This beautiful country has much to offer, most famously the walled city of Dubrovnik which has been a world UNESCO site since 1979 and has dazzling examples of wonderful Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque palaces and churches. There are incredible National Parks with stunning lakes and waterfalls including the UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes. Croatia also has striking examples of roman ruins, such as the 1st century ampitheatre in Pula and the remains of Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Croatia is also blessed as being one of the sunniest places in europe, and with gorgeous beaches and sparkling clear sea, there are some great snorkelling oportunities. You might even spot dolphins off the west coast of Istria!
Best time to visit
Any time, June-Septembr for summer weather.
Exploring Dubrovnik’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with it's many Renaissance buildings
Visiting the the emperor Diocletian’s summer palace which dates back to the 3rd century A.D.
The seaside town of Hvar which has great nightlife and is a popular destination for yachting enthusiasts and nature lovers
Visiting the stunning National Parks and enjoy lakes and cascading waterfalls
Sampling some of the excellent wines, such as white Malvazija and red Teran
Glorious beaches are plentiful in Croatia, but Zlatni Rat, a spit of land on Brač Island, is particularly gorgeous with its white sand, fragrant pine groves, and incrediblyy blue water
Food and drink
A very popular seafood dish is crni rizot (black risotto). Crni rizot is basically a squid risotto, with other shellfish
Hobotnica ispod peke - baked meat, seafood and veggies cooked under a a bell-like lid covered in embers.
Local beers and wines, and also spirits such as sljivovica (plum brandy), travarica (herbal brandy), kruskovac (pear brandy), orahovac (walnut brandy) or lozovaca (grape brandy).
Croatia is the home of world popular dog breed called Dalmatians.