It is well known that Croatia boasts a very rich and diverse natural scenery and various picturesque towns. That being said, coastal towns are often the ones most well known, particularly their summer offer. This spring, we invite you to widen your horizons and take a refreshing holiday on a new destination. In order to make the choice easier (or harder), we bring you an overview of our favourites:
THE FORESTS OF GORSKI KOTAR
What place is better to experience nature’s awakening than in Gorski Kotar. Scientists have proven that spending time in nature brings many benefits for physical and mental health, and the thick forests and fresh air bring you just the perfect dose of peace for quality relaxation. And if you become to crave some action during your holiday, you can check out some of the really unique and protected natural gems: Risnjak National Park, strictly protected reserves of Bijele Stijene and Samarske Stijene, park-forests Japlenški Vrh and Golubinjak. We particularly recommend Lokvarka Cave, one of the most beautiful karst caves in Croatia.
Cleanliness, freshness, peace, greenery – all of these things are reminiscent of a holiday at the heart of Istria. Apart from plenty possibilities for half- and one-day trips, there is a reason why Istria is called a magical place. Green oases perfect for active holiday enthusiasts, picturesque towns in the inland that are sight for sore eyes and soul, and the ever-present offer of cultural manifestations make this peninsula the perfect choice for spring in Croatia.
MAGNIFICENT PLITVICE LAKES
Plitvice Lakes National Park is without doubt one of the most attractive places in Croatia. However, it offers much more than magnificent nature – a boat ride over the Kozjak Lake, horseback riding, massages, visit to the Barać Caves, culinary delicacies – these are just some of the things offered. Avoid the summer crowds, take advantage of the early bird discounts and give your self in to complete indulgence – your body and mind will thank you.
DYNAMIC RIJEKA AND KVARNER
We’ve already talked about Rijeka – this famous harbour city has all the advantages of a dynamic urban centre, while having the perfect position nearby numerous excursion destinations in Kvarner. Fun guaranteed! Rijeka has something to offer to absolutely everyone. And when you are done exploring all the knacks and crannies of this city, it is time to meet its surrounding – Kvarner. Apart from excursions to nearby islands (Krk, Cres, Lošinj, Rab), we highly recommend trying out some of the cycling routes.
If you are still uncertain regarding where and how to spend the spring in Croatia, our team will always gladly offer you advice!
Or visit us in our offices in Rijeka, Opatija, Crikvenica and Krk.