities for the more experienced sailing enthusiasts and the offer of amazing Mediterranean dishes is rich and a guilty pleasure for those who enjoy trying local food, wine and other beverages.
Oasis for adrenaline seekers
If you are a motorcyclist, you will enjoy the curvy roads meandering through untamed nature. Further inland there are bicycle paths and the amazing Napoleon mountain trail called Via Adriatica that goes all the way from Istria to the southern tip of Croatia, past Dubrovnik. Walking, hiking, climbing and alpine trails provide spectacular views of the surrounding rivers and mountains such as Northern Velebit and Biokovo. Rafting on the river Cetina and wind sailing offer an oasis for adrenaline seekers, quite the opposite from the relaxing thermal spas with pure mud and minerals, dating back from Roman times. Attractive diving sites in Croatia provide a great alternative to escape to a picturesque underwater world of unique archaeological locations.
Waiting to be explored
Folk traditions differ from region to region and are also known for their intricate and colorful folk costumes. The range of folksongs passed down for generations include the colorful sounds of the Međimurska popevka to eastern Croatia’s Bećarac. The Vukovar Water Tower houses the newly opened city museum with spectacular views of the Danube, and the Krapina Neanderthal Museum provides a chance to explore our common prehistoric ancestors – a great family outing. As for Zagreb, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Broken Relationships are just two of the many popular museums to visit.
Delicious local food
Authentic hospitality and tradition, together with the variety that every region provides with its own flavors and places to visit, make it difficult to choose. Dalmatian olives, award-winning Istrian olive oils, boutique wines and fresh Mediterranean cuisine are offered along Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Taste the Istrian truffles and Malvasia wine or the sausage Kulen and try the famous Ilok wines in Slavonia – while visiting some of the best wine cellars in Europe. The numerous international guests that visit try the local “Brujet” of frogs and eels after the traditional Neretva Boat Marathon and go mandarin-picking in the off-season, making this an ever more popular tourist attraction.
Perfect and safe camping holiday
There are many modern, well-equipped and hospitable campsites, which usually come with their own beaches. They range from family-friendly mini-campsites to larger holiday parks with their own mobile home facilities. Situated in beautiful locations throughout the country, campsites in Croatia will provide you with a perfect and safe vacation option.
The endless golden plains of Slavonia are overflowing with biodiverse and wildlife-rich nature parks such as Kopački Rit, UNESCO Geo Park Papuk , Lonjsko Polje and Žumberak. Thick 500-year-old oak forests interlace with mountains, and let you experience a variety of seasonal color palettes in shades of green, yellow, orange, red and brown. Be sure to visit the turquoise lakes and several silver-blue rivers that run through the inland, the highlight being the world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, with breath-taking lakes and waterfalls. It is like stepping into an open-air museum where photos are welcomed and the colours and sounds meant to be shared.