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Croatia Summer Holidays

According to the 2015 Post Office Holiday Money Report, Croatia was one of ten 'hot' destinations for the summer. Washed by the sapphire waters of the Adriatic from Istria in the north down through Central Dalmatia to the Dubrovnik Riviera in its south, Croatia has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
Endless coves, beautiful beaches sheltered by lush pine woods and small coastal towns and villages, decorate the mainland coast and its 1244 islands and islets (only 5 fewer than the Maldives!). The wealth of this coastline attracts adventurous travellers from all over the world - kayakers, divers and yachtsmen never fail to be delighted by these islands and their romantic atmosphere infused with a relaxed way of life - all set amid tranquillity and beauty.

Because of its geographic position, having been a crossroad of influences from the western culture and the east, Croatia combines a unique blend of four different cultural spheres. Architecture in Croatia reflects the imprint of its bordering nations on the country, with the Austrian and Hungarian influence clearly visible in public spaces and buildings in the north and central regions, while architecture found along the coasts of Dalmatia and Istria exhibit a truly stunning Venetian heritage. Venture beyond the coast and you will find Croatia Mountains and National Parks, spectacular scenery and totally undisturbed nature. 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 lush green hinterland and Croatia Lakes & internal rivers, 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. With a fantastic collection of thirty stunning resorts, motor-boat cruises and various tours in Croatia to choose from, please read on to discover why our holidays to Croatia are like no other and could be just what you are looking for!
 

Dubrovnik Riviera Resorts

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from £508pp
BRNA
Brna holidays are perfect for relaxing walks, breathing in the aromas of the Mediterranean herbs and taking in the beautiful views of the beach.
resort
from £580pp
LOPUD
Lopud Island, which forms part of the Elaphiti Islands, is famous for having one of the best beaches in the Dubrovnik region.
resort
from £376pp
DUBROVNIK
Take a walk along the stone ramparts of the city walls for the best view of the magnificent town of Dubrovnik, or simply relax in the sun soaked cafes and watch the world go by.
resort
from £490pp
SLANO
It's quaint harbour and pebble beaches ensure the resort of Slano remains a popular holiday resort and its close proximity to Dubrovnik is ideal for those looking to visit this historic city.
resort
from £364pp
CAVTAT
With its mixture of remarkable cultural treasures, modern hotels, pretty pebbly beaches and crystal clear waters, Cavtat offers its visitors both character and charm.
resort
from £412pp
MLINI
With beautiful stone houses, lovely waterfront promenade and remarkable views over the Adriatic, Mlini is an ideal location for tourists wishing to sample the tranquil atmosphere of a traditional village.
resort
from £427pp
OREBIC
Boasting some of the finest beaches in the region Orebic is lined with beautiful pine and olive trees. Orebic offers spectacular views of the azure Adriatic sea.
resort
from £403pp
MLJET
Mljet is believed to be the most beautiful island on the Dubrovnik Riviera, with its stunning national park which covers approximately 11 square miles and boasts two saltwater lakes.
resort
from £337pp
LUMBARDA
Lumbarda is small fishermen's village with around 1200 inhabitants. This fishing village has been built around a small bay and on the hills behind, and is surrounded by large sandy vineyards.
resort
from £430pp
SIPAN
Sipan is well connected with Dubrovnik and is very popular as tourist destination especially in the summer as there are regular boat connections.
resort
from £520pp
SREBRENO
Srebreno holidays are perfect for relaxing walks, breathing in the aromas of the Mediterranean herbs and taking in the beautiful views of the beach.
resort
from £355pp
KORCULA
The island of Korcula boasts numerous unspoilt coves and beaches, azure blue sea, an abundance of lush, aromatic Mediterranean plants and an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.

Central Dalmatia Resorts

resort
from £422pp
TUCEPI
As one of the most attractive summer holiday resorts in Croatia, Tucepi is distinguished by its most beautiful and longest gravel beach on the Makarska Riviera.
resort
from £413pp
SEGET DONJI
If you wish for a holiday to Croatia in a town packed with tradition, far from dynamic mass tourism, Seget Donji is the ideal place for you.
resort
from £332pp
TROGIR
Known as the cultural centre of Dalmatia, this spectacular UNESCO town is filled with exciting cultural treasures, comfortable hotels and lovely restaurants and cafes.
resort
from £440pp
BASKA VODA
Its warm, crystal clear sea, golden beaches and excellent sunshine record made Baska Voda the perfect choice for a family holiday.
resort
from £391pp
BOL
The holiday resort of Bol is a well known Medieval seaport with an abundance of cultural sights and peculiar places for you to explore.
resort
from £402pp
HVAR
The sunny town of Hvar has a beautiful waterfront promenade, lined with palm trees and boast a great selection of gift shops, seafood restaurants, cosy cafes and bars.
resort
from £371pp
STARI GRAD
Stari Grad is a truly charming resort on the beautiful island of Hvar, home to one of the oldest archaeological treasures in Croatia.
resort
from £638pp
SPLIT
Split holidays are full of stunning places to visit and provides a variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments to visit and explore.
resort
from £445pp
SUPETAR
Supetar's position and function as a transit city offers an unforgettable welcome to anyone visiting Croatia on holiday.
resort
from £412pp
BRELA
If relaxing in the sun on a beautiful white pebbly beach beside the sea is your idea of the perfect holiday to Croatia, Brela is the resort for you.
resort
from £377pp
MAKARSKA
With its perfect semi-circular small harbour, the stunning resort of Makarska certainly lives up to its too-good-to-be-true appearance.
resort
from £463pp
POSTIRA
The picturesque fishing village of Postira is ideal for a relaxing holiday with locals well known for their friendly nature, often found interacting with the tourists.

Istria & Kvarner Resorts

resort
from £448pp
OPATIJA
This beautiful town was once the resort of choice to the Austro-Hungarian and Italian aristocracy who would flock here to enjoy its clear blue waters, long beaches and sub-tropical greenery.
resort
from £322pp
PULA
The famous port of Pula is a fascinating mixture of roman history and contemporary surroundings in a perfect summer setting.
resort
from £367pp
ROVINJ
The streets and squares of the Venetian Quarter in the resort of Rovinj are a delightful location to lose yourself in or you can take a lazy stroll along the boat thronged harbour.
resort
from £331pp
POREC
The attractive resort of Porec combines the beauty of an ancient Roman and Medieval town with some highly developed tourist complexes. Porec Holidays are perfect for all kinds of visitors.
resort
from £349pp
VRSAR
Visitors to Vrsar are enchanted by the beauty of this old fishing settlement, with its naturally sheltered harbor and the 18 small tree-filled islands dotted around a beautiful archipelago.
resort
from £445pp
LOVRAN
Loved for its meticulously cared for parks, gardens, woods and beautiful golden beaches, Lovran is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Opatija Riviera.
 

Summer Travel Guide

Washed by the sapphire waters of the Adriatic from Istria in the north down through Central Dalmatia to the Dubrovnik Riviera in its south, Croatia has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Endless coves, beautiful beaches sheltered by lush pine woods and small coastal towns and villages, decorate the mainland coast and its 1244 islands and islets (only 5 fewer than the Maldives!). The wealth of this coastline attracts adventurous travellers from all over the world - kayakers, divers and yachtsmen never fail to be delighted by these islands and their romantic atmosphere infused with a relaxed way of life - all set amid tranquillity and beauty.

Because of its geographic position, having been a crossroad of influences from the western culture and the east, Croatia combines a unique blend of four different cultural spheres. Architecture in Croatia reflects the imprint of its bordering nations on the country, with the Austrian and Hungarian influence clearly visible in public spaces and buildings in the north and central regions, while architecture found along the coasts of Dalmatia and Istria exhibit a truly stunning Venetian heritage. Venture beyond the coast and you will find Croatia Mountains and National Parks, spectacular scenery and totally undisturbed nature.

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 lush green hinterland and Croatia Lakes & internal rivers, 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. With a fantastic collection of thirty stunning resorts, motor-boat cruises and various tours in Croatia to choose from, 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. The wealth of this coastline attracts adventurous travellers from all over the world - yachtsmen, leisure cruisers, kayakers and divers never fail to be delighted by these islands and their romantic atmosphere infused with a relaxed way of life - all set amid tranquillity and beauty.

Croatia's vibrant history and cultural heritage provides virtually limitless sightseeing and almost every large resort organises its own summer festival, different open-air concerts, fisherman's nights and folk dancing shows. Exploring mountains is also a local tradition dating back to 1800s, with stunning unspoilt landscapes and intact nature, this is hiker's paradise.

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'. 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.

Shopping

Popular local gifts include lacework, embroidered goods, brandies and locally made pottery.

Currency

The monetary unit in Croatia is the Kuna. There are approx. 10 Kunas to £1 sterling (at Sep 2015). 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.

Weather

Croatia has typical continental climate inland and distinctly Mediterranean on the coast. Summers are very hot and dry, with average temperatures around 30°C. Warm sea often tempts swimmers to carry on well into the Autumn months.
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Quick Facts
Capital
Zagreb
Language
Croatian
Time Zone
GMT +1
Arrival airports
Dubrovnik, Split, Pula
Flying Time
2hrs - 3hrs
Beach Resorts
31

Currency
Currency
Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Typical cost of
Lunch Pizza - £6
Local Beer - under £2
Three Course Meal - £12

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