Croatia delights with its almost 2,000 kilometers of coastline on the Adriatic Sea, turquoise waters and beaches. The coast is one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Europe and combines the Dalmatia, bays and numerous islands. Croatia is a vacation country that has something to offer for everyone. Whether it is a day trip to one of the popular islands, a visit to the national parks or a walk through the beautiful old town of Dubrovnik – the Croatia vacation remains unforgettable.
Croatia has many beautiful cities that invite you to stroll around
Croatia has thousands of small islands, beach, sea, natural spectacles and beautiful cities to offer. A popular destination is Rovinj. The town is located on the Istrian peninsula and has a special charm. The harbor town has a very beautiful old town with houses directly on the water and winding streets. The church of St. Euphemia offers a beautiful view over the town and harbor. If you want to experience something special, you should visit the small mountain village Podol. Handmade fig ice cream is sold there. The ice cream is sold by a former Austrian documentary filmmaker.
Fans of the Game of Thrones series can follow in the footsteps of King Joffrey and Lady Margaery in Dubrovnik and visit all the filming locations. Many vendors show the filming locations and tell the history of the city during a guided tour. Since many cruise ships dock in Dubrovnik, the city should already be explored in the early morning hours. Along the former city wall, much can be learned about the historical side of the city. Another beautiful place is Veli Losinj. Here you can stroll and relax. The beautiful alleys invite you to stroll around and in one of the restaurants you can have a relaxed dinner.
The numerous islands are home to many natural spectacles
The island of Cres invites with its Blue Grotto below the small town of Lubenice for a swim. The hiking trail to the cave leads past pine trees to the bay Uvala Zanja. After about an hour the bay is reached. There, a white beach and water so clear that you can see the bottom await visitors. The blue cave is a real natural spectacle. On beautiful sunny days, the underground passage is illuminated by sunlight and attracts all eyes.
If you like hiking, you should visit the island of Rab. Along the Kvarner Bay you can find the greenest area of all Croatia and there are over 100 hiking and biking trails. The trails are surrounded by pine forests and hidden bays. After the hike you can relax and swim in one of the bays away from the big tourism. At the southernmost tip of Istria lies the Kamenjak Nature Park. Here there are many hiking trails and beautiful cliffs, from which you can look into the distance. The coast invites you to swim, but bathing shoes are needed, because the stones are very sharp.
The most popular travel time is between May and October
In Croatia there are many vacation homes and apartments that can be rented. Renting a villa in Croatia completes the vacation. Many villas have their own pool and, depending on the location, a beautiful view of the sea. Popular regions are Istria, Kvarner Bay, Dalmatia, Porec, Pula, Krk, Rab and Crikvenica. From these regions, day trips can be made to the many islands, bays and towns.
The best time for a beach vacation is from May to October. During this time the weather is perfect for excursions and swimming. The main travel season is between July and September, when most countries have school vacations. However, Croatia is also very popular as a vacation destination in spring or autumn. In winter Croatia enjoys snow and nothing stands in the way of skiing vacations.