5 Reasons To Visit Croatia

5 Reasons To Visit Croatia

5 Reasons To Visit Croatia

Rarely is a country as beautiful as the one that is your homeland, isn't it? We completely agree! Everyone's homeland is the most beautiful to them, but traveling expands our horizons, meets new people, learns about other cultures, and, in the end, falls in love with some new places. With its location, climate and terrain, Croatia offers something for everyone throughout the year, so it's no surprise that the slogan of the Croatian Tourist Board is #croatiafulloflife, because Croatia really has it all! The beautiful and preserved nature, the diversity of flora and fauna, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, the rich cultural heritage and the favorable climate make Croatia one of the most desirable destinations in Europe!

If you've ever thought about traveling to Croatia, we bring you five reasons why you should book your holiday villas in Croatia with Home Rent Agency for accommodation in Croatia as soon as possible!

1. Croatian islands and Adriatic sea

The Croatian coast is extremely indented, and as many as 1,244 islands, islets, rocks and reefs bathe in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. Because of this, the Adriatic waters are ideal for sailing. Exceptionally clean sea, beautiful untouched bays and beaches, peace, a large number of sunny hours, and small charming towns make Croatian islands a popular holiday destination. The Adriatic islands are very diverse, and regardless of whether you are coming alone, as a couple, with friends or on a family vacation in Croatia, the Croatian islands will delight you and you will find a perfect place that suits you! The sea is rich in various fish, crabs, corals and relief forms, making it extremely interesting for diving in the Adriatic. In the summer months, the sea temperature ranges from 22° to 28°, which is extremely pleasant for swimming and enjoying one of the beautiful beaches such as Zlati Rat on Brač, Stiniva on Vis, or Paradise Beach on Rab! The most popular Croatian islands are certainly Krk, Pag, Mali Lošinj, Hvar, Brač and Korčula. The islands are well connected by ferry lines, which are more frequent in the summer months. There are also catamaran lines for some destinations, so getting to these beautiful destinations on the Croatian sea is even faster!

2. Natural beauty of Croatia

In addition to the already mentioned splendid Adriatic Sea, Croatia has many other natural beauties. Some places are so beautiful, special and rare that they carry different protection statuses such as national parks, nature parks or reservates. Mountains, forests, rivers, fields and lakes are just some of the many natural beauties of Croatia. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a special, world-famous and most popular natural beauty in Croatia. This most visited Croatian national park is included in the UNESCO list of natural beauties. The incredible scenes of 16 lakes connected by waterfalls running over travertine barriers are a unique natural phenomenon and something you must experience. Croatia is a country rich in water, and the rivers, in addition to supplying the inhabitants with drinking water, are also used for sports. The Cetina River in Dalmatia is extremely popular for rafting, and its source is an attraction itself. The azure blue water, which becomes darker from the edge towards the interior, attracts curious people from all over the world. Velebit and Biokovo mountains are typical karst mountains, and thanks to their position by the sea, they offer an ideal combination of beautiful viewpoints on the sea while you are in the mountains. The Paklenica National Park on Velebit is the most famous climbing area in Croatia, and on Biokovo the most popular is hiking to the Skywalk viewpoint where the view goes to infinity where the sea and the sky meet. No matter which part of Croatia you stay in, there is sure to be at least one beautiful location in nature that will enchant you!

3. Historical and cultural heritage of Croatia

If the wealth of a nation was reflected in its cultural and historical heritage, Croats would be among the richest nations in the world! The territory of today's Croatia has had a turbulent history, and it still goes back to the Stone Age. From traces of life in prehistoric times, through Hellenistic and Roman to early Christian sites, all of this can be seen in Croatia. Popular tourist heritage are urban and historical entities that you have probably heard of if you have planned a visit to Croatia. The old town of Dubrovnik is a world-famous and elite summer destination in Croatia! The walls of Dubrovnik, inside which the red roofs of the houses can be seen, are a picturesque combination that is etched in the memory. In addition to Dubrovnik, there is Diocletian's Palace in Split and the Amphitheater in Pula. There are also numerous castles and forts worth visiting, and one of them is the Trakošćan Castle. Pag lace is reputed to be one of the finest laces in the world, and the tradition of lace making in Croatia is included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia. In addition to Pag, lacemaking is popular in Croatian Zagorje and on the island of Hvar. The knightly game of Sinjska alka is an experience itself, and has been held since 1715. A lot of tangible and intangible cultural heritage is also protected on UNESCO lists, which further confirms how valuable Croatia's heritage is.

4. Mediterranean climate

The climate in Croatia is a typical Mediterranean climate. Hot and dry summers are ideal for a summer vacation in Croatia. With an ideal climate, and given the beauty of the coast and islands, it is no surprise that Croatia is a popular summer destination. Summer temperatures range on average from 26 to 35°C in the coastal area, 22 to 28°C in the continental area and 15 to 20°C in the mountainous area. Winter temperatures range from 5 to 12°C in the coastal area, -2 to 8°C in the continental area and -5 to 0°C in the mountainous area. Despite the favorable climate for certain micro-locations that are very popular with tourists, it is necessary to carefully monitor the forecast. If you are at sea and sailing, then it is extremely important to see when bad weather is expected. Inexperience accompanied by sudden summer storms on the Adriatic can often be very dangerous for sailors and require the help of rescue services at sea. If you are preparing for a hike on one of the mountains like Velebit or Biokovo, it is extremely important to dress appropriately, take enough water with you and not overestimate your capabilities. Strong sun and high temperatures exhaust climbers, which can be very dangerous in such locations.

5. Gastronomy

The Croatian gastronomic offer in each region is special due to the natural features of the specific region, such as the soil, climate, natural resources, and various influences that have shaped it throughout the past. In all tourist places there are various pizzerias, taverns and restaurants. If you are a gourmet, then you will most appreciate restaurants that offer authentic Croatian dishes, i.e., Croatian cuisine. Depending on your preferences, you can experience the best Croatian cuisine in a local tavern or in a Michelin star, of which there are 10 in Croatia. The main dishes are varied depending on the climate in which you will find yourself. Thus, in Slavonia you can enjoy cobanac or paprikas, in Zagreb in mlinci and strukli, in Istria in pasta with truffles, and in Dalmatia in pasticada. The most popular local specialties are Dalmatian and Istrian prosciutto, Slavonian kulen, sheep's cheese, virgin olive oil, arancini, cracklings and much more. The most popular dishes on the coast and islands are of course fish dishes in various ways. Try brudet, grilled fish, buzara or the increasingly popular tuna carapccio. A glass of top quality wine, of which there is no shortage in Croatia, definitely goes with the fish! The favorable climate and quality soil are favorable for the cultivation of vines throughout the country. Famous varieties of Croatian wines on the coast and islands are plavac, dingac, postup, malvazija, posip, and muscat. In the continental part of Croatia, well-known wine varieties are Riesling, Grasevina, Cabernet, Traminac and Chardonnay.

Rich in natural and gastronomic beauty, surrounded by sun and sea with a wide selection of luxury villas, make Croatia the perfect European vacation destination! Visit Croatian islands, swim on Croatian beaches, enjoy Croatian gastronomy and experience a touch of Croatian tradition with the HomeRent agency. View our offer of holiday villas in Croatia or luxury villas in Croatia.