Sampling the finest Mediterranean wine or dancing till the sun comes up at one of the top festivals are just some of the things that attract holidaymakers to the shores of Croatia every year.
Whether you’re heading to the buzzing city of Dubrovnik or the quieter region of Istria, there are plenty of things to do on your in Croatia this summer.
Go to a Festival
If listening to incredible music on the beach or in an underground cave is your thing, Croatia has some of the best dusk till dawn partying in the whole of Europe. Top festivals including Soundwave, Outlook and Hideout will be gracing the country with the sounds of house, drum ‘n’ bass, dance and electronic throughout the summer. The likes of Andy C, Disclosure, David Guetta and Tiestö are among some of the artists scheduled to play at these top festivals this year so, what are you waiting for?
If you’re fond of grapes in their tastiest form, then check out some of the wineries in and around the region of Istria. If it’s white wine that you’re especially partial to, this area makes light and fresh wines using the finest white grapes in the region. Wine tours in the area will show you the wine-making process, take you into the wine cellars and, of course, let you sample all of the traditional wines in the tasting room. There’s also the largest and oldest wine fair in Istria called Vinistra, which takes place every May and showcases some of the best wines in Croatia, so wine connoisseurs should make sure not to miss out.
Visit Plitvice Lakes
With eight national parks and 10 nature reserves, there’s plenty to explore in Croatia. The Plitvice Lakes UNESCO World Heritage site consists of 16 interlinking lakes, all located between the Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica Mountains. All of the lakes are linked together by stunning, cascading waterfalls and it’s a truly spectacular site to see. Take prime position by the water’s edge and admire the incredible shades of blue and green, making it the perfect place for some holiday pics.
Discover the History
History buff? Croatia really delivers when it comes to historical sites as it has centuries of history to discover. Once inhabited by the Illyrians from 1000 BC, followed by the Greeks, the Celts and later the Romans, Croatia has influences from so many different civilisations throughout its lands. The city of Dubrovnik is steeped in history and stunning architecture, here you’ll find buildings influenced by Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Some of the top attractions in this ancient city include the cathedral, the Franciscan Monastery, the Synagogue and, of course, the medieval city walls.
History, incredible wine and the biggest names in music are just a few of the things that holidaymakers are greeted with when arriving in Croatia. If you love Croatia just as much as we do, share your stories with us via our Facebook page and let us know what exciting things you did under the Croatian sunshine.