Croatia does not receive the attention it should as a great backpacking destination. It does not top the list of most traveller’s bucket list, but that is an injustice. This Slavic nation along the Adriatic has spell binding sceneries of mountains, dramatic coastline, ancient ruins, medieval walled cities and laid-back fishing villages. Croatia is also a great destination for those who live the nocturnal lifestyle as its cities come to life as the sun goes down. Its warm Mediterranean climate along the Adriatic coast makes it comfortable and warm even in spring when most of Eastern Europe is chilly.
There is a lot to see and do in Croatia so if you’re not careful you might miss a few things. Dubrovnik is an amazing city that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is perfect for a city break destination or as part of a longer trip. The Dalmatian Coast is the perfect adventure destination and boasts of the highest peaks in the Mediterranean but if you just want to relax, it is also famous for its slow pace of life. The Makarska Riviera is also a great coastal destination with countless pristine sandy beaches, sparkling waters, fashionable cafes and the majestic Biokovo Mountain that forms the background of this sparkling coastline. There are numerous activities you can try in Croatia such as exploring offshore islands, trekking, water sports and wine tasting all whilst enjoying delicious seafood and soaking up the sunshine.
Croatia is a welcoming destination, whether you are a lonely backpacker or travelling with friends and family, and it’s certainly worthy of its growing reputation.