Croatia Holidays

Croatia is a land famous for many things- a thousand offshore islands, a long history and rich culture and picturesque Venetian old towns which you usually only see in postcards. It is also one of the hottest tourist centers of Europe, many of which come to lose themselves in the stunning beaches, heritage sites and unique architecture.

Famous Croatia Holidays Attractions

There is much to be seen in Croatia. The following are sites which should definitely be included in your itinerary:

Zagreb- The capital city is known for many things- the colorful Dolac open-air market and the Sabor (seat of the Croatian Parliament), historical sites such as St. Mark’s Church, Croatian National Theatre and the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Other places which attract a lot of tourists are the Museum of Zagreb, the Gallery of Naïve Art and the Maksimir Park, which dates back to 1794.

Dubrovnik- Known as the Jewel of Croatia, this city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historic center surrounded by 13th century walls. The place abounds with baroque churches and Renaissance architecture such as the Rector’s Palace and the Fransiscan Monastery.

Split- Founded in the third century AD by the Roman emperor Diocletian, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Museum of Croatian Archeaological Monuments, the Mestrovic Gallery and Marjan, a nature reserve are some of the sites that are worth a visit.

Istria- It is the main tourist center of this country. Porec, a popular resort, is also situated in its western coast.

There are other places that are as noted as these four places. Kvarner, Paklenica National Park, Krka National Park, the island of Hvar and Cavtat beach resort are some of them.

Top Croatia Beaches and Hotels

As far as Croatia tourism is concerned, its beaches have always been the star of the show. Some of the more famous ones are Brela Beach, Zlatni Rat in Brac, Baska Beach in Krk, Sunj Beach in Lopud and Paradise Beach in Rab.

Accommodation may be easily arranged as the place has a large number of hotels, ranging from high-end hotels to economical ones. Some of the noted luxury hotels are The Regent Esplanade and Sheraton in Zagreb; Le Meridien Lav in Split and Villa Angelo D’Oro in Istria. The Croatian Youth Hostel Association provides services in Zagreb, Pula, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Krk and Punat. Plovput, interestingly, provides accommodation in lighthouses.

Shopping Places for Croatia Holidays Traveler

If shopping is on the upper half of your itinerary, Croatia will not disappoint you. There are many things that may be bought from here. Woodcarvings, ceramics, embroidery, jewellery boxes, cheese and lace are some of the more popular items when it comes to souvenirs. Zadar is famous for its Maraskino Liquer; Zagreb for the Penkala ball-point pen; Rijeka for its Morcic jewellery and Pag for its lacework and cheese.

Croatia can make anyone’s holiday worthwhile because it is a country that can provide all the essentials for a good vacation.