Croatia Travel Tips
Croatia has been investing in expanding its accommodation capacities year after year hence the offer is becoming richer and more pleasant for the tourists. You can choose between private accommodation like apartments, rooms, resting houses, villas or you can do the usual – book a hotel. The price range varies depending on the size of the accommodation and its categorization – from 1 to 5 stars. Average apartments for summer vacations are rated with 3 stars, if you want something classier there are also 4 star apartments available. If you however prefer true luxury, many hotels offer presidential sweets, so the offer is truly diverse, ensuring to meet everyone’s demands. The most widespread types of accommodation however are rooms and apartments for rent. Rooms come with private bathrooms except hostels, in which you can rent bedrooms, but the bathrooms are common.
Croatia, a country with the population of little over 4 million, offers many vacation possibilities. Whether you love to explore the nature or antique culture, enjoy recreational sports activities, the clear blue sea or simply beautiful landscapes, Croatia makes a perfect holiday destination.
Located on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia prides on its exquisite natural and cultural riches. Croatia has over 1200 islands and reefs, 8 areas are declared national parks, and there are additional 11 parks of nature. There are 7 locations in Croatia which are protected by UNESCO and proclaimed as World Heritage Sites.
The Mediterranean and continental areas of Croatia differ significantly – starting with the nature and vegetation, on to cultural influences from north and south of Europe, gastronomic delicacies, and even the inhabitants’ mentality. You may often hear that the Northerners are somewhat reserved, while Southerners are more straight-forward and vocal. Across 55.000 square kilometers, this is approximately how much area Croatia covers, you can enjoy in diversity and experiences it has to offer.
Even though the continental part of Croatia offers many interesting travel destinations, like Lake Plitvice for example, the coastal region is still slightly more popular. This may be due to the fact that Croatia is most often reserved for summer vacations, therefore seaside resorts impose themselves as a logical choice.
The Adriatic regions – Istra, Kvarner and Dalmacija will provide the visitors with a unique experience, which the touristic community summarized in a slogan – “Mediterranean as it once was”. The majority of landscapes retained most of their original beauty, unscarred by industrialization, are sure to engrave in each and every visitor’s memory. But it doesn’t end with just beautiful landscapes, there is also a unique and delicious cuisine bound to the shore of the Adriatic Sea. Also, in the markets you can find plenty of fresh fruits, veggies and seafood. Countless cultural monuments that date back to the pre-historic periods, but also the ancient Roman times, have their own story to tell. Majority of tourists visiting Croatia, love more than anything to enjoy extraordinarily beautiful beaches along the crystal clear Adriatic Sea – a guaranteed unforgettable summer vacation for the whole family!