Introduction to Croatia

Wow. That’s probably the best word to sum up Croatia. This magnificent country has a 2,000 kilometre-long coastline and over 1,000 islands. There’s plenty of treasures inland to; like breathtaking farmlands and rugged wildness where you can get your action sport on by mountain biking, paragliding or canoeing through some seriously dreamlike locations. Its capital, Zagreb, boasts incredible architecture, a vibrant café scene and more museums and ancient sites than you can poke your camera at.

Bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia has gained a rep as a European vacation hotspot. One of the big reasons for this is the Croatian coast, a place that attracts all sorts – rich and famous, backpackers and families. If you fancy a little celeb spotting, Dubrovnik and Hvar are the places to be. Just remember your designer cossie and nonchalant attitude. It’s here on the coast you’ll also see yachts by the thousands. Sailing around Croatia is possibly one of the best things you’ll experience. Ever.

But, you don’t need to be in the thick of it to appreciate the Croatian coast. There are plenty of little beachside hideaways, little fishing villages and private coves to explore.

While Croatia is a tourism mecca, it’s still managed to retain its Eastern European charm where you can dive into its authentic culture just as easily as the lovely Adriatic coastal waters. There’s plenty to discover all over the country, not just in the tourist destinations. And, no matter where you go you’ll find gastronomic delights. Food that is dangerously tasty if you’re spending your holiday in your swimmers. But, hey, you’re on holiday, right? So, won’t you dip you toe into Croatia?

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