Why Croatia should be at the top of your summer bucketlist


Unless you’re a dedicated snow man (or woman) you’ll probably want to ensure that your summer months are spent soaking up the sun somewhere it’s actually guaranteed to shine. But where in the world is that? Short answer, Croatia.

Nestled between Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary, and just a jump across the Adriatic from Italy, Croatia boasts the best of both the Balkan and Central European worlds making it the perfect summer getaway.

Don’t want to take our word for it? We’ll let these photographs do the talking for us:

The coastal waters are ridiculous

This iridescent water is the definition of crystal. Doesn’t it just make you want to dive right in?


 Everyone is an incredible cook

Like everyone. From the tip of the coast to the border of Hungary, it’s all about seasonality and local produce.

Seafood in the pot

 You’re spoilt for island choice

Mljet, Vis, Hvar, Korcula, Cres, Brac, Krk, Brijuni, Pag, Lokrum; it’s island hunter paradise.


 The landscapes are out of this world

Why hello waterfalls.



Marbled streets, red rooftops, Baroque buildings – what’s not to love?


 The sunsets look like this

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.

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 Fusion architecture at its finest

You can find everything from Slavic churches to Roman ruins, Social Realist sculpture and Venetian palaces.


 Because, this place

The sky bounces against its own reflection on Plitvice Lake.


 There are ruins like this everywhere

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 And lastly…

Because this just sums up the summer of your dreams.



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