Croatia is the most coveted Western european visitor destination for English folks in 2012, according to data handed out lately by the largest UK tour operator, Thomson UK.
Demand for Croatian destinations is fifty five % higher than at the exact same time last year, the Croatian Tourist Board reports.
Of all the destinations listed in Thomson UK’s catalog, Croatia was the only country whose recognition increased. Similarly, the Croatian islands of Rab and Brac were listed as this year’s most popular destinations in the Sun. Times’s popular Sun. Travel supplement. Croatia has increasingly become a favored destination for the Brits, who in the past historically flocked to Spanish resorts.
In Croatia, where the Mediterranean, the mountains and the Pannonian fields come together in a unique harmony of natural beauty, inside just a little more than 100 kilometres, you can come across excitingly different landscapes.
The Adriatic, with one of the most indented shores in Europe with its 1,185 islands and islets, of which only 66 are inhabited, is indisputably the most well-liked holiday maker destination. Continental Croatia nevertheless , also is prevalent in beauty : it is a land of forests, streams loaded in fish, swift mountain streams and deep gorges of Gorski Kotar, and the magnificent Plitvice Lakes in Lika. It is a land of golden wheat fields, oak woods and wide rivers of Slavonia and Baranja, a land of old fashioned little hamlets, romantic castles and manors, and pretty sweeping hills and vineyards of the Croatian Zagorje.
The most well liked chances for travel and tourism, of course, is summer tourism. You can also enjoy the advantages of agricultural tourism in a lot of the towns in the continental region of Croatia alongside of health tourism in numerous spas and thermal and mineral springs, for example Varazdinske, Tuheljske, Stubicke and Krapinske spas, Lipik, Daruvar or Topusko in the continental region, and along the coast : Losinj, Umag, Opatija, Crikvenica, Hvar, Makarska, Vela Luka and Istarske Spa in Istria.
If you’re a gastronome and a connoisseur of fine food, or simply like tasty and quality food, you may certainly more than enjoy Croatia. Another attraction actually worth exploring are Croatia’s wine basements. Red wines are best along the coast – Teran, Cabernet and Merlot in Istria and Opolo, Plavac, Dingac and Postup in Dalmatia. In the coastal area, some quality white wines are also produced, such as Pinot, Malvazija, Kujundzusa and White Muskat, while continental Croatia produces Traminac, Burgundac, Graevina and Kraljevina.
Further down south, Dalmatia, is the apogee of the Mediterranean, bursting with colours, perfumes and shapes, memorable in the power of the experience of nature. It is a region of long beaches, pine woods and the traditional towns of Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Trogir, Omis and Dubrovnik, that testify to the rich cultural and historic heritage of Croatia. The islands of Hvar, Brac, Solta, Korcula, Vis, Mljet and others, though equally enchanting, are all unique in their personality. Dalmatia is also renowned for its good wines and amicable folks.
Split is the second biggest town in Croatia, and the regional capital of Dalmatia, built inside and around the historic Diocletian’s Palace from the third century, included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The people of Split, who are especially attached to their town and the hill called Marjan overlooking it, will proudly boast that there’s no other place in the world like Split.
Dubrovnik, a medieval elegant republic from the 12th-19th centuries and the best saved walled town in the Mediterranean, is one of Croatia’s main tourist attractions and one of only 3 EU towns ranked as a World Heritage Site of zero class by UNESCO, which the English poet Lord Byron named the “pearl of the Adriatic”. The fascinating landscape, including the close by islands, the beeches, the uncountable historic sites, the colors, the shapes, the scents, the warmth of the climate and people… Will all provide for an extraordinary experience.
There are manny stunning islands in Croatia, like Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, Hvar, Brac, that has one of the most pretty beaches in the Mediterranean – Zlatni rat – which is also a windsurfing heaven. The island of Mljet which is situated between the island of Korcula and Dubrovnik. The most visited island is Krk, but in the Kvarner there are also Cres, Losinj, Rab, Pag… To say only most noted, writes tagza.