Perched between the Balkans and central Europe, Croatia offers up an intoxicating mix of islands along its coastline, which lends itself as a superb destination to be explored by boat.
Awash with overwhelming natural beauty, Croatia is a magical mix of mighty mountains, verdant pine forests, fruitful vineyards and olive groves and stunning beaches. The waters that lap the shores here (a mix of golden sand and white pebbles) are beautifully clear and merge into shades of turquoise and sapphire out along the horizon.
While your heart will be immediately won over by the spectacular natural scenery, your mind is sure to be enchanted by the magical nature of the country’s architecture. From once-grand Roman palaces to Viennese mansions, from Napoleonic forts to humble, white stone houses, the rich architectural landscape is the ensuing legacy of Croatia’s fascinating cultural past.
What is truly captivating about Croatia is the way it somehow seamlessly fuses past and present. Roman ruins echo with the beat of music from bustling bars and clubs, and stylish, modern restaurants sit beside ancient, gothic buildings.
Croatia has attracted a lot of attention in recent years as ‘the place to go’ – in particular the bewitching city of Dubrovnik and the popular holiday resort of Split – but it also has a host of unspoilt islands just waiting to be explored. Let us help you do just that, and prepare yourself to fall in love with Croatia.
Facts & Figures
Some facts and figures about Croatia:
|Area||56,594 square km|
|Coastline||5835km including islands|
|Currency||Kuna (Though Euo is widely accepted in the main tourist areas. Please note if paying in Euro you will receive your change in Kuna)|
|Time zone||CET (GMT +1)|
|Main Airports||Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb|
|Notable cities||Zagreb (capital), Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Pula, Rijeka, Trogir|
|Highest peak||Troglav on Dinara which is 1,913m above sea level|
The coast enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry and sunny weather with the average summer temperature being in the mid to high 20s (between 78-86 degrees Fahrenheit), although it is very common for temperatures to soar into the mid 30s (90 degrees Fahrenheit and above). The warm temperatures often continue into the autumn months, meaning that low season holidays still offer good temperature with plenty of sunshine. In terms of cruising, the Adriatic waters are typically calm and the sea temperature generally remains warm into late summer.
Colourful Croatia is a spectacular, stunning and sunny gem of the Adriatic, boasting an array of beautiful location including iconic islands, historic old towns and a warm and proud culture – The fastest growing tourist destination in Europe