Croatia Summer Holidays - Pros and Cons

josipiv By josipiv, 23rd Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Croatia is, undoubtedly, a distinct sight on the European map. Find out pros and cons for having vacation in Croatia.


Croatia is, undoubtedly, a distinct sight on the European map. This moon-shaped country is divided into sections known as the Central and Northern areas and the Adriatic Coast. Zagreb remains the capital, and the largest and busiest of all Croatian cities. And with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Hungary, and Slovenia all surrounding Croatia, tourism in these parts is taken to a whole new level. This is because travel between the countries is easy and quick and offers visitors the chance to experience and see various distinct cultures and beautiful places. While this close proximity to other desirable tourist destinations is one reason why Croatia tours are extremely popular, the country’s beauty is, in fact, its biggest appeal.

The Pros and Cons of Summer Holidays in Croatia

Months of April and September, you will find Croatia inundated with tourists. Those enjoying the country at this time of year will benefit from sunny, warm skies although the beaches are not ideal for swimming at this time of year as the water is cold. However, the good news is that this season sees a drop in prices for most tourist amenities including fabulously cheap prices for villas and hotels. As May swings into June, hordes of families and their children also enjoy their holidays as school is out during this period so being aware that the coasts may be swarming with people is paramount.

In Croatia, travel is most expensive during the late summer months just as happens in other countries with four distinct seasons. And as a result, tours to Croatia are marked by advantages and disadvantages at this time of year. For instance, beaches in Croatia are best visited during the summer when you are guaranteed sublime weather and the water is warmer. There are also plenty of boats in operation in order to accommodate the influx of tourists, which essentially means plenty of choices for travel times when island hopping. But once the kids are back in school, the crowds should disperse, leaving you with much cheaper rates and gorgeous weather.

For those keen on chasing the sun, Dubrovnik, Vela Luka, Split, and Hvar get the most hours of sunshine. These towns and cities are also the best places to enjoy pristine Croatian beaches such as Zlatni Rat, Baska, Lopud, Palmizana, and Lokrum. In addition, the small village of Lopar on Rab Island is a hit with visitors for its expansive peninsula brimming with numerous bays and sandy beaches. One of the best beaches in Lopar is, arguably, Paradise Beach which stretches for more than a mile along the bay’s shores and is blanketed by golden sand. For those planning to frequent the beaches, note that there are a number of nude, or naturist beaches where many free-spirited Europeans like to while away their time while on holiday.

Mljet Island is another popular attraction in Croatia and a must-see on any travel. This picturesque Adriatic Island is replete with stunning villages, colorful fields, vibrant vineyards, and dense forest. On the western side of the island is the Mljet National Park featuring numerous private caverns and coves and two saltwater lakes.

Considered the central core of Dalmatia and just over 90 miles north of Dubrovnik, Split is the largest of all cities found along the Adriatic coastline. Located in the southern part of Croatia, the town is not only one of the oldest, but also the most fascinating to visit. It is ideal for various outdoor, water-based sports such as windsurfing, yachting, sailing and skiing. The most prominent attractions in Split include Diocletian’s Palace, People’s square, the effigy of Gregory of Nin, and the Ethnographic museum. Not far from Split, somewhere in between Dubrovnik and Split is Makarska, also a good place to spend vacation with your family.


Lastly, the Dalmatian coastline still remains Croatia’s most important and appealing feature. Its sparkling inlets, rocky bluffs, and extensive peninsulas not only create stunning views, but also an amazing place to discover and explore. With the variety and number of hotels on the rise, plenty of seaside bars and restaurants and many activities to engage in be it night or day, Croatia’s tourism industry is enjoying a flourishing revival and a reputation as a vibrant hot spot full of excitement, history, and plenty of places where one can sit back and enjoy life away from the hustle and bustle of everyday activities.


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I like traveling a lot, and what' better then sharing experiences with the world. When I am not working or traveling I like drinking beer with my friends in my favorite cafe, or doing some sport stuff

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Heard Croatia is a lovely tourist place, thanks for the share - siva

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