A disjointed past that culminated in their independence in 1991 has now helped to shape a diverse and culturally rich destination that has seen holidays to Croatia from Jet2holidays become the buzz location of the moment. Just across the Adriatic from Italy, Croatia is fast becoming one of the hottest holiday and short break destinations in Europe, rivalling the best beach resorts and coolest cities of the Mediterranean
For families, couples and groups of friends, holidays to Croatia with Jet2holidays have all the essential ingredients you could wish for. Roughly three hours from the UK, Croatia boasts a beautiful coastline for simply soaking up the sun by the sea and plenty of attractions to explore.
Hundreds of attractive little islands are another draw and a pleasure to explore on holidays to Croatia with boat trips promising secluded beaches, picturesque towns and stunning scenery. Countless pretty coves and bays are framed by pine trees, with the clearest, sparkling sea simply irresistible for swimming, snorkelling and all kinds of watersports on holiday in Croatia. All this bathed in beautiful Mediterranean sunshine!
Croatia’s dazzling coast was a popular access point for sea trade, which is why you will find numerous grand fortifications guarding the waters. Boats sway in the harbours and marinas of traditional fishing villages and resort towns, with waterfront bars and restaurants the perfect places for people watching and enjoying delicious Croatian specialities with an Italian flavour.
The other great highlights of the Croatian coast are captivating, ancient cities, with lots to see and a magical medieval atmosphere to absorb on holiday in Croatia.
Split which dates back to Roman times, unlocks the gateway to the beach resorts of the 'Makarska Riviera' and has a Blue Flag beach backed by the 'Riva' promenade, along with a charming old town, historic buildings and a vibrant nightlife. Then of course there is the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace which sits proudly on the shore of Split and serves as the fulcrum of most cheap holidays to Croatia.
Dubrovnik is often referred to as 'the pearl of the Adriatic' and is a popular haunt of the rich and famous, who cruise to the historic harbour town in their luxury yachts. Enclosed by wooded hills and with beaches close by, this walled city has remained remarkably unchanged since the 13th century, with cobbled streets and pretty squares lined with historic buildings and enticing shops, buzzing pavement cafes and tempting restaurants.
Holidays to Croatia are perfect for the discerning culture vulture as there is so much to enjoy courtesy of its varied history and ranging influences. Whilst on holiday in Croatia there is plenty to explore for fashionistas as the Italian influences on the country leave a lasting impact and they excitedly promote traditional local music, which is a great way to spend an evening dancing with the locals.
For summer holidays and off peak escapes, discover the distinctive delights of Croatia with Jet2holidays. Find our latest deals and book online today!