12 Reasons To Love Croatia

It’s really hard not to fall in love with Croatia at first sight, even more so if you spend more time along the stretching coastline exploring her seaside towns and islands. Read about our sailing trip about Croatia for more inspiration.

Croatia1. With clear, warm waters like this, it’s the ideal place to go snorkeling or for a wallow in the shallows.

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2. The tranquil, watercolour sunsets are hard to beat.

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3. It’s worth taking some time to indulge your senses in the spectacular surroundings.

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4. The seaside towns and islands are fairytale quaint.

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5. Cobbled alleyways lead to surprise encounters with the locals.

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6. The streets resemble a child’s colouring in book.

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7. Summer brings with it bouquets of flowers and colours too.

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8. You step over a magical threshold as you enter people’s homes.

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9. Taking walks on uninhabited islands (well, except for the lighthouse keeper) is encouraged.

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10. There are 1 185 islands and islets to explore by boat.

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11. The architecture outdates that of the Roman Empire in some instances, like Pula’s amphitheatre.

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12. Croatia’s history weaves it’s way through cobbled streets with doors begging to be knocked on.

If you enjoyed this post, read about my sailing trip around Croatia during which I took these photographs.

Iga Motylska

Iga Motylska is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer, photojournalist, sub-editor and blogger. She is published in numerous local and international publications, including: Forbes Africa, Forbes Woman Africa, Forbes Life Africa, CNBC Africa, Ventures Africa, Marie Claire, Sawubona, AA Traveller, Fastjet inflight magazine and Seoul Magazine among numerous others. Her editorial interests range from documenting the entrepreneurial spirit to women’s and human rights issues, environmental affairs and of course travel writing.

4 Comments:

  1. retreat2moveforward

    There is also delicious local wine for $10, cafés to lounge at with 80 cent espresso, welcoming friendly people that also love where they live, and so many beaches, you could have one to yourself. We spent 3 weeks there and we extended our stay in Trstenik because it was so nice to be in a seaside town and have awesome crepes every morning.

    • Wow, your travels sound spectacular! I wrote more about my experiences in Croatia in the previous post, Croatia: Land of a thousand Islands. It also involves tales about the locals and grappa, of course, as well as sailing around the coastline. I love that it’s so much more affordable than other European destinations right now. :)

  2. Your photos are excellent. I can’t wait to visit Croatia. Was last there when it was Yugoslavia.

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