Europe

Croatia

vital statistics
  • Zagreb
  • 4 million
  • Croatian
  • Croatian kuna
about Croatia

Now well recovered from its wars of independence, Croatia is Europe’s très chic holidaying hotspot and has been for a while now. Its mix of medieval villages, coastal and island getaways, and rugged mountainous interior is matched by cheap prices, great beer and decent nosh.

Sail along the coastline from island to island (all 1185 of them), beach to beach (countless, but most not that sandy), or trek high into the Dinaric ranges where views back over the Adriatic are astounding. There are plenty of traditional celebrations going on with costumes, dancing and music from the archives of the nation’s tumultuous but proud history. But you’ll also be surprised at the sophistication of the Croatian urbanites; their bars and nightlife are some of Europe’s best and the cafe life alive with intelligentsia deep in debate over their espressos.

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MAKARSKA, CROATIA

After a day spent splashing about in the sparkling water of a beautiful cove...

After a day spent splashing about in the sparkling water of a beautiful cove on the...

PULA, CROATIA

Located just outside the city walls of Pula, Vespasian's Amphitheatre...

Located just outside the city walls of Pula, Vespasian's Amphitheatre – fondly known as...

HVAR, CROATIA

Hvar has a reputation for attracting well-heeled types who like to party, and...

Hvar has a reputation for attracting well-heeled types who like to party, and Hula Hula is...