A Croatia multi-centre holiday in the summer is the ultimate travel experience, if you want to combine first class sightseeing opportunities with exciting daily activities and fabulous food.
5 Reasons To Do A Croatia Multi-Centre Holiday This Summer
On our English speaking, private guided tours you will visit iconic historic attractions and beautiful National Parks. In your free time you can explore magnificent cities, enchanting towns and idyllic island retreats.
Still need convincing that Croatia is the perfect summer multi-centre holiday destination?
Here are 5 good reasons why you should book a Croatia holiday today…
Enjoy Island-Hopping Adventures
Croatia boasts over 1000 archipelago islands that are located in the shimmering aquamarine Adriatic Sea. Each island has a unique identity of its very own. From the longest and sunniest island of cosmopolitan Hvar to historic Korcula, and the spectacular nature reserve of Mljet, Croatia offers a truly unbeatable island-hopping experience.
On a Croatia multi-centre holiday, you can visit a selection of magnificent island destinations. Our activity packed itineraries feature excursions and day trips that offer access to many of the popular resort islands, as well as unspoiled isles that are breathtakingly scenic and tranquil. On route to your island paradise you can enjoy swimming and snorkelling in secluded coves and bays.
Visit the island of Vis and experience ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ on a Robinson Crusoe inspired escape. Sunbathe and swim on one of Europe’s most famous beaches, on Brac Island, and explore the party scene on the upbeat island of Pag. With so many beautiful islands to choose from you can enjoy exciting and uniquely different island-hopping adventures on each one.
Visit Beautiful UNESCO Listed Cities
Abundant in history and heritage, Croatia is also host to 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Amongst these are the beautiful, historic and majestic Old City of Dubrovnik and the spectacular Historical Complex of Split. Our Croatia multi-centre holiday itinerary features guided walking tours of the city that is locally known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic,’ and Split’s iconic 4th century Diocletian’s Palace.
Walk along the ancient cobblestone streets that are encircled by Dubrovnik’s impressive 5-16 ft thick defensive walls. Discover the charm of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and admire the Gothic and Renaissance architecture, which is on display in the city’s many churches, palaces and monuments. Visit the city gates of Pile, Ploče and Buža, and admire Onofrio’s circular fountain, before exploring the local culture in the Stradun (or Placa) – the Old Town’s widest and longest street.
Split’s most famous tourist attraction is the grand white stone Diocletian’s Palace, which was originally built as a retirement home for the Roman Emperor. One of the best-preserved Roman palaces in the world boasts a labyrinth of courtyards, cellars and 200 buildings. It’s also featured in the hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones.
Soak Up The Guaranteed Sunshine
Being situated in a prime hot spot in the Adriatic Sea ensures that Croatia enjoys an optimal Mediterranean climate all year round. The archipelago island of Hvar is Croatia’s longest and sunniest destination, enjoying an estimated 7.7 hours of sunshine per day and 2843 hours a year. As the winters are mild in Croatia, holidaymakers can relax and enjoy sunbathing and swimming from May through to November.
On a Croatia multi-centre holiday in the summer you can take advantage of the fabulous weather and enjoy an island-hopping experience. Swim and sunbathe on beautiful palm tree lined beaches in crystal clear pristine waters. If you’re feeling active, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities on the water or in the countryside. Hire a kayak or canoe to enjoy unique views from the sea, or take a bicycle ride to the best vantage points for those scenic shots.
Immerse Yourself In Stunning Nature
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s top tourist attractions and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Protected by the mighty mountains of Gornja, Mala Kapela and Medvedak. Plitvice Lakes National Park covers over 30,000 hectares of beautiful parkland that includes pine, beech, fir and spruce forests, meadows and pastures. Its outstanding centrepiece is the stunning collection of 16 interconnected terraced lakes that cascade into each other. Pathways and walking trails around the lakes provide spectacular views. You may also spot wild boar, bears, hedgehogs and other furry creatures, as well as many species of birds.
Covering the entire northwest area of Mljet Island, Mljet National Park features the famous saltwater lakes of Veliko Jezero (large) and Malo Jezero (small). Situated in the large lake is the tiny isle of St Mary and the charming 12th century Benedictine monastery, which has been transformed into a restaurant. Explore the natural wonderland on foot, or hire a bike to pedal your way along the marked trails. You can also rent a kayak and swim in the stunning lakes.
Krka National Park in Dalmatia, and Kornati National Park, in the Kornati Islands, are also worth exploring.
Feast On Delicious Mediterranean Cuisine
Traditional Croatian cuisine is inspired by the food and heritage of Italy, Austria, Hungary and Turkey, and is therefore not always easy to distinguish as being exclusively Croatian. There are also many classic dishes that can only be found in one region of the country. On a multi-centre holiday in Croatia you can expect to enjoy a fabulous food adventure, as you venture from the cities to the towns, villages and islands across the regions of Istria and Dalmatia.
For an authentic taste of Croatia you must try Hobotnica ispod peke – meat, seafood or vegetables that are baked under a bell-like lid that is then covered in embers. Istarski fuzi is a classic Istrian homemade dish of hand-rolled pasta that is traditionally served with beef, chicken or mushroom stew.
Oily fish is an integral part of the Croatian diet. You can expect to find sardines, mackerel, tuna and bonito on the menu in any local seafront restaurant. If you’re a foodie, you won’t want to miss ordering the popular Crni rizot – black squid risotto with mussels, clams and other tasty shellfish.
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