Croatia is a Slavic country lying between Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary and warm Adriatic Sea. It is best experienced through its great beaches, summer resorts, amazing islands, famous dishes and rich medieval coastal cities. A perfect place for a family vacation and also a great start to see the beauties of Europe.
Croatia’s long Roman heritage left behind many breathtaking riches. The country itself doesn’t really stand out but the cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Pula or Poreč are all like living and breathing museums. Pula for instance has the best preserved amphitheater from Roman times which is still being used for concerts. Split has an amazing Diocletian’s Palace, a structure so large, that over 3.000 people still live in houses within its remains. And, of course, the famous Dubrovnik.
Arriving to Croatia for most tourists means going to the beach. Warm Adriatic sea with thousands of kilometers of coast serves as one of the best possible tourist destination in the world. During summer months the warm climate invites millions of guests. Communication is not a problem, as Croatians are very well familiar with English language, many also people speak Italian, especially in Istrian peninsula and some even German.
The best and most famous locations to look for sunshine, excitement and beaches are Croatia’s islands, like Brač, Korčula, Krk, Hvar and many others. And for fans of Medditerian who wish to distance themselves from summer resorts, coastal towns like Umag, Poreč, Pula, Crikvenica and smaller fishing villages are great as their charm hasn’t changed for centuries.
Croatia is also a country with plenty sporting opportunities like hiking, rafting, sailing (read more about that in article “Sailing to one of the most beautiful countries in the world“), kayaking and more. At coastal towns, more and more water activities are available for visitors. Sport is truly embedded deep into the Croatian culture and the most popular one is football. They simply love it and whole Europe knows about famous Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb, or their basketball teams and we must not forget good tennis players.