The Mediterranean combined with the idyllic Croatian island coastline, including the islands, forest trails and ancient architecture, combine together to create 3 magical walking journeys in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Croatia’s extraordinary island-speckled coastline is indisputably its main attraction. The remarkable clarity of the water set against a dazzling array of white pebbly beaches is distinctly what has made Croatia so popular
Croatia is precariously poised between the Balkans and central Europe. This region has been passed between competing kingdoms, empires and republics for millennia. There is an upside to this continual dislocation, in that the rich cultural legacy that each invader has left behind, including the Italian influence (they were last invaders) makes visiting this place a one of a kind destination. Particularly if you are not pressed for time and are prepared to take the time to walk and explore and get in behind Croatians tourism facade and really experience the region.
There’s a long list of archetypical ancient architecture to enjoy: Venetian palaces, Napoleonic forts, Roman columns protrude from early Slavic churches, Viennese mansions and Socialist Realist sculpture for starters. Museums showcase treasures that cover the magnitude of Croatia’s European history, from prehistoric to post-communist. Incredibly interesting but also horrifying in respect to different eras, particularly in the later socialist era.
Walkers have the opportunity to get amongst it on the coast or on numerous hiking trails that travel inland through rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. Croatian wines and olive oils have made their mark on the world stage, garnering top awards so be prepared to be surprised.