Croatia is a fast up and coming holiday destination popular with families, couples and groups all looking for a destination with a difference. Located in central Europe with almost 6,000km of coastline on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe. Its Mediterranean climate, plethora of sight seeing opportunities, great beaches, restaurants and varied nightlife provide something for every visitor.
Croatia’s main tourist attraction has always been its beaches with countless stretches of soft golden sand, hidden coves, bays and natural harbours. Two of the best beaches are Banje beach and Lokrum beach in the popular town of Dubrovnik. Most of the beaches in Croatia are well serviced with amenities so you can take a break with a cold drink in a great restaurant and nearly all of the main beaches offer a huge array of water sports to try. Each of the different towns and cities in Croatia has its own hidden gems and fantastic sights to visit. The Diocletian’s Palace in Split is one of the most famous whilst the several churches and religious buildings such as the Cathedral St. Jakov in Sibenik and the many different architectural styles give an intriguing ambiance to each town.
Croatia has over 1,000 beautiful islands along its coastline with regular day trips available from the mainland so you can discover the stunning gems that are dotted along the Adriatic coast. Further-a-field you can even catch a ferry to Italy which is not far from Croatia and shares the Adriatic coast. There are many markets that take place in towns across Croatia where you can pick up fresh local produce as well as handicrafts, souvenirs and decorative items such as vases. One of the most famous markets is the Dolac Market in Zagreb which is a huge open air market selling everything you could imagine. You will also find main shopping streets in most of the main towns where you can visit boutique stores and even some popular high street names.
Eating out in Croatia is highly enjoyable with a huge choice of restaurants to try as well as international cuisine; everyone is guaranteed to find something to their taste. Fresh fish from the Adriatic is a local delicacy, as is cheese and you will also find some fantastic local wines to enjoy. Nightlife in Croatia is fantastic, with cheap beer, great DJs, a huge choice of venues, music and cocktails. There are many beach clubs along the coast as well as large nightclubs in the more popular resorts where you can dance until dawn. For those looking for a more laidback evening, the many cafes and live music venues provide great opportunities for you to make the most of the holiday after dark.
No matter what you are looking for, the fantastic summer holiday destination of Croatia has it all. Have a look at our resort guides below to find out more information.
Dubrovnik - the southern most city in Croatia lies along the most beautiful part of the Adriatic coast. Enjoying a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry, hot summers, the small, authentic villages and untouched islands of this region make Dubrovnik a fantastic destination for a cultured summer sun holiday.
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Porec - The lush and green resort of Porec is located on the western Istrian Peninsula of Croatia. With a history dating back over 2000 years and a mild Mediterranean climate, Porec has something to offer every traveller whether you are looking for a relaxed beach holiday or a cultured sight seeing break.
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Zagreb - Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and is a city of green parks, pretty squares and a Baroque atmosphere.
Easily reached from the Adriatic coast via train links the city is divided into three parts, the Upper Town, Lower Town and New Zagreb, each with its own feel and attractions with an abundance of shopping facilities, restaurants, cafes and markets.
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