* Prices quoted for resorts in Dubrovnik Riviera and Istria and Kvarner are taken from the Balkan Holidays Summer 2014 2nd Edition brochure. Prices are for guide purposes only. Live prices can be obtained by utilizing the holiday search box.
According to the latest Post Office Holiday Money Report, Croatia is one of ten "hot" destinations for summer 2014. A range of factors will determine where holidaymakers will travel this year say the Post Office, including destination and flight developments, package prices, resort costs, exchange rates and demand that spurred growth in recent years. Using this criteria, Post Office Travel Money has identified the hotspots it predicts will most likely hit the headlines for all the right reasons in the coming year.
Croatia is famed for the sapphire waters of the Adriatic that gently laps onto its stunning beaches and into the secluded coves that line the Croatian coastline, from Istria in the north, down through Central Dalmatia and onto the Dubrovnik Riviera in the south.
With thirty stunning resorts in Croatia to choose from, choose a summer holiday to Croatia as this years holiday. Croatia summer holidays, without a doubt offer one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The 4,058km coastline that comprises of spectacular beaches, secluded coves, marina's that are home to boats of all sizes and an impressive collection of 1,185 islands (only 5 fewer islands than the Maldives), of which 48 are inhabited, are just some of the reasons why customers return to Croatia for a summer holiday year after year.
So, whether your ideal summer holiday to Croatia is spent relaxing in the sun in a vibrant resort, or soaking up the culture in a resort where time can stand still, or even if you fancy exploring some of Croatia's vast coastline or internal rivers in a canoe, a summer holiday to Croatia has something for you!
We offer an abundance of flights to Croatia, to the airports of Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. And low cost Packages on most Croatia summer holidays.
Please read on, to discover why our holidays to Croatia are like no other and could be just what you are looking for!
What to see & do
A summer holiday in Croatia offers something for everyone. Most Croatian resorts offer a spectacular choice of water sports for your summer holiday such as water-skiing, boats rides, while scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic is a “must”. Sports such as tennis, table tennis, bowling, mini-golf and volleyball are just as popular. Mountain-climbing is also a local tradition dating back to the early 1800s with a stunning unspoilt landscape, this is hiker’s paradise. Almost every large resort on the Adriatic coast organises its own summer festivals, there are different open-air concerts, fisherman’s nights and folk dancing shows to enjoy. Dancing is a major form of entertainment and there are plenty of bars and discos which stay open late. Many larger hotels organise their own entertainment, although it’s advisable to check when it is offered.
Food & drink
Eating out is inexpensive and delicious. There is a huge variety of local and international dishes to enjoy on a Croatia holiday. This area of the Adriatic is fish lovers’ paradise with over 370 species cooked in almost as many ways. ”Brodet”, a dish made of several kinds of fish, deserves special attention. Another excellent choice is the ”Prsut”, the dark smoked Dalmatian ham, the paprika flavoured salami or the mature domestic cheeses.
The wine-growing region of Dalmatia produces some great white and red wines and there are some interesting local lagers you should definitely sample.
Popular local gifts include lacework, embroidered goods, brandies and locally made pottery.
The monetary unit in Croatia is the Kuna. There are approx. 9.00 Kunas to £1.00 sterling (September, 2013) • Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airports, banks, exchange bureau's, post offices and some hotels within the larger resorts. Also all major cards are accepted.
Croatia has average high season temperatures of 30° C and enjoys mild, dry summers.
Use the search to your left to browse all available Croatia summer holidays as well as all discounts and offers we have online.
Ms. Doll, Borovets
A very enjoyable holiday, brilliant. Impressed with Balkan Holidays
Mr. Hepburn, Elenite
We just enjoyed it very much. Complete chill out
Mr. Hepworth, Golden Sands
Hotel staff + hotel made the holiday.
Mr. Alexander, Sunny Beach
Our first all inclusive holiday. Excellent value for money. Friendly Animators
Ms. Miller, Borovets
Everything we could have asked for and more was met by Balkan Holidays. We had an amazing holiday + we couldn't recommend them any higher. Also the best ski instructor we have ever had.