Your spending money will go much further in Croatia
According to an article in Observer’s travel section, British travellers should visit Croatia next summer where their spending money will go much further. In its yesterday’s article titled ‘Where to holiday beyond the Eurozone’ they suggest to do following swaps :
Swap Corfu for Korcula : A long-time family favourite, Corfu offers an ideal mix of bustling resorts, long sandy beaches and stunning Venetian architecture in Corfu town. The Croatian island of Korcula, however, can match it on almost every front – wooded hills, unspoilt beaches and an elegant old town of its own. There are vineyards for wine-tasting, walking and cycling trails and a far less developed feel than its Greek equivalent. Best of all, the Croatian kuna goes much further; try garlic mussels washed down with a glass or two of Posip (local white wine) and you won’t spend much more than a fiver.
Swap Chianti for Istria: Vinophiles who shudder at the price of accommodation in the Italian wine region should look further afield; Istria, Croatia’s northernmost province, has rolling hills scored with vines. In autumn the woods are filled with truffles, and villages are home to cheese and olive-oil makers, whose produce is a fraction of the price of their Tuscan equivalents. Hilltop towns such as Groznjan and Motovun have all the charm and none of the crowds, while a long lunch in the square in medieval Svetvincenat will deliver home-made pizza with wine for around £15.
Swap Ibiza for Zadar: It might sound surprising, but Zadar in Croatia has one of the hippest club scenes in Europe come the summer months. Like D’alt Vila, the atmospheric old town in Ibiza, the polished cobbles of Zadar are crammed till the early (or late) hours with partygoers moving between venues such as the Garden and the Arsenal, which stages art and fashion shows alongside the club nights. If you’re looking for a Pacha equivalent try Porat run by renowned Croatian promoter Sergej Ludovic – where drinks will cost considerably less than the Pacha-average of £20.
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