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Here’s How Croatia Became The Go-To European Destination For Every Music Loving Festival Goer

By MedSailors Crew
on  August 10, 2018

As a top MedSailors destination, we reckon Croatia has something to offer absolutely everyone. From the Game of Thrones connection sure to delight every epic fantasy fan, to picturesque and gloriously tranquil islands perfect for travellers looking to get away from it all, whatever you’re looking for, Croatia’s got it.


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Croatia’s got sapphire waters ideal for ocean sailing, swimming, diving, kayaking, windsurfing and everything in between. Lush pine forests and national parks awash with hiking trails, saltwater lakes, and stuh-ning waterfalls. Vineyards and wine tasting tours galore. And, of course, music lovers won’t be disappointed.

Whatever your musical jam, there’s a festival with tunes that will nestle their way into your bones, which is pretty cray considering that just a decade ago Croatia wasn’t exactly known as a happening destination for young travellers.

The Beginnings of Croatia’s Music Scene

After holidaying in Croatia in 2003, former UB40 manager and club promoter extraordinaire Nick Colgan opened The Garden Lounge with his wife Charlotte, and the two pretty much single-handedly gave life to Croatia’s now banging music scene.

So, how exactly did they get the word out about their new venture?

They threw a party, of course! Said party was called The Garden Festival, but you’ll probably now recognise it as the unforgettable force that is Love International. There may have only been a few hundred partygoers there for its first year, but it was immediately clear that the organisers were on to something super special.

This secret festival, which attracted top DJs wanting to play for the love of playing, didn’t stay secret for long. Just two years later, 3,000 music lovers arrived in Croatia ready to dance.

Sailing in Croatia: The Adventure of a Lifetime

Although now home to an array of festivals attracting visitors from across the globe, Croatia never feels overcrowded or overwhelmed. Going sailing in Croatia is easily one of the best adventures you will ever embark on. So, what are you waiting for?

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Dance the summer away while jamming on a yacht with friends and book your MedSailors Croatia holiday today!

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