Stunning scenery and crystal clear waters
Croatia is a destination that has evolved in a spectacular way in recent years into a contemporary holiday destination offering luxury hotels and impressive coastlines, which combine perfectly with lots of things to see and do. This is a charming holiday destination suitable for beach-centred family holidays and it's also a perfect destination for couples and groups of friends.
Although Croatia offers a large selection of luxury holiday hot spots, one of the most famous is Dubrovnik; Dubrovnik is world renowned for its reputation as the best preserved medieval walled city in the Mediterranean and is only one of three European cities to have been awarded World Heritage site of zero category by UNESCO. It's steeped in history and as you walk around the harbour area, you will be transported back to the 13th century.
For those looking for breathtaking coastlines and unforgettable scenery, consider a visit to the northern region of Istria where you will find the pretty resort of Porec. Even further north you will find the resort of Savudrija positioned just across the bay from Slovenia.
When you venture inland, you'll be greeted by enchanting scenery including lush forests, mountain landscapes and gushing waterfalls. Nature lovers will find themselves right at home and it's a brilliant choice for keen hikers and adventurers who like paragliding, abseiling and canoeing. Exploring by car is a popular choice as well, as it's easy to get about and see the highlights of the coastal resorts.
Croatia's most well known islands include the fashionable and luxury island of Hvar which is a must for the rich and famous and offers visitors a very attractive harbour front. Brac Island is a peaceful retreat where you will experience the true Croatian lifestyle.
Croatia is also a big hit with sailing enthusiasts as, through the massive 6278km of Croatia's coastline, there are 1244 islands, islets, rocks and reefs with thousand of wet and dry berths available all year.
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- This contemporary and luxury holiday destination is a change from the norm
- Suitable for families, friends and couples
- Dubrovnik is a must see, so full of historic charm and wonderful sights
- Brac Island has rocky shores with clear waters perfect for scuba diving
- The Brijuni Group of islands, near Pula, are an ideal choice for a day trip
- Inland you’ll find amazing landscapes, verdant forests and wonderful waterfalls
- Hiking, abseiling, canoeing, paragliding and sailing are popular tourist activities
- Hiring a car is easy and it’s one of the best ways to see the coastal resorts
- Island hopping can be arranged
- Multi-centre holidays are a great way to make the most of your luxury holiday
Flying time: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to 3 hours
Time Difference: GMT +1 hour
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Croatia can be divided into three Climatic regions. The lovely Adriatic coast enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry and sunny weather during the summer and cool rainy weather in winter. The north has a continental climate of cold winters and hot summers and central Croatia has large forests with an alpine climate.
The best time to visit Croatia is during the months of May through to the end of September when temperatures are usually 22°C and more. Temperatures during August have been known to top a sweltering 30°C so you may want to ensure the accommodation you choose has that all-important benefit of air conditioning.
Leisure & Activities
Visit the iconic World Heritage listed Old Town. Explore the streets of this historic walled city and take a stroll to the waterfront area where you'll find exquisite seafood restaurants overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
There are lots of islands to explore or holiday on including Hvar, Losinj, Brac and Lopund. Experience fantastic scenery, great hotels and the intimacy of a small island break in a stunning destination.
The interesting city of Pula has a huge Roman amphitheatre and you'll find the UNESCO listed Euphrasian Basilica in the popular summer resort of Porec on the coast of Istria.
The ancient Dalmation city of Split has charming houses, historic buildings and the Roman ruins of Diocletian's Palace and the Cathedral of St Dominus. After exploring the old town, take a seat in one of the seafront bars at Riva and watch the world go by or head to Bacvice beach for a leisurely stroll.