Why pick Croatia for your next holiday?
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Croatia is a destination that’s risen to prominence in recent years, with an increasing number of people choosing to explore its stunning coastline and beautiful cities rather than jetting off to one of the better known Mediterranean countries.
If you’re toying with the idea of visiting Croatia but aren’t quite convinced, read on to find out why it’s worth adding to your holiday hit list.
There aren’t many places that combine truly outstanding and historical cities with stunning beaches, but Croatia manages it. Dubrovnik and Split are its two most famous seaside metropolises and both are a delight to explore, with their rich heritage and fascinating blend of old and new.
You’ll find excellent restaurants, vibrant bars and lovely shops lining the streets alongside fantastic historical buildings – both these destinations are well worth discovering even without their beaches, but when you consider their proximity to some of the Mediterranean’s most pristine stretches of sand, you’re really onto a winner.
We’ve just touched on some of Croatia’s wonderful beaches, but honestly we can’t stress enough how picturesque these are. What’s more, because Croatia still isn’t overly crowded with tourists, there are plenty of stretches of sand where you can avoid hordes of other travellers.
In addition to its mainland coastline, Croatia boasts an array of fantastic islands, some of which have hidden coves and secluded bays where you can unwind in the sun without another soul in sight.
Lots of activities
Croatia is an outstanding place to visit if you’re an active traveller, as there are so many great sports to try here. Many of these are water-based, with sailing one of the most popular options (and a great way to reach some of the aforementioned islands).
Scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking are just a few of the other possibilities, while on land you can go hiking, cycling or mountaineering. If you’re feeling brave, paragliding is another option and will give you breathtaking views of the Croatian coast and scenery.