Holidays to Croatia 2017 / 2018
Croatia is seen as a late bloomer in the tourism industry – it hadn’t become a mainstream European holiday destination until the very late nineties. Now, Croatia is a highly versatile holiday destination attracting over 10 million tourists every year. With its clear waters, white-pebbled beaches and Venetian charm, it’s easy to see why Croatia has become a really popular holiday destination. Book your Croatia holiday with Co-operative Travel and grab yourself a bargain today!
A large part of Croatia’s appeal comes through its near 2,000km coastline. Croatia’s beaches are lined with some excellent cafes and restaurants – perfect for a break during a stroll down the coast. Dotted around the Croatian coastline sit over 1,000 islands – each with its own unique attraction. Visit Mljet and experience one of the Adriatic’s most idyllic beaches, Hvar for its lively nightlife or venture over Krk Bridge to the historic Golden Island.
Croatia is also known for its many year-round festivals – choose your festival and base your trip around it. Some of the most popular festivals include the Dubrovnik and Outlook festivals which see celebrities and festival goers from all over the world.
Croatia’s combination of history and beaches make it a great destination for your next holiday. Whether you choose to visit for a cultural, relaxing or festival break, Croatia’s picture perfect scenery is perfect for a getaway with your family or friends. Let us at Co-operative Travel find your perfect Croatia holiday this year – call us now or use our dedicated search to book online!
Booking Ahead - Croatia Holidays in 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great Croatia holiday deals and packages are now available for Croatian holidays in 2017 / 2018.
Booking ahead for your holiday to Croatia in 2017 / 2018 has real advantages. Whether you are booking a romantic getaway or a treat for the family, look no further. Not only can you get an amazing deal by booking in advance, but it will also take the hassle out of taking last minute time off work. The sooner you book, the sooner you can look forward to it!
Book a Croatia package holiday for next year and save money now.
Wherever you decide to book your Croatian holidays, there are plenty of packages to suit your budget. Croatia and its islands abound in top quality hotels and villas - which can be booked on a bed and breakfast, full or half-board basis. However, many cheap holidays to Croatia are self-catering. Look at the last minute Croatia holidays Co-operative Travel have on offer for the latest deals.
Croatia – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Croatia is a European country which occupies the largest area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. There are plenty of wonderful holiday experiences to be had in Croatia, whether you’re into trekking, festivals, running, cycling, and much more, there’s definitely something there for you!
Ideal Time to Go: Sightseers might like to visit parts of Croatia such as Dubrovnik, Split & Zadar during the winter months as they have a lot of beautiful views on offer during this period. If a sunny Croatia beach holiday is what you’re after then July and August are ideal months for your Croatian holiday.
Weather: Croatia generally has two climates – The coastline has a Mediterranean climate and interior parts of the country have a continental climate. Due to the dual climates in Croatia, the average temperature along the coast differs from the inner regions, for example, Dubrovnik, which is a coastal region, has an annual average temperature of 16.3°C, whereas the average annual temperature in Zagreb is 15.2°C. Dubrovnik is probably Croatia's most popular resort and with average temperatures in the high 20's during the summer months and 13 hours of daily sunshine during July & August, it's easy to see why.
Flight Time: Less than 3 hours from London
Time Difference: 1 hour ahead of UK time
Currency: HRK (Croatian Kuna)
Fun Fact: Alfred Hitchcock claimed that the sunsets in Croatia are the most beautiful in the world.
Top Tip: Plan ahead! - There are so many great things to do in Croatia that it may be overwhelming trying to choose activities at short notice, so decide beforehand what you intend to do in order to make the most of your holiday in Croatia.
Places to Go on your Croatia Holiday
Croatia is full of beautiful destinations, all of which have something different to offer. Here are some of our top recommended places to visit for your holiday to Croatia:
Dubrovnik – A magical place with a lot to offer. Dubrovnik is a land of culture, the historical buildings and city walls make for very pleasant sights that are certain to keep you happy and entertained. There’s plenty of accommodation covering a wide price range so you are bound to be able to find something that works for you. There are beautiful beaches that allow you to relax in the sun and plenty of nearby attractions such as waterfalls and mountains if you’re feeling a little more adventurous.
Zagreb – Zagreb has good travel connections to the UK and Europe, so it’s easy to reach, but it has so much more to offer than just that. The nightlife in Zagreb is often said to be the best in the country with plenty of wonderful clubs, concerts and bars to keep you wildly entertained. It is also a great shopping destination with plenty of bargains to be had.
Plitvice Lakes – If beauty and wonder are what you’re after then there’s no place better than Plitvice Lakes National Park. It’s a beautiful combination of nature and fine scenery. There are sixteen interconnecting waterfalls and wonderful floral views. You can explore its unique beauty on one of the many trails they have or even get a boat or shuttle bus tour around the park. No matter how you choose to explore the park, you’re bound to be left in awe at what it has to offer.
Holiday Activities in Croatia
Croatia has a lot of amazing scenery to tour, some marvellous nightlife to enjoy, great attractions to visit and much more. Here is a short guide to the best things to do during your holidays in Croatia:
Go hiking – With beautiful sights and great trails to venture across, Croatia is the perfect destination for hikers. With wonderful waterfalls and huge mountains to explore in the gorgeous warm weather, you’ll never feel anything but astonished and delighted.
Tour the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV locations – If you’re a fan of the series then this is perfect for you, there’s enough Game of Thrones scenery to keep you entertained for hours. Even if you’re not a fan of the series the views are so lovely that you’re still in for a treat if you choose to visit. These tours can be found in many locations throughout Croatia, however, the most popular and highly rated tours are in Dubrovnik, and you can have a one hour walking tour in Dubrovnik for less than £20!
Visit ancient buildings and ruins – Croatia is a cultural hotspot with wonderful ancient items scattered all over the country. Whether you choose to visit the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, the Roman amphitheatre of Pula or any of the well preserved ancient sights that Croatia has to offer, you’re sure to be astounded at the cultural marvels you will discover.
Go clubbing! – The nightlife in Croatia is excellent, there are various types of clubs to visit all with something different to offer. Socialise with some of the locals and tourists in either of the many easy-going joints scattered around the country or just go and have a laugh with your friends.
How to Get There
Holiday Flights to Croatia are available from many airports in the UK and they fly to many of the major cities in Croatia directly. There are plenty of flights available all year round at cheap prices. During summer months Croatia holiday flights are even more plentiful so you should have no issue getting to Croatia wherever you’re travelling from in the UK. If you need any assistance finding flights, then give our expert travel team a call and they will be happy to help.
Read more about what to do on a Croatia holiday in our travel blog.