With more than 1000 islands to explore, nestled in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is fast becoming one of Eastern Europe’s top holiday destinations. Bursting with history, culture, and breathtaking views; the picturesque islands make the perfect getaway destination, whether you plan to relax or explore. The following are some ideas and areas that will help you to plan your next holiday in the Adriatic-based haven.
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Whether you’re strolling around and enjoying the medieval architecture of Zagreb, or exploring the coastal city of Dubrovnik; you’ll need some fuel and sustenance at some point to keep you going. As an area surrounded by the sea; fish and seafood are always going to be a fresh and delicious option, so check out some barbecued delights at Konoba Bonaca in Dubrovnik. Or, if you feel like something a little more refined; the Villa Ruza Old City Bistro might be more to your liking.
For a comprehensive list of the best fish restaurants in Croatia, take a look here: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/nov/29/konoba-dionis-seafood-restaurant-croatia-sveti-klement-island and start dreaming of all those dinners you’ll enjoy. Make a list of all your food plans and travel ideas before you go, so that you won’t miss out on anything delicious.
As previously mentioned; Croatia is made up of beautiful islands, meaning that are an array of coastal areas to explore and plenty of sea in between them. Companies like The Big Sail allow you to charter a yacht, meaning that your accommodation will be on the water for the duration of your trip, and you’ll be able to enjoy Croatia from a completely different perspective. Organising a sailing holiday, or even just hiring a boat for the odd day trip, will allow you to island hop as much as you please, or simply enjoy the relaxing movement of the water around you (bliss).
If you are planning on spending a lot of time on the land; you can easily hire a hire and discover the gorgeous winding roads and busy streets in the different areas. The main destinations in Croatia are connected by bus and rail links, so if driving isn’t an option for you, then don’t worry; there are plenty of ways to get around. And, finally, don’t forget your legs; Croatia and it’s many sights and museums, is the perfect place to stroll and walk around, just make sure you take some decent footwear.
Whether it’s historical architecture or breathtaking natural scenery that you’re after on your Adriatic escape, then Croatia has an array of options for your sight-seeing preferences. There’s the historic port of Hvar if you want to check out the boats and smell the sea air, and the Plitvice Lakes National Park is bursting with beautiful, interconnecting areas of water and waterfalls. If old monasteries and fortress are your thing, then check out Mljet and Vis for a historical injection of culture and intrigue. Wherever You decide to explore in Croatia; a little planning and research will go a long way towards ensuring that you have the best holiday possible when you arrive.