Njivice is situated on the beautiful Croatian isle of Krk which lies in the stunning Kvarner Bay. Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic and Njivice, which nestles on its North West coastline is its newest built town/village. Originally a small fishing village, tourism has become more and more important to the town and visitors have been enjoying the delights of Njivice since its first hotel was built in 1930. Now one of the bigger centres of tourism on the island of Krk, Njivice offers visitors of all ages and tastes a holiday they will remember forever.
Njivice is famed for its beautiful beaches and promenade. The beaches closest to town are accessed easily and are a mixture of sand pebble and stone, but for those willing to wander further from the centre of town can explore an array of sandy beaches and hidden coves where you can enjoy the peace and quiet, soak up the sun’s rays and swim in the stunning blue waters of the Adriatic. For those who like to enjoy the sea and sun uninhibited by clothes, the beach near Njivice campsite is a nudist beach and is popular throughout the summer.
If your idea of relaxation is flexing your credit card, you are well catered for in Njivice. The town has a wide range of shops that sell a variety of items, from beautiful clothes and designer jewellery to shops where you can get a real taste of Croatia and buy traditional Croatian goods and food. There are a number of quaint cafes too where you can rest between shops and enjoy a good cup of coffee or an ice cold drink as you sit and relax in the warm sunshine.
As would be expected for a tourist town, Njivice is not short of bars and restaurants along its seafront and promenade, as well as around the town’s harbour. Fish is a popular dish for visitors wishing to taste one of the many varieties that are landed in the port on a daily basis. As well as seafood, you can get a wide range of other dishes too, from traditional Croatian food to other modern dishes from around the world.
WIth something to offer everyone whatever their age, Njivice has a range of accommodation available to suit all budgets. For those who prefer to stay closer to nature, there is a large and well equipped campsite that offers a range of facilities. Njivice also has a number of hotels but an option that is becoming more and more popular is renting a villa. Providing warm and enticing accommodation with all the comforts of home, whether you are a single traveller, a couple of a family with children of all ages, they make a great base from which to explore Njivice and the beautiful island of Krk.
Beautiful beaches, sumptuous food and a range of stunning accommodation… Njivice is a wonderful place to visit.
Malinska is situated on the Western coast of the beautiful island of Krk which ensures that it is sheltered from some of the more blustery winds of the Adriatic. Compared to the dramatic scenery of some of Croatia’s other holiday resorts, Malinska is blessed with a relatively flat landscape, full of beautiful woodland areas as well as having some of the best beaches that the Adriatic has to offer.
Malinska first came to prominence in the 1700s, when the port itself was first built. But it was the arrival of the town’s first steamboat that saw it begin its rise to become one of Croatia’s finest seaside resort with visitors who may have before holidayed in the beautiful Opatija being enchanted by the stunning scenery of Malinska.
Today Malinska is a modern European resort and tourism plays the major role in its economy. The beautiful beaches are a big draw to tourists, and whilst there are busy areas in front of some of the town’s most popular tavernas and bars, a short walk will lead you to the quirer areas where you can enjoy the golden sands in peace and quiet whilst gazing out at the beautiful Adriatic.
If food and drink play a large part of your holiday, then you will love what Makinska has to offer. Malinska has an array of some of Croatia’s finest tavernas and restaurants where you will find a full range of Mediterranean cuisine, made with the region's freshest and finest produce Seafood is a particular speciality, and you can’t leave Malinska without enjoying a meal in one of the specialist seafood restaurants.
You can spend your entire holiday quite happily in Malinska as it has lots to see and do, but it can also make a great base to explore further afield. The town of Krk is just 12km from Malinska and is a typical Croatian town with stone houses, narrow bustling streets and a host of cultural places to visit and enjoy. And if the wide range of sports and activities on offer in Malinska aren’t quite enough for you, then Krk offers even more.
Accommodation in Malinska like many other resorts in the Adriatic is both generally of a very high quality and varied. You can choose from high class hotels with the very latest in modern service and facilities or one of the many family run hotels in the resort. These are particularly popular for those people wanting to experience a more more authentic Croation holiday. Other options include a variety of self catering accommodation with villas being a particular favourite. Most of these are situated close to town but offer the chance to enjoy the Croation sun in the private surroundings of your own private villa, many of which have their own private pool.
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday at a resort with beautiful sandy beaches surrounded by beautiful gentle countryside and with a host of things to do, see and eat, then Malinska is a fantastic choice.
Baska sits at the very end of the island of Krk on its beautiful South East coast. Reached by following the main Krk island road that runs through the island, it is a journey worth making. Travelling along the basin of Krk’s only river, Vela Rika, the stunning town of Baska is situated where the river and sea meet and forms a crescent around the stunning Baska beach, one of the best beaches you will find in the whole of Croatia.
The popularity of Baska as a tourist resort was initially down to the people of the Czech Republic. The editor of one of their major newspapers visited Baska many years ago on business and so struck was he about the beauty of Baska, he was inspired to write an article promoting the town. Such was the popularity of the article, many Czechs came to visit and it remains a popular holiday resort for the people of the Czech Republic today.
However, it’s not just a resort for the people of the Czech Republic. Baska’s reputation has begun to spread across the world, and it is a popular holiday destination for people from all over the globe. One of the major reasons is the popularity of its most famous beach, Vela Plaza, renowned across Croatia for its cleanliness and golden sands. With a wide selection of seafront hotels and bars, it’s known as one of the best places in Croatia to enjoy the sun. It’s also home to the Blue Bar, known as one of Europe’s best beach bars.
Baska can be a great place to use as a base for exploring other islands in the vicinity, and you can take boat trips to a number of them including Privic, Goli, Grgur and Senj. You can also explore the wider region including the nearby mountainous region, popular with walkers and those who love to enjoy the great outdoors.
Shoppers will not be disappointed with what there is on offer in Baska, and it’s a delight to wander round the town’s streets in the pleasant sunshine and view some of the high quality goods on offer. For those people who love to eat out and enjoy a wide range of cuisines, then Baska is a fantastic place to visit. The town is host to a diverse range of cafes and restaurants that serve a range of European and Asian dishes as well as some of the freshest seafood you will find anywhere in the world. There’s also a good range of traditional Croatian food on offer, which really should be experienced by every visitor to this wonderful town.
Blessed with a range of accommodation, there are places to stay for visitors with a wide range of requirements. From hotels to suit all budgets, there are also a range of self catering options, stunning villas and even campsites.
Baska may not be one of the more well known Croatian holiday destinations such as Opatija or Dubrovnik, but it really is a jewel in Croatia’s tourism crown. Enjoy it now before the rest of the world discover the delights of this wonderful Croatian resort.
Vrbnik is situated on the eastern part of the island of Krk, facing Novi Vinodolski on the mainland. On a 50 meters high cliff Vrbnik is first mentioned in 1100. The inhabitants used to work in agriculture, maritime and fishing.
Here you can taste island´s best wine, the golden yellow Zlahtina.
Vrbnik, the oldest place on the island will thrill you with the narrowest street in the world which is in center of Vrbnik.
Most of the locals are engaged in viticulture, olives and figs so don´t hesitate when offered with this delicious fruits and the homemade productes made of it. Also taste the traditional cuisine in one of the autochthonous restaurants where cold Zlahtina is served.
Beside mentioned Vrbnik offers lovely bays, cristal clear sea, rich cultural haritage that can be seen around the old town.
Cizici is situated on the northern part of the island of Krk in the Soline bay. Touched by the sea on one side and Pine alley, the trademark of the place on the other.
According to the local legend there were two brothers. One was the maker of laces (zuzmice) therefore the place is named „Suzanj“. The other brother was the manufacturer of the boots (cizmice) therefore the other village is named „Cizici“.
Cizici will enchant one with its wonders of nature such as cristal clear sea and healing mud. Swimming season begins in the early spring due to high sea temperatures. Beach is special, very shallow so even hundered meters away from the shore the water is still up to the knees.
It´s a place ideal for families with the children. One can also enjoy sport activities or simply have a massage.
The place is known for the dry-stone walls, narrow streets, traditional arhitecture and gardens with mediteranian plants.
There are numerous apartments and holiday houses in Cizici tailored for each taste. Along with that traditional restaurants offer local specilities.
Near by Cizici there are several interesting places worth visiting, such as Dobrinj which was a literacy center in the past with a lot of documents and inscriptions written on „glagoljica“ and the cave Biserujka.
Omisalj is important cultural center. It´s situated on the northern part of the island Krk. Mild climate, beaches, nearby bridge and airport makes Omisalj interesting destinations. Omisalj excites with its cultural and historical heritage all dressed up in stones.
There´s a camp „Pusca“ only 2 km away from Omisalj with a sandy beach facing Rijeka and Opatija, ideal for the families with the children. Delicious seafood is being served in restaurants . Other than camp there are hotels and private accommodation.
You will find sandy, rocky and pebbly beaches in Omisalj. While sandy beach „Pesja“ has volleyball facilities, beach „Jadran“ welcomes with diverse restaurants.
Crikvenica is a tourist destination in Kvarner region near the City of Rijeka. The whole Riviera Crikvenica is kilometers long promenade. Along gentle and green coastal line dotted with sheltered coves, parks, villas and gardens, and in the direction of the lush, mountainous hinterland trails and hiking paths. The town beach is sandy and there are pebble beaches too in the city center, Dramalj beach to the peninsula Kačjak. Crikvenica Riviera consist of towns Crikvenica, Dramalj, Selce and Jadranovo. Crikvenica is known by family and health tourism but with numerous cafes and bars do not lack entertainment and nightlife. With clubs in the city center and the Crni Molo, you can treat yourself in one of the many restaurants, or go on a boat trip to the nearby Silo at island Krk. It is pleasure to walk along the rich green city parks, and stop at one of the many good restaurants offering fish and shellfish. At the Crikvenica Riviera there is a plenty of opportunities for sports activities such as sailing, surfing, diving or water skiing. Also, you can bring or rent a bicycle in the area because there are many bicicle paths arround. Historically, it belongs in one of the sunniest places in the Adriatic, with its 2500 sunny hours per year.
In the middle part of the northern Croatian coast, from the old Frankopan fort named Novigrad, has been developed Novi Vinodolski, the center of it´s own Riviera.
This historical , political and cultural center of Vinodol principality, also a cradle of literates from Mazuranic family, proudly keeps a memory of the Vinodol statute from 1288, the oldest Croatian low documents written in Glagolitica.
Thanks to the evergreen forest vegetation and mild Mediterranean climate, clear sea and air, Novi Vinodolski in 1878 became one of the first tourist resorts in the area.
Small town Grizane in Crikvenica´s hinterland is just 5 kilometers from the sea and beaches in Crikvenica. In the last 10 years Grizane has become a new tourist destination with over 200 holiday houses and villas with pools.
For those looking for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city there are nicely decorated villas representing Grizane as the right choice.
You are only few minutes by car away from the spacious beaches in Crikvenica. Near by the place there is a paragliding center, on the Tic hill where you can enjoy in magnificiant view over the Vinodol valley, Tribalj lake and the castle Drivenik.
There are numerous forest tracks around Grizane leading you into the untouched nature, a heaven for the mountaineers , tracking fans, cyclists and adrenalin lovers.
Selce is located in a picturesque cove next to Crikvenica, on one of the most diverse parts of the Adriatic coast. This seaside resort, once a village of fishermen and stonemasons, today makes an interesting holiday destination with a tradition of tourism reaching back more than a century. Selce has won many awards for the excellence of its tourism offer and the overall appearance of the town. It has also won the title of best holiday resort on Kvarner four times. In addition, it came second twice and first once (in 2002) in the "Blue Flower" campaign organised by the Croatian National Tourist Board for the best holiday resort on the Adriatic. Selce is a perfect place for pleasant summer holidays, with well-tended Blue Flag beaches, a wonderfully clean sea, a seaside promenade, and many cultural, entertainment and sporting events (folklore, concerts, painting exhibitions, fish festivals on the waterfront, sport-fishing for visitors, sailing regattas and much more). The town also has a diving centre with diving school and various water sport facilities. Selce can accommodate several thousand visitors in private homes and hotels, holiday villas and two campsites set amidst the area's beautiful natural scenery and crystal clear sea.
The remains of the old city walls and city tower evoke the times of the Dukes Frankopan whose four centuries rule left profound spiritual and material traces in Vinodol.
It´s greatest bloom Bribir experiences in time of the Duke Bernardin Frankopan who strengthens the castle and the city walls.
When in 1848. the Bribir´s seigniory was abolished municipal authorities demolished the Big and the Small doors and castle, later replaced by the school.
So did the long and famous history of the Bribir fortress ended up in ruins. The only remain of the Bribir forth is the quadrangular tower from 1302. and the part of the walls.
The hill on which the old town is situated gives you breathtaking view over the valley and Novi Vinodolski.
The renaissance art pieces at St. Peter and Paul´s church testify of the high level of the cultural and civilisational reach of the medieval Bribir and strong connections with Europe.
Jadranovo is an attractive seaside resort, ideal for a quiet holiday. It is known for beautiful scenery, unspoilt natural surroundings, numerous coves and romantically secluded beaches. A coastal promenade and a network of walking trails criss-crossing the hinterland are just right for pleasant walks and recreation on hot summer days. Jadranovo is noted for its beautiful nature, for its tranquil pine forests and seaside walks, for quiet coves and beaches, for its crystal clear sea and crisp fresh air. The area's long tradition of welcoming visitors, its hospitable people, beautiful scenery and comfortable accommodation in family homes, as well as fine gastronomic choices, are just a small part of what Jadranovo has to offer its visitors.
The island of Murter may not be one of the best known of Croatia’s holiday destinations, but that’s all the better for those who visit. Located in the Šibenik archipelago of the North Dalmatian group of islands in the stunning Adriatic, it lies just 20 metres from the mainland, and it is connected to the mainland by means of a shot drawbridge which spans the sea canal beneath. The area of the island is just over 7 sq miles with its highest peak, Raduč rising 125 metres above sea level.
As well as being a delightful resort to visit the island will be of particular interest to history buffs, as the island has been inhabited for nearly 2000 years. It has had a long and turbulent past and has been home to Roman settlements as well as being a refuge for many people fleeing the Ottoman attacks in the area during the 15th century.
Murther is now better known as a select tourist destination, and much of its reputation is because of its wonderful beaches. Famous for its sandy gravel expansive beaches, it also has delightful hidden coves where you can sunbathe and swim in privacy. Beaches that are particularly well worth visiting are Čigrađa, Lovišća, Kosirina, Slanica and the delightful Podvršak.
There are five main places on Murter. The main one is Murter village in the north west of the island and here history buffs can see the fabulous remains of Roman houses. For those people who prefer their holidays a little bit more lively, there are plenty of places to enjoy a drink and a dance, with live music being particularly popular. Along the southern coast of the island is Slanica which has an amazing beach that melts into the shallow waters of the Adriatic. This obviously makes it a very popular destination for families and people of all ages during the day, but at night the village becomes a lively party destination, with its beach bars and tavernas being a popular choice for those who want to eat, drink and dance. The three other locations are Betina, which has a beautiful marina and sandy beach, Jezero which boasts a beautiful little harbour and Risno which boasts another of Croatia’s finest beaches, the golden sands being lined with palm trees and being a particular favourite with the more discerning sun worshipper.
There is a range of accommodation on the island and there should be something to suit everyone’s taste and pocket. There are a number of 4* and 3* hotels on the island, or if you want a bit more freedom to explore the island then there are a wide range of self catering accommodation available to suit all budgets.
Many holiday destinations claim to offer something for everyone, but Murter really can. From stunning scenery and golden beaches to bustling tavernas and ancient historic sites, everyone, whatever their age will enjoy their time on the beautiful island of Murter.
When you are thinking of taking a holiday in the beautiful country of Croatia, Zagreb may not be the first place you think of. As the capital of Croatia and not being on the coast, other destinations such as Opatija and Dubrovnik may be more popular, but rule out Zagreb as a destination for your holiday and you could be making a big mistake! Of course, it may not have golden beaches looking out on the gorgeous Adriatic Sea, but it does have a whole host of things to offer tourists of all ages and tastes.
Located in the North West of Croatia, Zagreb is not just the capital city of Croatia, it is the nation’s largest. With a rich history that spans thousands of years, Zagreb and its surrounding areas are rich in historical monuments and locations. The area known as Gornji Grad (upper town) is host to the Presidential Palace, the Croatian Parliament and the beautiful St Mark’s Church. It is also host to a multitude of museums, and so numerous are they, that Zagreb is known as the ‘city of museums’ and has more museums per square mile than any other city on the world. Delights include the Archaeological Museum, the Modern Gallery, the Technical Museum and the Croatian National History Museum.
For those of you that prefer malls to museums, Zagreb, as you would expect plays host to a wonderful selection of shops and stores. In Zagreb, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the shopping on offer, from international designer boutiques to small, family run stores selling high quality Croatian made goods. There’s also plenty of cafes and coffee shops throughout the city for you to rest your weary feet and enjoy some fantastic coffee and traditional Croatian snacks.
As the nation’s capital, the city is host to a wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. You can find cuisines from around the world as well as plenty of establishments offering traditional Croatian fayre. Pauza is one of the most famous restaurants in Zagreb and is a particular favourite of celebrities and Croatian dignitaries who are drawn in by the fabulous Asian culinary fusion on offer. If you prefer to taste some traditional Croatian dishes with a modern twist you should visit Bistro Apetit, a permanent fixture in the nation’s top 10 restaurant lists. As well as the fantastic restaurants on offer, there’s a range of delicious street food too all across the city, be sure to check it out.
As you would expect from any big city in Europe, there is a wide range of accommodation on offer. Zagreb boasts a range of 4* and 5* hotels that offer visitors a luxurious stay. However, if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to this, there are a host of other options available too, including an array of smaller, family run hotels and self catering opportunities. Often these can help you get a more authentic view of this wonderful city.
Next time you are planning a trip to Croatia, don’t automatically discount Zagreb, it has a huge amount to offer the savvy tourist.
Situated on the stunning Istrian Peninsula overlooking the beautiful Kvarner Bay, Opatija is one of Croatia’s most popular resorts in both summer and winter, with an average temperature of 25°C in the summer and a respectable 10°C in the winter. The longest established resort in the region, it has long been popular with European royalty and celebrities and offers visitors the holiday of a lifetime, offering long sandy beaches, beautiful countryside as well as all the facilities one expects from a modern European holiday resort.
Visitors to Opatija can not help but be impressed by the splendid architecture on display throughout the town. A particular favourite holiday destination of the Austro-Hungarian nobility, you can see this influence wherever you go in Opatija. Other historic must-see sites include the Maiden and the Seagull statue, Zvonko Car’s stunning statue of a young girl with her palm outstretched to a seagull. The statue sits on a small rocky outcrop that trails into the sea and is a favourite with visitors from around the world and you will no doubt want to take a photograph of this wondrous sculpture.
If you prefer your holidays to be on the relaxing side and love to spend long days relaxing on the beach, then Opatija is a great choice for your holiday. Protected from the elements by the beautiful Kvarner Bay and its many islands, the sea gently laps on the shore unlike some other resorts that can often be pounded by larger waves, making Opatija a great choice if you love to swim. It’s often so serene it’s like swimming in a lake. That also means it is great for watersports, and you have a choice of activities available as you walk along the beachfront.
Opatija boasts some of the best restaurants that Croatia has to offer. From high class fine dining and modern European cuisine to traditional Croatian eateries serving meals made with the finest local produce, there is something for all tastes in the taverns and restaurants of Opatija. As a modern European resort, there’s also a variety of entertainment offer to tourists too, from gentle folk music evenings to more modern discos.
Shoppers are well catered for in Opatija. Reflecting its reputation as a modern European resort of distinction, in Opatija you will find an array of luxurious goods for sale at fantastic prices alongside a whole host of Croatia’s finest handmade goods and local produce.
If Opatija sounds like the perfect destination for your holiday, there’s a variety of some of Europe’s finest accommodation awaiting you. As befits a resort with a distinguished history of hosting some of Europe’s finest Royal families, there are a number of 4* and 5* hotels that are as good as in any modern European city. As well as this there is a host of quality self catering accommodation and villas, where you can enjoy the beautiful town of Opatija whilst enjoying all the comforts of home.
On the island of Cres in the town of Cres, there are numerous other places which are located along the coast, while others are in higher areas.
Thanks to mild climate, worm winters and pleasant summers, the island of Hvar is ideal destination for vacation. Hvar is known for it´s cultural and historical monuments and literature.
In the old town you can find a mixture of antique and modern arhitecture, organized boat excursions to nearby islands, sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, lavander fields, olive groves, vineyards, hotels and private accomodation.
The city of Hvar is proud of its Renaissance buildings, especially with the Hvar theatre, situated in the old town, the first public theatre in Europe.
On the hill above the city there is a fortress of Hvar, built in 16th century from which you can enjoy in a stunning view over Hvar and Pakleni Islands.
For those looking for a good time and top restaurants with high gastronomy, Hvar is a place to be. One can be attracted by untouched coves near the city, reachable by car or bycicle.
Island is well connected by ferries with town of Split and surrounding islands.
Nestled on the North Dalmatian coastline, Zadar is an ancient city that is also one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations. The 5th largest city in Croatia, it is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year and no visitor leaves disappointed. Zadar is so old it is often said to be older than the city of Rome. It’s had a varied and exciting history that has seen it be attacked many times, destroyed and rebuilt time-after-time. The fingerprint of this exciting past can be seen all over the city, with its beautiful old churches, cultural monuments and flamboyant displays of art from throughout the ages. The Old Town is the place to go if you want a real taste of historical Zadar. Lying on a peninsula, you can almost taste medieval Zadar as history is everywhere in this part of town. In the centre of Zadar, next to the Old Town is the economic heart of the city. Here you will find the modern industrial and retails centers, housing developments, industrial parks and other commercial zones. You’ll find the city’s many shops here, and as you would expect from a city of this size, you can find a wide variety of stores to suit everyone’s taste, from high fashion to bargain buys. If you’re a tourist though looking for somewhere to stay, then it is the Zadar suburbs of Diklo and Boric that you will be most excited about. Situated 6 km northwest of the city, these areas are a tourist paradise, and have been developed over many years into destinations of distinction. There’s a wide variety of accommodation here from fantastically luxurious hotels to an amazing range of self catering accommodation that offer you complete flexibility to enjoy your holiday. The standards are very high in Zadar so you can be assured your accommodation will be more than satisfactory. The beaches here are simply amazing, and you’ll enjoy lazing on them whilst gazing out at the stunning Adriatic Sea. You’re never short of things to do in Zadar, and as well as the amazing range of restaurants and tavernas on offer serving delicious food and drink, there are a range of nightclubs and live music venues enabling you to party into the night. If nature is more your thing, then Zadar is within driving distance of four stunning national parks. These are Northern Velebit, Paklenica, the Plitvice Lakes and the Krka Waterfalls. Each one of these are well worth a visit and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a holiday destination that provides you with the buzz of a modern European city, an amazing variety of wildlife and nature as well as all the trappings of a modern upmarket holiday resort, then Zadar is a fantastic choice.
Split is the biggest city in the Dalmatia region and the second biggest city in the whole of Croatia. Lying on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, it is one of the most exciting and exuberant cities in Europe and is a fantastic place to spend your holiday. Split is one of the oldest cities in this part of Europe and is thought to be nearly 2000 years old judging by the archaeological evidence on offer. Split’s history begins in earnest in 305D when the construction of Diocletian’s Palace began, becoming a major Roman settlement in 650 AD when it took over from Salona as the Roman capital of the Dalmatia region. Diocletian’s Palace is still in existence and it is one of the most imposing Roman ruins you will find in existence today. Despite being called a palace, is more like a fortress and it will truly take your breath away the first time that you see it. Whilst staying in Split, it is one thing that you simply have to visit. Once you’ve had your fill of the many historical and cultural sites that are on offer in the beautiful city of Split, it’s great to hit the shops. Split certainly doesn’t disappoint in this department, and has something for everyone, with dazzling designer stores through to amazing artisan and craft shops showcasing the best of Croatian goods. Split’s daily market is especially worth visiting. As evening beckons, Split really comes alive, with its many cafes, bars and restaurants buzzing with people enjoying their excellent hospitality. From traditional Croatian restaurants to venues that offer cuisines from around the world, your taste buds will be dazzled in this wondrous city. For those who like to party into the night, there are plenty of options, with many venues to choose from across the city, offering live music and dancing. The great thing about Split is that as well as offering the many delights of a modern European city, its location on the coast means that it has beaches too! Bačvice is most famous and most popular beach in Split and is just minutes from the city centre. It’s Blue Flag status is testament to its cleanliness and it’s popular with locals and tourists alike. It is especially good if you’re not a fan of deep water. The sea is very shallow close to the shore and you have to walk out 50m before it is deep enough to swim. Other popular beaches in Split are Ovčice, Firule and Trstenik. Befitting a city with the facilities and size of Split, you won’t be surprised to know that there are a wide range of place to stay in the city. High class luxury hotels offer a delightful stay with access to facilities that you won’t find better anywhere in the world. If you prefer to have a bit more of a Croatian experience, the variety of smaller hotels and self catering options are a great way to explore the real Split and discover all of its hidden gems. Split offers you everything you could ever want in a holiday destination and is a great idea for those travellers looking for something that little bit different.
Take a trip to Dubrovnik and it won’t take you long to understand why it is Croatia’s most popular tourist destination. A fantastic place to visit anytime of year, it’s during the summer months that you’ll get the most out of this wonderful city.
Dubrovnik is a city with a long and turbulent past and its history is never very far away. The ‘pearl of the Adriatic’, it is one of Europe’s most stunning cities, its Old Town becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The Dubrovnik city walls are a must visit and you can walk along them too. This walled city has long been a symbol of freedom for Croats, as it has spent much of its history as a self governing city-state, successfully defending itself from invading foreign powers. You can sense this abundance of history as soon as you are near the beautiful city walls.
There’s not just an abundance of history on offer in Dubrovnik though. Despite being a fully functional Croatian city (albeit a small one), it is also simultaneously a fantastic holiday resort too, with fantastic beaches and activities. That means when you visit Dubrovnik you really do get the best of both worlds. You can shop till you drop in the streets of Dubrovnik and you will find some of Croatia's best shops here, from expensive designer fashion to high street names as well as a multitude of interesting Croatian shops selling a wide range of goods.
Eating and drinking in Croatia as you would as expect is excellent and you are spoilt for choice with the numbers and quality of restaurants and tavernas on offer. From exciting European and Asian cuisines to traditional Croatian meals, you’ll find something to suit everyone’s palate and pocket. The tavernas also host a great deal of live music and events, which means you are never short of something to do in Dubrovnik.
Visiting in summer is particularly recommended as this will enable you to visit the Dubrovnik Summer Festival which is held in July and August. Bringing out the best that the city has to offer, it’s a time of celebration, eating, drinking and dancing. It’s an experience you will never forget and one that is becoming more and more popular.
Dubrovnik is also a great base for touring the wider region. There are other tourist resorts in the close vicinity that are well worth a visit and these include Cavtat and Župa Dubrovačka which are easily reached by hire car, taxi or by public transport. If you want to explore a bit further afield, then Dubrovnik's port offers trips to various islands nearby including Mljet, Šipan Koločep and Lopud. All of these are beautiful places to visit whilst staying in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik offers a wide range of accommodation from luxurious 5* and trendy boutique hotels to a fantastic array of self catering accommodation from apartments, rooms and a wide selection of villas.
If you are looking for a holiday destination in Croatia that literally has everything, then Dubrovnik should be one of your first choices.
Pula is the largest city on the Istrian peninsular and like other places in this region, it is well known for its fantastic weather, stunning sea and beautiful natural surroundings. As well as being the centre of life around these parts since Roman times, it also has a long tradition in winemaking and fishing, both of which still feature heavily today. You’re never far from history in Pula, and no visit to this fantastic city is complete without a tour round the amazing Roman amphitheatre. Known as the Pula Arena, it is one of only six remaining large Roman arenas in the world and is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia. Today you can tour the amphitheatre and also watch some of entertainment's biggest names perform here. Those to have played this wonderful venue include Luciano Pavarotti, Tom Jones, Placido Domingo, Leonard Cohen, Dave Gilmour and Andrea Bocelli. Because Pula is blessed with year round sunshine, its beaches are some of the best and most popular in the country. The Pula Riviera is full of a wide variety of beaches, from windswept rocky outlets to pebbly beaches and coves, as well as well maintained concrete terraces that are an excellent choice if you have access issues. On some of the beaches just outside of Pula, it’s even possible to track dinosaur footprints on the sand! Pula has a good selection of shops. You’ll find everything you need here, from high class boutiques and electronics stores to a wide variety of gift shops that will enable you to buy fantastic presents for your loved ones at home. There’s a fantastic array of restaurants too in Pula. It’s location on the coast means that in Pula you can taste some of the freshest seafood in the world. Your fish may only have been landed a matter of an hour ago and this makes it absolutely delicious! For those who like to enjoy the local nightlife, Pula has a host of bars and nightclubs that cater for a range of tastes, whether you want to dance the night away or simply relax whist watching some fantastic live music. For those people who love the great outdoors should visit the Brijuni National Park. This island is simply spectacular and was the former residence of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito. Here you can enjoy this outstanding area of natural beauty and create memories that will last a lifetime. Pula is blessed with some of the best accommodation in Croatia, and you can choose from luxurious hotels, fantastic self catering apartments or beautiful private villas. All of Pula’s accommodation os of the highest quality and is clean, comfortable and value for money. You can choose to stay in the centre of Pula itself or choose to stay on the fringes of town, just a short stroll away from the sights and attractions of this wonderful city. If you want to enjoy some of the best that Croatia has to offer, Pula makes a great choice, and you’ll find yourself returning year after year.
Looking to stay in an Adriatic city where you can get a real sense of history whilst still enjoying the delights of a modern European resort? Then Krk should be your number one choice. First recorded in history nearly 3000 years ago, Krk was inhabited by a tribe known as the Liburni, one of the many tribes that made up the famous Illyrian tribe. Conquered by the Romans in the 1st Century BC, you can still see many sites and reminders of the Roman occupation of this fine city. Walking through the old part of today’s city of Krk, you cannot help but be impressed with the breadth of history on view, from the ancient city walls and its city door, it’s amazing to be able to touch these ancient wonders. The Frankopan Castle which is in Krk city’s Kamplin Square is a stunning piece of architecture and hails from the 13th century. As well as being able to visit and tour the Castle, it is also the home of a variety of cultural events throughout the year, and if you get the chance to attend one you should, the ambience the castle gives such events is amazing atmosphere that is hard to beat. Perhaps the most famous city landmark however is the Krk Cathedral. Built around 400 AD, it is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and has been developed continuously over time without losing its historical charm. Today it dominates the city and is home to the Museum of Sacral Art as well as the iconic bell-tower. Just because Krk is known as an historic city don’t think that this means it is lacking in the facilities offered by other such European resorts. The city’s beaches are well developed and popular and range from the pebble beaches nearer the centre of town to the sandy coves on the edge of town for those prepared to take a short walk for the chance to experience these gorgeous reclusive spots. The more popular beaches offer a range of activities for all ages including a variety of watersports as well as childrens activities, tennis and beach volleyball. As would be expected of any modern European city, a walk into the centre will reveal a host of shop, restaurants and tavernas. Here you can enjoy coffee at one of the many local coffee shops, enjoy a cool beer in the traditional local tavernas or treat yourself to a host of different cuisines in one of its many fabulous restaurants. Krk really is a small but vibrant European city and it's got everything you could ever want in a holiday destination. Accommodation as you would expect is of a very high quality, ranging from 5* hotels with fabulous views over the Adriatic to traditional Croatian family hotels that offer that real personal touch. Camping is possible in Krk too, but an increasingly popular option is to hire one of the many stunning villas that are in Krk. Furnished to the highest possible standards, they offer a relaxing break for all ages. If you’re looking for a fabulous holiday destination that really does offer its visitors everything, then Krk is a great choice.
Pag is an island that has become known recently as being the place in Croatia to party. This is mainly due to the resort of Novalja in the north of the island. Here you will find an array of
fantastic party venues, from uber cool bars to open air clubs that play host to some of the world’s biggest DJs and summer festivals. There’s no better place to party than Novalja!
Novalja is blessed with beautiful beaches such as the one at Zrce, buzzing bars and some of the best beaches that you will find anywhere in Europe, perfect for relaxing on after a hard
night’s partying. With a range of accommodation to suit all pockets, ranging from comfortable hotels to fantastic value for money self catering accommodation, it makes a great destination for the young, young at heart and those who love to party.
But if you’re not a party animal, don’t let that put you off the island of Pag because it really does have so much more to offer. Pag Town which sits in the centre of the island makes an
excellent base to explore what else the island has to offer. It enjoys what can only be described as a spectacular setting and it is a resort that you will have the holiday of a lifetime in.
Quieter than the resort of Novalja, don’t be fooled into thinking that Pag Town is void of any fun and excitement, it certainly isn’t. It’s just that what it does offer is suitable for a more discerning clientele and for those people who don’t just want and drink and party their way through their vacation. Oozing with history and culture, it offers a very different holiday to what Novalja offers The beautiful Collegiate Church is well worth a visit, as is the nearby Duke’s Palace and the Bishop’s Palace which along with the town walls were built by the famous sculptor and mason Giorgio da Sebenico, famous for being the chief architect of the Cathedral of St James in Šibenik. There’s plenty of places to eat and drink in Pag Town, and the nightlife is enjoyable but much more relaxed than Novalja. From fast food and snack bars to rustic Croatian dining and international cuisine, Pag Town is a food lover's paradise. Accommodation is excellent in Pag Town too, and like Novalja, it offers a variety of accommodation options from value for money self catering properties to luxury hotels.
You can also enjoy some of the best beaches that Croatia has to offer in Pag Town. As well as the more popular tourist beaches that offer a range of facilities and activities, there are
also numerous coves to visit to enjoy a more tranquil time on the beach. One of these is situated at Simun, and is well worth travelling to as it is a wonderful place to relax in stunning surroundings.
Pag is an island of contrasts and depending upon what sort of holiday you want there is something for everyone, from party animals to the more relaxed holiday traveller.
Nestled on the gorgeous west coast of Istria, Porec is one of the most beautiful resorts in Croatia, and perfect for holidaymakers of all tastes and ages. Originally a small coastal village, it has grown to become a holiday resort of distinction, without losing any of its natural Italian charm. If you are looking at a Croatiaon holiday resort that offers something a little bit different, then Porec is a great choice.
As with many of Croatia’s coastal towns and cities, Porec has had a volatile and turbulent past, and you can still see evidence of this in its many historical sites of interest. From Ancient Roman ruins to more modern structures, the streets of Porec ooze history and many places in Porec have changed very little over hundreds of years, which gives you a real sense of perspective. The Euphrasian Basilica which was built in the 6th century is particularly worth visiting and was recognised by UNESCO in 1997 as a World Heritage Site.
Porec is blessed with a wide variety of shops and markets, and you’ll almost certainly find everything that you want in this wonderful little town, from high fashion to traditional arts and crafts. The same goes for food too. From delightful little rustic restaurants serving Istrian specialities to fine dining restaurants with award winning chefs, you’ll find something to suit your tastes in Porec. Particularly recommended is the Konoba Aba which has long been regarded as the number one restaurant in Porec. Tucked away down a narrow alley near the Basilica it may be hard to find but you won’t be disappointed with the food on offer at this friendly and family run restaurant.
For those people who love sport, then Porec is the perfect destination. Much of this is centred on the beach with lots of different watersports, beach volleyball, tennis and football as well as cycling, fishing and other activities. For those people who like to get their adrenaline pumping, then Porec has a host of sports that really get the heart going including water skiing, karting, paintball and caving. If you prefer things to be a little bit more relaxed, than the beaches of Porec are perfect for getting away from it all and soaking up the sun whilst listening to the waves of the Adriatic lap on the shoreline.
Porec is blessed with some of the best accommodation in Croatia. It boasts some fantastic hotels such as the Valamar Riviera Hotel and the Hotel Laguna Parentium as well as some of the best self catering accommodation that you will find in the region. In a range of locations and in a range of sizes to suit couples to larger groups of travellers, they are of a very high quality, clean and offer fantastic value for money. Whether you choose and apartment or a villa, you’re sure to love your Porec accommodation.
Porec really is a resort that offers everything. Why don’t you come and enjoy it?
Umag is one of the of the most delightful resorts in Istria. A small town of less than 15,000
Stranica 1 od 1Umag Umag is one of the of the most delightful resorts in Istria. A small town of less than 15,000 people, it is an intimate resort and one that is rich in history, facilities and sights. If you’re looking for a Croatian holiday that gives you the chance to experience the real Croatia whilst experiencing all the fantastic features of a modern holiday resort, then Umag is a wonderful choice. Umag is rich in history, and no visit to Umag would be complete without exploring some of the history on offer. The fortifications on the Umag hinterland are a must-see, as are the old town walls, complete with a drawbridge. Built in the 10th century, it’s testament to their builders that they are still here today in such a good condition. The Church of St Roch too is well worth a visit with its oil painted ceiling as is the town museum where you can get a good overview of the history of Umag and the wider region. As you would expect from a modern tourist resort such as Umag, the beaches here are fantastic and they are rated as some of the best in Croatia. On the days where you don’t fancy lazing on the beach and soaking up the sun, then Umag offers a great experience for shoppers. For lovers of fashion, there are lots of boutiques in the town centre and on Umaga main street, you will find lots of gift shops full of Croatian art and craft, perfect for when purchasing those gifts to take back home with you! Foodies are well catered for in Umag, and it is host to some restaurants that are well known across Croatia, including Vila Viola, famed for its meat and fish specials and Buscina, which offers traditional Istrian dishes. Both of these are well worth a visit, but there’s so much more great food on offer, you may not get chance! Once the day is over and evening draws in, Umag has lots of bars and tavernas offering a relaxed and friendly night out. There’s even a casino for those people who love to gamble! Accommodation is very good in Umag. You can choose to stay at one its 5* hotels such as the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, a range of small family run and friendly boutique hotels of even choose to camp, as there are a range of campsites around Umag. Self catering is the most popular option, and Umag offers a high quality selection of apartments and villas to rent, all clean, well furnished and representing excellent value for money. Umag may not be one of the better known destination for holidays in Croatia when compared with p;aces such as Opatija and Dubrovnik. However, its popularity is rising and it is not hard to see why. Offering everything you could want out of a Croatian holiday, it makes the perfect destination for a fabulous Croatian holiday.
Novalja and beach Zrce are situated in Northern Dalmatia, the island of Pag is known throughout Europe as being one of the best places to party. Known as the Croatian Ibiza, for those really in the know, it offers so much more than Ibiza and has the chilled out vibe that was prevalent in Ibiza in the nineties before it became far too corporate and commercialised. The nightlife on the island of Pag is centred around the village of Novalja. A modern resort that is packed with all the features and facilities that the modern traveller could ever want, its prevalence as a party venue is due to its location next to the fabulous Zrce beach. Zrce beach is one of the best beaches that you will find in Europe and during the day it is host to a variety of activities, including watersports. On Zrce beach you can try your hand at jet- skiing, parasailing, bungee jumping and play games of beach football and beach volleyball. And of course there is the beautiful Adriatic sea to swim in. The crystal clear waters are amazing! However in Novalja, it’s at night that that Zrce beach really comes to life, as it is the party centre of the island. It plays host to some of the best beach bars and nightclubs in Europe and you’ll have the time of your life partying the night away. Some of the best clubs and bars include: Noa Beach Club Situated in a stilt house that stretches out into the sea, if you’re into commercial house music, Noa Beach Club is the place to go. Inside you’ll find one of the most stunning clubs in Europe, with swimming pools, luxurious VIP areas and even a per for passing yachts. You’ll often find celebrities amongst the crowds enjoying the latest music. Club Euphoria One of the best known venues on Zrce beach, Euphoria is an open air club that hosts some of the biggest DJs in the world playing a variety of styles of dance music. Despite playing host to these big names, you’ll find that Club Euphoria boasts some of the best drinks prices on the island, which means it’s a great place to go if you’re partying on a budget. Papaya Papaya is often lauded as the best open-air nightclub in the world, and is not just an institution of Croatian nightlife, it’s now a European institution. The club plays host to the world’s top DJs and you’ll not want to miss the chance to party at this fantastic party venue. Kalypso Kalypso is the oldest club on Zrce Beach and it’s been a fixture for over 30 years. Originally a sports bar, it has grown into becoming a fabulous open air bar and club, set around a stunning circular swimming pool. This the place to come if you want a more relaxed party venue where you can dance and party all day and night. These are just a small selection of the venues at Zrce beach. If you are looking for the best place to party in Europe, then Zrce beach is the place for you.
Rovinj is the jewel of the Istria region and is quite rightly one of Croatia’s and Europe’s most popular and well regarded holiday destinations. An active fishing port as well as a holiday resort, as well as enjoying all the trappings of a modern European holiday resort, you can see a genuine Croatian town in action as the fishermen haul up their catch into the town’s harbour early every morning. The history of Rovinj is long and colourful. The town nowadays is officially bilingual, with Italian and Croatian being spoken (as well as the old language of Istriot), and this is because of its long history as a place that has been fought over by various empires and countries. Originally a settlement of Illyrian and Venetic tribes, it was then captured by the Romans and eventually incorporated into the Byzantine Empire and then the Frankish Empire in 788. More recent years has seen it as a part of the Republic of Venice, the Austrian Empire, Italy and Yugoslavia. A tour round the town will see all of these influences and make it one of the most unique towns in Europe. You are never short of anything to do in Rovinj. There are numerous beaches dotted along its coastline and these are ideal for cooling off after a long day sightseeing and enjoying the best of what Rovinj has to offer. Some of them are especially popular with the nudist population, so be warned as you may be in for a bit of a shock! Within the town itself, there are two must sees. The first is the Saint Euphemia Cathedral. This 18th Century baroque building is simply stunning and it is well worth climbing the 60m bell tower to see the amazing view from the top. The second is Rovinj food market which is near the harbour. The vast ranges of fabulous Croatian produce on offer is amazing and it’s a great experience to wander through the stalls and hear the traders banter. You may even want to enjoy a haggle yourself! This abundance of fresh produce in Rovinj means that its restaurants and tavernas cook with some of the finest ingredients available. You can get a wide range of cuisines from around the world as well as some of the finest Croatian cooking. Restaurants that are particularly popular include Santa Croce in the old town and La Puntulina on overlooking the Adriatic. Rovinj has a wide range of places to stay. There are high class hotels such as the Hotel Lone offering luxurious accommodation and fine dining but there are also lots of self catering options available too. These tend to be of a very high quality and give people the chance to explore Rovinj and the wider region at their own leisure. Wherever you choose to stay in Rovinj, you are guaranteed to holiday to remember.