Experience a land of breathtaking natural beauty, a fascinating history and a rich cultural heritage.
Croatia is a country that has endured much of late. But after more than a decade of civil and political unrest, it has once again emerged as a popular tourist destination.
It is fast becoming one of Europe's top seaside destinations. But it’s also steeped in history as is seen in the stunning walled cities of Dubrovnik, Spilt and Trogir which all overlook the clear blue waters of the Adriatic.
Its magnificent Dalmatian coastline boasts more than 1000 islands, islets and reefs and on land its Roman ruins and picturesque medieval villages makes it a worthy rival to the Greek islands. Croatia is a superb destination for lovers of fun, sun, local colour, great food and history.
For those who are more interested in culture than sea and sun, the vibrant capital Zagreb is sited on the slopes of Medvednica Mountain along the banks of the Sava River in the northern part of Croatia. Although being modernised (with a distinct European feel) its core is the preserved medieval city, known as Gradec and Kaptol.
As well as stunning beaches and picturesque villages, Croatia is also becoming a very popular destination for the more adventurous traveller. The rugged mountain ranges of Northern Velebit National Park are a great draw for hikers and rock climbers while the Cetina Valley offers challenging white-water rafting. If you enjoy your winter sports, Croatia is also becoming recognised as an excellent location for skiing, especially the resorts of Bjelolasica, Platak and Velika.
All in all Croatia is a European jewel just waiting to be explored. Its people are friendly and welcoming, its countryside stunning and diverse and its coastline an exquisite location for relaxation.
Croatia’s official unit of currency is the Kuna (HRK). You will find ATMs are plentiful throughout the country and banks, authorised bureaux de change, post offices or most hotels will exchange foreign currency or travellers cheques. Major credit cards are widely accepted at the main hotels and restaurants.
Fish restaurant Proto
Lokanda Peškarija Restaurant
Mea Culpa Restaurant
Before travelling to Croatia you should check the Visa and Passport requirements at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.