Croatia - On Jetsetter's Hit List
Not by surprise, Croatia has been found among ten winning destinations again. This time, it is on Jetsetter's Hit List Destination 2013. If you are looking for your favorite beach and city for this coming summer, look no further. Croatia has it all.
"Croatia joins the European Union on July 1st, but it won’t become part of the Schengen Area — the group of countries whose borders can be crossed without a passport — until 2015. So go now, before the country becomes über easy for the EU’s backpacker crowd to infiltrate and the prices go Continental. Hit the craggy, glamorous coast and its islets, which make an affordable alternative to the Italian Riviera, go medieval in the cities of Dubrovnik and Split, and don’t neglect Croatia’s inland wonders, which include mountains barely touched by tourist hand. Don’t miss Plitvice Lakes National Park, a wooded wonderland with 16 interconnected lakes, waterfalls, and forests teeming with bears, wolfs, boars and deer."
Article by Jetsetter
Croatia - A Top Travel Destination For Brits
Brits are known as travelers of keen taste. For years they have gravitated towards "the country of a thousand islands" continually discovering new, hidden treasures. This popular trend is continuing and every year Croatia is a host to many Brits that have decided to make Croatia their summer home for their unforgettable moments with family and friends.
"Located at the crossroads of Europe, Croatia has some 5,835 kilometres of coastline coupled with Mediterranean-style culture and food, not to mention plenty of historical interest. The country has retained influences from all of its previous rulers, from the Romans to the Hungarians, so there''s plenty to see and learn about, with seven UNESCO World Heritage sites to visit, including the Old City of Dubrovnik, the Roman Palace of Diocletian and the sprawling Plitvice Lakes National Park.
The beautiful shoreline also brings with it fantastic fresh seafood, and to wash it down there are a number of home-grown Croatian wines to choose from, making the country a haven for foodies and wine buffs alike.
But what really puts the icing on the cake is the weather - Croatia benefits from temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s during the summer months but with low humidity, so being out in the sun is pleasant rather than baking. Plus, you can always take a dip in the clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea to cool off!"
Article by Cosmos Holidays
The country of a thousand islands is the latest discovery and absolute hit among travelers used to keen taste and seduced by natural beauty of this hidden treasure.
It is not a surprise that National Geographic hand-picked Croatia to win the 2nd place among 20 Best Trips of 2011:
“Croatia's 1,104-mile (1,776-kilometer) island-speckled Adriatic coast is a popular playground for sea kayakers, sailors, kite surfers, and divers. Additional water wonders await those willing to travel inland (a four-hour bus ride from the coast) to the mountainous, eastern Plitvice Lakes region, site of Croatia’s first and largest national park.”
Article by National Geographic Traveler
One of the most recognizable travel magazine today , Travel + Leisure, writes about the reasons why Croatia is among the top destinations to visit in the world:
“Travel + Leisure has compiled a list of the top culinary destinations that will delight even the most demanding gourmets, and among them is Croatia, or more precisely - Dalmatia!”
“If you happen to sail the Dalmatian coast and explore the natural beauty, it would be a shame not to treat your palate with wine from Peljesac, mussels from Mali Ston and traditional dishes from Visa, says the Travel+ Leisure site.”
“The news that Dalmatia is listed on the top list of culinary destinations came immediately after news that the prestigious Emmy award went to two U.S.journalists who spent eight days traveling through Croatia, made a documentary film and summarized the beauty of Croatian in movie - Wow Croatia.
These are really great recognitions for Croatia, and hopefully it will be continued.”
Article by Travel+Leisure
Specialists from International Living can not be more passionate about Croatia and its stunning beauty:
“The whiteness of the yachts seems startling, a vivid contrast to the sea’s hypnotic palette of blues and turquoises…the deep orange roof tiles of a thousand-year-old town…the green pine woods beyond.We could not be more passionate about Croatia, our latest discovery.”
“Unspoiled, relaxed, beautiful, and safe, Croatia is one of Europe’s loveliest treasures. Everything a discriminating visitor–or homebuyer–is looking for can be found right here: crystal-clear seas, timeless fishing villages and unspoiled beaches, Roman ruins, a pristine lake district, and medieval walled cities.Every twist and turn of the coastline serves up grandstand views of secret coves, little harbors, and calm turquoise waters. Out in the Adriatic Sea, a galaxy of islands–1,185 of them–shimmer like a cache of emeralds.”
Article by International Living