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Holidays in Croatia

With its stunningly beautiful Mediterranean coastline, lined with more than a thousand beautiful islands, Croatia is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Take in the grand capital city of Zagreb, home to a host of excellent museums and galleries and take a trip to the lovely Plitvice Lakes, wander the streets of the ancient city of Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ discover Diocletian’s Palace in Split, or relax amid the olive groves and lavender fields of the charming island of Hvar.

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Language

Croatian

Tipping

Tipping is customary for obtaining good service. For service in restaurants etc. 10% is usual .

Currency

Kuna (Kn) 1Kn= 100 lipa

Culture

Cuisine varies according to where you are in proximity to Croatia’s neighbouring countries. 

Mainland food generally contains spices such as black pepper, paprika and garlic. 

Coastal regions are more influenced by Mediterranean cuisine, including olive oil and herbs and spices. Specialities include spitroasted meat dishes and stewed beef.

Phrases

Hello- Bok
Goodbye- Zbogom
Please- Molim
Thank you- Hvala
Yes- Da No- Ne

Timezone

From London to Croatia is approx 2 hours and 10 mins

Electricity

230 volts, 50 Hz. 2 round pins

Passports and visas

No visa is needed for British citizens to enter Croatia. A standard 10 year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return travel.

Flight time

From London to Croatia is approx 2 hours and 10 mins

Dubrovnik
Visit the 15th century Rector’s Palace, the one-time residence of the chief citizen who was elected for a month’s post, and to the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its pharmacy dating back to 1317, providing an example of how sophisticated this independent republic was in its heyday.

Split
Discover Split’s historic centre, which is located within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. As its name suggests, the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who was born in Dalmatia, built the Palace in the 3rd century AD and is a combination of an Imperial Villa and Roman stronghold. Through the centuries and under various rulers, including the Byzantine, Venetians and Austro-Hungarians, a city flowered within its grounds.

Zagreb Plitvice Lakes, Zadar
Travel to one of the treasures of the Balkan Peninsula and visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Park consists of an extraordinary complex of sixteen emerald-green lakes and pools, which, fed by the Korana River and other smaller streams, allow the waters to flow from one lake to the next forming a spectacular display of waterfalls and cascades. The surrounding mountains and forests are also home to bears, rare birds and other wildlife.


Climate