Croatia claims to be ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ and Croatia holidays have fast become one of Europe’s most fashionable holidays to take. The country has moved on apace since the early 1990s, when within 5 years it experienced the collapse of communism, a war of national survival and secured its independence.
Moving from the coast to inland, a holiday to Croatia provides plenty of areas for relaxed exploring but also offers many hiking opportunities. The country’s lengthy stretch of coastline, together with its islands, is large enough to make visitors feel they are not being overcrowded. At the northern end old Venetian towns like Porec, Rovinj and the raffish port of Pula are home to some impressive Roman remains.
History of 1,000 years is visible in every part of Dubrovnik. The city of Dubrovnik is a living museum, a live stage and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are preserved in their original form. Dubrovnik holidays offer both a beach and cultural experience, which aside from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals.
Hvar is a unique blend of luxurious Mediterranean natural surroundings, layer upon layer of a rich cultural and historical heritage and sophisticated tourism. Located in a picturesque natural setting surrounded by mighty medieval walls, magical fields and the scent of lavender, Hvar is a never-ending treasure from its castle Španjol, high above the town, majestic views open up over the green Pakleni Otoci (the Hell Islands) and the sea. The main city square in front of the cathedral by the Arsenal and the oldest European theatre from the 17th century are a favourite gathering place for tourists. Many museums hide valuable works of art such as The Last Supper from the 15th century while the Benedictine Monastery is often visited due to being famous for lace making from agave fibres.