Chances are, you’re not familiar with the country of Croatia. For anyone who’s visited Croatia, they know that this coastal paradise has much to offer from medieval architecture, island getaways, and some of the bet wine in the world. While tourism has grown in recent years, this hidden treasure has much to offer. What exactly makes Croatia unique and spectacular? Here are some key features and attractions.
Eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Although many countries have one of these sites, there are eight within two hours of the city of Split. Diocletian’s Palace is one of the most visited sites and travelers love the ancient architecture of the area. You can also visit the Stari Grad Plain and the Cathedral of St. James located in Sibenik. Some of the sites may be a little more challenging to visit, but you can enjoy both the country’s rich heritage and culture when you make Croatia your destination. If you’re planning on visiting the area, make sure to visit at least one.
Gourmet Foods and Drinks
The wines native to Croatia are world-famous although not always easy to find. It’s well worth the effort to bring a few bottles home if you’re visiting the area. While this Mediterranean country has unique dishes that are rich and appealing, you should be sure to try any of the dishes made with truffles. Croatia is actually home to the largest truffle ever found and while not every truffle is large sized, the Croatian truffle adds unique flavor and depth to their dishes.
Home of King’s Landing
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you probably have been amazed by the show’s landscapes and architecture. However, you may not know that many of their scenes have been filmed in Croatia. Seasons two and three of the show showcased Dubrovnik, a walled city that was used to film King’s Landing. If you visit here, you’ll see why it’s a great choice. The stone buildings, medieval architecture, and lack of modernization make this city a time capsule. Filming of the show has taken place in other Croatian locations such as Split so you can see where the show has taken place by visiting.
Sporting City and Events
If you enjoy being physically active, then you may know that Croatia boasts several Olympic athletes. The city of Split actually has the highest number of Olympic medal winners per capita and with good reason. Not only is the environment pleasant for outdoor sports, the challenging terrain allows for training of multiple sports. For real estate Croatia offers the athlete, the artist, the historian, and the engineer something different and interesting. There’s certainly a healthy number of people who would enjoy moving to this country!
These are a few reasons why Croatia has developed a reputation for being unique and spectacular. It’s a fun area to visit and an even more enjoyable place to live. The people are known for being friendly and welcoming so tourists can travel here safely. If you’re looking for a place to travel, look into visiting Croatia and you’ll be amazed and how much the country has to offer.