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Famous for its Game of Thrones scenes, the beautiful city of Dubrovnik makes for both a wonderful city and holiday destination.


Dalmatian Coast

If you prefer the beaches of somewhere a little less British, head to the coast of Dalmatia and discover stunning shores and turquoise water.

Our Complete Guide To Holidays In Croatia In 2024/2025

Holidays to Croatia are becoming more and more popular in 2024 and 2025 as holidaymakers start looking at alternative destinations than the typical Costa del Sol or Algarve. Made particularly famous as the setting of King's Landing in hit TV series, Game of Thrones, Croatia has the perfect mix of incredible scenery, historical architecture, outstanding cuisine and some of the most incredible beaches you will ever see.

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Popular Destinations In Croatia

Coastal Dalmatia

For a stunning beach holiday destination, try the gorgeous Dalmatian Coast. Stretching all the way from Rab to Kotor and including almost 80 islands, Dalmatia is the perfect place for a tranquil holiday with some excellent resorts on offer, both for families and adults only.


Located in the north of the country, Istria is a peninsula which juts out of the very top coastline and borders Italy. Your holiday to Istria starts by flying into either Pula, or Trieste, just the other side of the Italian border. From here, popular holiday resorts and towns in the Istrian Riviera include Rovinj, Lovran and Umag.

The Islands

All along the coast are beautiful islands with soft sandy beaches, quiet spa resorts and turquoise water. If it's a truly tranquil escape away from the daily grind, islands like Brac, Hvar and Korcula provide peaceful accommodation options you might just be looking for.


Not only can you enjoy city breaks in Croatia, you can combine the city and the beach very easily. While Zagreb in the north is its capital, Split and Dubrovnik are popular for holidays too, both of which have direct flights from the UK, and a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from cheap, self catering apartments to luxury spa hotels.

Korcula Island

When To Go


For a beach holiday, the summer can be the perfect time, with temperatures regularly reaching the 30s along the southern coast of Dalmatia. Of course the summer school holidays can get both busy and pricey at the main holiday resorts, so be aware of when you're travelling.


Many of the beach and tourist hotels in Croatia close for the winter season, however, you may still find a few open. If you do decide to visit between November and March, self catering accommodation through the likes of Airbnb and Booking.com will be available.

Spring & Autumn

Spring and Autumn can be ideal times to visit Croatia, both because it's not too hot and not too cold, and it won't be as busy as the touristy summer months of July and August. You will also find that during these "shoulder seasons" prices will be lower than peak travel periods.

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Types Of Holiday In Croatia

Croatia is such a diverse holiday destination, with beautiful beaches and magnificent mountains. Here's our selection of the best.

City Breaks

Dubrovnik is probably high on your list of city breaks to visit, and it should be, especially if you're a Game of Thrones (GOT) fan. It's definitely a walking city too, perfect for admiring the architecture from both the ground and up on the city walls that surround Dubrovnik. But why not venture to its capital, Zagreb for somewhere a little different, or if you've been to Dubrovnik and loved it but want somewhere else, try Split as a similar alternative.

All Inclusive

You might not think of Croatia as an all inclusive destination but it definitely can be. Hotels like the TUI BLUE Medulin in Pula, TUI BLUE Adriatic Beach in Makarska and the Osmine Hotel in Slano each offer all inclusive options with many also having half board breaks too.

Self Catering

Croatia can be a very affordable destination, and whether you're trying to save money, or simply want to head out and try a new restaurant in the local area each night of your stay, self catering could be the ideal option for you. Apartments can be relatively cheap and have a kitchen so you can grab some breakfast bits from the local supermarket, but discover new eateries each day too.


Brands like Oliver's Travels, James Villas and Villa Plus all offer a great range of villa holidays throughout Croatia including the Dubrovnik Riviera, Istria and Brac. Ranging from small, 2 bed villas to large luxury villas with heated pools, this can be another good self catering option, especially if there's a group of you travelling.

For Couples

As a romantic destination, Croatia has it all. Fine dining, adult only resorts, and a wealth of fun and interesting activities. This makes it a perfect place for couples.

For Families

For a family holiday, you might automatically think of places like Majorca or the Canary Islands, but Croatia is great for families too. Not only to many of the resorts have children's pools and kids clubs, there's also loads to do too including speedboat tours and quad bike safaris.

For Adventure

The mountains in the north of this beautiful country are awe inspiring and adventurers will love it here. Hiking, mountain biking and much more are best done in the summer months around Risnjak and Zumberak in the north, and Biokovo Mountain in the south. Why not combine your trip with a visit to the vineyards of Central Croatia.


Travelling To Croatia

With direct flights from the UK to Zagreb, Split, Pula and Dubrovnik, getting from the UK to Croatia can be relatively easy. Airlines flying there include easyJet, British Airways and Jet2 and for the best price, be flexible with dates and avoid school holidays where you can.

You can book your flight and accommodation separately, like easyJet flights with an Airbnb apartment, however, it is worth booking an ATOL protected holiday package with the likes of TUI, Jet2holidays or British Airways holidays to ensure you are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. This can often save you money too, especially if you are intending to fly with the tour operator airline and are staying at a hotel or resort rather than a self catering apartment or home.

Getting Around

Croatia holidays vary greatly, so depending on what sort your on, will depend on how you get around. For relaxing beach holidays, book an easy airport transfer to take out the hassle, or take a taxi (depending on the distance from the airport to your hotel). For exciting adventurous into the numerous national parks, hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore as and when you want. Public transport is also a great option if you've got time to spend, making slow travel a wonderful option.

Sailing Around Croatia

Croatia sailing trips have become more and more popular with those who want to see more of this beautiful country. You can either join a set itinerary, or you can hire your own yacht and skipper and sail the Adriatic Sea at your own pace. Dive in to the sea for a refereshing morning swim, before snorkelling around the coast of places like Brac Island, Hvar and Kornati.

Iconic Experiences In Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Deep in the Lika region of Croatia you'll find the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Croatia's largest national park. Perfect if you love the outdoors, and enjoy the lush green scenery of the region.

Dubrovnik City Walls

Set Jetting In Dubrovnik

Whether you're a fan of the TV series, Game Of Thrones, or not, Dubrovnik is the perfect beach city break with some extra history and culture. Head up onto the city walls for amazing views or hunt for those iconic scenes.

Korcula Island

Island Hopping

Whether you join a tour or you hire a yacht and skipper, sailing around Croatia's incredible islands is an unforgettable experience. From Cres & Krk in the north, to Lopud, Mljet and Brac Island in Dalmatia, you'll be truly amazed.


Anything Food Related

There are loads of wonderful food and drink experiences to try on holiday in Croatia, from truffle hunting in Istria and wine tasting in Slavonia, to trying your hand at the traditional peka cooking technique.

Deals & Offers

At the start and end of the holiday season, the temperatures are lower and hotels can be quieter which also means that prices can be cheaper, so if you're on a budget break, this can be an ideal time to travel and explore. Brands like Jet2 and TUI will offer free child places at some of the hotels which could help save you month both in and out of school holidays and there are often discount codes for holidays over a certain price range too.

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Luxury Croatian Holidays

If you're treating yourself to a bit of luxury, there are some gorgeous five star hotels here. In Zagreb, you have places like the Doubletree by Hilton and the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel which is one of the most impressive buildings you'll see. Along the coast, you have hotels like the TUI BLUE Jadran in Tucepi, Aminess Khalani in Makarska and the Sun Gardens in Orasac.

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