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25 best secret beaches in Europe list includes two in Croatia 


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

The British Times and Telegraph included Croatian islands and beaches among the world’s top destinations.

So far in August, there have been 77 percent more arrivals from Britain than last year. 

The British The Times and The Telegraph published reports on Croatian beaches and islands as unmissable world tourist destination. This was the result of cooperation between the Croatian Tourist Board Office in London and the editors and journalists of the The Times and The Telegraph.

In The Times article 25 best secret beaches in Europe, two Croatian beaches made the list – Pasjača near Konavle and Ropa bay on the island of Mljet. 

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

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


Pasjača beach (Photo credit: Zoran Jelaca/Croatian Tourist Board)

Also making the list were attractive beaches in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Italy.

The publication is the result of collaboration with Annabelle Thorpe, a journalist who for years contributes 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 editorial team ranked the islands of Brač and Vis among the 20 islands in the Mediterranean that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. In the article, The island of Brač was included among the best island destinations for family vacations, with a special reference to the beauty of the Zlatni Rat beach in Bol, which was created for water sports.

Two Croatian beaches on 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 bays and original eno-gastro delicacies, is a tourist asset for all nature lovers.

In addition to the Times and the Telegraph, the British Financial Times and the Scottish The Sun also wrote recently about Croatia, describing the Dubrovnik coast and Brijuni’s hidden beauties, cultural attractions and food and wine offerings.

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

Two Croatian beaches on 25 best secret beaches in Europe list

(The Sun/HTZ)

“Such publishings in the prestigious British media are extremely valuable for Croatia. Guests from Great Britain love Croatia, which is also confirmed by the data of the eVisitor system, according to which the British have achieved 120,000 arrivals and almost 700,000 overnight stays in August so far, which represents a 77 percent increase in arrivals and 100 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. The British especially prefer the Dubrovnik-Neretva and Split-Dalmatia counties, and there are great announcements for the upcoming post-season,” said Darija Reić, adding that the British have realised around 2.6 million overnight stays so far this year.

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