Holiday Villas in Croatia - What you need to know about Croatia

By: Stevewoodward
Throughout the early 1990's Croatia was a place that was not somewhere that tourists were going to be visiting because of the war taking place. Yet today it is a completely different story and now more and more visitors are flocking again to enjoy the splendors of this beautiful country.

Many people who now visit Croatia are doing so enjoy spending time on the beautiful well maintained beaches and exploring its old villages which have yet been unspoilt. Yet there are also plenty of other things to do and see which can further give you an insight into this beautiful country's turbulent past.

Generally those visiting Croatia will visit the towns of Zagreb which is the country's capital and has been it since 1557. They also are now making trips to the cities of Split and Dubrovnik.

In Zagreb the old and the new seem to have balanced themselves well. Along with being able to enjoy the Austro-Hungarian architecture that the town is famous for there is plenty of good shops as well. Today in this the capital city of Croatia you will find numerous shops that now sell all the latest fashions as seen in France and Italy.

As for Dubrovnik this city remains much of the countries old world charm and the best parts to visit are located in the Stari Grad area of the city. Along with the squares paved with marble, you can enjoy wandering around its cobbled streets, convents, churches and palaces. Plus take in the museums and even though during 1991 and 1992 the city was heavily shelled during the war taking place most of the buildings have been lovingly restored.

If you would really like to see the city in all its glory take time to wander along the city walls and climb one of the 16 towers that are part of its defensive structure. The walls themselves were constructed between the 13th and 16th centuries and are still as strong as they were when first constructed. But climbing up the towers is not for the faint hearted because they all reach a height of 25m (82 feet). But the climb is worth the views that you get of the city once you reach the top.

When it comes to planning a visit to Croatia many people choose to come during the spring and early summer months. Yes there is a much higher chance of it raining but the temperatures will not have yet reached those which one will find unbearable and which occur during the summer months.

If you do want to visit Croatia in the summer then arrange a holiday to one of the country's many coastal resorts. You will still have plenty of sunshine to enjoy but also the breezes which blows in off the sea help to make the temperatures at this time of year much easier to bear. However, you shouldn't forget to pack your sun cream as well. Plus a visit in the winter may be worth considering as the heat the water retains during the summer is then released back into the air in the winter and so the climate remains relatively warm.
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