Game of Thrones in Croatia
Where in the world is Croatia?
Have you ever heard the name of a place and wonder, “where in the world is that?” Well, you are not alone. Destinations like Croatia, for example, have been gaining popularity as an alternative to crowded vacations in other European nations like Italy or France. But, like many other Americans, you might be lost as to where to actually find it on a map.
In 2018, Google’s Year in Search revealed that Croatia was one of the most puzzling places people were looking for when starting searches that begin with the term “where is.” In fact, “Where is Croatia” was number two on the list. Clearly, Croatia is hot and a total mystery to find. For those who are unfamiliar with the country, the simple answer is that Croatia is in Europe. The more detailed answer is that it’s bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. If you look on a map, it’s just across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. Basically, if you look at the “heel” and “calf” part of Italy’s boot, you’ll see Croatia on the other side of the water.
Well now that we found it, this might be the perfect time to plan a trip to actually go there. If you’re in the United States, starting in June you will find direct service between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik thanks to American Airlines. You can also fly to another European city before catching a connecting flight to Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Split or Pula. You can also take a ferry from various ports in Italy.
The tourist season is between April and October thanks in part to the nice weather and beautiful scenic views. The summer season is the most popular since Croatia is known for its spectacular beaches. The Dalmatian Coast, a narrow stretch between Zadar to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro is a big draw.
There are also many other things to do in the country made even more famous by Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik and Zagreb, in particular, have incredible historic architecture, including fantastic churches, cathedrals, and museums, as well as delicious restaurants. In Dubrovnik, you can take wonderful walking tours and see where Game of Thrones was filmed while soaking in its rich history in the process.
You can choose from a variety of accommodations that cater to every budget, from social youth hostels to luxury beach resorts overlooking the sea. There is something for every budget here and you are sure to be satisfied.
Now that you know exactly where Croatia is in the world, plan your trip. Once you take your trip, you won’t just impress your friends with all your amazing vacation photos, but also you newly discovered geographical knowledge! Come visit Croatia.