It might be one of few Croatian holiday destinations without a beach, but what Zagreb lacks in sand and surf, it makes up for with timeless charm and an effortless sense of style, and it’s hard not to be won over by the lively capital. The city is split into two main areas – Donji Grad, the ‘Lower Town’, and Gornji Grad, the upper town – so with just one day in Zagreb, you’ll need to plan your itinerary carefully to maximize time and make sure you don’t miss anything.
Croatia is all-to-often written off as a summer-only destination, but visiting out of season does have its advantages and winter in Croatia is the time to bag a serious bargain, make the most of the country’s many spas or enjoy sightseeing without the high season crowds. Whether you want to make the most of the snow with a skiing trip, enjoy the last of the sun along the Adriatic coast or celebrate the festive season in the capital – here are 5 of the best winter destinations in Croatia.
Whether you’re seeking an idyllic destination for a couples weekend, planning a honeymoon cruise around the Mediterranean or just want to make some unforgettable memories, the dazzling ocean views, top-end restaurants and secret island retreats offer plenty romantic things to do in Split.
You might have to do some convincing to drag the family away from the coast, but whether you’re entertaining toddlers or traveling with teenagers, there are plenty of things to do in Zagreb with kids. Here are some ideas.
September 12, 2014 by Zoe Smith
The summer holidays might be over for most of us, but Dubrovnik still hasn’t lost its appeal and the pearl of the Adriatic makes an ideal choice for a fall getaway. Still not convinced? Here are 4 good reasons to visit Dubrovnik in autumn.
Croatia’s second-largest city and a worthy rival to Dubrovnik for the title of Dalmatia’s top cruise destination, Split is much more than just a gateway to the islands. Whether you’re taking a whistle-stop shore excursion or have time to discover all the city has to offer, here are 10 top recommendations to help you see the best of Split.
With its grand, white limestone boulevards and harbor lined with glitzy yachts, at first glance Dubrovnik might not seem like a good choice for budget travelers, but there are still plenty of ways to stretch out your money. From organizing a DIY city tour, to admiring Dubrovnik’s best ocean views, here are some ideas for free things to do in Dubrovnik.
Croatia’s capital and cultural center boasts the country’s highest concentration of museums, and whether you’re looking to discover Croatian art or pore over ancient finds, there’s truly something for everyone. Many of the city’s museums are clustered together either in the Upper Town or in the Lower Town around Zrinjevac park, making it easy to spend a day visiting Zagreb’s museums, but with so many to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start.
As the weather heats up and Croatia’s festival season gets underway, most visitors make a beeline for the Dalmatian islands, but with a host of cultural events held in Dubrovnik throughout the summer months, there are plenty of good reasons to stay in the city. Held annually throughout July and August, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is Croatia’s oldest and largest cultural festival, hosting a series of classical, jazz and folk music concerts, theatric performances, film screenings, exhibitions, operas and ballets in some of the city’s most historic venues.
Framed by the wooded sea cliffs of the Marjan peninsula and the looming peaks of the Kozjak and Mosor mountains, and fronted by a vast archipelago of islands and glistening ocean, few holiday destinations offer as much variety as Split. With such idyllic surroundings it’s no surprise that summer activities in Split are all about exploring the outdoors and whether you want to cool off along the coast or get your adrenaline pumping on a mountain adventure, there are endless options for things to do. Here are some ideas.