Wonderful promotion comes from the British press. Two well respected newspaper commended Croatian food and beaches, making a real media boost to our tourism. Even though many UK visitors have already visited Croatia and gained the first-hand experience on both cuisine and unspoilt nature, the attention given is certainly useful to those in doubt whether to visit the country or not.
The Guardian announced a list of Europe's top 25 beaches, 4 of which were listed in Croatia: Sveti Jakov in Dubrovnik, Posedarje near Zadar, Puptnatska luka on Korcula island and Livacina on Rab island. As the list was missing some of the most popular Croatian beaches, such as Zlatni rat on Brac island, it looks like the authors were focused on some less known, but equally impressive strands.
We will refer to only one of the beaches of their choice – Sveti Jakov in Dubrovnik. While summers in Dubrovnik can be obnoxious due to huge number of visitors in the Old Town, one may want to escape to a secluded beach and relax from all that crowd. That may be a difficult mission, which is why Sveti Jakov, being 30 min walk from the center, sounds like a good choice. There are 160 stairs leading to the beach, leaving it hidden from most of the by-passers. The beach itself offers great views towards the Old Town, as well as a nice restaurant and bar.
The Telegraph featured an entire article about Croatian cuisine, making a list of 10 dishes you must try while being in the country. As British tourists made 15,7 million overnight stays in 2017, their opinion on the food matters a lot. The top 3 list includes a local prosciutto and cheese from Pag island, an octopus salad and black risotto. The article also suggests the best restaurants in which to try each of the dishes listed.