Croatia has become increasingly popular as a travel destination in the last few years. Its location on the Adriatic sea means it has a beautiful coastline and some stunning islands. It’s not too expensive and offers many things to explore, from a fascinating and complicated history to diverse cuisine. Some of the main cities to explore include the capital of Zagreb, Split, and the coastal town of Dubrovnik. If you’re interested in Croatia but unsure how to approach it, have a look at some of these ideas for exploring the country. Whether you stay in one place or move around, you can enjoy a real Croatian experience.
Sail the islands
Croatia is one of the best places to sail in Europe, offering more affordable prices than some Mediterranean locations. There are more than a thousand islands and islets, although only 48 of them have people living there all the time. This article gives an overview of what it’s like to sail in Croatia, where to go, and the best places to visit. Sailing between Dubrovnik, a very popular town that has recently featured in many movies and TV shows, and Split, a wonderfully cultural place, is a popular route to take. But you also might want to just sail around some of the country’s islands.
Slow travel by train
Train travel is generally good in most European countries, although it’s much more efficient in some than in others. Croatia is no Switzerland or Sweden, but trains are still a popular way of getting around. However, the network isn’t that extensive, and trains are best if you want to explore the interior of the country. You can get to some coastal locations though, including Split. It’s cheap to travel by train, and you can take in both urban and rural environments as you travel. Another public transport option is to take buses, especially as the bus network is wider.
Enjoy a foodie journey
Cuisine in Croatia can vary depending on where you are. Regions tend to be influenced by the other countries close by, so some have a Mediterranean influence while others are more similar to the food and drink in places like Austria and Hungary. If you love wine, you can also find some great ones to try from the country’s two wine regions. If you’re an independent traveller, you can simply explore the country and try out different eateries along the way. For more guidance, you could book a tour or perhaps a cooking class to learn about local cuisine.
Veg out on the beach
Croatia also has stunning beaches, so if a beach holiday is more your style, you won’t be disappointed. However, be aware that a sandy beach is hard to find. You’re more likely to come across shingles or pebbles. Don’t worry though, as you can still enjoy the beach and make yourself comfortable. You can find sandy beaches too, like Razka Plaza in Lopar, which also has waters shallow enough to paddle for almost a kilometre.
However you choose to enjoy Croatia, you’re sure to have a good time. It’s a beautiful country with lots to show you.