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Stuba is literally overflowing with 2019 Europe early birds. From Malta to Italy, Stuba has some of the best rates, and finest hotels of any wholesaler worldwide.
One of the ‘new guard ‘ is Croatia; not exactly a secret, more and more travellers are heading to Croatia, with over 110 million night stays in 2017. A service based economy, Croatia has been rejuvenated after the devastating conflicts in the 1990’s. Now boasting one of the strongest economies in Southeast Europe, tourism accounts for over 20% of GDP, and is ranked as the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world.
Tourism hotspots are concentrated along the Adriatic Sea coast, with extensive rail networks throughout the country.
Head to Zagreb for some of the worlds best restaurants, museums, shopping and nightlife. Beautiful beaches, UNESCO World Heritage sites, crystal clear beaches, and beautiful, fresh food means that spending time in Croatia is easy. Some of the most popular things to do & see are:
1. Diocletian’s Palace (Split): Built as a retirement home for Roman Emperor Diocletian (in 305 AD), the palace is part of the UNESCO world Heritage site, and boasts a magnificent courtyard and bell tower. Close your eyes for a sense of history. Abandoned by the Romans for several centuries, the palace was eventually re-inhabited by locals fleeing the invading Croats. The most recent activity includes being a filming location for the TV series Game Of Thrones.
2. Plitvice National Park: another UNESCO world heritage site, the park comprises of steep hillsides surrounding 16 emerald blue lakes, all connected with stunning waterfalls. Access is good, with walking paths and bridges. Never has there been a more photogenic place than this park. Accessible via Zagreb or Zadar.
3. Kornati National Park: A beautiful archipelago with over 80 islets surrounded by deep blue sea, and white sand. The ideal way to explore is via sailboat, and is one of the most popular ways to see this park. Don’t expect any gift shops, as the region is largely uninhabited.
4. Dubrovnik Old Town Walls: The stunning old town with its surrounding walls, is Croatias’ top destination, and another UNESCO heritage site. Built from around the 10th century, the walls are buildings are up to 6 meters thick, providing a strong defence. Walking tours will be the best way to soak up the history. Towers, fortresses, and buildings of significance abound. Bokar Tower, Lovrjenac Fort, and Revelin fort should not be missed.