The small, horseshoe-shaped Balkan country of Croatia is steadily becoming one of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations. With its stunning beaches, crystalline waters, incredible history and great food, Croatia is definitely worth a visit on any trip to southeastern Europe. If you’re curious about this wonderful little country on the Adriatic Sea, here are 10 reasons Croatia should be on your travel radar.
1. Excellent Seafood
With its hundreds of islands and extensive coastline, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that seafood is a staple of Croatian cuisine. The Dalmatia region in particular is famous for its simple seafood platters with such delights as muscles, lobster, shrimps, clams and squid. A particularly popular local dish is the fresh octopus salad, a wonderfully refreshing appetizer for those hot summer days by the beach. You’ll often here people saying ‘Jedi! Jedi! Jedi!’ (eat, eat, eat!) in this food-centric culture.