A few holiday faq
1. No visa is required for entry into Croatia for citizens of Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
2. No special vaccination is required.
3. Croatia boasts, with reason, the best drinking water in Europe.
4. Croatia has on average 3000 sunny hours a year! That is out of a possible 4380 daylight hours in a year!
5. On the coast winters are very mild, rarely falling below 10ºC. One can see lemons on the trees in February!
6. In summer it's hot but not too hot, the average July temperature being 29ºC.
Dalmatian Coast & Croatia
If youre going for a holiday in Croatia (Hrvatska) you have come to the right place. We bring you descriptions and photographs of all Croatias coastal regions including the Dalmatian Coast, Istria and Kvarner, with features on all the best places to visit. Our site offers an extensive travel information resource for holidaying in Croatia, including sections on holiday activities such as scuba diving, yachting & sailing, boating, fishing, cycling, rock climbing & mountaineering, canoeing & kayaking, walking & rambling and more.
The coastal regions of Croatia are comprised of the old Croatian states of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia. Dalmatia, or the Dalmatian Coast as it is more commonly known, can be divided into three regions: North Dalmatia, including Sibenik and Zadar, Central Dalmatia, including Trogir, Split, Hvar and Brac, and finally South Dalmatia, including Korcula and Dubrovnik.
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Samostan on Brac
The Croatian coast, by some miracle, has escaped the allure of concrete, and its natural beauty is enhanced by wonderful architectural jewels such as youll find in Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Korcula, Split and the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Many smaller towns are equally impressive and charming and the landscape is quite simply breath taking.
Croatia has 8 National Parks. Plitvice, one of the parks, has 92 magnificent waterfalls and like all the parks is overflowing with fauna and flora, forests, gorges, rivers and deep blue lakes.
Makarska, Central Dalmatia
With there being over 1000 islands to explore along the Croatian coast it is not surprising that boating, in all its forms, is very popular here. If it is accommodation on the sea that you are looking for, we hope you'll find it in our Cruises in Croatia section.
Diving in the Adriatic
The Croatian coastline is mainly mountainous and boasts some of the highest peaks in the Mediterranean. It is from these heights that you can appreciate just how crystal clear the turquoise blue waters of the Adriatic really are. It is no wonder that the sea around Croatia was the favourite haunt of Jacques Cousteau, as it is today for many contemporary undersea explorers.
Youll find a multitude of beaches and coves, of small bays and marinas, nestled all along the coast of Croatia. Add to this the Mediterranean climate, balmy enough for olives, figs, vines, oranges and lemons to grow in abundance, it is easy to see why this is such a perfect destination for a holiday. Not forgetting one of the biggest attractions to this country, and that is the welcoming and good-hearted sincerity of the hosts, a kindness and quality of service that are an integral part of your stay. They have the unaffected desire to offer their guests the very best of everything and you will feel a true hospitality everywhere you go. You can not pack it away in your suitcase when you leave, but the Mediterranean warmth and the soft breath of the Continent will remain in your heart until you visit once again.
Beach on the Makarska Riviera