7 Reasons that will make you want to pack your bags and fly to Croatia
Croatia is one of the most beautiful European destinations that offers everything from pristine blue beaches, lush green forests to intriguing architecture and picturesque vineyards. So, if you haven’t planned a trip to Croatia yet, here are all the reasons which will convince you to plan a trip soon:
1) The Game of Thrones appeal
Croatia became widely popular amongst tourists after it was featured in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Major attractions that featured in the series were Dubrovnik (city walls and forts as King’s Landing), Trsteno Arboretum on the outskirts of the city (Red Keep’s gardens), Fortress of Klis (shot for Meereen), St. Dominic Monastery in Trogir (appeared as the city of Qarth)
2) The Roman Ruins
The remains of Diocletian’s Palace in Split (which you must have seen in Games of Thrones) is quite famous. You will find ancient temples, walls, underground cellars, hidden bars and restaurants.
3) Roman Amphitheatre
Pula in Istria is famous for its amphitheatre which was built in first century and is amongst the best preserved amphitheatres in the world. You can enjoy some musical concerts at this amphitheatre which happens quite often or attend the film festival in July where the screening of movies happens in the amphitheatre.
4) Beautiful clear water beaches
Croatia is home to some of the most picturesque clear water beaches and Zlatni Rat is amongst the best ones and is also ranked #3 amongst the best beach destinations in Europe. Witness one of the most mesmerizing sunsets on this beach
5) National Parks
National Parks in Croatia are known for their awe inspiring beaches and waterfalls. Croatia has around 8 national parks and one of them is UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes and Krka which is worth a visit.
6) Quirky Museums
We would recommend you to visit The Museum Of Broken Relationships in Zagreb which is dedicated to failed relationships. It contains objects left over from former lovers with brief captions of their role in the relationship. The museum also received Europe’s most innovative museum award in the year 2011.
7) Stunning waterfronts
The waterfront of Zadar is one of the most beautiful places in Croatia which is widely popular amongst tourists for its cutting edge art installations and stunning sunset. It also hosts a fantastic sound and light show.