Unique Holiday Destinations in Croatia
Are you tired of vacationing in bland places? Would you like to explore new, thrilling locations? If you are in dire need of a life changing vacation and are having a difficult time finding THE location for you, just keep reading. We can help you make the best choice!
Belonging to the group of European countries with the highest number of rewarded holiday destinations, Croatia is a country well worth your visit. Known world wide for its beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes as well as rich cultural and historic heritage, Croatia boasts a great number of destinations that will leave you in awe. Whether you want to explore old cities, take photos of old ruins, stroll through beautiful unbroken forests, go mountain-climbing, cycling, swimming, surfing and/or diving, Croatia is the ideal choice for you.
Geographically small, Croatia is full of easily reachable, amazing places so that the possibilities for creating a perfect travel plan are endless. Traveling from one destination to the other is a piece of cake, and a possible adventure on its own.
Holiday Destinations for Nature Lovers and Explorers
If you enjoy spending your time in the great outdoors, finding peace and tranquility in nature, list Croatia in your travel itinerary. National Parks are just a part of many Croatian treasures. A total of 8 National Parks with rich flora and fauna, fairytale-like scenery, hiking trails and the like, are easily accessible and stunning to explore no matter the season.
Plitvice NP is one of the best-known parks in Croatia, a place like no other with ponds and waterfalls which create a musical background you never heard before. Other NP’s Brijuni, Mljet, Krka, Risnjak, Paklenica, Northern Velebit and Kornati Islands are also spectacular destinations for all of you who can’t wait to recharge surrounded by untouched nature and wildlife.
Coastal Holiday Destinations
Spending time on the beach, basking in the sun and listening to waves is your idea of the perfect holiday? Croatia has an extensive offer of magical locations for you as well! We are sure you already know about Dubrovnik, Zadar, Split, Opatija, Rovinj and other larger cities on the coast. But have you heard of coastal towns such as Primošten, Biograd, Solin, Brela, Baška on the island of Krk, Cavtat and Trogir? If not, be sure to pay a visit and enjoy their pebble beaches and sparkling sea, walking and cycling paths, phenomenal gastronomic offer with the queen of all local dishes, Dalmatian peka, which will entrance your taste buds.
All these utterly charming coastal locations offer an amazing summer program which includes beach cocktail parties, outdoor concerts, cultural manifestations and folklore concerts which will help you get acquainted with the rich traditions of Croatia.
Holiday Destinations in up-country
Obviously, Croatia has a lot to offer when it comes to locations close to the sea. But what about the up-country places? Well, these should be on your radar as there are numerous locations perfect for both a winter and summer holidays of your dreams. Lika-Senj County delights locals and tourists with its ever-changing landscape and serene scenery. Here you can enjoy cycling, canoe/kayaking on Gacka, as well as visiting the lovely town of Otočac.
Known as Croatia’s Switzerland, Gorski Kotar will delight you with never ending forests and the gorgeous lake called Omladinsko jezero. Be careful though, as wolves and bears roam this region and are a stunning sight to behold. A better-known location, the capital of Croatia, Zagreb is a cosmopolitan city with a rich night-life offer, fancy restaurants and bars, galleries, museums, theatres and much, much more.
Samobor and Varaždin are towns you must add to your bucket list if charming cafes and pastry shops are your thing. If you are a history buff, even better, as you will be swept away by historic buildings, churches and sights. Not to forget Đakovo with its Lipizzaner horses and Osijek, with its amazing cuisine and 18th century citadel are holiday destinations waiting to be enjoyed.
In Istria, be sure to visit Motovun and its hills on end. A lively inland village with hospitable locals, perfect sun sets, truffles and summer film festival, that will make leaving Croatia a more difficult task than finding a perfect holiday destination from the magnanimous offer of this small country.