The British media love affair with the Croatian coast continues.
In the early 1980s, former Yugoslavia was the second most popular tourist destination for British tourists after Spain, with an impressive 432,000 tourists visiting the country, the majority of whom headed to the Croatian coast and islands.
The regional conflict, coupled with the rise of destinations such as Turkey and Egypt in the interim, put paid to this region’s popularity, at least for a while.
But things are changing, and a new generation of Brits is discovering Croatia, in ever greater numbers. Part of that popularity is fuelled by the British media, which has produced plenty of positive column inches about Croatia in recent years, the latest of which was in the Daily Mirror this morning:
“You’ll need more than one trip to discover the 101 delights of Dalmatia – the rugged central coastline of Croatia, protected by a gorgeous Adriatic archipelago and backed by the dramatic Velebit mountain range.
“Head out from the beautiful and vibrant 3,000-year-old town of Zadar and you’ll find a destination that has plenty to Cro about.”