|Population||Ca 4,3 million|
Croatia – the best beaches in Europe
You will find amazing beaches everywhere you go in Croatia, where you both can chill and enjoy the sun or try different water sports. Most of the beaches in Croatia can be found on the list of the most beautiful beaches in Europa, which is not very surprising with the turquoise, clear water that lightens up the coast of Croatia. The country is also rich in interesting history, amazing food culture and very tasty wines.
History & Culture
If you have a big interest in history there is lot for you to explore here in Croatia. The country is situated right between Greece and Italy and has some well-preserved remains from the antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Habsburg era. Walk around the old town walls, churches and castles. Visit the historical town Trogir, where the town centre is listed as an UNESCO world heritage. Here you can stroll around among charming restaurants, small shops and crowded markets.
Croatia is not a very big country so you will easily travel between the cities and villages with train. Make a stop in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia with around 800 000 inhabitants making it the biggest city in the country. Here you will a lot to be amazed by, for example the 120-year-old tram that is still in use. After a full day of new experiences from the Archaeological Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Arts you can have a well-deserved break in the Botanical Garden, a lush oasis in the middle of the city.
Reload at the beach
The best thing about the Croatian coast is that everything you want is always easy to reach. You will be able to calm down and enjoy the nice weather at the same time as water sports and activities will not be far away. If you are the Makarska Rivera, you will find amazing hiking trails all the way up to the Biokovo mountain. At the small islands just outside the coast you can sail, paddle and even try rafting. Popular coastal villages and cities along the cost are Split, Tucepi and Dubrovnik.
Dinner and a glass of wine
Croatia’s food culture is an interesting and tasty combination of the Italian and the Balkan cuisine. Here you need to try the stuffed peppers and the caramelized orange peels that are both sweet and refreshing.
There are over 300 wine producing areas in Croatia and most of them are located in the regions of Kontinentalna and Primorksa. Some of the most popular wines from the area are Muskat Ottonel, Rajnski Rizling and Posup.
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