Life & Culture

Croatia: Your Next European Destination

Jan 21, 2022 ByClaire Miles

Croatia is a country in Europe with many tourist attractions and historical sites. Some of the many reasons to visit Croatia are its relaxing sights, beautiful beaches, cultural heritage, interesting history, and nightlife. The climate in Croatia varies from continental to the Mediterranean. That means that there are four seasons in the year which brings different activities for tourists:

During the winter there’s skiing and snowboarding, and Christmas markets. The spring and summer seasons offer hiking and festivals, swimming and sunbathing on the beaches, and water sports while the fall has apple picking and wine tasting in the vineyards.

A country with a history as long as Croatia has heard many rulers come and go. However, the Romans, Venetians, and Austro-Hungarians have significantly influenced Croatian culture. Some of the most important historical sites in Croatia include the Diocletian Palace in Split, Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, the Zadar City Walls, the Stari grad Plain on Hvar Island, and the Roman Forum and the Temple of Jupiter in Pula.

There are many historical buildings to visit in Croatia, but the country is also known for its modern architecture. The most notable example of modern Croatian architecture is Mimara Museum in Zagreb which was designed by a famous Croatian sculptor and architect called Ivan Meštrović.

Split and Diocletian's Bell Tower Reflection

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If historical architecture is not your thing, Croatia has many beautiful beaches for people to relax on. Some of these sunbathing destinations are Brela Beach, Vela Pržina Beach, and Paradise Beach.

The cuisine of Croatia consists of different kinds of local dishes, which are influenced by Italian and Hungarian cooking. Tourists should try the national dish called “Couscous”, while for dessert they can take a bite into some delicious ‘Palačinke’ pancakes with jam or chocolate cream.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and book your flight to Croatia today!