Natural beauty with a stunning coastline
Croatia holidays will find you sandwiched in between Slovenia and Bosnia in the south eastern Balkan region of Europe, an area of overflowing natural beauty and fast becoming a firm favourite with British holidaymakers.
Lush green islands interrupt secluded bays creating miles and miles of beautiful coastline.
With commercial airports in Dubrovnik, Pula and Split to name but a few, there are plenty of different areas to explore. Base yourself in a self catering property or choose one of the many modern hotels. You can also opt to stay all inclusive in areas such as Porec. A great way of absorbing the country and its fabulous sights is to visit the various islands using the extensive ferry network.
Fishing is also a favourite pastime here or if you're feeling active then there's a range of exciting activities available from mountain biking to scuba diving. Dubrovnik is a must visit destination brimming in history with its 7th century town and old palaces.
Quick Croatia Tips
The currency used on Croatia holidays is the kuna
Holders of a valid UK passport do not need a visa when taking holidays to Croatia
The time difference between the UK and Croatia is GMT +1 hour
Flights from the UK to Croatia usually take around 2 hours and 50 minutes
Immaculate beaches and picture postcard villages
Holidays to Croatia have a romantic, rather than a hectic nightlife in the tourist resorts. Evenings can be spent drifting along the charming promenades and dining in the numerous welcoming pavement cafes and tavernas. The warm, crystalline waters are safe for bathing making Croatia holidays a fantastic destination for families with children too.
Approximately four fifths of the country's population is Roman Catholic, shaping Croatian culture just like the national football team manages to do.
Food is a particular passion here also, where an amazing array of local fresh fish are caught and traditionally cooked in olive oil. For meat lovers, try the 'Pasticada' which is a local speciality of beef and strips of bacon. Italian influence is also apparent here as pasta dishes are also extremely popular.
Somewhat surprisingly Croatian wine is an absolute treat too, helping to wash down all of the indulgent food! If its picture postcard villages with immaculate beaches you are looking for, or if rural retreats appeal, or maybe bustling medieval towns where you can soak up all of its history and atmosphere, then Croatia is for you.
Be quick though before this gem gets discovered by the masses! You can book holidays in Croatia online at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places To Visit
Step back in time as you visit this archipelago of citrus covered plantations with pine clad hills and soft sandy beaches. Men play cards at pavement cafes and the women sit on the porch and sew.
The largest National Park in Croatia and a coveted UNESCO World Heritage Site, waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes cascade from one pool to the next in a nature lover’s paradise.
You’d be excused here for thing that you’d arrived in Rome when you visit Pula. It’s enormous Roman Amphitheatre rival the Coliseum and you wouldn’t even bat an eyelid if a wandering gladiator passed by.