If you are looking for beaches with a touch of history and class, then Croatia is the ideal beach vacation. Situated along the Adriatic Sea, these Mediterranean beach towns boast stunning views of crystal clear waters and jagged shorelines. While having fun in the sun, get ready to cool off as you pluck oranges from the local trees for a refreshing, juicy treat. Best part of Croatia is the natural ocean swimming pools created along the shoreline.
Known as one of the longest resort towns, Opatija is well known for its accessibility to drink coffee or a spirit situated next to the natural swimming pools. Luxurious cafes, botanical gardens and historic hotels sit along the seashores of this lively, affordable Croatian beach town.
History meets urban living in the city streets of Split. Just beyond the concrete jungle are the resorts where swimming and coastal views are in sight. The city is located on the shoreline, with the Diocletian Palace overlooking the water. The palace originated in year 295. Bring lots of cash as shopping is plentiful and luxurious. Plus, Split locals are extremely helpful and kind.
This is the city of all cities in Croatia. The Old Town features the fort and the historic village. New Town floods with coastal beaches and hotels, which allow visitors to stare at stunning views. This cosmopolitan meets beach atmosphere is sure to treat visitors with class, style and delicious orange juice.
Istria is known for its delicious wine and crystal clear waters. The towns in this county feature all types of accommodation including first-class and small B&B options. The locals are extra friendly and accommodating. Bring your “sunnies” as the coastal views are shining bright with relaxation.
Umag is located on one of Croatia’s most beautiful coastal regions. Located near Slovenia and Italy, Umag features ancient history integrated amidst picturesque shorelines. This city is also home to the ATP World Tour Tennis Tournament, which brings much attention to the summer months.
Located in the Adriatic is Croatia’s most northern island, Krk. Visit Baska to explore more than 30 beaches. This sun worshiper’s paradise is remote, pristine and relaxing. Shorelines that were once sand are now pebbles, so you may want some beach shoes.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.