Get the flavour
Croatia is a rising star on the holiday scene. It delivers knockout beaches with a generous side order of history and culture, making it a solid favourite for ticking those bucket list boxes. Away from the coast, its pine-clad mountains are perfect for hiking and drinking in unbeatable panoramic views.
The country has over 1,700km of spectacular coastline across its sun-blessed islands. When it comes to beaches, you can take your pick between sweeps of golden sand, pretty pebbled coves and bar-backed city beaches built for sunbathing. Keep your camera to hand, too – it’s a real winner for photo album entries.
Resorts for all sorts
Pula is packed with resorts all ready for fun in the sun. Further south you’ll find Split, a cosmopolitan harbour city surrounded by ancient Roman ruins and pristine beaches. Then at Croatia’s southernmost tip lies the medieval city of Dubrovnik, dubbed the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ by Lord Byron.