The Croatian Tourist Board will be happy with the exposure the nation got for free this week all over the world. First it was Business Insider who listed Croatia as a ‘Must See’ place in 2014, then it was the turn of E! Entertainment channel and the Daily Mail in the UK, followed by the popular Huffington Post who put Croatia at the top of its ‘World’s Greatest Traveler’s Go/No-Go List for 2014′. The week has been capped off with an article now by The New York Times.
Read by millions a month, The New York Times steered away from Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and listed the inland city of Varaždin in its 52 Places to Go in 2014 list.
Forget Croatia’s beloved coast: The inland city Varazdin is one of the country’s most picturesque and well-preserved areas. One hour north of Zagreb, this small metropolis of 50,000 has an immaculate cobblestoned town center and is stocked with Baroque churches and palaces like the Draskovic. The theme continues with an annual Baroque music festival, but that’s where it ends. Other music-themed festivals and concerts are decidedly modern and change from year to year: One, the Radar Festival, for contemporary stars, has drawn names such as Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana, and various other festivals throughout the year such as Spancir Fest, celebrated from the end of August to September, attract artists and musicians from around Europe – wrote NYT.