Croatia is a country that has become over the last few years, an incredibly popular flight destination and not without reason. It is a place of rich history and culture, fabulous landscapes, varied coastline, excellent cuisine, local produce like wine or olive oil, numerous niche festivals and incredibly friendly residents. By going here for 12 days, you can enjoy the richness of nature, the various islands, the climatic fishing villages and the rocky coast which seems to be the least touched among the others in Europe. So find out, a little guide to what you can see here or give it a try and get some tips to enjoy this beautiful place as much as possible!
Magical Croatian nooks that are worth the sin …
Medieval cities, historical ruins, fabulous natural attractions are just a handful of what we can be enchanted with in this Balkan corner:
- Krka National Park is a place to fall in love with. Located in central Dalmatia, it is a fabulous place full of spectacular landscapes. Waterfalls, ponds full of blue-green waters and numerous trails leading along these extraordinary specimens of nature allow you to feel the closeness of mother earth. Some of the lakes are the natural pools available to visitors.
- Majestic cities are one of the main Croatian attractions. One of the first towns to visit is Zadar, situated in northern Dalmatia, which captivates with an amazing old town, Roman ruins, medieval architecture and magnificent old churches. Beautiful beaches along the coast leading Zadar encourage blissful relaxation.
- Fabulous hideaway, which is worth a visit even for a moment is an archipelago of Rovinj, which consists of 20 islands with a very impressive old city located on a peninsula, captivates the narrow cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and climate, which makes it ideal for large, unforgettable adventure. Worth seeing here are 12-century town clock, the Basilica of St. Euphemia full of real gems of art, the old port and the streets Carrera and Grisia, which are full of charming shops.
- Hvar is an island that invites you to visit with fabulous beaches, lavender fields, and world-class vineyards. The main town of the Isle, with the same name, impresses with its architecture, highlighted by the Gothic palaces, historic churches, and fortresses. Walking through the marble streets of the city, you can almost move in time to the past. In turn, wandering in secluded coves and beaches along the impressive cliffs of the coast of the island, you can not stop to admiring it.
- Traveling through Croatia, you must visit Zagreb – the largest city, and at the same time, the capital is a lively metropolis connecting history and modernity. The historic center, the heart of Croatian culture, lets you enjoy the uniqueness of this stunning place.
- Split is a city that is another truly unique place. The beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the fabulous promenade under the palms, the labyrinths of the old town resembling the times of the Roman Empire and located near Bacvice, where you can enjoy a bath is a perfect combination for the seekers of great relaxation.
- If you loved Park Krka, Plitvice National Park would knock you on your knees. This fabulous destination is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Europe! The breathtaking waterfalls, turquoise lakes, and lush woods make visiting the Park on wooden sidewalks an adventure that is remembered for the rest of your life.
- Dubrovnik is the perfect ending to a trip to Croatia. Called the Pearl of the Adriatic, the city delights with orange buildings that fabulously contrast with the blue of the sky and sea. The historic Old Town with its impressive defensive walls, palaces, churches and the nearby beaches Banje, Lapad or on Lokrum Islands perfectly sums up the pleasant stay.
Incredibly spent time in the Croatian climate …
Time spent in Croatia is a guarantee of unforgettable holidays. If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive place on an extraordinary adventure in a stunning place, it will be the fulfillment of your dreams. Here are some ideas on what to do or try during your 12 days in Croatia!
- When touring, take a bike ride! Rides on climate cities and towns along the coast and into the regions are a great way to get a closer insight into this amazing country.
- Be sure to taste the truffles! You can not hide the fact that in Croatia you can savor in this expensive delicacy. Be sure to order omelets or other dishes with truffles – heaven in a mouth!
- While in Zadar listen to the magic symphony! Right next to the promenade are pipes of different lengths, diameters, and angles built into degrees. Nature makes them an unusual instrument!
- Discover Croatian handicrafts in the form of hand-carved figurines. 50 kinds of toys made with traditional techniques from the nearby trees such as maple, beech or willow are ecological and incredibly original – perfect for souvenirs!
- Taste in sausages and calamari – in Split it is necessary to eat grilled cevapi, a Croatian sausage, and grated calamari – these delicacies taste best with a large portion of vegetables.
- When visiting Hvar, you must enjoy the taste of wine – some of the native grapes like Bogdanuša, make the local wines taste so good that they are worth the sin!
- If you belong to the fans of the series “Game of Thrones,” close to Split you can visit the locations where scenes with Daenerys Targaryen were set – it is heavenly!
Tips to ensure a pleasant and very enjoyable stay in Croatia
Lovely time in sunny Croatia will be even nicer if we remember a few small things. Here are a few tips that may come in handy during the 12-day trip:
- Croatia is a particularly beautiful corner of the world so in 12 days you can explore a lot. The terrain of the country is exceptionally difficult geographically, so it is worthwhile to divide the journey into several stages.
- Do not limit yourself to only the most famous places like Dubrovnik and Split – the charm of the islands and other towns is equally delightful.
- Visiting Croatia in late spring or summer, be prepared for mosquitoes. When going to the National Parks, remember the appropriate clothes and proper cosmetics.
- When planning a flight during the holiday season, make sure to book in advance – you will avoid long and tiring search – after all, in such a beautiful place, you should use the time for pleasure.
- Do not be afraid to taste new dishes – Croatian specialties are based on organic and delicious products, so go crazy with flavors! Be sure to try seafood – they are brilliant.
- Organization of expeditions to the islands is not easy, so keep your base on the mainland and in the meantime organize 2-3 trips to the Isle during the 12-day stay.
- Forget the trains, instead use the buses, which in Croatia are reliable. Taxis are expensive so if you can, give them up completely.
- When shopping, be sure to visit the local market squares, obtain there especially organic fruit and vegetables, as well as local specialties such as olive oil and wine.
- Croatian currency is the Kuna, despite the fact that the country belongs to the EU, it is not a member of the eurozone.