04 February 2019
With a long and beautiful coastline flanked by more than a thousand islands, Croatia has become one of Europe’s most popular coastal holiday destinations. Medieval port cities like Dubrovnik and Split offer cultural and historical attractions, while tiny towns on islands like Krk and Hvar are a great place to escape the bustle of big cities and enjoy the sleepy atmosphere of this Mediterranean gem.
Best time to visit Croatia
The weather in Croatia is fairly predictable, with warm summers and cold winters. The best time to visit Croatia is in the warm summer months between May and September; however, July and August can be very crowded, especially in coastal resorts.
Recommended length of stay: A weekend away for a city break, to two weeks to see more of Croatia
Local currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Top three experiences
Tour the Meštrović Gallery, Split
Dedicated to the works of 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović, this gallery is one of the finest in Split. The collection is housed in a magnificent palace of Meštrović’s own design and the artist lived there himself. Gain a wonderful insight into the life and works of this exceptional sculptor, and enjoy expert guidance by the museum’s curator with a special champagne reception.
Private Jeep safari and wine tasting, Hvar
Explore some of Hvar’s most remote and interesting villages by Jeep including Malo Grablje and Velo Grablje. Enjoy incredible views of the islands of Brac, Korcula and Vis and enjoy a tasting of the high quality red wine produced from plavac grapes.
Game of Thrones tour, Dubrovnik
The Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik and surrounding areas served as the stunning backdrop for the filming location of ‘King’s Landing’ in the Game of Thrones TV series. Tour different locations with an expert local guide, who worked as an extra on the show for four seasons.
Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.