There are many reasons why Croatia, the country which is becoming one of the most popular and favorite tourist destinations.
Croatia is one of the warmest countries in Europe, and the average number od sunny hours is 2,600 per year.
It is cheaper than Western Europe and although it has become more expensive in recent years due to the tourism growth, it is still relatively cheap for vacation and investment.
Croatia has a food-centered culture. Particularly Dalmatian region is famous for its sea food such as shellfish, lobster, shrimp, squid, octopus, which are real specialties.
Wine is of great quality and there are many variants. The most famous for wine are Istria, Pelješac, Hvar, Korčula and Primošten.
The Adriatic sea is crystal clear and turquoise blue. Unspoiled beaches and mountains surrounding coastal areas combined with the stunning sunsets are breathtaking.
Croatia has more than thousand islands, and the largest among them are: Cres, Brač, Krk, Hvar, Pag and Korčula. Each of them radiates its special charm. Sailing is the best way to explore Croatian beauties and one of the favorite activities in Croatia.
The culture that connects two different worlds is especially highlighted – a fast urban atmosphere and a relaxed coastal environment.
Croatia is famous for its historic cores showing numerous conquests from various empires and republics. The coast region has Roman ruins, and the most famous of them are Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the Dubrovnik Walls in the city of Dubrovnik.
Among the other Croatian cities that are also worth visiting are: Pula, known for its amphitheater or Arena, the largest and most preserved monument of ancient architecture in Croatia; Zadar known for its Sea organ, the Greeting to the Sun and the Church of St. Donatus; the capital city of Zagreb, rich in monuments and architecture; Varaždin, which is distinguished by its Baroque architecture, as well as many cities of continental Croatia which are still to tourists: Osijek, Đakovo, Vukovar etc.
Croatia is interesting not only because of cultural heritage, but also for outdoor activities that are suitable for families as well. Adventure can be found everywhere, from tours in national and nature parks to cycling and sailing. Of natural beauties, the Plitvice Lakes with its forest-mountainous landscape and the azure green lakes are especially worth seeing.
Croatia hosts many music and film festivals and the Mediterranean climate makes it possible, especially in summer season.
For those looking for fun and top-class contemporary music, there are Hvar, Rab and Zrće on the island of Pag, and in recent years Split as well, which is the host of the music festival known as Ultra Music Festival.
Recently there has been a rise in real estate prices and investment of foreign investors, which means that Croatia is recognized as a rising destination. It is particularly interesting for residents of Western and Eastern Europe as a destination for their second or new home.