The Mediterranean as it once was. The slogan of the Croatian Tourist Board perfectly describes our country, yet still indicates what Croatia is known for globally, such as sun, sea and its delightfully beautiful coastline.
Good weather gives us a chance to explore this environmentally preserved area of Europe which boasts an azure-blue Adriatic coast featuring no less than 1246 islands belonging to the most indented coastline in the world. Croatia also has a total of eight national parks which consists of Risnjak, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes and Northern Velebit mountain and islands Kornati, Mljet, Brijuni Islands and Krka waterfalls along the coastal area, presenting Croatia as a vibrant jewel of natural beauty. Regarding cultural heritage, Croatia has an abundance of numerous museums, palaces and churches that are deservedly featured within chapters of UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Although there are many worthy places to explore in the continental north and northeast of the country, such as the capital city of Zagreb, the fertile fields and lakes and the beauty of the wooded mountains in Lika and Gorski Kotar, the slogan mentioned above shows that tourists will still experience the best summer on our coast. Well-preserved environments, centuries-old architecture, a pleasant climate and crystal clean sea all contribute to a rich experience as well as visiting the cities and islands in the Adriatic. Pula, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Dubrovnik, Lošinj, Cres, Rab, Murter, Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula are only just a small part of the list.
Another advantage of the Croatian coast is the range of diverse, beautiful beaches. Rocky, pebbly or sandy, shallow or deep within open air or a comfortable shade –there’s something for everyone! Without large waves and strong currents, since ancient times, the Adriatic Sea has been an important waterway of many ancient cultures. Croatia has over 50 marinas with approximately 16,000 berths and 8,500 dry berths. Depending on the location, marinas differ by the number of berths and the facilities and services they offer. Everyone, regardless of where they are, from big cities to small coves on islands has one thing in common - they are all within protected areas.
An unforgettable Croatian summer offers accommodation in hotels, apartment complexes, private homes, on village farms and in apartments with a long established tradition. Particular interest is given to the quality of the campsites sprinkled along the coast. In Croatia, as much as 25% of all overnight stays are spent at campsites. Culture camping in Croatia there from the start of camping in the world. Additionally, due to the position of Croatia and natural diversity, it is fondly appreciated by campers, often called the No. 1 European camping destination. The quality scale is further increased when the campsites add additional content such as mobile homes, rooms and apartments. Even though the quality is at a global level, campsite prices are among the most favourable found anywhere in the Mediterranean. As we share this story about Croatia, Murter island occupies a significant place, offering a small area at the best that Croatia has to offer its guests.