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Beautiful islands, unspoiled beaches, elegant cities, lively festivals and plenty of outdoor activities… book a holiday in Croatia to experience one of Europe’s most gorgeous hotspots.
With its long, attractively splintered coastline on the Adriatic Sea and proximity to both the central and eastern regions of Europe, Croatia is a melting pot of culture, history and natural beauty.
The romance of the coast is undeniable, with cities such as Dubrovnik, Zadar, Split and Pula boasting both urban grandeur and beachside fun. Look inland, however, to the beguiling Croatian capital of Zagreb for a comprehensive tour of the nation’s cultural highlights.
It takes 2.5-3 hours to fly from the UK to Croatia. Accommodation in Croatia is very good value, especially in the middle of the range between basic, budget rooms and the luxury hotels of the cities. Finding a low-cost deal on Croatia hotels is easy when you use TravelSupermarket. Use our search tool to tell us when you want to go and where, and we’ll compare prices on some of the best hotels in Croatia – all you have to do is select your favourite.
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Discover the main tourist destinations of Croatia with our guide to where to stay…
From modern, boutique pads to palace hotels that ooze glamour, Zagreb is home to many hotels. Base yourself here for access to attractions such as Marshal Tito Square, Lotrscak Tower, Maksimir Park, and the many museums and galleries that earn the city its reputation as a cultural centre.
The cities of the coast have the obvious charms associated with being by the sea. You can find many wonderful hotels in destinations such as Rijeka and Pula in the north, Zadar on the central swathe of the coast, and Dubrovnik and Split towards the south of the country.
Regarded as one of the most enchanting cities in Europe, Dubrovnik is a true architectural wonder. Simply walking the city walls is a delight in itself, but within those ancient fortifications lie a fantastic range of restaurants, bars, museums and historic buildings that all have a tale or two to tell. Be sure to take a stroll on the glimmering limestone of the main street Stradun.
Popular beach resorts in Croatia include those on the Dalmatian Coast, around Dubrovnik, such as Plat, Mlini, and Cavtat. The Istrian Riviera, in the north, lures holidaymakers to areas such as Porec and Rovinj. Croatia’s islands are also hot news on the holiday scene. Visit Brac, Korcula, Hvar or one of the many others for an unforgettable holiday. Or venture slightly off the beaten track by visiting Osijek in the east of the country.
There are many types of hotels in these destinations, from those all-inclusive breaks and spa facilities to the wide range featuring family-friendly amenities.
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If Croatia were a crown, it would be heavily jewelled with the many dazzling sights and attractions to be found all over the country...
Top five attractions
Built as his retirement home in 305AD, the Roman emperor Diocletian lived out his last years in Split in this superb example of Roman architecture. Homes and businesses now pepper the ruins.
The large island of Mljet, located off the coast of Southern Croatia, is an ideal day trip for visitors looking for rest and relaxation. Three quarters of the island is forested and is perfect for walking. The rest is made up of vineyards, salt lakes, and charming little villages with inviting cafes and restaurants.
One of Europe’s finest examples of a Roman amphitheatre can be found in Pula. The high surrounding wall of the structure is largely intact, as is the internal stonework, allowing the 2,000-year-old arena to stage weekly concerts and performances.
If you are the sort of traveller who likes to amble along backstreets in search of hidden gems, the picturesque town of Rovinj is definitely for you. A mass of pretty houses cluster tightly around every road and alleyway, creating a warren of walks that will often lead to a delightful restaurant or bar off the tourist trail.
Booking a break in Zagreb doesn’t mean you have to forgo the summer pleasures of paddling and swimming. Lake Jarun is a lovely spot for taking a cooling dip, having a go at windsurfing, or renting a romantic pedal boat for two.
The Croatian calendar is awash with public holidays and cultural festivities. Here are our top three events…
Rijeka Carnival; January/February/March: Croatia’s main port is home to the country’s premier carnival. Expect fancy dress, traditional costumes and plenty of fun and games, as parades, concerts and exhibitions fill the streets.
Statehood Day; June: Easily the largest celebration in Croatia, this is the day the country marks achieving its independence. Much of the celebrations centre on Zagreb, though festivities are staged throughout Croatia.
Summer Festival; July/August: Dubrovnik comes to life with street parties, dramatic performances and music concerts during this celebration lasting several weeks.