One of Europe's fastest growing tourist destinations, Croatia
has much to see and do along its magnificent coastline on the
Adriatic Sea boasting 1,185 islands, islets and reefs while
enjoying a welcoming Mediterranean climate.
Many of Croatia's cities are built on the sites of ancient Greek
settlements dating from the 4th century BC. Explore the Roman ruins
in Zagreb and Split, stroll through the cobblestone streets of the
fairytale medieval villages or just enjoy taking in the great food
and history. The Croatian History Museum in Zagreb features an
impressive display of Neanderthal remains while culture vultures
will enjoy a trip to the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.
Dubrovnik, and in particular its medieval old city, is one of
Croatia's top holiday destinations, boasting exquisite beaches and
coastline. Split is a great base for exploring the Dalmation
coastline and is a breathtakingly beautiful old town, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site and boasts some exciting sights such as the
city of Trogir and Brac Island just off shore.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit as milder
weather, less crowds and cheaper prices mean tourists can explore
the country quite freely. Travelling by bus is an economical mode
of transport, while ferries and catamarans are the only mode of
transport to the islands and a way of life on the coast. For a more
relaxed but slightly more expensive option, hire a car and drive
yourself round this breathtaking country - the best way to