If you're on the hunt for a holiday destination that has the perfect blend of fascinating historical architecture, delicious wine, the freshest seafood, as well as picturesque lakes and parks, then Croatia is the place to go to. Aside from numerous outdoor and sailing adventures to be had, the country offers a host of exciting entertainment options for all travelers, irrespective of their budget and interests. Croatia was on the New York Times' list of the best summer holiday destinations for 2019 and is a must-add to your Croatia vacation itinerary. At Pickyourtrail, we offer phenomenal Croatia vacation packages that are completely tailor-made to your likings.
There is no shortage of beaches to visit in Croatia. Despite the reputation of Zlatni Rat Beach as one of the best places to visit in Croatia, many of the country’s most beautiful beaches remain hidden and known only to locals. If you truly want to take in the splendor of Croatia's beaches, then you will have to go where the locals go. Some of these hidden wonders include Punta Rata (located in the village of Brela, near the town of Makarska), Pasjaca Popovici (in the village of Popovići, which is a 40-minute drive from Dubrovnik), and Mala Kolombarica (located about 10 miles south of the city of Pula).
Featured prominently in the HBO television series 'Game of Thrones', Dubrovnik is known by fans of the show, for being the backdrop of the fictional King's Landing. One of the best ways to check out the city's many historical localities, the famous City Walls, Old Town (which is a UNESCO Heritage Site), and take in the sights, is to go on a Game of Thrones tour, which is becoming one of the most sought-after tourist attractions in the whole of Croatia.
One thing to remember when visiting Croatia is that most tourist attractions and sites remain closed on national holidays. However, such holidays are when many of Croatia's most exuberant festivals take place.
The InMusic Festival in Zagreb that takes place annually in the month of June is Croatia's biggest music festival. It's a great occasion to catch up on prominent Croatian and international musical acts.
The Pannonian Challenge, which is also held in June, in the Eastern city of Osijek, is perfect for extreme sports adventure lovers.
The Motovun Film Festival is a worthy addition to your Croatia vacation itinerary.
The world-renowned Rijeka's Carnival, which takes place in mid-February, is capable of giving even the Rio Carnival a run for its money. Although the main event is a parade where people flaunt extravagant costumes and masks, the festival is also marked by numerous balls and fun parties.
When choosing from Croatia travel packages before your trip it is important that you remember to choose those Croatia vacation packages that let you enjoy at least one festival while you’re in the country.
There are eight national parks in Croatia, each of which is distinctive and charming in their own right. Whether you're able to make it to all the parks located across Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Zadar, or not, you shouldn't end your Croatian holiday without checking out Plitvice National Park, which happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best places to visit in Croatia. The park is known for its sixteen pristine lakes, thrilling electric boat rides, breathtaking waterfalls and also spectacular hiking trails, walkways that encircle and go over its lakes.
While you're likely to enjoy good food all over Croatia, Zagreb, in particular, is a foodie's paradise set in the North-Western part of the country. The city, marked by its stunning Austro-Hungarian architecture, is filled with world-class restaurants, eateries and dining establishments serving up authentic Croatian cuisine.
Must-try dishes when visiting Zagreb (one of the most popular Croatia vacation destinations) include Štrukli (a doughy dessert with sour cream and cottage cheese filling), Cuspajz (a hearty meat stew that also contains a variety of veggies), Knedli (a Croatian potato filled with either apricots or plums, depending on what's in season), and 505 s crtom (a hard and sugar-rich Croatian candy that has been made by a chocolate factory called 'Kras', for over a hundred years).
Although it is possible to have a splendid holiday in Croatia at any time of the year, the period from June to August (summer season) is considered to be the best time to visit Croatia. If you are looking for Croatia vacation packages that are more suited to your budget, then visiting Croatia anytime between the months of October and April, should help you evade the swarms of tourists as well as obtain wallet-friendly accommodation and flight options.
Indians can visit Croatia by obtaining a Schengen Visa, which allows tourists to holiday in Croatia for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 day period. If your travel plans do not include visiting other parts of Europe, then you can settle for a C-visa which is specifically for travel to Croatia alone.
Every one of our Croatia travel packages at Pickyourtrail has been carefully devised to offer travelers the best possible Croatia vacation deals. With travel experts who tailor Croatia travel packages by including Croatia vacation destinations most suited to your specific interests, likes and dislikes, your holiday experience in Croatia is sure to be nothing short of extraordinary.
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