25 best secret beaches in Europe list includes two in Croatia

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Two Croatian beaches among the 25 most secret beaches in Europe (Photo: Zoran Jelaca/Croatian Tourist Board)

Britain’s Times and Telegraph ranked Croatian islands and beaches among the top world destinations.

So far in August there have been 77 per cent more arrivals from the UK than last year.

British newspapers The Times and The Telegraph published reports on Croatian beaches and islands as unmissable world travel destinations. This was the result of collaboration between the Croatian Tourist Board in London and editors and journalists from The Times and The Telegraph.

In the Times article 25 best secret beaches in Europetwo Croatian beaches made the list – Pasjača near Konavled Ropa bay on the island Mljet.

Two hidden oases of Dubrovnik-Neretva County stand out for their authentic landscapes and clear sea away from the big tourist crowds.

Pasjača beach is described as an undiscovered oasis right on the turquoise sea, while Ropa on the island of Mljet is highlighted as the forested habitat for the Mediterranean monk seal.


Pasjača Beach (Photo: Zoran Jelaca/Croatian Tourist Board)

The list also included attractive beaches in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Italy.

The publication is the result of collaboration with Annabelle Thorpe, a journalist who for years has contributed to the perception of Croatia as a top tourist destination in the most popular British media, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Mail etc.

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Mljet (Photo: Kevin Charit/Unsplash)

The Telegraph editors classified the islands Brač and Vis among the 20 islands in the Mediterranean Sea that you must visit at least once in your life. In which articleThe island of Brač was included among the best island destinations for family vacations, with special reference to the beauty of the Zlatni Rat beach in Bol, created for water sports.

Two Croatian beaches included in top 25 best secret beaches in Europe list

(The Times/HTZ)

The island of Vis has been declared the best Mediterranean island for relaxation, which thanks to its authenticity, turquoise coves and original oenogastronomic delights is a tourist asset for all nature lovers.

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In addition to The Times and Telegraph, Britain’s Financial Times and Scotland’s The Sun recently wrote about Croatia, describing Dubrovnik’s coastline and Brijuni’s hidden beauties, cultural attractions and food and wine offerings.

The Sun’s award-winning and recognized travel journalist Heather Lowrie visited Dubrovnik, Ston and Pelješac, while the Financial Times article, which is followed by an audience with higher purchasing power, focused on Pula and the turbulent past and unspoilt beauty of Brijuni National Park.

Two Croatian beaches included in top 25 best secret beaches in Europe list

(The Sun/HTZ)

“Such publications in the renowned British media are extremely valuable for Croatia. Guests from the UK love Croatia, which is also confirmed by data from the eVisitor system, according to which the British have registered 120,000 arrivals and almost 700,000 overnight stays in August so far, which corresponds to a growth of 77 percent in arrivals and 100 percent in arrivals and overnight stays in comparison to the same period of the previous year. The Brits particularly favor Dubrovnik-Neretva and Split-Dalmatia counties and there are great announcements for the upcoming post-season,” he said Darija Reicadding that Brits have booked around 2.6 million overnight stays so far this year.

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