A Travel Guide to Croatia
The Croatian tourist board describes Croatia as ” the Mediterranean as it once was” and they are correct! Unlike other Mediterranean resorts, Croatia still holds on to much of it’s traditional charm and that is part of it’s appeal.
Croatia boasts 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 1244 islands, its diversity and location make it ideal for a short break in Europe or activity holidays so what are you waiting for?
CroatiaWhat you can expect to find are quaint fishing villages dotted along the azure blue coastline with friendly faces to welcome you. The town of Dubrovnik is located on the Dalmatia coast on the southern tip of the country. The town became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and it shines like a jewel on the coastline. A visit to the Old Town is a must with a walk around the inland city walls. It is a wonderful place full of little streets for you to explore and amazing architecture.
Further north from Dubrovnik and Split you will find the Zadar region, which makes up the most northernmost part of Dalmatia, here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, covered in Olive groves and pine trees that lead you right down to the sea. Zadar lies at the centre of the region with its fascinating Romanesque churches.
The Karlovac region his home to one of Croatia’s real ecological treasures: the Plitvice National Park. Established in 1949 this was Croatia’s first national park and covers an area of 297 km2. Here you can step into a fairytale landscape of waterfalls, lakes and wildlife. Forest hiking trails snake around the lakes allowing you to take in the magic. Kayaking in the park is also a popular activity and its a great way to see the wildlife without disturbing it too much.
Adventure Holidays in Croatia are extremely good value and the main cities are well served by low cost airlines.