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Destination Focus – Croatia

Croatia

Croatia is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting holiday destinations of the moment. It’s an up and coming party destination and a fantastic choice for a family vacation. It’s also a country offering a rich history, a spectacular coastline, a heterogeneous cuisine which takes flavours from both its land and water neighbours.

Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. The country also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. These borders total 2,028 km altogether. It has an unusual shape; similar to a croissant. This comes as a result of five centuries of expansion by the Ottoman (Turkish) empire towards Central Europe (although Croatia was never conquered by the Turks).

Croats believe they have the most in common with Austria and consider themselves to be Europeans rather than Balkanites. Because of the country’s unique location, visitors will find an interesting mix when it comes to culture – and most definitely with food. With more than fourteen centuries of recorded Croatian history, it’s an ideal place for music, art, history and education.

Holidays in Croatia.

Most visitors come primarily for the cruising, boating and beaches, but it also boasts cultural attractions and plenty of ancient history. Many of Croatia’s cities are built on the sites of ancient Greek and Roman settlements dating from as far back as the 4th century BC. Split is a great base for exploring the Dalmation coastline and is a breathtakingly beautiful old town. Spring and autumn are good seasons to visit as milder weather, less crowds and cheaper prices mean tourists can explore the country more freely. However, summer (June to August) is peak tourist season and the best time to enjoy the beautiful beaches.

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About the Author
Steve spent several years in Business Travel so has a wide understanding of the travel industry and has also lived and worked in the Caribbean and across Europe. He is a member of The Global Travel Group who have been selling leisure travel products for over 25 yrs and has recently set up Mint Holidays.