Vast seascapes of stunning azure meld with antique red-roofed towns and blend into dreamy orange-tinged sunsets that set the sky alight each and every evening. Yachts bob in the harbour of Dubrovnik, tables topped with glasses of Croatian wine spill out to the courtyards of the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and stunning white pebbly beaches sculpt heavenly retreats in the sea on all 4 corners of Hvar. How could you possibly resist any of them?
Keep reading for 5 reasons why Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik are the perfect destinations for a Croatia multi-centre holiday.
Explore Croatia’s UNESCO Heritage
All 3 destinations boast a UNESCO world heritage site. In Split it’s the architectural masterpiece that is the Diocletian’s Palace – with its maze-like network of streets carved from the former Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, while Dubrovnik’s entire old town is a UNESCO-listed antique – formed of beautiful palatial architecture, iconic red roofs and gorgeous marble streets, The lesser known of the 3 is Hvar’s Stari Grad Plain which is an ancient Greek agricultural landscape that still produces olives and grapes in exactly the same fashion as it has for more than 2,000 years.
Soak Up Island Life
Croatia offers everything you’d ever want from an island adventure. Split has some great beaches but also the bars and parties for those that want them, while Hvar has a more explorable landscape with plenty of hidden coves, sleepy fishing villages and luscious beaches. Taking a multi-centre holiday to either of these puts you in a superb position to indulge in the island life – whether that be sunning yourself offshore on a yacht, shopping (or fishing) for local seafood on the market or simply exploring at an indulgent and relaxed pace.
Croatia is filled with incredible natural attractions – whether it’s the Adriatic Sea or the beautiful Krka National Park near Split – the mountains that frame Split or the breathtaking Paklinski Islands – and one of the more interesting ways to get to know them is by actively exploring them. You can do that by white water rafting down the River Cetina, sailing the Adriatic from Split to Dubrovnik, or climbing the Šuplja Stina crag on Hvar, or of course you can opt for all 3 or something else entirely – it’s up to you.
Eat world-Class Cuisine
Croatia has a wealth of world-class restaurants scattered across its islands and mainland but many of our favourites are in Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split. Whether you want something truly authentic – such as Kanovoski Dvori near Dubrovnik – something romantic – such as Lucullus in Hvar – or something a little more modern – such as Bokeria in Split – you’ll find it all in Croatia.
Try local wines (Hvar and Peljesac)
The wines in Croatia are as varied as you’d expect – with a slight leaning towards whites – though the country’s most notable red is from Dalmatia – the Dingac – which is cultivated in the vineyards of the Peljesac peninsula, while another popular red – the Plavac – is popular on Hvar. Vineyard tours are available all over Croatia but Hvar is one of our favourites, while we suggest trying Split for a wine tasting tour that takes in all of Croatia’s most evocative grape varieties.
Unforgettable Croatia offers a wide selection of multi-centre Croatia holidays – from twin-centre holidays to Dubrovnik and Split to multi-centre holidays to Dubrovnik, Korcula and Split.
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