5 Reasons why you should visit Croatia
If you’re looking for motivation to visit this incredible country this Summer, here are 5 reasons why you should book your flights immediately!!
#1 Because you can sail from top to bottom!
It is just amazing that you can sail from Split to Dubrovnik, stopping in at some incredible islands along the way. The weather is perfect, the water is perfect and these island are just paradise after paradise. If you think you would like to spend a week sailing on a 42 foot yacht from Split to Dubrovnik, click here.
#2 14th and 15th century history and the city walls of the Old Town of Dubrovnik
Whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not, Dubrovnik is a city that everyone falls in love with.. Yes, you can see some of the famous Game of Thrones filming spots, but more importantly you can walk the old city walls taking in the 14th and 15th century history.
An interesting piece of information about the walls, they are 6,360 ft long, 20 feet thick and up to 80 feet high! There is nothing taking these walls down. Not only did they survive sieges by invaders but it also survived a horrific earthquake in the 17th century!
#3 The changing coastline
The beauty of Croatia is that the north of the country is very different from the south.
The north have plenty of vineyards and the further south you go the more you experience the pebbly beaches. When we sailed from Split to Dubrovnik, it was amazing to spend time at each of the different islands and just how different each of them were.
#4 How close you are to Bosnia & Herzegovina
We enjoyed an awesome day trip from Dubrovnik to Bosnia & Herzegovina to visit Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar and the famous Stari Most. We can highly recommend this as a day trip – it is absolutely worth it. For advice on what to do and what not to do, click here to read our full story, look at some pictures and watch a short video.
#5 The people
The Croatians are ridiculously nice people.
They are friendly and go out of their way to help you. If you’re lost, or need help with something – they are happy to do so. The Croatian economy is struggling and when you get to know the locals, you find out that they have got really great uni degrees, but there is nowhere to work in the country so they are often driving taxis or working in a restaurant. It doesn’t seem to matter what they have been through, they are still welcoming, friendly people.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta