Advent in Croatia
Advent is the time of the year when Christmas lights start shining throughout Croatia, creating magic in cities and towns, bringing Santa Claus and his helpers to decorate the realm of Christmas spirit and joy.
Best places in Croatia
With the snow covering most of the inland and some parts of the coast, Croatia becomes a top destination to visit during Christmas time. If you don’t know where to go, we’ve gathered some of the best places to visit:
Zagreb – Advent in Zagreb has become a tradition that has been recognized in the international tourist environment. This year Lonely Planet has selected Zagreb as the top destination to visit
Also, Zagreb has been selected as the best Christmas market for the third year by the European best destinations web site, giving it a special flare to the already colourful city.
Istria – with the colourful lights, mulled wine, smell of gingerbread and open markets with local products, a cosy feel of the coast line can make the wonderful Advent a magical story to tell.
For children activities, there’s always a full day program in Dinopark with special surprises and lighted dinosaurs that children will adore. A full unique experience for the whole family is prepared especially for Christmas time.
Other Istrian cities, like Rabac, Vrsar, Medulin or Opatija, all prepare Christmas markets that you can enjoy in a bit smaller scale then Zagreb. But that doesn’t mean they’re less special, Santa took care that the whole Christmas magic spreads throughout Croatia.
Share your Istrian experience in the comment section below!
Let us take you on the journey of your lifetime by exploring Istria and inspiring you for your dream vacation!
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.