Croatia has steadily becoming more and more popular with British travellers over the years and 2016 was no exception with British visitors up over 20% from 2015. 2017 is set to be just as popular but why are more and more people enjoying the delights of this fabulous country?
Croatia is Great Value for Money
Croatia is part of the EU but has kept the Kuna as its currency and not adopted the Euro. This has helped keep prices down so everything including hotel accommodation, eating out, the price of a pint and day trips still represent excellent value.
A Relatively Short Flight Time
Flights from London to Dubrovnik are around 2 and a half hours and pretty similar to Hvar, Split and Pula which are similar to flying to Majorca or the Costa del Sol but much shorter than Morocco, the Canaries or other holiday destinations.
The Weather in Croatia is Excellent
The spring is warm and pleasant, it is sunny and hot throughout the summer months with an average of 25C in August. The Autumn is quite warm before getting a bit colder in the winter. The holiday season generally starts in early Spring through to late Autumn but there is still plenty to enjoy outside this time.
The Game of Thrones Factor
There are many filming locations in Dubrovnik and Split from the smash hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Kings Landing, the Red Keep Gardens, the city of Qarth are all found in Dubrovnik. Game of Thrones tour is a popular choice for fans looking to visit these incredible locations.
Croatia’s Stunning National Parks
1 reason why many UK holidaymakers visit Croatia is the stunning natural beauty which is in abundance throughout the 8 national parks around the country. Incredible waterfalls and beautiful lakes are found in the popular (and UNESCO listed) Plitvice Lakes and Krka national parks both of which are incredible places to enjoy.
There are over 1000 islands dot the ocean around Croatia’s crystal clear shoreline with a fabulous choice of Croatia Island Hopping Cruises to enjoy it to the very best. Hvar Island is the trendiest of all the islands and a celebrity hotspot with romantic beaches and a great nightlife. The famous Zlatni Rat beach is a picture postcard beach found on Brac Island and if you are looking for peace and tranquillity the serene Vis Island is an obvious choice.
Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most beautiful walled cities with hundreds of years of architecture enclosed in the pedestrian only old city area. Striking red roof houses are symptomatic with the city but you will also find some incredibly quaint old cafes from which to soak up the atmosphere before checking out a plethora of historical sites and places of interest.
Get Active in Croatia
Croatia’s natural beauty has become a centre for outdoor enthusiasts looking to embark on an activity holiday. An impressive selection of national parks with spectacular waterfalls, emerald green rivers, superb mountain ranges and the Adriatic peninsula ensure there is an ideal mix for adventure enthusiasts. Amongst the many activities to experience in Croatia are white-water rafting, sea kayaking, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, sailing and zip lining.
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