Known as the land of 1,000 islands, Croatia is a Mediterranean country of perfectly preserved nature and breathtaking sites, with an interesting and rich history visible at every step. To be able to enjoy it fully during your stay, allow us to show you just a small part of what makes Croatia such a great holiday destination.
But first, book a room at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, just 15 minutes from the globally famous Old Town, whose history rivals Venice and whose beauty is unparalleled.
Situated at the center of Europe itself, Croatia was often conquered and annexed to various empires from Greeks and Romans, to Austro-Hungarians, Ottoman Turks and even Napoleon. All these brought something to the melting pot of cultures, mentalities and dialects that is Croatia today, creating a special blend of cultures.
Natural diversity of Croatia
Variety being the spice of life, you will not go wanton for any kind of natural beauty in Croatia as 37% of this lush emerald of a country is covered with forests, with more than a thousand beautiful islands decorating the coastline, and all that reachable in just a few hours’ drive or a short flight from Dubrovnik.
When it comes to natural beauty, Croatia is one of the richest countries in Europe, with eight national parks, two strict reserves, and ten nature parks, Plitvice Lakes being the most famous. If you have the time, make sure to visit at least one of them.
Croatian culture is like Croatian nature, rich and varied from region to region, with strong influences from the Roman to the Ottoman Empire visible in every aspect of life, from architecture to food. Being a major crossroads between the East and the West (dubbed the "Bulwark of Christianity" by Pope Leo X), Croatia still managed to preserve and develop a lot of unique cultural treasures like handmade lace of the island of Pag, musical instruments, dances and customs. The closest one to experience from Dubrovnik is the traditional sword dance Moreška, performed on the island of Korčula.
Being essentially Mediterranean, Croatia is becoming renowned for its wines, and one of the most interesting regions to visit is the peninsula of Pelješac, where Plavac Mali, a local variety of Zinfandel is grown.
Lord Byron called Dubrovnik the "Pearl of the Adriatic", others named it the "Treasure of the World", and it surely is one of the world's most beautiful cities offering an enchanting mixture of Renaissance architecture, vibrant culture and easy-going attitude to life.
The best way to experience it is staying at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, a five-star resort set on a beautiful hillside with a panoramic view over the Adriatic. Offering world-class comfort, superb facilities and a taste of laid-back Mediterranean, it is just what you have been looking for, centrally located on the Dalmatian Coast.