11 Reasons You Should Visit Croatia Immediately

Good luck concentrating on anything else.

Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea, is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. With its unique location, deep cultural roots, and incredible history… it’s a must-see.

1. The Turquoise Water

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The Croatian coast is absolutely astounding. There’s no shortage of beaches to take your breath away. The water is crystal clear and turquoise blue. And Croatia has thousands of islands and islets.

2. The History

Several Stone Age sites have been discovered all over the country along with numerous caves containing hand made objects from people alive centuries ago. Most towns have historical centers with typical Croatian architecture, a must-see.

3. The Food

Croatian food is a delectable combination of classic Mediterranean and Italian flavor with a new-world twist. And Croatia is known for its impeccable wine selection. The country’s climate is perfect for vineyards, and there are many.

4. The Culture

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A modern country with modern features, yet Croatia embraces a laid-back vibe. You can experience the best of both worlds: a fast-paced city atmosphere with the ambiance of a relaxed coastal town.

5. The Climate

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Croatia has a Mediterranean climate, which means mild winters and gorgeous spring and summer seasons. The average of sunshine hours is 2,600 per year. That makes Croatia one of the sunniest regions on the Mediterranean basin.

6. The Nature

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The beautiful Adriatic Sea, the spectacular beaches, and the mountainous ranges give visitors a myriad of sights to fill them with awe. And of course Croatia is home to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a great example of nature’s beauty.

7. The Sailing

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Sailing is one of the best ways to see Croatia. You can charter a boat for a day and explore the coastal islands and archipelagos. Sailing is a favorite, and very common, pastime of Croatians.

8. The Price

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Croatian prices are surprisingly reasonable — especially when compared to nearby European countries. It’s standard in Croatia to offer rational pricing to tourists. You can enjoy a full meal in a beautiful restaurant by the sea for around 10 euros.

9. The Nudists

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Croatia was the first country in Europe to introduce the idea of commercial naturist (nudist) resorts. More than 1 million naturists flock to Croatia each year.

10. The Lighthouses

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Croatia has several lighthouses spread around the country. Many of them can be found situated upon deserted coastlines or on small islands in the open sea. Visiting the lighthouses is a great way to experience this part of the country’s history.

11. The Sunsets

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Consider us enamored.

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