Holidays in Croatia
A holiday in Croatia can contain everything from pleasant days on the beaches, island hopping, hot nightlife, to great hiking, city tours and cultural experiences. Croatia’s nature is varied and authentic, offering the most. The inland has several wonderful national parks with wildlife including wolves, bears, badgers and wild cats. The coastal strip is long and indented and bordered by the Adriatic Sea. Croatia’s seawater is considered to be cleanest in Europe and so crystal clear that you can follow the anchor rope from a boat with you eyes for several meters, all the way down to the bottom. The country has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Prices for living, food and drinks are very low compared to most European levels. Rent a apartment in Croatia and have everything set for a fantastic holiday.
Things to explore in Croatia
Croatia is a beautiful country with approx 4,3 million inhabitants and a rich history. If you choose to spend your vacation here you are sure to experience many wonderful sights. If you rent an apartment south of the country you should spend a day in the town of Trogir, to contemplate it’s UNESCO protected Medieval streets. Dubrovnik is located far south in the country, and both has a famous old town surrounded by city walls – a magical sight and a trip back in history. In Dubrovnik we also recommend to visit the Franciscan monastry at the western gate. The monastery was built in the 1300’s, and is home to both a museum and Europe’s third oldest pharmacy. Split is Croatia’s second largest city and the most famous landmark is undoubtedly the 1700 years old Diocletian’s Palace facing the sea and Split harbour. On the other side you can still find the defending walls and towers. The Palace is an imposing structure that will take your breath away. Further north in the country you will find the Istria peninsula. On holiday here you have immediate access to the Istrian small coastal towns. In the beautiful medieval town of Rovinj you can visit St.Euphemie Cathedral with a copper statue of the martyr Euphemia sitting on the top of the 60 meter high bell tower. The church is from 1776 and built in Baroque style. Many people choose to visit the capital Zagreb during their holiday in Croatia, a great interior town with many sights. St. Mark’s church with its colourful decorations is an obvious choice to visit. Market Square Dolac offers a vibrant life. When in Zagreb you should also visit the gallery of Naive Art with pictures seldom seen in a gallery. Naive Art is very popular in Croatia!
Leisure offers and activities in Croatia
Renting an apartment in Croatia is the perfect choice for those who want a holiday with freedom to select between many recreational activities. During the winter you can go skiing in the mountains, and enjoy the best of what the larger cities has to offer. The summertime draws many to the beaches where a wide variety of activities apart from swimming and suntanning is provided. You can snorkel, go fishing, attend dolphin-sightseeing, rent a watercraft, visiting uninhabited islands, and much, much more. Croatia is also famous for its long naturist tradition. The tradition goes back to 1936, when people started to travel for holiday in Croatia to relax in Eve or Adam’s costume. Renting a holiday home in Croatia is a good choice for all open-air enthusiasts. A visit to one of the country’s national parks is a memorable experience. Plitvice National Park with 16 lakes and countless waterfalls framed inside forested mountains is only one example. For “advanced” shopping we recommend major cities such as Split, Zagreb and Dubrovnik, but even smaller cities and villages have their local gems, especially when it comes to handicrafts. Croatia has a bustling nightlife, you can wander from bar to bar in one of the towns or attend giant beach parties. During summer there are also a number of music festivals across the country which attracts both tourists and locals.
Eat & drink in Croatia
Croatian cuisine a taste of the Balkans and developing rapidly. Istria is known for its many gourmet restaurants, and it is probably only a matter of time before Michelin stars begin to rain in this area. Special for this area is the black and white truffles which distinguish a gourmets everyday. With Europe’s cleanest seas the quality of the fish and seafood is outstanding. The Adriatic is also an unusually shallow sea, making it easy to fish in. The temperature and salinity are also stable. Tuna, octopus, oysters; the Adriatic sea offers endless temptations all around the year. Although Croatia’s kitchen is now regarded as modern, there is no reason to ignore the traditional food dishes. Few countries serves better barbecue than just Croatia. The country is also known for many upcoming vineyards producing high quality vines. Croatian vine is rare in to find in Europe, so enjoy the opportunity and taste vines from a country who has produced vines as long as their more well known neighbour Italy. In other words, rental in Croatia is set for new culinary experiences.
How to travel to Croatia
Several airlines have direct flights to Croatia with Split as the main destination and Dubrovnik as a good number two. With barely 57,000 square kilometers Croatia is a small country making it easy to explore. With a rental holiday house as base you have great opportunities to visit and see exactly what you want. When you are on holiday in Croatia you might often end up taking a bus. There are good bus connections throughout the country and collective deals within cities are well developed. In Zagreb you will find the tram as a good option. Hiring a car in Croatia can be an experience in itself. Unless you choose to drive along one of Europes newest and most modern Highways the roads are narrow and meanders up scenic hillsides along the coast. Some also rent bicycles and pedal themselves between small picturesque villages.