Reasons to See Croatia in the Winter Time
It is now, and in many parts of the country still is summer time. And as many of us are seeking relief from the heat, others of us are already thinking ahead to winter vacation. Many of us are thinking of a complete change of scenery too. For those people, one of the myriads of choices around the globe is Croatia. Why Croatia? And why winter? Because Croatia offers many of the amenities of more popular tourist destinations around the world and also boasts historic coastlines that are known the world round. Also, Croatia offers a good value for the US dollar. Finally, most experts recommend that travelers avoid traveling to Croatia during the summer months to avoid its burgeoning tourist industry, Here are some other things to do and reasons to go visit Croatia in winter.
- Visit Frozen Waterfalls: Croatia’ beautiful beaches such as Lovrečina Bay, Brač Island, Uvala Dubovica, Hvar Island, Zlatni Rat, Brač Island and Kupari all compare favorably to other beaches around the world. Its waterfalls are a majestic thing to behold in winter. One such waterfall is located in Plitvice Lakes National Park which is open all year round. The frozen waterfalls here have an almost dreamlike quality.
- Christmas markets: The award-winning Advent in Zagreb is a thing to behold during the Christmas scene especially from its elaborately decorated malls. In Ban Jelacic Square, for example, there are traditional markets, craft stalls, Christmas decorations, concerts, traditional winter delicacies and more.
- Winter cuisine: Croatian foods are a must try if you are a foodie who relishes sampling some of the world’s most exotic cuisine. Traditional winter foods here include Grah (bean soup), kupus, bakalar and various other stews cooked over the fire. Christmas here also offers a number of sweets and desserts such as Kroštule, a crunchy, deep-fried pastry, and Guglhupf ring cake.
- You can enjoy the main attractions in solitude: As we said before, Croatia has a burgeoning tourism industry. Visiting in winter can help you to avoid the crowds while at the same time exploring all Croatia has to offer.
- More affordable accommodations: This is because the off-season allows you to book less expensive accommodations without going down in quality.
- The weather: While Croatia itself can be rather cool during the winter, the Adriatic coast has a typically Mediterranean climate. Here the winters remain relatively mild. The temperature never goes below 5°C.
Finally, there are many other reasons to consider planning a trip to Croatia in winter. The scenery, the people, the food are rapidly making Croatia a tourist destination that is on par with places like Paris, London, Germany, etc.