Croatia is a country where you can enjoy scenes of dramatic mountainous landscapes and deep-blue coves at every corner. It's become more accessible recently due to improvements that have been made in the national infrastructure, with a modern motorway network and more airlines now flying from Britain to Croatia. Members of the EU, and US, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Japanese citizens can also travel to Croatia without a Visa.
The best time to visit Croatia is during the months of May and June and September and October, when the sun is still warm for ocean swims and sunbathing, but the crowds are less. In low season, November to April, many hotels and attractions along the coast close down for winter, although it is still good for those visiting the historical parts of Croatia.
If you want to be immersed in the history, city destinations such as Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar offer Roman, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian monuments. Many of these sites are in Dubrovnik, which is considered to be a must-see city when traveling to Croatia.
The combination of unspoilt nature coupled with beautifully preserved architectural sites, makes Croatia perfect for a relaxed escape with many remote locations, but is equally a great place for those seeking an active vacation. There are many excellent sports facilities on the Croatian coast. You can enjoy hiking, exploring the Krka waterfalls, and if you’re seeking a sailing experience, they are best throughout summer when yacht weeks or sailing trips can take you to many of the islands, but you can also hire boats from the locals to avoid the crowds.
You’ll want scarves or something to cover up with when visiting religious sites. In the cities, leave the beachwear on the beach because it doesn’t translate well to streetwear in the city. However in Hvar, everyone is either on their way to a boat or beach, so it’s normal to see beachwear on the streets. When sailing, we recommend wearing summer dresses as these are the easiest way to look stylish while staying comfortable on deck and when exploring city stops.
Most beaches in Croatia are not actually sand beaches, but more like gravel. It can be sharp, so water shoes would be more comfortable when entering the water or alternatively pack one of our chic inflatable rings so you don’t have to stand on the rocks in the water!
Most of all, be prepared to enjoy the dreamy seascapes, secret coves and eat delicious organic food!