Right on the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia is a seamless location for a unique Adriatic escape. Despite being one of Europe's fastest-rising holiday destinations, it still holds a unique character without being overrun with tourists. Medieval remains to new bars with a modern vibe can be found in Zagreb, the capital. Here, eccentric art and alternative music scenes come together. It's a country swathed in arts and culture, high-class hotels, cocktail bars, a multitude of festivals, beaches to forts, all along the coast in towns from big to small.
Croatia claims almost 2000km of rocky shore and sandy beaches and more than a thousand islands. Susak, is known as the island for kite flyers due to its annual Air and Kite Festival; however, its beaches are superb, and the parties are renowned. Olta island is perfect for walking and cycling, especially if you take the lesser-known trail through the interior to Kasbah-like villages with stone houses. Vis Island is a food lovers haven. With the local waters presenting some of the most abundant fisheries in the Adriatic, the food here is some of the freshest you will experience in the Mediterranean.
Novalja on the Island of Pag has a great party scene and known for its Papaya Day and Night Festival annually in July. Hvar island brags the most hours of Croatia's sunlight per year but also draws party scenes to clubs such as Carpe Diem Beach Hvar and Veneranda Club. For Krka National Park lies a mere 10 kilometres inland from Sibenik. It covers an area of just over 142 square kilometers, which includes two-thirds of the river itself with the top attraction of the magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. Bring your swimmers along as it's an excellent place for a swim! Consider a trip by boat and enjoy the ancient architecture, sandy bays, and rocky shores as you silently slip by.
The nightlife in Croatia is excellent, beer is cheap, and there's music for all tastes. Beautiful Croatia welcomes all to its pristine vistas and lovely people.
This all depends on what you want to do, as Croatia is a seasonal destination. Summer is best for the sun and sea. The Croatian summer is when temperatures are generally high (particularly from June through to September), so pack sunscreen and a hat. Spring is ideal, especially if you are doing a bike ride or hike, and autumn can be simply spectacular. Some bars, restaurants, cafes, and attractions close during the off-season - time to renew and rejuvenate for the next season.
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