Top 5 Reasons to Visit Croatia
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Croatia. Croatia is a country vibrant in beautiful beaches and parties as well as stunning architecture and gorgeous landscape. Whether holidaying with a group of friends, solo or with family, Croatia caters to all needs and all budgets.
One of the main attractions that draw young people to Croatia is the abundant festivals. Hideout festival is set on Pag Island and is the perfect destination to party to dnb acts and world class djs whilst on the sandiest beach in town. Perhaps the most famous, Outlook festival at the beginning of September is where the real party-hard head to. Situated near Pula, this event brings together some of the finest bass artists and famous boat parties, and has recently expanded in size due to popularity.
With over 2,000 miles of coastline known as the Dalmation Coast, Croatia plays host to an array of water sporting activities. Popular excursions include Sea Kayaking and there are packages available from the many islands, the somewhat rocky nature of the shores and calm winds providing a beautiful environment for this. Water skiing, boat trips and scuba diving are all extremely popular in these crystal clear waters. For more advice on activities in Croatia check out low cost holidays.
Croatia is a land of beauty. Aside from the fabulous coastline, the Dinaric Alps, rivers and inland plains provide brilliant scope for treks. KRKA National Park in Sibenik-Kinn is home to the Skradinski Buk waterfall – a stunning feature flowing over 17 steps and spanning over 200 metres through the forest. Plitvice Lakes is a similar destination- a rival when it comes to breath-taking water falls in Croatia. If you fancy trekking, take the Premuzic trail through the mountains for 50km, high enough to provide views of the sea and valleys below.
As a coastal country, there is of course lots of sea life to marvel at. Dolphins, fish, raptors and pelicans can be found by the shore line, and bears and lynx can be found inland. Take a trip to Cres Island to visit the Griffon vulture rescue centre or to Sjeverni Velebit National Park which covers the northern area of Velebit Mountain and has beautiful botanic gardens.
Croatian architecture is a beautiful mix of avant garde, flamboyant palaces from the 18th century and gothic, fort-like buildings dating back to the Renaissance and times of a split nation. With the Ottoman Empire playing a huge part of the country’s historic struggles, much of the architecture reflects this in Baroque style churches and palaces especially seen in Dubrovnik’s church of St Vlaho. Most recently Croatia won it’s War of Independence from Serbia and finally became a country of its own again only a mere 20 years ago, allowing freedom of expression.