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Walking Holidays in Croatia

To most UK visitors, Croatia is a synonym for sun-drenched holidays on the beautiful Adriatic coast. Yet this amazing country benefits from incredibly varied and rocky hinterland mountains, which offer a unique combination of peaceful countryside and balmy Mediterranean climate, providing a long walking season, which starts early in spring and ends late in autumn. Croatian mountains are most famous for its near perfect National Parks, ideal for exploring and walking amidst serene nature.
 

Plitvice Lakes

A welcome addition to our programme, Plitvice Lakes is a nature lover's dream and undoubtedly one of the most remarkable locations in Europe, justly included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Here, in a serene setting of a National Park, characterised by seemingly uninterrupted woodlands, 16 emerald lakes are connected by waterfalls which cascade in pleasant endlessness. Visitors will appreciate this unique wonder of nature while wandering along decked walkways and wooden bridges that criss-cross the whole area in a unique maze of paths.
Arrival airport: Zagreb
Transfer time: 2 hours

Dubrovnik Island Adventure

This tour has been designed for experiencing the outstanding beauty of the Dubrovnik Riviera and the nearby islands, while offering revitalising daily walks accompanied by local experts. Ascend by cable car high above Dubrovnik for unsurpassed views of the city then stroll along the palm lined promenade in Cavtat. Enjoy ferry journeys to the islands of Elafiti archipelago to discover picturesque harbours, rolling olive groves and secluded bays. Complete your adventure at Mljet, a truly stunning island that combines wonderful beaches with an abundance of flora in its National Park.
Arrival airport: Dubrovnik
 

Croatia Walking Holidays Guide

Venture beyond the typical beach holiday and you will find glorious Croatian mountains and National Parks, with spectacular scenery and totally undisturbed nature. Whether your ideal summer holiday is spent relaxing in the sun, soaking up the culture in a resort where time stands still, or even if you fancy exploring some lush green hinterland, lakes and rivers, a holiday to Croatia has it all!

Plitvice Lakes

Enjoying its nature sanctuary status, Plitvice Lakes are home to a wide range of flora and fauna, as well as numerous marked trails stretching over a ridge dominated by three main peaks. Try the 9 km long Plitvica walk or the more strenuous 21 km long Corkova Uvala trail and immerse yourself in this pristine area of an outstanding beauty. Walk through dense woodlands along 4 km long Plitvica Stream path all the way up to see emerald waters gushing out from its source. After passing through Plitvica hamlet, watch the stream reaching the Lower Lakes canyon where the waters plunge over 80 metre limestone cliffs, forming the 'Great Waterfall' - the highest one in Croatia. More arrow

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 limitless sightseeing options and almost every large resort organises its own summer festivals, open-air concerts, fisherman's nights and folk dancing shows. Exploring mountains is also a local tradition dating back to 1800s and with stunning landscapes and intact nature, this is a hiker's paradise.

Food & Drink

Eating out is inexpensive and delicious in Croatia. There is a huge variety of local and international dishes to enjoy and the Adriatic is a fish lovers' paradise, having over 370 species that can be 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. Try paprika flavoured salami or various mature domestic cheeses in olive oil. The wine growing region of Dalmatia produces some great white and red wines.

Currency

The monetary unit in Croatia is the Kuna. There are approx. 10 Kunas to £1 (at Sep 2015). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airports, banks, exchange bureau, post offices and some hotels within the larger resorts. All major cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.

Climate

Croatia has a typical continental climate inland and distinctly Mediterranean on the coast. Summers are very hot and dry, with average temperatures around 30°C. The 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
Flying Time
2hrs - 3hrs
Lakes & Mountains Resorts
1

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

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