Blue beauty at the Adriatic Coast
Discover Croatia with its countless islands and isles, untouched nature, lively bathing resorts and picturesque fishing villages. The beauty of the Adriatic Coast is enticing strong growth figures for this booking season compared to other travel destinations. Croatia is the trend. We will show you the reasons for this and invite you to join us on a virtual round trip of a country that just a couple of days ago decided joining the EU in the summer of 2013.
Istria – Can’t be any closer to Croatia
From southern parts of Germany and Austria you are able to reach the sunny peninsula Istria within a few hours by car. The abundance of Mediterranean vegetation is especially characterised by the truffle forests, vineyards and olive groves which stretch down towards the turquoise coloured Mediterranean Sea. Some of the treasures of the ecologically precious region include wild asparagus a typical spring dish served in Istria. It can be enjoyed in the garden or balcony of the rented property after a relaxing beach day with mild temperatures.
One can find a great selection of affordable summer apartments and houses for example in Medulin a fishing village at the south tip of Istria. Those interested can go out to the sea with local fishermen or visit one of the small islands of Ceja, Levan or Bodulas. The one kilometre long beach of Bjeca can be recommended to families with small kids. Regardless whether windsurfing or diving – Medulin is a great water sport region.
The popular resort Porec in the western part of Istria is a starting point for many excursions including a day trip across the Italian border to Venice, islands of Briuni or Red Island.
The spa resort of Opatija which borders the famous Kvarner Gulf is the perfect place to recharge those empty batteries. The beaches Plaza Slatina, Plaza Tomasevac and Plaza Lido received the “Blue Flag” in 2007 which is in recognition for the particularly good water quality.
Kvarner Gulf – Wide beaches and paradise for lobster fans
From a culinary point of view Kvarner Gulf is a paradise for enthusiasts of seafood. The freshly caught lobsters and squid in the bay are prepared according to local recipes. An Italian influences can be seen with dishes such as lobster with spaghetti.
Dalmatia – fjord like bays and traditional hinterland
The Makarska-Riviera south of Splits awaits with attractive beaches. The tremendous backdrop of the Biokovo mountain range turns this region into a unique coastal strip and natural experience.
Plitvice Lakes - Croatia away from the beaches
It is very easy to reach the National Park over the road from Split to Zagreb. The linear distance from the coast is 55 kilometres. Access to the park is subject to a charge and is worth the money. For fans of the old Karl May films should note that the majority of them were shot in this lovely landscape. One of them includes the film “The Treasure of Silver Lake” which was filmed at one of the Plitvice Lakes!
A further decisive booking criterion is the very good price performance ratio both in respect to the holiday accommodation itself as well as general cost of living. The good price performance ratio is linked to the favourable exchange rate between the Euro and Croatian currency Kuna. The exchange rate is closely linked to the Euro and relatively stable with 1 Euro fetching around 7.50 Kuna. For example a cappuccino costs between 8 and 10 Kuna (around 1.10 – 1.30 Euros). Small tips: It may be worth to exchange money in Croatia or it withdraw cash from one of the many cash machines that can also be found in smaller towns and villages. With the usual credit cards you will be able to pay in most shops and stores.
You are able to find more than 25,000 holiday apartments and houses on atraveo for Croatia. The large choice is also highlighted by the DuMont Travel Guide – Croatian Adriatic Coast. It explicitly recommends atraveo for a holiday home vacation in the country along the Adriatic Coast.
In our blogs there are further suggestions for a holiday home vacation in Croatia:
- Dalmatia - Where the sun laughs
- Bathing fun at great prices