Discover the dramatic Dalmatian coast
Located in South Eastern Europe, Croatia’s landscape is characterised by the Pannonian Plain, the Adriatic Sea and the Balkans. Tourists visit each year to tour the national parklands, sunbathe on the Dalmatian and Istrian coast and marvel over 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Zagreb, the capital city, is a popular destination for holiday makers. Travel during the winter to enjoy the festive markets, sip mulled wine and purchase a Licitar heart; a decorated cake and cultural symbol of the city. Dubrovnik is a city with ancient memorials and a rich historical past; explore this idyllic harbour town and walk amongst the ruined ramparts of the castle district. For a peaceful afternoon away from the crowds take a trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge. The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč and The Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik are two of Croatia’s most treasured attractions; take a guided tour and be sure to walk around the ancient city of Trogir.
Croatia is an enchanting country with ancient architecture and a rich historical past. Choose a summer holiday and relax on the beach sipping fruit cocktails or explore the medieval towns and villages; sample traditional Croatian cuisine in a local restaurant.
When to Go?
Croatia’s climate varies depending on the region. Continental conditions are found in the north with Mediterranean influences from the Adriatic coast in the south. Dubrovnik boasts a warm and inviting climate with hot summer months and bright yet wet winters with average temperatures in June exceeding 25°C. Autumn sees most of the rainfall with foggy conditions. Tourists tend to prefer peak seasons in July and August although May boasts average temperatures of 30°C.
How to get there?
Croatia is served by nine main airports. Direct flights are available from the UK to Dubrovnik International Airport (DBV) , Pula Airport (PUY) , Rijeka Airport (RJK) , Split Airport (SPU) , Zadar Airport (ZAD) and Zagreb Airport (ZAG) . The journey from the UK including London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester, takes approximately 2.5 hours. Several airlines operate services to Croatia such as Ryanair, Croatia Airlines and British Airways.
Travel to Croatia to marvel at the UNESCO listed heritage sites. The historical complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian and the Old City of Dubrovnik are great examples of ancient architecture and preservation. Discover the island of Lokrum, accessible by boat from Dubrovnik harbour; this is said to be the refuge of King Richard during the crusades. Explore the fortress and monastery located in the centre of the island.