Croatia travel: inexpensive summer holidays
Croatia travel: inexpensive summer holidays

Croatia travel: inexpensive holidays

Croatia is increasingly a top destination for the summer. On the Adriatic Sea, it allows you to spend a wonderful, inexpensive vacation and with a diversity of landscapes. Between its coastline of more than 2000 kilometers and its multitude of beaches, its national parks and unique waterfalls, its atypical cities, its Roman ruins, and more than 1000 islands, you understand there is a choice! as a couple or as friends, there is something for everyone.

Whether you land in Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar, or Zagreb - below we share the information you will need to enjoy a unique vacation.

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Why go to Croatia?

Croatia is no longer a secret. The country on the Adriatic coast attracts magnificent nature, many beautiful islands, picturesque towns with historical buildings and monuments, and of course unbeatable prices for hotels and apartments.

Traveling to Croatia can be done by car from the South of France via Italy and Slovenia. It is a good way to discover the country and the surroundings.

France and Belgium also offer many flights and connections to several cities to allow you to book cheap flights and vacations.

Roads and highways in Croatia are well developed, but tolls will be charged at these. It is best to take a hotel or a holiday home directly by the sea so that you can enjoy a great view and the beaches nearby. With a car, the interior of the country can then be explored wonderfully. Also, you can easily discover a good part of the country in 1 week.

We find the best vacation deals in Croatia and always pay attention to great hotel reviews and high recommendation rates. On Voyages Pirates, many offers are available with flights, hotels, rental cars, or even road trips for more adventure and freedom!

Top 10 things to do in Croatia

  • The city of Dubrovnik, surrounded by stone walls dating from the 16th century and part of the Unesco world heritage
  • Plivitce National Park
  • The triangle beach
  • The city of Split for its architecture
  • The island of Hvar for its atmosphere
  • Kornati Islands National Park
  • The island of Pag for its parties and a stay with friends
  • Krka park
  • Northern Croatia to Pula
  • Mljet and Korcula islands 

National parks in Croatia

National parks
Croatia Travel: National parks

Croatia is not only a seaside destination, it is also well known for its national parks with magnificent landscapes varying between waterfalls, monasteries, and forests.

The largest is the Plitvice National Park: it is a mandatory stopover if you are not far to observe a unique setting. It is 1h40 from Zadar, almost 3 hours from Split, and 3h30 from Pula.

Krka National Park is just over an hour from Split or Zadar. It is just as worthwhile as the previous one.

These parks are easily accessible by car or via excursions that you can book online or in the cities where you stay.

Croatian islands

Croatia Travel: Croatian islands
 Croatia Travel: Croatian islands

As mentioned above, Croatia has many islands. Even if they are not all habitable, some are accessible by boats and via excursions.

You can also reach these islands by ferry, several cities offer frequent connections in high season. The most famous islands to stay in during your vacation are the island of Hvar, Brac, Pag, or the islands Korcula and Mljet.

They all have different atmospheres; lively, festive, young or calm and relaxing. Nature and their beaches make them a perfect option for a perfect holiday in the sun!

Cities in Croatia

Croatia Travel: Cities in Croatia
 Croatia Travel: Cities in Croatia

The Croatian coast offers many options to stay. If you are not in the city center, the surrounding accommodation is just as pleasant thanks to their quieter aspect. These are often apartments at more attractive prices.

If you do not know which cities to choose as a base, here are some with airports: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Pula or Rijeka. These towns also offer more cultural activities and Roman ruins to see. Being by the sea, they have the perfect atmosphere to make you feel on vacation!

The capital Zagreb being in the interior of the country does not offer beaches but it can be a stopover for a more cultural and historical stay.

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