Croatia’s one of the gems of the Mediterranean and is one of the most historically rich and beautiful countries in Europe.
The country’s food, culture, lifestyle and weather are fantastic. Additionally, there are also a number of exciting events to attend in Croatia this year. Discover these top destinations in Croatia for 2014.
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1. Red Bull Air Race
Croatia will play host to the famous Red Bull Air Race this April. The beautiful town of Rovinj, with its splendid streets and fantastic cathedral will provide the back drop for one of the most exciting and thrilling racing events on the calendar.
The beautiful Croatian sunshine and 200mph planes should be the perfect mix as the high speed show comes to town. Rovinj’s beautiful bay and pastel coloured buildings will be the perfect contrast for the high speed, multi coloured acrobatics of the highly skilled pilots. This is the second race of 2014, it promises to be exciting.
2. Festival Season
Croatia hosts a number of quality festivals for music lover’s year in year out and 2014 looks like it could be a real winner. With some amazing line ups, almost guaranteed sun and also plenty of amazing venues – forts, beaches and similar cool locations as standard – Croatian music festivals offer a lot. In addition, some of the line ups are fantastic and some of the world’s largest artists and bands will showcase their music at the likes of Soundwave and Hideout Festival. The great thing about a festival in Croatia is that sunshine and relaxation are never far away, so why not follow it up with a few days R&R somewhere nice.
There’s a whole range of different sorts of festivals catering for all different tastes and loves of music – so why not take a look and consider Croatia for your next musical weekend?
3. Visit Vis
The island of Vis is an isolated area that was once a trading spot for a number of the world’s greatest cultures. It has a long history of relics, though is most famous because nobody outside of Yugoslavia could visit until recently. This meant the locals could fish and make wine uninterrupted for 45 years!
The area’s has an amazingly simple charm and is a fantastic place to see as it’s avoided a lot of the development other areas have undergone. It’s around two hours via ferry from the town of Split and we promise you’ll be delighted that you took our advice and went for a visit.
Croatia is a fantastic country and there’s plenty going on in it over the next year, so get packing and get ready to have a great time.
About the Author
Umar is a travel lover and blogger. He writes this post on behalf of Maistra for the Red Bull Air Race. This is his third guest blog post for Travefy.