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Fun in the sun takes on a whole new meaning in Croatia. We’ll take care of all the Croatia must-see essentials and let you in on the country’s best beaches, historic sights and beautiful lakes, while you choose from our optional experiences and create your ultimate Croatia trip. We give you the freedom to go your own way, from chasing waterfalls and island hopping, to ancient towns and seafood feasts on the beach at sunset.
Savour the sun-soaked glory of coastal Split. Medieval meets ancient Rome, This seafront city stretches from the golden beaches to the ancient streets of Old Town. Kickstart your Split tour with a visit to the stunning Diocletian's Palace, then hit the town for a traditional Croatian dinner and some beachside dancing.
What to eat in Croatia? You don't have to ask us twice. We’ve got the hottest tips on where to find the best dishes like boškarin beef, deep-fried fritule, and the inky crni rižot.
Don’t let the tar-like appearance put you off - this Dalmatian seafood risotto is simply delicious. Crni rižot is cooked with rice, squid or cuttlefish, red wine, garlic and olive oil. It’s also got a healthy dose of squid ink, which gives the dish its distinct jet black colour and intense flavour, so don't let its appearance put you off.
If you want to try gourmet Croatian cuisine, look no further than boškarin beef, from the white-grey long-horned cattle of Istria, it's found fame as one of the most famous delicacies in Croatia. You’ll love a juicy boškarin steak or boškarin salami, or try it with a bowl of handmade pasta.
Craving something sweet? These donut-like balls or fritule, are made with flour, egg yolks, raisins, lemon zest and a dash of local schnapps, then deep-fried. Topped with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar, sweet-tooths will love this addictive street food.
There’s something extra special about Croatia in the warm sunny days of summer, autumn and spring. From April to October, it's all about beach days and island hopping.
If you’re dreaming of taking a dip in the Adriatic Sea, the best time is anywhere from May to October. The summer months are perfect for lazy days at the beach.
Dreaming of exploring national parks like Plitvice? Get going in the shoulder months of April and May or September and October for fewer crowds and great weather.
The best time to get your sea legs and sail Croatia is from June to September, when the weather is at its finest and sailing conditions are just right.
Prep yourself for sun-drenched days and sparkling sea on your Croatia holiday. Pack your favourite swimsuit, and if you want to go island hopping in Croatia, bring a pair of boat shoes.
With an average of 2,715 hours of sunlight every year, you’ll definitely need to stock up on sunblock before you visit Croatia. Don’t forget to bring your hat and sunglasses too!
The Adriatic Sea is usually mellow for Croatia sailing tours, but if you’re sensitive to sea-sickness, come prepared with ginger tablets. They’re great for nipping any nausea in the bud.
Whether you’re going on a Croatia cruise or exploring the national parks, you can help keep Croatia beautiful. Never leave any rubbish behind and don’t disturb the wildlife.
Waste disposal is a big issue for Croatia, but you can do your part. Instead of arriving with lots of plastic packaging, use reusable bags and bottles that you can take home.
Head to the local restaurants along Croatia’s coastline to find the freshest seafood caught that same day. You’ll support the local community and leave with a very satisfied tummy.