1. Europe’s sunniest spots:
The New York Times article, A Croatian Island’s Day in the Sun, identified Hvar Islands as one of the spots in Europe which enjoy the highest number of hours of sunshine per year.
Hvar Island enjoys 2,720 hours of sunlight in an average year compared to, say, 1,410 Hours in London, 1,800 hours in Paris or 1700 hours in Munich. On average, Croatia experiences 12 to 13 hours of sunshine in most days between May and August. And the sunsets are simply magical!
2. Easy to reach location:
It is very easy to access Croatia from any part of the world. Croatia is accessible by air, train, ferry or bus from major Western European cities. The easiest travel option is by air and the flights to Croatia from UK and Ireland, for example, are only 2hrs 11 Min from London. Croatia is a small country, which is a great advantage for you because during your vacation you can discover a very large part of the coast without any problems. Whether you are on your own or want to use the offer of organized excursions, nothing is too far away, and you can easily reach any destination. So, when choosing your destination, be sure to look at all the surrounding places, islands, national parks and nature parks because a day trip is really worth it.
3. Good value:
Being in the EU and still using the local currency, the Kuna, gives a boost to tourists looking for good deals in Croatia. Croatia offers good value for apartments, food and beer. With all the sharing economy operators such as Airbnb, HomeAway and VBRO having a presence in Croatia, you are assured of getting the best packages for your budget. In Croatia, you will wine and dine well at pocket-friendly rates.
4. Game of Thrones appeal:
Travel to Croatia to trace the filming locations of the popular TV series “Games of Thrones”. Take a tour to the two cities of Dubrovnik and Split for a chance to see the Gardens of the Red Keep, City of Meereen, House of the Undying and the setting of the Purple Wedding among dozens of other filming locations.
5. Diocletian’s Palace:
Built at the turn of the 4th Century AD, Diocletian’s Palace is an ancient palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian and is one of the best preserved monument of the Roman architecture in the world. The palace is full of history and provides scenic sites of the ruins with its underground cellars. The palace is a beautiful place to visit with many little side streets with restaurants, bars, cafes and many little shops. The subdued lighting in the evenings make the ambience more special making the palace a must-visit while in Split.
6. Finest amphitheatres in Pula:
Built in the first century, the pula Arena is another magnificent monument in Croatia. Originally designed to host gladiator contests with up to 20,000 spectators, the amphitheatre still provides the mass entertainment needs of the local populace and the city’s visitors. It hosts major summer performances such as the Film festival, Opera Season, Equestrian Festival and concerts with a capacity of about 5,000 spectators.
7. Spectacular beaches:
For the most spectacular, seductive sandy beaches just head south of Croatia. With miles of pristine continental Adriatic Sea side, Croatia has strikingly beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters with its best beaches being found in Spiaza, Zlatni Rat,Banje Beach and Lubenice Beach.
8. Incredible national and nature parks:
The eight well-managed national parks provide abundant fresh, crisp mountain air for the visitors. The photographers, hikers and nature lovers will enjoy the chirping birds, the stunning scenery and the calming sounds of the waterfall as they wander around without a care in the world. Numerous wild animals including lynx, deer, wolves and bears can also be sited in the national parks.
9. Untouched nature:
Croatia is the home of pure, untouched nature. It is the land where nature and air are saturated with absolute purity. Plitvice Lakes National Park is a preserved area and the main indicator defining the purity of the Croatian nature. To admire the nature of Croatia, it is not necessary to visit only national parks or nature parks because Croatia itself is a real natural beauty. The coast will delight you with its fairytale islands, large mountains are perfect for hiking and will show you the Croatian wilderness, and the interior of Croatia offers endless fields and landscapes decorated with peaceful lakes and swamps. In the vicinity of Zagreb you can discover former castles and fortresses, and the hills covered with magical vineyards. So, as you can see, the whole of Croatia offers unique nature that you will find even outside national parks and nature parks.
10. Easy access to a combination of mountain activity and beach life:
Croatia provides you with an opportunity to combine beach life and mountain activities. Biokovo Mountain, rising to a height of about 1,762 metres above sea level, ranks among the few mountains in the world which lie impressively close to a sea. It is located along the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea and together with the hiking activities and a visit to the evergreen forest, offers the visitors have easy access to the crystal clear sea and its beautiful beaches just a short distance away.
11. Incredible summer festivals:
Croatia offer the best mix of summer festivals, film festivals and music and salsa festivals attracting among the world’s best performers. Some of the summer festivals include the Ultra Europe Festival, Outlook Festival, Sonus festival, Fresh Island festival among many other well-organised, well-attended and all-star line-up shows.
12. Party towns:
Croatia offers ideal party spots for those who love partying until dawn. Hvar, Pag Island, Brač Island, Zagreb and Rab have excellent clubs for parties. Every youngster in Croatia knows about beach Zrće ( Pag Island) and its parties on open that are being held. “Adriatic’s Ibiza” as many call it, is the scene of the best and craziest parties that almost never end.
13. Virtually unknown, undiscovered regions:
Croatia has many towns and villages which remain unknown to most travellers and yet they form some of the greatest areas to visit in Croatia. They are the areas you never knew existed or thought were worth your time, but they do. These include Slavonia, Gorski Kotar, Lika, Green Hills – Zagorje, Međimurje, Badija Island & Monastery and Sakarun beach.
14. Medical Tourism:
A combination of favourable climate, wide array of tourist attractions and cheap, high-quality medical services ensures that visitors to Croatia are able to combine treatment needs with a holiday. Croatia offers quality service in dentistry, surgery and aesthetic surgery.
15. Europe’s tastiest regions:
Istria in Croatia is the perfect place to indulge in gourmet food usually served with the best quality wines, truffles and olive oil.
16. Sunset in Zadar and sea organ:
Zadar is famed to have the most beautiful sunset in the world, a one-of-a-kind sunset. In addition, Zadar has the Sea Organ, an experimental musical instrument which plays music generated by the motion of the sea waves.
17. It is a country of 1244 islands.
Most of them are uninhabited and pretty much undisturbed except by fishermen and medieval monks.
18. Clear sea
The sea water is one of the cleanest in Europe, perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and a million other watersports.
With lot of first-class marinas up and down the coast, Croatia is an ideal destination for sailors of all standards. There are plenty of boats to hire, captains to steer them and a surprising number of memorable restaurants accessible only be sea.
Croatia has highest number of UNESCO Intangible.
21. Outdoor Adventures
Clean air, clean water and plenty of meadows, forested mountains, lakes and rivers to explore. Plitvice Lakes is the most famous national park but there are seven other national parks plus ten nature parks to indulge outdoor passions such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, scuba diving, windsurfing and so much more. Gorski Kotar offers impressive range offers for the escape from town. enjoyment.
22. Croatian cuisine
Croatia offers a wide range of different specialties and surely everyone will find something to their liking. Food differ on one side of the coast with their fish dishes and seafood. On the other hand, the interior of Croatia, which is known for its fatty dishes in which meat is an integral part. During your vacation in Croatia, it is necessary to try typical Croatian cakes and sweet pastries.
Croatia offers a variety of types of accommodation, from camps and hotels, through apartments, to luxury holiday homes with private pools. The offer is wide, so everyone can find something for themselves.
For years the most beautiful Advent in Europe. Feel the magic of Christmas magic in Zagreb.
25.Try Croatian wine
Although wine production in Croatia is part of a century-old tradition, unfortunately, it is not so well known abroad. What you have to try are powerful red wines like Plavac mali and fruity white wines like Posip.