Croatia is a country so rich in history and so aesthetically stunning, that it simply needs to be on every travellers bucket list for Europe this summer. Hosting cities that date back to the 10th century BC, delectable cuisine, wine from the heavens and postcard beaches along the coast, Croatia has everything you need.
Here's our overview of some of the more iconic destinations.
Split is one of the largest cities in the country, is full of history and a charm that's difficult to put into words. If you're looking to travel in July, head to 'Ultra Music Festival', commonly considered one of the best music festivals in the world. If you're more into history, Diocletian Palace, built in the 4th century AD is a must-see, among other fantastic pieces if architecture.
Often referred to as the 'Monaco' of Croatia, Hvar is where things start to get a bit more premium. In this magical location, it wouldn't be out of the ordinary to see a 170ft Yacht moored in the harbour, or a cheeky sighting of a celebrity exploring the famous cobblestone streets. For an unforgettable night in the local high-life, be sure to head to the club 'Carpe Diem'.
Are you a Game of thrones fan? Prepare yourself to arrive in 'Kings Landing' and then get ready to explore this historical city by walking the heights of the walls to get a glimpse of the truly remarkable views of this beautiful city. With a night life to match, Dubrovnik simply needs to be included in your Croatian trip.
Known as the Croatian version of 'Ibiza' with popular super clubs 'NOA' and 'PAPAYA', get ready to treat yourself to some of world's best DJs throughout the summer. Unlike some of the other sleepy shores along the Dalmatian Coast, 'rest' in Zrće simply doesn't exist, with parties starting early and heading into the late afternoon, before winding back up after dinner. We can guarantee your experience here will be like nowhere else in Croatia.
Overall, Croatia is an underrated destination but it's popularity is soaring year on year. This has become even more prevalent with the growing number of people attending summer-time activities such as 'Sail Croatia', which takes you island to island on the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, well-known musical festivals and the low cost of living in Croatia. The cuisine is also to die for.