Why is Croatia one of the most popular destinations right now?

Croatia has become one of the world's most popular destinations
Croatia's enchanting coastline, picturesque islands, and historic sites like Dubrovnik's Old Town and Split's Diocletian's Palace make it one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Add to that the natural wonders of Plitvice Lakes National Park, the charming town of Rovinj with its Italian vibes and peaceful atmosphere, and the diverse cuisine influenced by Mediterranean, Italian, and Balkan flavors, and it's easy to see why Croatia is a top choice for travelers seeking both beauty and tranquility.


Yet, it's not just about the sights; it's about the lifestyle. Croatians are known for their relaxed mentality, enjoying life's simple pleasures like savoring coffee in sun-drenched cafes. This laid-back attitude sets them apart, making Croatia a place where stress takes a back seat, and enjoyment reigns supreme.
Nestled in the heart of Europe, Croatia shines as one of the safest and most welcoming countries on the continent, making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking peace and tranquility. With low crime rates and a friendly atmosphere, visitors can explore its wonders without worry.


Despite its modest population, Croatia boasts remarkable talent, especially in sports. From basketball star Dražen Petrović to tennis champions like Goran Ivanišević and Marin Čilić, Croatians have left an indelible mark on the global stage. Not to forget Janica Kostelić, one of the most decorated alpine skiers in history, and Sandra Perković, a dominant force in discus throwing, both bringing glory to their nation with their extraordinary achievements. We believe you have already heard about the Croatian National Football Team.

In addition to sports, Croatia has recently made headlines for its impressive performance at Eurovision. Representing Croatia was Marko (also known as Baby Lasagna), a talented artist from the charming coastal town of Umag. Marko's dynamic performance showcased his hometown's vibrant culture, earning Croatia a top spot in the competition and uniting the nation in celebration.

Baby Lasagna Umag, Croatia

Now, you have one reason more to visit Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula in Croatia. Istria is well known for its:

  • Rich history - Istria boasts a rich history that dates back to ancient times. From Roman ruins to Venetian architecture, each corner of Istria tells a story. Pula's well-preserved Roman amphitheater, for example, stands as a testament to its ancient past.
  • Coastal towns - Coast towns like Rovinj and Poreč with their narrow cobblestone streets, colorful houses, and bustling harbors draw visitors seeking old-world charm. 
  • Breathtaking beauty - Istria's diverse landscape includes rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and pristine beaches along the Adriatic coast. Exploring the countryside, especially in the hilltop towns of Motovun and Grožnjan, rewards visitors with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Culinary delights - Istria is a food lover's paradise. Its cuisine is influenced by Italian, Mediterranean, and Slavic flavors, resulting in a tantalizing fusion of tastes. Truffles, olive oil, fresh seafood, and local wines are must-tries. We suggest to you to not miss out on Istrian specialties like truffle-infused pasta and seafood risotto.
  • Wine and olive oil tasting - Istria is renowned for its quality wines and olive oil. Visitors can tour vineyards and olive groves, sample a variety of wines, and learn about traditional production methods. The region's Malvasia and Teran wines are particularly noteworthy, as are its award-winning olive oils.
  • Outdoor activities - Whether it's hiking in the Učka Nature Park, cycling along the Parenzana trail, or enjoying water sports along the coast, Istria offers numerous outdoor activities for adventures. The Lim Bay is perfect for kayaking, while Cape Kamenjak is a perfect place for snorkeling and diving.
  • Cultural festivals and events - Istria hosts a vibrant calendar of cultural events and festivals throughout the year. From the International Pula Film Festival to the Motovun Film Festival, and the traditional folklore festivals, there's always something happening that showcases Istria's arts, music, and heritage. 
  • Warm hospitality - Istrian hospitality is renowned. Visitors are welcomed with open arms and treated to warm, friendly service whether they're staying in a family-run guesthouse or dining at a local konoba (tavern).


If you are thinking of booking a boat, we are more than happy to share with you that we have a base now in Marina Polesana, Pula Istria where we have these two beauties:

Elan Impression 45.1 - Sax IIIElan Impression 43 - Skipper's Girl

Salon AC
Cockpit fridge
Bathing platform
Full teak cockpit & deck
Solar panel

Teak cockpit seats
Floor and table
Cockpit fridge and grill
Ambient cockpit lights
Socket in each cabin
Galley and head 230 V

Croatia's cultural richness extends beyond music and sports. Its cuisine is a delightful blend of Mediterranean and Central European influences, with dishes like seafood risotto, grilled meats, and hearty stews that tantalize the taste buds. And let's not forget about the world-renowned Croatian wines, produced in the sun-kissed vineyards that dot the countryside.

Whether you're drawn to its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, or delicious cuisine, Croatia offers something for every traveler. So, why not plan your next adventure to this beautiful country and experience its magic for yourself? Ever thought of sailing in Croatia?

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