Hidden Gems

Five reasons why Croatia sailing holidays make the perfect getaway

By Jenny Wilson
on  October 18, 2016

Croatia may not be a destination you have thought of visiting; however, since this country gained independence, it has rocketed in popularity to become a firm favourite. There are numerous reasons why a trip here is sure to be unforgettable, but here are five of the best.

Visit Croatia - Soak up sun on the Dalmatian coast

Gorgeous weather

On a par with destinations such as Greece and Turkey, Croatia is one of the sunniest spots in Europe. During the summer you can expect between 12 and 13 hours of sunshine a day, with even spring and autumn boasting a delightfully temperate climate.

Breathtaking history

Croatia’s past has seen an enormous array of historical events and a variety of civilisations have made this region their home. From the ancient grandeur of cities such as Split and Stari Grad to those such as Dubrovnik, where Croatia’s troubled yet fascinating past is much in evidence, Croatia is a country with much to offer those interested in culture.

Stunning national parks

The Croatians are quite rightly proud of their beautiful country and there are several national parks that help to preserve this key feature of their identity. Mljet is an island paradise and Krka is definitely one to visit, not least because of the breathtaking waterfalls.

Beautiful beaches

With everything from small sandy spits to vast swathes of charming pebble beach, sunbathers and swimmers are spoilt for choice. Croatia sailing holidays are the perfect way to sample as many as possible, including the quirky Stiniva beach of Vis and the idyllic Zlatni Rat.

Delicious food

From the freshest seafood on the islands to decadent truffles and luxurious olive oil, Croatia has some truly stellar ingredients. This is also an excellent wine-producing region and you are guaranteed some delightful dining experiences during your holiday.

If you have not already put Croatia on your must-see list, now is the time to explore this enchanting country.

Croatian sailing holidays - Take a dip

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