Cheap Croatia Holidays
Cheap Croatia Holidays
Part of the Balkan Peninsula, in southeast Europe, it’s easy to see the influence that surrounding empires have had on Croatia over the years. From Roman-style columns and Slavic churches to Venetian palazzi, Croatia is a positive melting pot for everything that’s great about continental Europe’s culture and architecture.
Why Holiday in Croatia?
Croatia is just a short flight away from the UK, with direct flights typically taking less than two and a half hours from London. Flights are generally very affordable - be sure to check our latest prices for some fantastic deals on flight + hotel packages to make even greater savings.
Set sail around Croatia’s beautiful cluster of islands or cycle around the stretching, winding roads that hug the country’s stunning landscape. If you’re looking to keep busy there’s no shortage of activities to be enjoyed year-round on a holiday in Croatia.
Beach Holidays in Croatia
The distinctive ‘Zlatni Rat’ (“The Golden Cape”) is a must for beach-loving visitors; this iconic stretch of golden pebbles which reaches into the Adriatic Sea offers a unique seaside experience unlike any other.
Food and Drink in Croatia
This also speaks volumes about the sort of food you can expect to encounter when holidaying in Croatia; rustic home-style cooking and simple dishes cooked to perfection are commonplace in many of the country’s family-owned taverns. Fresh seafood dishes are very popular, such as ‘Buzara’, a simple serving of mussels cooked with a delicious wine broth and garlic, as are ‘Peka’ dishes, tender meat and vegetables slow-cooked under a terracotta lid over burning embers. However, that is not to say Croatia is without a more daring and modern end of the culinary spectrum, with a new generation of chefs creating adventurous and exciting dishes that are sure to thrill those who seek out more contemporary restaurants. The Michelin-starred ‘Restaurant 360’ located in Dubrovnik is a perfect example of this, blending cutting-edge gastronomy with the incredibly fresh Mediterranean-style ingredients Croatia is known for.
Those who appreciate a good bottle of wine are also sure to find plenty to love about the food and drink scene in Croatia, with many wines from the country now garnering awards and recognition across the world, and what better place to sample their award-winning exports than at the source?
Night owls are sure to find plenty to enjoy until the early hours too, including beach parties at the ‘Hula-Hula Bar’ in Hvar where the young and trendy congregate for sundowner cocktails and dancing, and Dubrovnik’s upmarket ‘Bard Mala Buža’, a Cliffside bar offering stunning views of the Adriatic from the comfort of a shaded terrace.
Useful Info for Visiting Croatia
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that visitors to Croatia should have received routine vaccinations (including measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox) and polio vaccines, as well as their yearly flu shot before visiting the country. They also recommend a Hepatitis A vaccine for visitors.
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