Average 2 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 20°C
Holidays to Croatia are fast becoming a new favourite among Brits as they seek sun and sea at an affordable price, and who can blame them? Croatia is a fascinating country, with medieval towns, hip cities, and over a thousand tiny islands along its crystal-clear Adriatic coast. For those looking for some sunshine, summer temperatures reach an average of 26°C. And with just over a 2 hour flight time from the UK, sunny Croatia holidays are within easy reach.
One of the most up-and-coming destinations on a Croatia holiday is Dubrovnik, a melting pot of culture, amazing architecture, exquisite food and bustling nightlife. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, this medieval city is perched on the southern tip of the country. With its stone-walled Old Town and well-preserved buildings, a stay here is like taking a step back in time.
Just a short journey north up the Dalmatian coastline of Croatia you can find the island of Hvar. The rich and famous from Croatia and beyond flock to the town’s port and resorts every summer, so expect to see a fine collection of yachts in the harbour. Hvar Town is a particular favourite for tourists looking to experience Croatia at its best, as here you can find promenades lined with palm trees, centuries-old architecture, and cool little bars tucked away down hidden alleyways.
We have a wide range of holidays, flights and accommodation to create the perfect holiday to Croatia for you. Browse all-inclusive hotels, self-catering villas and more. We offer holidays in both beautiful and relaxing beach resorts and fun, action-packed city breaks. Croatia really does have it all! Speak to a member of our team should you have any questions about booking a holiday to Croatia. Alternatively, browse great-value adventures further afield including holidays to Egypt, New York holidays and beyond.
THINGS TO DO ON HOLIDAY IN CROATIA
Many Croatia holidays centre around the country’s beautiful beaches or fabulous hotel pools but there's plenty to do besides swimming and sunbathing. Boat trips, water sports, hiking, horse riding, sightseeing, diving, shopping and cultural trips are all available, depending on where you choose to stay. Don't miss a trip to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Or if you’re staying in the north of Croatia, you can pop over to Italy for the day, while Montenegro isn’t far if you’re staying in the south! Wherever you go, you’ll find an abundance of charming towns and villages in Croatia, with cobbled streets, historic buildings and quaint shops, cafes and restaurants.
Nightlife in Croatia varies greatly across the country. Dubrovnik and capital Zagreb offer a thriving nightlife scene, with a good choice of bars and clubs. The area around Zadar hosts a variety of outdoor events and festivals in the summer months. For families on holiday to Croatia, there’s plenty of child-friendly hotels with play areas, kids’ pools and all-age entertainment.
FOOD & DRINK IN CROATIA
Croatia holidays offers a great choice of places to eat and drink, from quaint restaurants serving up seafood and local specialities, to beachside cafes and even the odd fast food joint. Be sure to try Croatian delicacies like black risotto, seafood stew and truffles, with a tipple of Rakia, a Balkan fruit brandy, to wash it down.
The choice of restaurants tends to be greater in larger holiday resorts and cities. In beach resorts, all inclusive and half board holidays are increasingly popular, while old towns have lots of self catering options.