Croatia is one of those rare concerts that has something for everyone. Literally. If you have an awkward time of finding an activity break to suit your whole family, then look no further than Croatia. I went to Croatia with a group of friends a few years, and we’d be better described as a group of misfits as none of us have similar interests. All of us swear it was our favourite holiday. I’ve taken the time to highlight some of Croatia’s offerings so you don’t have to…
Concert-goers and nightlife lovers
The festivals in Croatia are getting more and more popular as the years go by. There’s not a week that goes by in Croatia over the summer period where there’s not a festival ongoing. The ever popular Hideout Festival has been in Croatia for the last 6 years, and this year will play host to big names such as Skepta, Jamie XX and Gorgon City. The Ultra Europe has been so popular in the past that it is a week long this year, with DJs such as Hardwell, DJ Snake, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren and David Guetta making an appearance. The nightlife in Croatia isn’t too shabby either, and during the summer months you can be sure to find club tours and pub crawls on-going every night in Dubrovnik old town.
Water sports lovers
Croatia has a very long coast line. It’s one of its main attractions, along with the islands dotted along the coast. Even inland, dotted throughout the main land mass, you can find many rivers and lakes and National Parks. This makes Croatia ideal for water sports holidays. Sea kayaking, white water rafting, sailing, scuba diving are all possibilities in this beautiful part of the world. In large areas such as Split and Dubrovnik, there is the possibility of donut rides, banana boating and jet skiing. Plenty to keep everyone entertained. Further inland kayaking and canoe safari can be organised on the rivers.
If you have a soft spot for historical monuments and ruins, then Croatia, and especially Dubrovnik, will have you jumping for joy! Old Town Dubrovnik still has the medieval walls that surrounded the city. You can walk along the top of these walls and see the defences that were built at the time to keep out enemies, all while surrounded by breath-taking views. Croatia’s history is a rich one, and it’s hard not to get the sense of its past when walking through the persevered walled towns that cover the country.
Game of Thrones Lovers
Dubrovnik was the city chosen to pose as one HBO's epic show Game of Thrones main landmarks, King's Landing. The show uses locations in the Old Town of Dubrovnik as the backdrop to create King's Landing, Blackwater Bay and Qarth. With the possibility of a cable car ride over the old town, you can take in the whole city from the sky! We have a package that takes you to the main filming locations with a welcome dinner in a restaurant often frequented by Game of Thrones stars during filiming.
National Park lovers
Croatia has an abundance of National Parks, each as breath taking as the next. The Plitvice Lakes is perhaps one of the better known parks and is the largest national park. It has 16 interconnected lakes and famous waterfalls that are between 25 and 78 metres tall. Mljet National Park can also be found in Croatia, situated in the Island of Mljet, with a stunning landscape that natural lends itself to kayaking, swimming, hiking and also relaxing! Others include Risnjak National Park, which offer more forestry and mountainous terrains and the Paklenica National Park which have caves and canyons to explore!
I love my food, and I was delighted at what was on offer in Croatia. If sea food is your thing then you will love this country, I’m not the biggest fan of seafood but I ate like a Lord every night. And food is cheap. I had a 12” Picante pizza, sprite and ice cream in a seaside restaurant for 32 kuna, that’s about £3.50/€4.50. The food is so fresh and the ice cream is to die for. Croatians love pasta and their cuisine has lots of similarities with Italy. Their cured hams and cheeses are also divine! I need to stop talking about food now…
This goes without saying. If you love the sun, but don’t like it being unbearably hot, then Croatia is the place for you. In summer, temperatures can reach the low 30s, but normally sit around 25-28°C. If you want something a little cooler then May, June and September are still great times to travel. With an abundance of beaches, you’ll not be short to places to top up that tan.
Do yourself a favour, and make time to visit this fantastic part of the world. Why not check out our Croatian packages to help you along your way!