With summer just around the corner, it’s time to book your holiday. That is, if you haven’t already. If you’re still looking for a perfect destination, consider spending your summer vacation on the Adriatic coast. Surrounded by several beautiful countries, it won’t be difficult to find a spot that satisfies your needs and budget. W

Countries around the Adriatic Sea

There are six countries with coasts on the Adriatic sea: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. In this article, we will focus on the three which have the longest Adriatic coastlines. Have a look below to plan the best summer vacation!

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Croatia

Probably the country that is most associated with the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is an ideal summer destination. Don’t believe us? Whether you’re looking for escapades in nature, relaxing time on the beach, architectural wonders, picturesque towns or lavish resorts, Croatia will have something for you. Here you will find beautiful beaches and amazing architecture, especially in cities like Dubrovnik or Split. The Dalmatian Coast is ideal for sun-seeking travelers. Are you up for some island hopping? Then there’s no better spot than Croatia! We recommend a boat excursion to the islands Hvar and Brac. Apart from a long coastline, Croatia also has breathtaking natural parks. The most popular ones are Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krka National Park – wonderful spots if you want to spend some time surrounded by lush greenery and waterfalls.

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Italy

Who hasn’t dreamt of visiting Italy? Rome, Venice, Milan… Italy has so much to offer there is no wonder why it’s on most people’s bucket list. Visit the Colosseum and other impressive buildings from ancient Rome. Italy’s capital also means that you can visit the Vatican and The Sistine Chapel. Perhaps you’d like to take a trip to Pompeii or sunbathe on the Amalfi Coast? If so, you can take this exciting trip from Rome. In the mood for a gondola ride? In that case, a trip to Venice is a must. Fashionistas will have a great time in Milan while fans of Renaissance will love a trip to Florence. But that’s not all! If you’d like to spend a lot of time in nature enjoying the water, a holiday in Sardinia will be perfect. No matter which place you decide to visit, you can be certain that there will be delicious food and wine to enjoy.

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Albania

An underrated destination, Albania is a great option if you’re looking for something off the beaten path. This relatively small country located on the Balkan Peninsula will surprise you with its spectacular beaches. Albania is perfect for travelers on a budget and those who want to avoid crowds of tourists. It’s also a great destination for foodies and nature lovers. History buffs can visit one of the oldest towns in the country, Berat, or the Butrint Archaeological Site, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When travelling to Albania, you will likely land in its capital – Tirana. Here you can, for example, visit interesting museums, cathedrals and mosques, stop at hip cafes, or admire beautiful mountain views from the Clock Tower. Those who want to spend some time by the beach should head to the Albanian Riviera. Ksamil, Saranda and Himare are some of the most popular places with stunning beaches.

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