From breathtaking coastlines and aquamarine waters to island hopping and cave exploring, there are countless reasons why Croatia has become one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. During Yacht Week in Croatia, the Mediterranean climate boasts the ideal weather to enjoy a breeze in your hair, a Rosè in hand, all while soaking up the sun and sailing.If you have not heard of Croatia before this year’s World Cup, know that the country is home to not only outstanding soccer players, but also superlative beauty. Croatia might look tiny next to their neighbor Italy, but there is so much to explore including what was named the ‘Best beach in Europe’ in 2016. Sound perfect? Well- it’s exactly that, and one of the best parts- you don’t need to be a millionaire to party on a yacht. With no shortage of choice in Croatian adventures, you can count on Rubinsohn Travel 215-886-5200 to customize top-notch arrangements in what could easily be, the best time of your life from sand to sea. Listed below are some of our absolute-must-do things in Croatia:
Stiniva was voted the ‘Best Beach in Europe’ in 2016. Although it is a popular tourist attraction, the location itself is hard to get to. The beach can be reached by hiking down a steep and narrow path, or by taking a taxi boat from a nearby cove, but there are limited number of boats that can fit between the two vessels that almost block the beach. Whichever way you get there, it will be worth it as the view is breathtaking.
This national park is a combination of every marvelous aspect of nature. There are lakes, waterfalls and a limestone canyon. The park is open all-year-round, and it offers seven different routes to tour the lake system, and four hiking trails. No matter what part of the park you see, you will not be disappointed. The lakes have been identified as having special, physical significance by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. But you can still enjoy the view and take plenty of pictures. Add Pilvice Lakes to your Croatia to-do list!
This island is filled with attractions. Two of the more popular ones are the Green and Blue Caves. Both of the spots are very picturesque. You can even swim in the Green Cave. After, you can hang out by the harbor, where all of the yachts pull up; serving for another picturesque spot. If you want to enjoy the sunset with a drink in your hand, we recommend visiting the Hula Hula bar on the beach!
From left: Blue Cave, Green Cave
Korcula is the most populous Croatian island. It is filled with amazing wineries and rock beaches. There are a lot of secluded and small beaches all over the island, but the most popular ones are sandy beach, Vela Przina, and pebble beach, Pupnatska Luka. Korcula has a fair share of the 40,000 winemakers in Croatia. The island is best known for its white wines, but you can find delicious red ones as well.
Another reason why you might have heard of Croatia – Game of Thrones was shot here, and more specifically it was shot in Dubrovnik. One of the ways to tour the city is to do the ‘Wall Tour’. It takes about 2 hours to walk the whole circle, but you get to see hidden, narrow streets, lively squares and experience a lot of history. If you are still feeling adventurous after the walk, Dubrovnik has plenty of locations to go cliff jumping. Buza Bar is a popular spot for cliff jumpers, as well as the island of Lokrum, where not only can you cliff jump, but there is a high chance you will stumble upon some peacocks or bunnies. For individuals looking to get away from the beaches, an hour away from Dubrovnik you can visit Ston. Ston offers great food, fantastic scenery and it has the second largest fortification in Europe! Ston is also a great place to get fresh oysters – right on a boat. Dubrovnik is a real gem and is one of Croatia’s UNESCO sites you won’t want to miss. Lastly, American Airlines is starting direct flights from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik next June!
From left: Dubrovnik, Lokrum From left: Ston, fresh oysters on a boat in Ston
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