Did you know that before the Balkan war Croatia was one of the most visited countries in Europe. Now after fifteen or so years of getting back on its feet, Croatia is looking to take the number one spot. There has been much mention of Croatia in the European media at the moment; it’s almost as if a new holiday destination has appeared on the map, even though it already had a booming tourist industry during the 80s and before.
Fantastic black and white photos of Korcula back in the hey-day – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.225796957488366.51153.100001741890620&type=3
There are many factors which sets Croatia apart from its rivals, including the abundance of natural beauty, the phenomenal weather and the country’s strong cultural heritage, which all travellers love to immerse themselves in. Croatia’s positioning of the Adriatic Coast in central Europe, makes it accessible to most European tourists in under 3 hours flight time. Holidaying in Croatia is also very affordable, especially compared to the Euro countries and as the hype continues to build and more airlines schedule flights to the country, Croatia holiday bookings are growing by the day.
We have been fortunate enough to visit many of Croatia’s hotspots (many appear on our Croatia Pinterest Board), falling in love with the country and deciding to move to the island of Korcula. Of course we are bias and encourage visitors to Croatia to holiday on Korcula, but also appreciate that there are many other fabulous places to explore in the country and it is hard to “fit” them all in during your 2 week holiday. For more information about Korcula, be sure to take a look at our Korcula Explorer website and if you would like to venture off the island as well, we’ve listed our recommendations of places to visit on our Croatia Page.