Beach Holidays in Croatia
If you’re looking to take a holiday in the sun this year, then look no further than Croatia. Although this is not exactly a typical location for sun worshippers, it has become an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers and it isn’t difficult to see why.
Croatia has some stunning white sand beaches, a thriving festival scene, as well as an abundance of adventure activities that will make your holiday an unforgettable one.
Not only that, but whilst it has become more popular in recent years, there are still some fantastic undiscovered gems in the country, which means you can still get far from the madding crowd, if that’s your cup of tea!
Whilst Croatia can be a sophisticated location, a slightly cheaper alternative to Italy if you will, it is no stranger to being a family friendly location either. Some particularly family friendly spots include Istria, which has no less than nine lighthouses that can be visited, as well as days trips to locations like Hum, known as the ‘world’s tiniest town.’ There are also plenty of family friendly activities, like horse riding, cycling, truffle hunting and painting workshops.
Getting around the Dalmation Coast
There are plenty of destinations in Croatia which make ideal spots for a vacation, whether you’re after the hustle and bustle of the lively club scene, or perhaps a more sedate and peaceful spot. Luckily, many of these are within an hour of an international airport, so you can just pick up a car from a car rental company like National Car, and drive to your holiday destination with ease. Of course, the bonus of having access to a car in a place like Croatia means that you can really explore what is an exceptionally beautiful country.
Activities and Adventure
Who says that a beach holiday has to be all about lazing in the sun (although there’s certainly that option!)? If you like your holidays to be a touch more active, there are plenty of things to do by the beach including scuba diving, hiking, rafting, sea kayaking and sailing.
History and Culture
If you tire of the beach at any point, it’s certainly worth delving into the history of the country whilst you’re visiting. Given Croatia’s close proximity to Italy, it should be no wonder then that the area is rich with history, with plenty of medieval and Roman ruins to visit. One of the most impressive Roman sites is Diocletian’s Palace, built in the 4th century AD, near Split, which is also close by to an archaeological park.
Croatia is also home to a flourishing foodie scene, particularly in the north western peninsula, where Croatia is closest to Italy and Slovenia. There are over one hundred wineries, many of which now produce award winning wines, as well as close to one hundred and fifty olive oil production sites, some of which are beginning to gain an international reputation. The food you will find here will contain fresh, quality ingredients with a heavily Italian influence.
So, if you want to spend your holiday on the beach, Croatia is certainly a good choice as a holiday destination. But whilst it’s true that its beaches are known for their white sand beauty, Croatia has bags more to offer should you be inclined to explore a little further afield.