Croatia is one of the ecologically best preserved parts of Europe boasting 8 national parks and 1185 islands. Emerald-blue waters and secluded pebble shores sit effortlessly beside historic cities and natural wonders.
With a latitude and climate similar to the French Riviera but with more Mediterranean coastline than France and Spain combined, Croatia’ 5,835 km of Islands, coves and Mountains is an enticing choice for real estate investors. Croatia’s recent EU membership has given a stability and shifted buyers perception of Croatia from an emerging market to a more fashionable place to be and to be seen.
Croatia’s geographical location close to the centre of Europe means the newest EU state is an attractive proposition for home buyers and investors alike. With driving possible within the day from most of central and eastern Europe and short flight times from the Northern European countries of the UK, Scandinavia and Russia, Croatia is becoming a recognised second home destination.
Known as the Mediterranean as it once was, the Dalmatian Riviera and its islands form a majority of this majestic coastline making it a treasure trove for anyone looking for privacy and exploration. Dalmatia is the least developed area in the northern Mediterranean and is stereotyped by its crystal blue coves, secluded beaches, islands and inlets.
For more than three millennia, Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline has lured emperors, adventurers and lovers of beauty to its shores. Its spectacular sights and welcoming people make Dalmatia a world-class destination. Tourism growth was the highest in the Mediterranean for 2015 and is predicted to grow year on year thanks to the attraction of having the cleanest seas in Europe, historic old towns and beautiful wooded islands. Predicted growth in the years to come is leading investment to double the airport capacity as well as doubling the number of marina berths for large yachts.
Croatia’s delayed development due to its turbulent past has allowed the government to learn from the mistakes made in other European countries and limit the development along its coastline. Strict planning laws will mean over 90% of Croatia’s coastline will remain untouched with a majority of future development aimed at the high end of tourism.