From the deep-blue waters of the Adriatic coastline, to the dramatic mountainous landscapes. From cities rich in history and culture, to the lively coastline and islands, this Central European country is the perfect summer escape for people in search of glamour and tradition. Croatia’s vibrant, historic cities, sprawling vineyards, beautiful beaches, dreamy islands give travelers the option of enjoying a bit of everything. No matter whether you want to explore the cities, walk in the mountains, dance in the sunset, sip wine, sail, swim or just soak up some sunshine, Croatia has a place for you.
Where to go
So how shall one decide which region to visit? In my opinion, you should choose depending on what it is you are looking for.
Are you into sailing? Are you looking for a chill-out holiday? Are you into watersports or maybe an adventure-sports break with hiking, mountain-biking and rafting? Perhaps you want a foodie holiday with vineyard visits, cuisine exploration and a cultural city break…
Whatever it is you are in search for, note that if you’re visiting Croatia for one week or less, you should stick to one region and enjoy what it has to offer. If you’re planning to be there for longer, you can visit more regions to get a better cultural taste, and an enhanced impression of the diverse landscapes and contrasting regional identities.
Where did I go
Since it was not my first time visiting Croatia, and I had already been to a couple of places in the southern area, this time around I decided to visit the Istrian peninsula. I started my trip in Opatija by enjoying the beautiful sea-coast which is rocky and picturesque. Meanwhile, I also did some daily trips around the area. Being the kind of person that can hardly stay at one location I wanted to travel around and see as many different places as possible. So I went to Rijeka, Ičići, Mošćenička Draga, Lovran in order to see what they have to offer. Everywhere I went there was something to see and do. Pretty buildings and monuments, wonderful nature, kind people, many options for activities.
I continued my trip by visiting Pula and Medulin. I spend the days by the sea, swimming, diving, soaking up some sunlight, and the nights in the city, enjoying the Croatian wine and cuisine.
If you are someone that loves traveling as much as I do and you are looking for a similar kind of trip, I would totally recommend visiting this area. However, even if you are not into walking around, exploring and being on the move, I can guarantee you that no matter what you want to see, do or not do, any location you decide to visit, can be worthwhile.
Bottom line, no matter where you go for your summer getaway, just remember to appreciate your time traveling and enjoy your stay as much as you possibly can.
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