With a long coastline stretching across the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is the up and coming Eastern European country featuring balmy days, turquoise waters, medieval towns and multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Croatia is the one-stop country where travelers can experience a little of everything, from stunning mini islands to delicious delicacies!
5 Must-Do’s in Croatia
1. Rent a boat and go island hopping
With over 1,000 islands, a Croatian holiday isn’t complete without a sailing trip to see the best of the country’s natural elements. Discover the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, the Blue Cave, and Hvar Island among many things, or just lie back and soak up the European sun. Some say Croatia’s white sand beaches are comparable to the Maldives!
2. Get lost in Dubrovnik’s Old Town
One of the world’s most preserved medieval city, Dubrovnik Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Dalmatian coast. Get lost wandering through cobblestone pavements to find Baroque churches, palaces, monasteries, and views of ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.
3. Marvel at the beauty of Krka National Park
Located about 10km inland from Sibenik, you’ll find a magical place of waterfalls and turquoise waters that is Krka National Park. Here you can strip down to your bathers for dip to cool down from the summer heat (and get that perfect Insta shot!).
4. Spend a day at Brač’s Golden Flat
Head over to Brač for the famous Zlatni Rat, also known as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn. This sliver of white-sand land is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, thanks to its unique and ever-changing shape and mesmerizing ombré shades of blue hues. Don’t forget to pack your swimmers for a relaxing day on the beach!
5. Explore Istria
Take a day off of Croatia’s beaches and travel northwest to find a whole different scenery. A romantic medieval town sitting atop Croatia, Istria is famed for its stunning countryside views and cuisine rivaling that of Tuscany’s. Indulge in gourmet food (known for seafood and white truffles – yumm!), fine wine, or discover cute fisherman villages like Vrsar.
Best Hotel In Croatia
Set on the Croatian coast of Dubrovnik overlooking the Adriatic Sea lies 5-star luxury hotel Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik. The former 1913 royal villa is just a five-minute stroll to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, giving it all the more reason for you to stay here on top of its flawless service, tranquil garden, delicious cuisine, and lavish interior! Choose from one of its 158 grand rooms to pleasantly find the best sea and Old Town views in Dubrovnik, topped with state-of-art technology and a newly refurbished interior that’ll make you wish you lived here.
- Rooms start from approx. US$510 per night at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik.
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