7 Things for which Croatia is Famous
Some of top reasons to visit Croatia on your
Why visit Croatia for your holiday? This once shell-stunned
country has recouped from turmoil and now offers guests probably the most stunning sights and encounters on the
planet. Croatia has long been a getaway for the rich and famous in Europe, going back to the Roman times, when the
emperor Diocletian built his summer palace in what's today's city of
Split. Today, Croatia is an amazing place to visit.
What would you be able to discover in Croatia? From its
centuries old historical past to its natural beauty, there's an unlimited number of things to see and do here.
Croatia's traditions and heritage are well worth exploring, as is its beautiful coastline, numerous islands, and
unique national parks.
|Croatia's 8 national parks are key tourist attractions on inland and coastline
offering many a natural splendour.
Top 7 reasons to visit Croatia
These seven highlights will only give you a "taste" of what
you can enjoy on your holiday in Croatia.
1. The Famous Croatian Heritage
Croatia's origins go back to antique times, with its profound
roots reaching out far into the misty past. You'll find that past lives on today, side by side with modern architecture and
innovation. Exploring Croatia, you will
encounter that centuries old legacy and its past. For example, you will
discover Diocletian's Palace in Split,
and the reservoir conduit of Diocletian (the water passage now rests in a display and exhibition hall), going
back to the third century.
2. Croatia's Natural Beauty
Croatia is a land of amazing variety. You can enjoy its
beaches, beautiful coastline with numerous islands, or go inland for a spectacular scenery and village tourism. The
country boasts 8 national parks,
including UNESCO-protected, popular
Plitivice Lakes. A visit to any of these parks will give you a refreshing insight into Croatia's
On the other hand, you can indulge into viewing archeological
remains from both Roman and Greek times, on the islands and the mainland. Or visit still extraordinary Roman
coloseum in Pula, where music concerts and Pula film festivals are held. If you're in Split you'll inevitably get
to know Diokletian palace. Travel further south and explore the magnificent old city walls in Dubrovnik. Both Split
and Dubrovnik locations are used to film the popular "Game of Thrones" TV
|Charming little towns
located along Croatia's coastline attract many visitors
during the summer months.
3. Numerous Touring Sites and Backpacking
There are few nations on the planet as suited to hiking and
backpacking as Croatia. The beautiful scenery, winding rivers, lakes, hillside and mountains make this is an ideal
place for hikers. You can go inland and hitch your rides through national parks, or stay around the towns and
villages, in hotels, local inns and guest houses. You will delight in country serenity and peacefulness, the mind
blowing pastoral beauty, and friendly locals. It's an experience that will leave you with lifetime
4. Creative Inventors and Designers
There are many famous Croatians, now and in the recent
history. One of the best known is Nikola Tesla, famous for its electricity experiments and inventions. Tesla was
born in town of Smiljan, Croatia, near the large town of Gospić. You can visit Tesla's birth house and his father's
congregation (he was an Orthodox cleric) in Smiljan, which has been transformed into a historical centre. The town
is only a 15 kms away from the major Zagreb-Split highway.
5. The Capital City of Croatia
Croatia's capital, Zagreb, is an interesting blend of old
architectual buildings and new urban development. It's a city where its first modern Exhibition Centre did
not open until 2009. However, the first
punk rock show was held in 1977 directly under the nose of a Communist administration. Presently, it is home
to widely acclaimed Zagreb film festival and an underground trendy person scene. Talking about Zagreb, most locals spend their spring
and summer at lake Jarun, swimming and sunbathing. Nearby restaurants offer meals and refreshments. The city
is dotted with many good night spots.
6. Croatia's Famous Coastline
Croatia has been rightly named "The Gem of the Adriatic" for
its startling coastline beauty. More than a thousand islands are basking in the blue Adriatic Sea, one of the
cleanest in Europe, against a backdrop of high mountains. The coastline is dotted with small and large towns, each
offering a unique holiday experience. Regular ferry services are connecting the mainland with the largest islands,
as well as some parts of Italy, such as Ancona and Venice. During the summer months, the coastal towns are brimming
with life and summer
parties. There is also a good music scene and international film
|Quality Croatian wines are gaining more
especially with the sorts that are unique to Croatia.
7. Croatian Food and Wines
There are numerous attraction sites in Croatia, everywhere
you go. But you will also find Croatia's culinary delights enjoyable. Greek pilgrims initially planted vineyards
along Croatia's coast in the Fifth Century. Today Croatia has more than 300 wine developing locales and a growing
gathering of autonomous wine makers. There are numerous regions that produce good wines, on the islands, along the
costaline and inland Croatia. One of the best known wines is Graševina, a high-quality white
While Croatian wines are growing in their popularity, few
people know that you can go out rummaging for truffles in the nationa's Istrian Peninsula. Croatian truffles are
among the best in the world. These highly prized fungi is a well recognized culinary delight, used in Haute
Plan to visit Croatia on your summer holiday. You are
guaranteed to have numerous places to visit and things to do.
A guest article by Ruth Anoya, a
passionate blogger from the UK.