Since the end of the Croatian War of Independence in the late 90s, Europeans have traveled to the sun-drenched country to explore its natural parks and stunning beaches. Tourism in Croatia continues to increase due to the popularity of Game of Thrones, but there are plenty of other must-see attractions throughout the Balkan country. Discover five reasons to book your next trip to Croatia!
Explore King’s Landing
The spectacular city of Dubrovnik, Croatia serves as the filming location for King’s Landing, the capital, and largest city of the Seven Kingdoms. GOT enthusiasts can walk the Stairs to the Great Sept of Baelor, search for dragons in the House of Undying, and explore the scene of the Purple Wedding.
Visit Roman Ruins and Ancient Amphitheaters
In 305 AD, Roman Emperor Diocletian built a massive palace in preparation for his retirement. The location serves as another Game of Thrones filming site, but it’s also one of the most popular tourist attractions. Amongst the columns and temples lie dozens of bars, restaurants, and local shops. Visitors can stay at Apartments Salvezani, and partake in the vibrant nightlife.
Enjoy Exceptional Weather
Croatia has a reputation as one of the sunniest countries in the Balkan Peninsula. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy 12-13 hours of sunshine a day.
Relax on Picturesque Beaches
Croatia boasts a beautiful landscape filled with sea caves, coves, and warm beaches. While Zlatni Rat might be the most popular spot for tourists, locals spend their days in hidden spots such as Nugal, on the Makarska Riviera. Keep in mind that many of these secluded portions of the coast are traditional nude beaches.
Discover Several Amazing National Parks
There are eight national parks in Croatia, all more beautiful than the next. Waterfalls, lakes, and mountains make up the Balkan state. Plitvice Lakes National Park and Mljet National Park are a couple of popular destinations for wanderlust travelers.
Travel The World With AESU
AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
Experience an exhilarating adventure on the Cosmopolitan, Explorer, and Continental tours. It’s never too late to get a taste of a multitude of exciting cultures! Explore Croatia and several Game of Thrones filming locations on the Captivating Croatia tour!
If you have any questions or want help booking your European adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website!