Croatia is what the rest of Mediterranean used to be before the tourists arrived. If you are looking for little piece of this sunny coastline that still feels off the beaten track, you are sure to find it in Croatia. You will also find golden beaches and glittering ocean waves, Roman ruins, and traditional seaside villages. Plus, Croatia is known for great food and lively nightlife.
Let’s take a closer look at what this beautiful country has to offer.
What to See
Most travelers who arrive by air begin their journey in the capital, Zagreb. This city boasts a medieval center, the Upper Town, which has romantic narrow streets and elegant old buildings. It also has a vibrant restaurant scene, countless opportunities for shopping, and many museums and galleries.
After spending some time in the city, head to the coast, which is just three hours away. Here you can have a splendid beach holiday, relaxing in the sun, walking on the beach, or sailing through the islands. If you’re looking for a party scene, head over to Dubrovnik. A beautiful city on the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik is known for nightlife, and also for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Old Town, you can see the ruins of Roman forts, piazzas, and statues. There are also many churches and museums.
Further afield, Croatia’s rural areas offer excellent hiking and trekking opportunities. The coastal mountains are great place to hike, and the islands also offer protected natural reserves where you can explore.
When to Go
The high season is July and August, when the weather is warmest. However, Croatia sees mild winters and warm sunny weather from April to September. You could even take a winter getaway and find sunshine in January.
In terms of special events, there are many special events dedicated to music and culture in the spring and summer. In April, you can see the Contemporary Music Festival in Zagreb. In May, stop by Dubrovnik for the International Film Festival. Later in the summer, usually in the month of July, the month-long Dubrovnik Summer Music Festival offers concerts and plays in the evenings.
While Croatia feels safe, you should take all precautions you would take any other places to protect your belongings. Nevertheless, there are plenty of adventures that await you in Croatia. With spring and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to visit!
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