There’s no shortage of outstanding destinations across Europe and the rest of the world, but some are that little bit more outstanding than others. One such example is Croatia. A long-time forgotten destination, this is a country that has quickly risen to become one of Europe’s most sought after destinations.

Still relatively undiscovered, it provides a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you like history, the great outdoors, or a good old adventure, you’ll find that Croatia more than caters to your wishes. Below, we take a look at five reasons why you’ll want to consider Croatia for your next trip.

It’s Awesome For Swimming

If you’re a beach lover, then you’re going to love Croatia, there are no two ways about it — they’re pretty special. The sand can be glorious, but the real star of the show is the water. It is of the highest quality.

While you’ll find outstanding swimming spots all throughout the country, the very best are in the South, along the Dalmation coast. If you love your days on the beach, then a good base for your trip will be Split. It’s a lovely old town that has a lot of grade A beaches within easy reaching distance. 

And Outdoor Activities

If you’re someone that loves to dive into all the outdoor activities that a region provides, then you’re in luck — there are plenty in Croatia. Indeed, you can do just about everything. Rock climbing and caving are two of the most popular activities, with both locals and visitors taking part.

Due to the extensive nature that you’ll find in the country, this is an excellent place to engage in a spot of hiking or cycling. You can do just about every type of water activity, too, including white water rafting, stand up paddleboarding, and scuba diving. 

It’s an Adventure

While it’s more than possible to stay in one place and have an awesome week or two in Croatia (who gets tired of the beach, after all?), this is also a country that was made for adventuring. The sheer diversity of landscapes and different areas makes this is a magical place to explore.

If you’re got a sense of adventure running through your veins, then be sure to partake in a spot of Croatia island hopping. Give yourself a week, and you’ll be treated to a wide range of different island types, all of which are beautiful and have something unique to offer.

Full of History

Love your history? Then be sure to visit Dubrovnik. There are other historic spots in Croatia, but this city is the best. It has a wonderfully preserved city wall. Also, it’s a city that’ll look familiar if you’ve watched Game of Thrones.

Affordable and Welcoming

Finally, there’s a cherry on top of Croatia when it comes to visiting the country: it’s highly affordable, and oh so welcoming, two things that every traveller likes to hear. Go and check it out, and you’ll see for yourself what we mean.