Croatia has had a long and varied history, and over the last few years has seen somewhat of a tourism renaissance. Helped partly by the number of cruise ships travelling up and down the coast from Venice, Croatia has now set its self apart as one of the most interesting counties in Europe.
Boasting mountains and beautiful national parks in its interior, especially the famous lakes at Plitvice, Croatia is a great place to discover the great outdoors. There are even some really unique places to stay – ask us for more details on that!
Most people will stay on the coast though, with three distinct regions. In the north, the Istrian peninsular has a great Italian heritage with plenty of Roman ruins. Featured recently on ‘Amazing Hotels – Life Beyond The Lobby’, the Grand Hotel Park in Rovinj is a favourite of ours, with fantastic views over the town and coastline.
Further south is the Dalmatian coast, with Split and the nearby town of Trogir – one of the access points to the vast number of islands you can either visit or stay on. Of course, in the south the iconic city of Dubrovnik, and its historic old town.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Croatia has something for everyone, although the best time of year is in the summer to enjoy it at its full potential. Although, you could go on a city break in the winter.
Around 2 hours
Sailing, walking, culture, food.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights are available to Dubrovnik, Zadar, Split, Pula and Zagreb from the UK, although there are more flights available in the summer. City breaks are possible all year round in Dubrovnik or Zagreb.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Croatia is a fabulous place to explore, either as a twin-centre combining the mainland with an island, or as part of a multi-centre holiday taking in the fabulous Plitvice National Park.