Shunning neon lights and mass tourism creation, Croatia rightly dubs itself “that the Mediterranean as it had been “. Traveling journalist Howard Carr has researched the entire length of the nation, including its magnificent coastline and series of over 1,000 islands.
Vast stretches of the gorgeous Adriatic coastline stay untouched by modern day tourism. It’s a location for ambling instead of rushing around – especially from the weary, well-preserved medieval cities dotted along the shore and around the very small islands.
Here are reasons to stop by Croatia to assist start your Urlaub in Kroatien preparation.
History: You’ll find it tough to put the camera off as you research picture-perfect places like Dubrovnik, with its rugged city walls and ancient alleyways, and Split, in which the core of the town is constructed within the striking remains of a massive Roman palace.
Islands: A tempting variety of unspoilt islands runs the complete length of the craggy shore. Options range from fashionable Hvar and historical Korcula into the Robinson Crusoe-like Kornati islands.
Beaches: Most beaches are nice shingle or muddy, instead of sand. One of the finest are Zlatni Rat around the island of Brac and the long stretches of glistening white sands beaches in the vicinity of Makarska.
Sailing: Charter a yacht or combine a flotilla vacation to find scenic islands, pretty fishing villages and secluded coves and bays.
Diving: Clear, clean water left off the sea Croatia among the favorite areas for mythical French diver Jacques Cousteau. Top places include the island of Vis, where divers can explore many shipwrecks, as well as the Kornati islands.
Shops: Dubrovnik, with its baroque palaces and Venetian buildings, is referred to as the Pearl of the Adriatic. From the northwest, Pula boasts an impressive Roman amphitheatre. Also worth noting are Split, Zadar and Zagreb.
Countryside: Head inland to respect the rolling mountains of Istria in the north along with also the magnificent mountain scenery of Dalmatia. North of Zadar, Plitvice National Park has waterfalls and 16 lakes criss-crossed by wooden walkways.