Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens

About Croatia

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.

A melting pot of cultures

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 of this has brought something to the melting pot of cultures, mentalities and dialects that is Croatia today, creating a special blend of cultures.

Natural diversity

Variety being the spice of life, you won’t need to look far for any kind of natural beauty in Croatia since 37% of this lush emerald of a country is covered with forests. In addition, more than a thousand beautiful islands decorate the coastline, all within just a few hours’ drive or a short flight from Dubrovnik and the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa.

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, with Plitvice Lakes being the most famous. If you have the time, make sure to visit at least one of them.

Croatian culture

Croatian culture is like Croatian nature, rich and varied from region to region. You can tell there are strong influences from the Roman Empire and 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 manages to preserve and develop a lot of unique cultural treasures, like handmade lace from 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.