A holiday in Croatia can offer so many different experiences, combining ancient walled cities with unspoilt natural beauty; picturesque bays and rocky coves and lush, green forests. However you choose to spend your holiday, we can help you explore Croatia and discover the holiday of your dreams.
Croatia is a destination of outstanding natural beauty with many areas such as Plitvice Lakes protected as national parks, however it is best known for its amazing coastline which stretches for over 3600 miles and has over a thousand islands. Although its most popular spots can fill to bursting in the summer, there are still plenty of places for an authentic, local escape; you just need to know where to look.
There are a good range of regional flight options from the UK to Croatia and the flight time is around 2 hours 30 mins making it an easy destination to travel to. Summers here are warm and dry, with 10 hours of sunshine most days. In July and August temperatures rise to thirty degrees but there are often coastal breezes that prevent it becoming too hot. Spring and autumn are pleasantly mild with temperatures around the mid twenties.
The Dubrovnik Region, in the South of Croatia offers visitors a fantastic combination of beach and city break. Described by Bryon as 'the pearl of the Adriatic' the old town is still surrounded by thick stone walls and retains its cobbled streets, narrow alleyways, pretty harbour and terracotta roof tiles. Outside the city the villages are backed by forested hillsides and the coast offers a series of pretty bays and coves. One of the most popular is the fashionable resort of Cavtat (pronounced ‘tsav-tat’) – this beautiful bay is just 20 minutes by road or 40 minutes by regular boat taxi from Dubrovnik. The waterfront is a jumble of old stone houses, cafes, restaurants, church towers and a wide sea front promenade fronted by palm trees. In summer there is a real buzz to the resort but it remains free from loud nightlife, just good bars and restaurants. From Cavtat you can enjoy both Dubrovnik and the wonderful countryside of the Konavle Valley with its rivers, fruit and olive groves and where traditions still outweigh tourism. For something a little quieter the coastal villages of Mlini and Plat have fantastic beaches and remain relatively quiet in the height or summer, or alternatively take the ferries to islands such as Brac, Hvar and Lopud.
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The Istrian Riveria, in the north of Croatia is the closest to Italy and shares much of the Adriatic culture. It boasts over 150 miles of coast with many beautiful resorts including Rovinj, Porec Pula, Rabac and Novigrad and the islands of Krk, Cres and Rab can be easily accessed by ferry. Rovinj has a strong Italian influence and picture postcard beauty with narrow cobbled streets and a sunny quay side with grand Venetian buildings. The pretty town of Porec dates back to Roman times and is popular in summer months with its wide choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife. Beaches are mainly pebble and backed by the lush forests that are distinctive to this part of Croatia.
It is widely accepted that naturism in Europe started in Croatia on the Island of Rab. Adeona Travel can now arrange a range of ‘naturist’ holidays depending on whether you want just a naturist beach close by or to stay in one of the two dedicated resorts of Solaris Naturist Resort near Porec or Koversada Naturist Resort near Vrsar. If you want to island hop we can also offer a naturist cruise.
An alternative to coastal life is to head inland to discover some of Croatia's lesser-known, but no less spectacular natural areas. The turquoise Plitvice Lakes are Croatia’s most visited attraction but less well known is the nearby Velebit Nature Park, a vast wilderness perfect for hiking, horse riding and rafting, or of the northern Risnjak National Park, just an hour from the Istrian beaches, where a mountainous micro-climate offers a cool escape from the summer coastal crowds. Croatians love the outdoors and there are many excellent walking and biking trails.
The Istrian Riveria is also close to Slovenia and the capital Ljubljana can be easily accessed on a day trip or we can combine a stay in a coastal resort with Lake Bled and Ljubljana for a multi centre holiday.
The Dalmatian Coast and Islands situated to the north of Dubrovnik are perhaps the most beautiful area of coastline in Croatia. If you want to island hop then we recommend a cruise aboard one of the small motorsailer craft, our Dalmatian cruise starts and finishes in Split and takes you to the charming Islands of Hvar, Lorcula, Mljet, Bol as well as a visit to Dubrovnik.
If sailing isn't for you then we can combine Split with one or two of the islands such as Brac or Hvar to create a tailor-made trip that brings you the best of sightseeing and relaxation. Split is Croatia's second largest town and very much the centre of the Dalmatian coast. The old centre spreads along the seafront and is steeped in history, almost like an open air museum; the palm-lined promenade has a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Hvar is one of the most fashionable places in Croatia with many impressive yachts to be seen moored in its beautiful harbour. There are some very stylish bars and restaurants and it's a great place for a little 'people watching'. Brac is the third largest island in the Adriatic and home to Croatia's most famous beach, Zlatni Rat. Historically it was important for it's white marble but now its tourism that brings people here and by hiring a bike or a car you can really get away from it all, even in high season.
Croatia offers great value for money and we can offer a full range of accommodation types from small family owned hotels, simply self catering apartments, to beautiful luxury villas and five star hotels. We know sometimes it isn’t easy to plan too far ahead and we can tailor-make a holiday for you right up to the last minute, however Croatia is increasingly popular and to get ‘first pick’ of the beautiful places on offer we do recommend to book early whatever time of the year you plan to travel.
For further information and to start planning your Croatian holidays talk to one of our experts on 0161 486 9247.
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