Croatia: Introduction

The New Riviera

Croatia Introduction Croatia Introduction

The Adriatic coastline is often praised as the most beautiful coastline of the Mediterranean. With its many islands and bays it offers a magnificent experience for boating holidays. Its beautiful landscape with its 8 national parks such as Plitvice Lakes (UNESCO Natural Heritage site) or Brijuni Islands, offers a great backdrop for hiking, cycling or climbing. Beautiful historic cities such as Roving, Trogir and Dubrovnik offer a variety of cultural attractions for culturally interested visitors. Croatia also offers culinary specialities such as its ham Parachute (similar to Italian Prosciutto) or several cheeses and olive oil. Unsurprisingly, it also offers fantastic fresh seafood dishes. As Croatia is still developing its tourism infrastructure, some areas do not yet have enough hotel capacity. However, tourists can easily find private accommodation for moderate prices in holiday homes or even within the houses of locals.

The summer months are the most expensive months to visit Croatia as the tourist season swings into gear. Accommodation prices are highest in summer and popular places can become uncomfortably crowded. The advantages of peak-season travel are the boat trips that take you on organised excursions to out-of-the-way islands. The sunny coastal areas experience hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, while the interior regions are warm in summer and cold in winter. Wind patterns cool the coast with refreshing breezes in the summer, but high mountains shield the coast from bitter winter weather. The sea stores heat in the summer and radiates the heat onto the land in the winter, warming the surrounding air. We recommend you travel to Croatia in September.