Where to go on holiday this summer? Visit Croatia as a safe and holiday-perfect destination 🇭🇷🌞🏖
Coronavirus affected many industries worldwide and tourism is definitely one of the most affected industries. As time goes on, the situation slowly stabilizes, but most people still have a fear of traveling abroad. With countries around Europe reducing coronavirus restrictions, opening borders and creating new ways to ensure safe travel for visitors, summer holidays to Europe are becoming a realistic possibility for relief-seeking travelers.
One of the countries that have coped well with the virus pandemic and controlled the situation from the very beginning is Croatia. Such a situation instills confidence and hope that we will not have to cancel our summer holidays because Croatia is right now safe and certainly a very good choice. Croatia has been spared the worst of the coronavirus, with up to 20 times fewer infected people than in any other European country. Well-equipped in healthcare, it also has more hospital beds per inhabitant than most European countries.
Forbes Magazine brings you a list of the 20 safest holiday destinations in Europe for 2020 and three destinations from the list are located in Croatia, which makes Croatia a country with the most destinations on the list. The list includes Croatian cities such as capital (Zagreb), European Capital of Culture 2020 (Rijeka) and wider surroundings of Dubrovnik (Cavtat).
How did Forbes present these three Croatian cities?
Zagreb is among the favorite places to visit on EBD's lists: a ''travelers' favorite destination'' in Croatia, a ''must-see destination for a city break,'' the starting point for a road trip in Croatia, ''a romantic destination' throughout the year and a destination recognized for its Christmas market.
With a rich history dating from Roman times, it is the capital and the largest city in the country, located in the northwest along the Sava river, at the foot of the southern slopes of Medvednica Mountain.
''Come enjoy its thousands of terraces in summer, read the newspaper of watch a football match (the Croats are passionate about football), visit its many beautiful parks, architectural wonders and historical monuments. It's very Instagrammable, too'' says EBD.
The principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia after Zagreb and Split, it's located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea.
Historically, because of its strategic position and deep-water port, the city was fiercely contested, especially among Italy, Hungary and Croatia, changing hands many times over the centuries.
Selected as the European capital of culture and named among the Best European Destinations 2020 by EBD, Rijeka is a perfect destination for a safe European trip. It likely will be on of the top destinations this summer. ''Croatians love the coffee terraces and the many beaches with crystal clear waters around Rijeka.''
Popular with celebrities, families, lovers and fans of gastronomy, culture, nature and water sports, Cavtat is The Destination. Cavtat has a large selection of private villas, tourist apartments and small family hotels (selected as travelers' favorites this summer). Dubrovnik, the regional center, is a 20-minute drive from Cavtat.
Then what do you choose for a summer holiday – Zagreb, Rijeka or Cavtat? For a full list click here.
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