Croatia has soared up the ranks of luxury travel destinations. It’s easy to see why.
June marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Temperatures are rising which means your Instagram feed will soon be flooded with lucky people lounging at pools in Palm Springs and even luckier ones beachside in Santorini. If those social influencers you follow are especially on trend, they’ll be exploring the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia.
What Croatia Has to Offer Travelers
Factors that make or break high-end spots include access to adventure trips, river cruises, food and wine excursions, luxury cruises, scenic beach stays, honeymoon locales, and more. Croatia has something to offer travelers seeking all of these experiences and more.
It capitalizes on many current travel trends, particularly those popular among millennial travelers. The country has a rich cultural heritage steeped in tradition and is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition, it offers travelers the opportunity to explore eight lush national parks, and a 3,000-mile coastline with more than 1,000 islands off the coast.
Why It’s Become Such A Popular Place to Visit
Last but certainly not least, Croatia is a a major blockbuster destination site for popular movies and TV shows. In recent years, Croatia has seen a heavy influx of tourists to Dubrovnik to see “King’s Landing.” It’s also home to a scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mamma Mia, and more.
The surge in tourists has become controversial among the local population. In fact, Dubrovnik has become so swarmed with summer tourists that one could easily mistake it for Venice of Barcelona. The city is strongly considering tourist restrictions.
Want to Avoid the Crowds? Visit Croatia’s Balkan Islands or Head Elsewhere Off the Beaten Path
The city life isn’t the only place worth seeing in Croatia. Have you seen pictures of Krka National Park or the Plitvice Lakes? They are absolutely stunning. Spend a day exploring Plitvice, exploring the hidden passages of Zagreb, or swimming in the gorgeous waters of Krka. You can’t miss these sights when you’re in Croatia! The neighboring Balkans offer a much less crowded alternative to Dubrovnik with just as much local culture and beauty.
Book Your Trip to the Lesser Known Parts of Croatia!
Want our advice? Beat the crowds. True luxury is empty beaches, no lines, and fine dining at the best table. Travel in the shoulder season to Dubrovnik or head to the lesser known sites for the real VIP treatment. With all the wonders this country has to offer, it’s no wonder Croatia is a major luxury travel destination for 2018.
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