Some people think of winter as a dull and gloomy period that confines you to the indoors. Despite the cold weather, this is not always true for winter; and Croatia is the perfect example. Just like the summer, winters in Croatia come with a unique shade of life. There are picturesque landscapes to be seen and a range of natural and cultural attractions that offer you a unique way to experience this amazing country. The following is what makes winters in Croatia so magical and beautiful.
The Beautiful Countryside
Winters in Croatia are the best time to just kick it back, relax, and enjoy a more up-close and intimate experience in the country. There are much fewer people and you have all the time and freedom to visit the ancient buildings and walls. Just imagine taking a stroll down the Old City Walls of Dubrovnik in a quiet and chilly atmosphere; it would be like being in a scene from “Game of Thrones”! Don’t forget about the polarizing view of the Adriatic Sea; it is not going anywhere.
Snowy landscapes are quite a common phenomenon in the northern regions of the country and the capital during winter. Few people visiting the Zagreb during this time are aware that at the summit of Medvednica Mountain, you get the opportunity to indulge in exciting winter sports; from to skiing and snowboarding to playing with sleds in the snow. There are also high profile ski competitions that are held on the mountain including the Snow Queen event which hosts athletes from around the globe.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes provides guests with a stunning and completely unique experience every season. Many tourists visit the park during summer when the surroundings are lush green, full of flowers and butterflies. However, few know about the dramatic spot it turns out to be in winter, defined by frozen lakes and waterfalls. The resulting physical features are left with a heavenly turquoise color with a shade of white that’ll you remind you of the Disney movie “Frozen”.
Located near Zagreb, the Trakoscan Castle boasts a wealth of history and is surrounded by beautiful parks and a lake. Many visitors who come here are swept away by its romantic and cool vibe. The well-maintained castle transforms into a spectacular destination when the lake freezes, making sure that guests don’t miss Croatia attractions when they are presented with an opportunity to come back when it’s winter again.
Croatian Winter Cuisine
Just like the many cities have marked seasons that differ notably during summer and winter, Croatia also has some dishes that are normally reserved for the cold days of the year. Visitors get to sample the best culinary offerings during this season with delicious meals such as sarma- a combo of cabbage leaves and ground beef. Another favorite is the Kobascica, the irresistible Croatian sausages with different flavors, as well as mulled wine and hot chocolate.
Croatia might be the best place to be in summer, but this does not mean that you should keep away from this beautiful country during winter. All these attractions should be enough to make sure that you have the best of experiences on your next winter holiday.