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Croatia is a country of more than 1,000 islands, a long and sunny coastline and rich history. A visit to Croatia is a treat for the senses, with each region showing a new face, from unspoilt islands to Roman ruins and sprawling vineyards.  Walk the walls of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, take an island-hopping yacht cruise in turquoise waters, or delve into the ancient history which can be discovered around every corner.

 

• Dubrovnik with it’s walled Old Town and fantastic dining
• Hvar, famed for its beaches and fields of lavender
• Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo
• Brac, famed for the white-pebble beach of Zlatni Rat
• Mljet, Croatia’s greenest island

Croatia can be visited all year round but our favourite months are April – June and September/October.

My affinity with the sea is matched only by my affinity with lying around in the sun, swimming in crystal clear waters, and sipping coffee at sidewalk cafes in picturesque Adriatic villages – I was bound to love Croatia! I spent an incredible week aboard a traditional sailing ship, weaving in and around the gorgeous islands and coast line of southern Croatia. Days were spent sunning ourselves on the deck, reading, relaxing, and swimming when the heat of the day hit. We would pull in to a different island each day, into picture perfect whitewashed villages with terracotta roofs, olive groves and vineyards on rocky landscapes. Simple, but good, food could be had in the local tavernas in the evening, where locally produced wines and equally fruity local characters made for a fantastic and authentic atmosphere, feeling totally immersed in the experience. On the bigger islands you can find absolutely ancient walled cities just oozing with history. The island of Korcula was a favourite. Allegedly the birthplace of Marco Polo, the old walled town is a veritable history book with a strong arts and culture heritage. I will return!
Brett

Currency Kuna

Language Croatian

Why we love it Azure, turquoise, aquamarine, royal…never have I seen so many shades of blue than in the Adriatic. Add to that small villages of white washed houses and terracotta roofs, olive groves and vineyards on rocky landscapes, hundreds of picture perfect islands, and ancient walled cities oozing with history, and you have why we love Croatia.

Weather Croatia is best visited during April and October – months which are generally dry and warm. July & August can be quite hot during the day but pleasant at night.

Festivals and events Two of the best are the Rijeka Carnival and the Dubrovnik Carnival, where the streets absolutely come alive.

Thousands of visitors come to Croatia for the celebration of the Rijeka Carnival which goes back years. They come for the ‘ugly masks’ reputed to chase away demons and evil spirits, the street parties, a famous International Parade with participants representing countries around the world, a Children’s Parade, and large-scale eating and drinking. The celebration begins on January 17 and runs for five weeks.

Closely followed by the Dubrovnik Carnival celebrated every February in Croatia for the last 600 years in the heart of Dubrovnik. You will see locals in fabulous costumes or futuristic get-ups, riders in medieval armor carrying lances, street theatre performers and bands.

Health* There are currently no health requirements to enter Croatia.

Notes *Please be aware that Health information is subject to change at any time and you should always double check these requirements at the time of booking and before travel.

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Cruise the Adriatic
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Croatia 8 Days / 7 Nights
aboard M/S Stella Maris

Cruise Croatia's extraordinary island-speckled coastline as you cruise from Porec to Dubrovnik or in reverse. You will be in awe of the spectacular natural...

Best of Croatia Deluxe
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Croatia 11 Days / 10 Nights

Enjoy the delights of Zagreb before travelling through the stunning Croatian lakes district to Split to board your Deluxe ship. Cruise the breathtaking islands...

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia 11 Days / 10 Nights

Thousands of years of history, imposing fortresses, mighty mountains, rivers and lakes combined with wonderful food, architecture and art to create an eclectic and...

Bike and Cruise Croatia
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Croatia 8 Days / 7 Nights Roundtrip Split
Island Hopping in Dalmatia

This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts on Brac Island and ends in Split exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays.

Deluxe Croatia Cruise

Deluxe Croatia Cruise

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Croatia 8 Days / 7 Nights Round trip Split

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Cruise the crystal waters of the Adriatic, exploring Croatia's beautiful islands while relaxing on your deluxe ship's sun deck, offering sun-shade cover, loungers and...

Discover Croatia
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Croatia 9 Days / 8 Nights

Marvel at the stunning Plitvice Lakes, before exploring Split which is the handiwork of seventeen centuries of building and remodeling, adding, tearing down so...

Discover the Balkans
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Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia 9 Days / 8 Nights

A journey through thousands of years of history, with stunning scenery, picturesque coastal towns and old walled cities. Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures, wonderful...

Highlights of Slovenia & Croatia

Croatia, Slovenia 15 Days / 14 Nights

Chase cultural highs or pursue the pleasures of nature in these two picture-perfect central European countries. Experience stunning sandy beaches, enjoy delicious food and...

Southern Island Hoping
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Croatia 11 Days / 10 Nights

Croatia provides the perfect opportunity for island-hopping. From vibrant party islands to quiet, uninhabited atolls, visitors have a great variety to choose from. On...

The Adriatic Sea & Greece

The Adriatic Sea & Greece

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Albania, Croatia, Greece 8 Days / 7 Nights
Variety Cruises

20% off Greece and the Adriatic Sea!

Discover the natural and historical treasures of the Adriatic, Dalmatian and Ionian Seas with a cruise around Croatia, Albania, Montenegro and Greece. Aboard the...