With the start of Game of Thrones season 7 now upon us, it’s got us thinking about Croatia and all it has to offer.
Some of you may not know that the beautiful country doubles up as some of the HBO series’ most recognisable locations around Westeros, but it is definitely more than just the set of King’s Landing.
So here we look at some of the amazing things that can be done in the relatively undiscovered Mediterranean gem.
Croatia is home to eight national parks, including the UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes.
The park contains 16 lakes, all connected by an array of rivers and waterfalls and all following the same flow. It is the largest national park in Croatia and probably the most beautiful.
Visitors can hike around the park for up to eight hours and still not see it all! But it’s definitely worth a trip just for those wooden walkways, somehow making the park even more picture perfect.
Along similar lines is Krka National Park which has some of the most iconic waterfalls in the area, and amazing swimming opportunities in the crystal clear waters, get there early to enjoy a swim on your own.
Explore the crystal clear blue oceans
If swimming is your thing, then you really can’t do better than exploring the coastline of Croatia. Every bit as luxurious as the nearby Greek Islands, there are a myriad of caves to check out and thousands of islands to discover.
The water is some of the best in the world and coupled with the fact the weather in Croatia is consistently amazing, it never fails to make for perfect swimming conditions.
It should also go without saying the food on the coastline is unbelievable and up there with the best fresh fish you will ever have. Head over to Pag Island for a buzzing nightlife too!
Take part in the famous nightlife at Zrce Beach
Zrce Beach on Pag Island is home to an ever-growing nightlife, making it one of the most popular party destinations in the country (and that’s saying something).
The clubs provide the perfect way to unwind after a long day swimming and exploring in the sun. The ‘Ibiza of Croatia’ brings in all manner of big names and the coolest festivals around, all right on the beach.
Not to mention all the music festivals!
The number of festivals setting up shop in Croatia is growing every year, with established names and underground wunderkinds making their way to party until sunset throughout the festival season.
From the likes of Hideout festival to Sonus, all tastes will be catered for. From heavy dub to the most chilled summer vibes, there really is something to please everyone.
If Croatia sounds like your kind of place then there’s no better way to experience it than through the expertise of Med Experience.
Med Experience offer adventures for 18-35 year olds, taking in the very best of Croatia and the Mediterranean on Greek Island Hopping tours, Croatian National Parks Road Trips and Croatia Yacht Tours.
Born out of the success of sister company, Sail Croatia, Med Experience brings to life the traveller in everyone, revelling in the nights you won’t remember, with the new friends you’ll never forget.
Wizz Air operates daily flights to Split from London Luton, with fares starting from £34.99 (one way, including all taxes, non-optional charges and one small cabin bag).