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 there's Zadar with its festival-filled spirit, and at Croatia’s southernmost tip lies the medieval city of Dubrovnik, dubbed the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ by Lord Byron.