17 May 2016
The worlds largest travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet recently published its Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013 and Croatia, which is marketing itself as 'the New Tourist Star of the European Union" was delighted to have made the list in what is undoubtably another piece of good news for the country's tourism industry, following their recent EU entry on July 1. The Lonely Planet article said of Croatia: "Calling Croatia a hotspot is somewhat old news in travel circles – its popularity is firmly established among European travellers and steeply on the rise among Americans as well. But many
12 Apr 2016
For a relatively small country, Croatia offers a dizzying range of holiday ideas. With its heavily indented Adriatic coastline, 1,244 islands and breathtaking national parks, it can be tough to narrow down where to go on holiday in Croatia. Where to go in Croatia for island-hopping? Even though only 48 of Croatia’s islands are inhabited, there’s still a huge choice of places for a holiday. Many are grouped together so you can cover several islands in a day. The Elaphiti islands near Dubrovnik – Šipan, Kolo?ep and Lopud – can be visited in a day, or discovered singly at a more leisurely pace. In the
21 Jul 2015
Opatija is often referred to as the “Croatian Monte Carlo”, so it is no surprise that EU-backed website European Best Destinations has listed this beautiful resort among the best for a romantic break on the seaside. Once the playground of the Austro-Hungarian and Italian aristocracy who would flock here to enjoy its clear blue waters, long beaches and sub-tropical greenery, Opatija is now a synonym for luxury and the perfect choice for anyone who wishes to have a pleasant, peaceful and relaxing holiday. There are also plenty of events that take place in Opatija during the summer months such as concerts, exhibitions and
01 Jul 2015
This summer, Balkan Holidays is featuring over 40 weekly flights to Croatia, offering UK travellers largest selection of regional airports and leading low cost carries such as EasyJet, Jet2, Monarch, Norwegian and Thomson. Croatia is situated on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea, right across from Italy and enjoys warm Mediterranean climate with mild Springs and Autumns. Whether you want to discover the islands of the Dalmatian Coast, take a walk along the old town of Dubrovnik or explore colourful Istrian peninsula, holidays to Croatia can guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience.
15 Jan 2014
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 has grown in popularity year after year rising to become one of Europe's
09 Jan 2014
According to the popular UK wine website Winerist.com, Croatia, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" is one wine region customers will be flocking to for 2014. Croatia is rich in clear, blue water beaches and offers visitors an abundance of delicious wine and food. A favourite of Winerist.com readers in 2013, Winerist believe Croatia’s wine regions will be a wine traveller’s dream in 2014 with Seafood and Vugava whites wine in Dubrovnik, premium wine tours overlooking the Adriatic and dreamy boutique hotels offering a great way to combine a beach holiday with a wine experience. For the more adventurous traveller,
17 Sep 2013
As delegates from around the UK prepare to attend this year's Travel Convention hosted by Dubrovnik, ABTA has teamed up with the Croatian National Tourist Office to encourage the 600 delegates attending to explore more of the beautiful country during their stay. The tourist office reported a 25% increase in visitors from January 2013 to July 2013, compared to the same period last year and Mark Tanzer, ABTA chief executive, said: "Croatia is a stunning country and after three days in Dubrovnik at the Travel Convention many delegates will want to see what else the country has to offer. "I am sure that if they do have the
28 Dec 2012
Balkan Holidays are delighted to introduce new winter city break holidays to Dubrovnik with direct flights available from London Gatwick from January 5th – March 27th 2013. Our Dubrovnik Winter Holidays are available for 2-14 night stays at one of eight quality hotels including the 5* Hotel Excelsior and the 5* Hilton Imperial. Situated on the southern tip of the Adriatic coast, the Dubrovnik Riviera provides visitors with an unrivaled combination of luxury and historical discovery. The jagged coastline is dotted with islands helping make the region one of the world's most popular tourist destinations today. The main attraction
16 Feb 2012
Last minute 7 night package deals to Cavtat, Korcula and Dubrovnik now available from £228 per person. Valid only on selected departure dates from Manchester airport. Book now and save 7.5% with our Online Discount.  
17 Dec 2010
Croatia's coast makes it an ideal island-hopping destination. There are hundreads of islands, from the Kvarner region in the north right down to the Elafiti islands of Dubrovnik. There are options to suit everyone from the family friendly beaches of Krk to the party island of Pag and the unspoiled nature paradise of Mjlet. Distance between many islands are small and all connections are made easy. Clients can either use the Jadrolinija ferries to get around or,  for an even easier life, take an organised cruise. Croatia's Dalmatian Coast stretches for 1050 miles along the Adriatic, facing Italy's eastern edge, and the
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