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Croatia Holidays and Travel Guide

Stretching alongside the Adriatic Sea, with coastline of a thousand islands, Croatia has been for a long time one of the most popular holiday and travel destinations in the Mediterranean. Not only with the Europeans, but also with international travellers and holidaymakers. Every year more than 10 million visitors spend their annual holidays in Croatia, visiting its coastline, islands, villages, and national parks - from the Istrian peninsula in the northwest to Dubrovnik in the south. The top destinations in 2017 were Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Medulin and Dubrovnik. In the first half of 2018 visitor numbers have been 12% up on the record 2017 (at 6.4 million), with Rovinj the most popular city destination so far in 2018.

Sailing charter in Croatia

Coming to Croatia on your sailing holiday? You can choose between sailing yachts, gulets, motor yachts and catamarans. Sailing routes include Split to Zadar, Split to Dubrovnik, and Split to Split. Email your booking and enquiries for Sailing charter in Croatia to: admin (at) aiptravel.com. Go to Download page for free PDF brochures for Gulet Rosa and Sinbadsan sailing yacht. See also Dora and Sayes sailing yachts.

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SINBADSAN sailing yacht

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Prices per week in 2017

Starting from 4,900 Euros in pre-season until the end of April and up to 10,500 Euros in the high season in last week of July and the first three weeks of August. Download brochure.

Gulet ROSA

Gulet ROSA for sailing charter

Prices per week in 2017

July and August - 29,000 Euros
June and September - 25,000 Euros
May and October - 22,000 Euros
Other months - 20,000 Euros

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Croatia Village Tourism
Village Tourism Growth in Croatia

Traditionally, most tourists come to Croatia's coastline or its islands. But lately village tourism is a growing holiday trend in Croatia.

Zlatni Rat Beach Photos

Zlatni Rat Beach Photos
- See one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe

North Velebit National Park

North Velebit National Park
- Nestled in Velebit mountains, with lakes and forests

Bol Town photos

Bol Town Photos
- New photos have been added to our Bol town gallery

Plitvice National Park

Plitvice National Park
- Best known and most visited park in Croatia

Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park
- A great place for hikers and mountain climbing lovers

Rab Island

Rab Island
- One of the most developed large islands in Croatia

Mljet National Park

Mljet Nat. Park
- Located on the 8th largest island in Croatia's island archipelago

Croatia Holiday Guide

City of Split, in Dalmatia
Croatia is a land of startling natural beauty. It boasts an enormous amount of coastline and 1,200 islands begging to be explored. Holidays in Croatia offer an amazing experience, combining natural beauty, historical places and architecture.

Croatia Tourist Attractions

Croatia Attractions
Discover some of  Croatia's hidden attractions

Croatia Holidays in News

Croatia Holidays
Visit this popular tourist and holiday destination

Croatia Famous Attractions

Famous Croatia
What are seven things that make Croatia famous

Why is Croatia Popular

Popular Croatia
Enjoy beautiful Croatian coastline and its many islands

Holiday Accommodation

Accommodation in Croatia

Accommodation in Croatia
You will find a plethora of choices in Croatia when it comes to holiday accommodation, from private and hotels rooms to apartments.

Best Hotels in Croatia

Best Hotels in Croatia
- Ten of the best hotels in Croatia's most popular cities

Budget Beach Hotels Budget Beach Hotels
- Top ten hotels in Croatia offering holiday accommodation at fair rates
Apartments Bircic Apartments Bircic
- For information only, these apartments are located on Pakleni otoci (islands)

Activities in Croatia

Holiday Activities

Holiday activities in Croatia
Some people come to Croatia to experience the history and the culture, while the others come to find adventure and thrills.

Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia
- The country's eye-catching coastline provides great sailing experiences

Cycling in Croatia Cycling Holidays
- Immerse yourself in Croatia's beautiful nature and scenic beauty
Hot Summer Parties Hot Summer Parties
- Hot and happening summer parties and clubbing destinations abound in Croatia

Destinations in Croatia

Croatia Destinations

Croatia Destinations
There are many beautiful sights and places to see in Croatia in many amazing destinations.

Fun Places in Croatia

10 Fun Places
- Experience most fun on your holiday at these 10 amazing places in Croatia

Croatia Top Destinations Top Destinations
- Examine our choice list of the top ten holiday destinations in Croatia
Destinations in Croatia Croatia's Amazing Destinations
- Find the best holiday destinations inland and on the coast

Croatia's City Destinations

Dubrovnik city

Walled city Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has become one of the best recognized holiday destinations in Croatia. Find what Dubrovnik has to offer.

City of Split

City of Split

City of Split is the true tourist destination in Dalmatia, with road, train, ferry and airplane travel connections.

Capital Zagreb

Capital city Zagreb

The capital of Croatia offers a lot of interesting sights to its visitors, as well as good hotel accommodation in the city.

Islands in Croatia

Croatian Islands
Croatian Islands

Croatia's extremely long, beautiful coastline is dotted with over 1200 islands, with incredible diversity, spectacular beauty and rich history.

Croatia Top Islands

Croatia's Top Five Islands
- Enjoy your holiday on one of Croatia's top 5 idyllic islands

Hvar Island Island of Hvar
- Discover the origins and holiday appeal of one of Croatia's best islands, Hvar
Brac Island Brač Island
- The largest island in Dalmatia, home to many towns and the Zlatni Rat beach

National Parks in Croatia

National Parks
Croatia's National Parks

Adding to Croatia's natural beauty and diversity are 8 National Parks, some of which can be found on the mainland, while the others are located on its islands.

Brijuni National Park

Brijuni National Park
- Located on an island archipelago of 14 scenic islands, close to Pula city

Kornati National Park Kornati National Park
- Rocky Kornati islands have unique shoreline with caves and inlets
Plitvice National Park Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Arguably the most scenic and popular Croatia national park

Croatia Holidays and Travel

Each year more travellers are re-discovering this Mediterranean gem. Historically, Croatia has always been a getaway for the rich and famous in Europe, including the aristocracy. Today, it is an incredible place to visit for anyone. What can you find in Croatia? You can find anything you desire. With the vast number of things to see and do, your holiday will be incredible. Our Croatia holiday guide will reveal many secrets this beautiful country offers. Take a look at some of the places and activities in Croatia.

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Yacht Charter

SAILING YACHT CHARTER

Charter a sailing yacht and explore Croatian coast and its islands, from Zadar to Split and Dubrovnik. There are 4 different sailing luxury yachts available for charter, which operate on different sailing routes.

Croatia Airports

CROATIA AIRPORTS

Most of Europe's major airports provide direct flights to one of Croatia's six major airports in the summer season, with more new flights being added each year. Take a look at the list of Croatia's main airports.

Croatia Islands

CROATIAN ISLANDS

Over a thousand islands are dotted along beautiful Croatian coastline, of which half are populated. Each provides unique holiday offerings, where you can enjoy any number of activities.

Croatia Photos

CROATIA PHOTOS

Pictures usually tell their own stories. There are six photo galleries that will better convey to you some of the best Croatian impressions, both from the coast and inland, from the large and small cities.

Croatia Flights

CROATIA FLIGHTS

More than 20 airlines provide flights to Croatia's main cities of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik. There are also some flights to other parts of Croatia, including some of the islands, mostly during the main season.

Croatia Village Tourism

You will find that there's more to Croatia than its majestic coastline, clean sea and beautiful beaches. Over the past few years, old hotels have been renovated and upgraded, as well as new ones built. Hotel chains like Sheraton, Hilton, Westin and Le Meridien now have their hotels in Croatia. More importantly though is that once again Croatia Village Tourism has been developing and thriving.

Throughout Croatia there are excellent hotels and houses, plenty of restaurants, and more tours and activities than most people have time to do during their stay or holidays in Croatia.

Flights to Croatia

A total of six airports serve the major cities in the country. Most tourists and holiday visitors to Croatia will begin their journey from these places. During the summer season there is increasing number of flights to Croatia, including cheap flights in particular, from many European cities.

When looking for good deals on flights to Croatia, it is always better to begin looking early. Usually, the earlier you begin your research the better the deal you will find. Get best offers on airfares, tours and hotels from your top travel agents.

Croatia Activities

Of the many activities that you can partake on your holiday in Croatia, those that include natural elements are the most popular. Whether it is visiting one of the eight national parks or going to the beach, being out in nature and out in the sun provides fun for couples, families, and more during their stay. The inland portions of Croatia are filled with incredible pastoral beauty, simply begging to be hiked.

Croatian coastline is dotted with hundreds of small and large islands. This makes it one of the most beautiful and most appealing Mediterranean island coastlines.

Island hopping is another way to enjoy the best of what this country has to offer. Whether it is cliffs and caves, medieval walled cities, or uninhabited islands, each stop on your island hopping is bound to be different than the last. For a stunning scenery, delicious food and wine and some culture, go on walking holidays on Vis island.

Croatia Nightlife

Restaurants are plentiful in any of the city which you decide to visit and are an important part of Croatia tourism. With a variety of restaurants and the unique location of Croatia, you can find authentic Croatian, Italian, and Dalmatian entrees for you to taste. These, however, are just a few of the different cultural feasts which you can try during your holiday and travel in Croatia.

During the summer months you will also find an abundance of night clubs in Croatia's coastal towns and cities. Amongst the best known are EastWest Beach Club in Dubrovnik, Carpe Diem on Hvar, Klub Deep in Makarska, Aquarius and Papaya in Zrće on Pag island, Hacienda in Vodice (near Šibenik) where Eva Longoria partied on her visit to Croatia, and many others.

Those who like gaming will also find numerous casinos in Croatia. There are a few casinos in Rijeka, a couple in Split, as well as in towns of Opatija, Pula, Poreč, Umag and Zadar. Zagreb in particular has over a dozen of different casinos.

Adventure in Croatia

Holidays in Croatia can be a true adventure. For adventure travellers, Croatia offers beautiful rivers, lakes and mountains, many unspoiled by man. To fully experience a Croatia adventure travel trip, your vacation should include the ultimate in adventure, including canoeing, kayaking, hiking, sailing, and so much more. There are 8 national parks in Croatia, 10 nature parks, and 2 strict reserves. The two best known national parks are Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Park.

These are just some of the features that you're likely to experience on your holiday in Croatia. Those who are looking for a thrill can find many different types of fun and adventurous things to do while holidaying here. Explore our guides on this site for a complete holiday and travel adventure in Croatia!

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Risnjak National Park

National Park Risnjak

Established in 1953 and expanded in 1997, to include the river Kupa's source, Risnjak National Park is located in Gorski Kotar region of Croatia. It's a mountainous and forested region that's ideal for those who enjoy hiking and exploring. There are organized tours available in the park.

Croatia Village Tourism

Croatia Village Tourism

Visitors to Croatia would usually go to its magnificent coast and the islands, find a hotel, resort or private apartment and stay there for their holiday. This works well for many people who want to enjoy the sea and the islands. Lately, more and more people though are choosing the village tourism option.

Zlatni Rat Beach Photos

Zlatni Rat Beach Photos

Located in the town of Bol, on Brač island, Zlatni Rat beach is one of the most beautiful and most unique beaches in Croatia. Some have named it 'one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.' Take a look at some of images taken on this horn shaped beach.

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