Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

Croatia travel blogCroatia is one of the 'must-visit' countries in Europe and, as you'll read in the articles below, it's for good reason.

With a stunning coastline, more than 1,100 islands, picturesque national parks and fascinating cities, Croatia offers something for every traveller.

Popular destinations include Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice National Park and the Dalmatian islands, but these are just a sample of Croatia's diversity.  


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Split is one of my favourite Croatian cities, and personally I think it has more to offer than the tourist mecca of Dubrovnik, Croatia further south along the Adriatic coast!

Croatia has a rapidly growing tourism industry but it is centered on July and August as this is when Europeans have their main holidays. This period is really crowded and expensive but outside that, we found there are so many reasons why you should visit Croatia at any time of the year. Here are just five.

Andrew Villone, owner and tour leader of Savor the Experience and Roads Less Traveled tours, is passionate about introducing travellers to the beautiful countries of Croatia and Slovenia.  With his tours focussing on giving his clients authentic local experiences and introducing them to the fine food and produce of these countries, he has discovered some wonderful secrets of Istria, a region divided between both Croatia and Slovenia, which he shares with us below.

With a limited rail service in Croatia, a self-drive itinerary is a popular and convenient way to see the country. Our friends at Discover Croatia Holidays have put together a 12 day itinerary by car that takes in the best of Croatia's mainland whilst allowing time for day trips to the stunning islands just offshore.

Nicole Russell is the owner of Discover Croatia Holidays, an exclusive wholesale travel company specialising in holidays to Croatia.  Nicole has generously shared her 'insider secrets' to Dubrovnik to help you get the most out of your visit to this amazing city.

Defined by blue seas, gorgeous pebble beaches, rolling green hills, golden Renaissance cities and delightful resorts, Croatia is truly the World’s best kept secret. A holiday in Croatia provides greater value and with has fewer crowds than most European hot spots.