What a Croatia holiday looks like:
Holidays to Croatia are fast becoming a new favourite for sun and sea at an affordable price. Croatia is a fascinating country, with medieval towns, hip cities, and over a thousand tiny islands along its crystal-clear Adriatic coast. A relaxing beach holiday or an action-packed city break - Croatia really does have it all!
Add into the mix warm and welcoming people, scenic natural beauty, tasty gastronomy, and vibrant culture, history, and nightlife and you have the recipe for the perfect holiday – and all just a short flight from the UK.
Where is the best place to stay in?
Dubrovnik - the Pearl of the Adriatic - is a melting pot of culture, amazing architecture, exquisite food, and bustling nightlife. Step back in time at the stone-walled Old Town - famously featured in Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Just up the Dalmatian coastline is the island of Hvar. The rich and famous from Croatia and beyond flock here every summer; especially to Hvar Town with its palm-tree-lined promenades, centuries-old architecture, and cool little bars tucked away down hidden alleyways.
Holidays to Croatia are popular year-round, with average temperatures of 20C and often hitting 31C during July and August.
- Currency: Euro
- Average temp: 20°C/68°F
- Average flight time: 3 Hours
- Time Difference: +1 hours
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Things to see and do 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 popular.
Experience Dubrovnik’s Sponza Palace and Rector’s Palace and escape to nearby Cavtat with its charming marina. Split is your gateway to the huge Diocletian Palace and beautiful Marjan Park. Further North, Pula is home to an impressive Roman Arena.
Wander Korcula’s car-free stone alleys and seek out the Marco Polo House. Uncover Sibenik’s historic Old Town with its UNESCO-listed Cathedral. Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park’s emerald-blue lakes, teeming waterfalls, and eclectic birds and wildlife.
Nightlife in Croatia varies greatly across the country. Dubrovnik and the capital Zagreb offer a thriving nightlife scene. The area around Zadar hosts a variety of outdoor events and festivals in the summer months.
Weather in Croatia
Average monthly temperature in Croatia (°C)
- Jan 10°C
- Feb 11°C
- Mar 14°C
- Apr 19°C
- May 24°C
- Jun 29°C
- Jul 31°C
- Aug 31°C
- Sep 25°C
- Oct 20°C
- Nov 15°C
- Dec 11°C
Food and drink in Croatia
Croatia holidays offer everything from quaint restaurants serving up seafood and local specialities to beachside cafes and fast-food joints. 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.