Croatia is increasingly becoming one of the top travel destinations in Europe for many reasons. This charming country is situated on the Adriatic Sea in Eastern Europe and offers tremendous features and endless wonders that attract travelers from all walks of life. Statistics from Croatia’s tourist board indicate that visits from British travel enthusiasts rose in 2015 by more than a quarter.
Additionally, the same resource hints that Croatia records almost 26% increase in overnight stays annually. There are many reasons why Croatia has fast grown to become a travel hot spot, such as its unique location, legendary music scenes, beautiful architecture, unforgettable Game of Thrones scenery, incredible history, and the perfect climate just to mention a few.
These are the Top 5 Reasons Why Croatia Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination:
Croatia is blessed with more than eight unique National Parks that offer several hours of walking and exploring. One of the renowned National Parks in this country is the Plitvice, which is mostly famous for its emerald lakes. It gets difficult to move around in summer as huge crowds jostle to snap the photos and videos of its beauty.
Another popular option is the Krka National Park. This enticing destination is known for its winding boardwalks that criss-cross the river while flowing through the park in proximity to the spectacular waterfall. You can dip yourself in the crystal clear waters in summer to cool your body off after day-long exploration.
The Coastal Scenery
The Coastal part of Croatia offers another seamless reason to pay a visit to this country. The Adriatic coast waters are an appealing blue-green gem adjoining Europe’s best beaches. There are no crowds in spring, and the coastline seems quiet. However, you must bring a jacket with you to avoid feeling the breeze.
The Croatian pebbly shores create a fantastic picturesque location with the changing splutters of white pebbles. Dubrovnik is situated toward the southern section of the country, while the northern coastline is lined with Roman remains, villages, vineyards, and alluring beaches and coves.
The Mljet Island is best known as a paradise on earth and suits anyone who yearns for a sense of heaven. This idyllic island goes utterly silent in spring. And that is the ideal time for relaxing on the island. There’s a ferry in Dubrovnik that will take you on a short journey as you leave the world of paradise behind and embark on your visit to the most southern island of Dalmatia.
The pine forest covers more than 70% of the island, which makes it verdantly amazing. The isolated salt-water lake is similarly an idyllic setting that is undisturbed. It absolutely creates a whole new experience for visitors.
Although Croatia is a rather small country as regards to size, it is a home to major cities that provide unique urban landscapes for exploring. The capital city of this nation is called Zagreb. Its vibrant downtown region is a home to intriguing natural settings and Croatia property agencies covering Dalmatia and the islands.
These agencies specialize in the sales of International coastal property, traditional stone houses, and first line property. The city also accommodates dramatic landscapes that offer exceptional natural settings to explore.
Game of Thrones Appeal
A correlation exists between Croatia’s rising population and its starring role in the Game of Thrones series. Many attractions featured in the HBO series Game of Thrones, including Dubrovnik whose forts and city walls turned out to become the King’s Landing.
The magnificent Trsteno Arboretum located in the city suburbs became the Red Keep’s gardens. Additionally, the Fortress of Klis was used for the exterior shots of Mereen. St Dominic Monastery located in Trogir appeared in the series as Qarth. All these instances make Croatia special, unique and worth visiting.
- Alex Dragas (Guest Writer)