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Croatia Holidays

A holiday to Croatia delivers an intriguing blend of history and culture along the Adriatic coast.

Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Boasting rugged mountain terrain and translucent turquoise waters, this stunning little country is a must-see.

Discover Croatia’s remarkable coasts and islands on magical boat tours, and visit idyllic rustic towns characterised by narrow paved streets and small squares as you while away your worries on an unforgettable Adriatic Odyssey. Discover  its stunning architecture and spectacular views.

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Holidays to Croatia

Croatia is a breathtaking country situated along the Adriatic Sea in Eastern Europe. Popular with tourists, it offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and rich culture, with its stunning coastline, pristine beaches, sunny weather, delicious food and rich cultural legacy of historic sights. This unique destination encompasses over 1,000 islands, as well as the striking coastal city of Dubrovnik and the impressive capital city Zagreb.

Croatia is best known for its natural beauty and one of the highlights is without doubt its impressive coastline along the Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic Coast to the north and the Dalmatian Coast to the south, offer visitors ample opportunity to soak up the sunshine, admire the stunning coastal views and enjoy the beautiful white beaches. With an array of both sandy and pebbly beaches to choose from, visitors to the region will have no shortage of vantage points from which to admire the country’s crystal clear waters. Relax and soak up the sun or dive into the ocean and explore the underwater world with some snorkelling.

When you tire of admiring Croatia’s magnificent coastal views, you need only shift your gaze north to enjoy the views of the looming Dinaric Alps which hug much of the coastline. Why not take a stroll towards the mountains and explore the many waterfalls and picturesque lakes that the countryside has to offer.

If you’re more of a city person then Dubrovnik, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” should be your next stop. Sandwiched between Croatia’s rugged mountains and sparkling blue sea, Dubrovnik has something for everyone with its stunning architecture and spectacular views. Famous for its cobbled streets, medieval architecture and historic buildings, it also boasts an endless supply of modern hotels, chic boutiques and  stylish bars. Throw in the beautiful weather, delicious food and friendly locals and it’s easy to see why Dubrovnik is fast becoming a modern alternative to the traditional Mediterranean holiday spots. 

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Average Prices for Region

  • Coffee: 13.00kn
  • Beer: 20.00kn
  • Glass of wine: 22.00kn
  • Meal: 75.00kn
  • Soft Drink: 15kn
  • Bottled Water: 6kn

Packing List

  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

 

General Information about Croatia

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Croatia.

Practical Information

  • Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Local Time: Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
  • Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements.
  • Airport: Split International airport is located 60 km from Sibenik. Pula airport is located 6km from Poreč. The city of Poreč is located near the tip of the Istria Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea.
  • Climate: Croatia has a Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers and mild winters. Dubrovnik ranks amongst the sunniest towns of southern Europe.

Food & Drink

Croatian cuisine is based on great tasting, locally produced ingredients, seasonal vegetables, sea food and fruity olive oil. There are numerous great restaurants in Croatia with fresh fish, stuffed veal, roasted lamb, pheasant and pork featuring heavily on menus, vegetarians are also well catered for. Dumplings, goulash, gnocchi pasta, herbs and spices feature on menus across the region. Traditional dishes not to be missed include smoked ham and cheese and seafood lovers will find it hard to resist dishes like Dalmatian octopus salad, black squid ink risotto, shellfish and grilled sardines. Prsut, a tasty air dried ham, is often complemented by slices of sheep’s cheese, while black squid ink risotto is another mouth-watering favourite. Try “Pod pekom”( ‘under the lid’) ; a dish involving meat, vegetables and herbs slow-cooked in a special pan with a tightly fitting lid, in an outdoor oven. Dubrovnik also offers a large selection of wines. The winegrowers of the region are proud of the quality of their red wines, the most famous of which is the Plavac Mali, which owes its name to the typical dark grape that grows in the nearby peninsula of Peljesac. 

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Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

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