Does the Big Captain reality show point you to Croatia as the best European destination?
Today Croatia is one of the holiday destinations growing fastest in popularity among worldwide travelers.
This does not just state; that’s the fact. Croatia visits around 20 million people per year, and the current population of Croatia is about 4 million. These numbers say you all.
Croatia is, without any doubt, the best (or one of best) European destination you need to visit. And it’s not all because Game of Thrones (though that has helped) and the Big Captain reality show now.
Here are some of the 5 main reasons why you should visit Croatia (if you haven’t already) and why we choose Croatia for the “default” location of the international Big Captain reality show version.
1. DALMATIAN ISLANDS WITH IDYLLIC BEACHES, BAYS, AND COVES
One of the crowning jewels of Croatia are still Dalmatian Islands known for its pristine beaches, limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, beautiful vineyards, and olive groves.
Most beaches are pebbly/small rocks on crystal clear the Adriatic Sea, so good you might miss the extra crunch from the sand in your sandwich at your beach picnic little here only. If you love sandy beaches, you just need little more focus on these, and at second pop-ups Golden Horn beach in eyes. Golden Horn has been regularly listed as one of the top, sandy beaches in Europe.
In fact, Croatia has over 1000 islands (1244 islands, islets, and crags, to be exact), of which 48 are inhabited.
2. PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK
Located only two hours from the city of Zagreb, this national park is one of the most beautiful in the world. It’s chock full of lush moss, turquoise lakes, gorgeous canyons, and spectacular waterfalls. The national park is world-famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Sixteen lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. It’s incredibly walkable park since many of the paths are well-marked and even constructed with wood for easy accessibility.
In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.
3. FOOD AND WINE
Dalmatian pršut (prosciutto), paški sir (Pag Island cheese), grilled fish from clean Adriatic Sea, prosciutto, black risotto, octopus under peka, lamb under peka, pasticada… So, you have the top Dalmatian food list here, just ask that.
Speaking of food, no Croatian meal is complete without high-quality wine. Even most cheap Croatian wine is good. Pelješac, island Korčula, and Istria areas are known for the best wines. Throughout the country are offered a lot of organized wine tours. According to the Essence of Croatia, the country has 64 distinct grape types and more than 800 wineries in the country, so guaranteed you would find a wine (local name: vino) you’ll love.
Let’s clear obvious as first. Croatia is one of Europe’s sunniest spots.
Sunny days start in April. May, June, July, August, and September are sunny one after another. In the whole summer usually have just a few short drops of rain. Even in October, the weather remains pleasant every year.
Yet the main hidden value will be noticed by those resting by the sea. Adriatic is the sea, not the ocean.
It is a clear and not polluted sea without industry “closed” on three sides with just one entrance from the Malta side. This makes it incredibly sheltered, and there are no invasive animal species!
So in the middle of the night, you can jump in the middle of the sea, and there will be no sharks, sea snakes, and other deadliest creatures you’ll usually find in the ocean or large open seas!
5. POLITICAL STABILITY AND SAFENESS
One of the main hidden values of Croatia is safety. It’s not because of any unique safe and high tech safety systems. It looks that the main reason for the security of Croatia is because it is a too small country to have any global enemies! The local Croatian War for Independence with Serbia from 1991 to 1995 was an issue for Croatia only.
Socio-cultural values, economic development, and political stability are just increased when Croatia start to be the European Union member on 1 July 2013.
Violent crime in Croatia is rare, and overall crime levels are quite low, making it all together really extremely safe to travel to Croatia.
Even in the latest global Coronavirus crisis, because own geolocation “on edge” of EU territory, Croatia is one of least affected (on 7 May 2020, 2119 confirmed cases and 85 deaths in the whole country only).
Let’s stop here on just 5 points… We let you explore further. Head in this direction -> How good is the Croatia soccer team? Dubrovnik? Diocletian’s Palace? How can you pretend to be in “Game of Thrones” in Croatia? Etc.