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!
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!
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.
All prices are based on 2 adults sharing. Prices & availability correct at the time offers were generated and are subject to change at any time.
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.
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.
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