Croatia holidays are rapidly increasing in popularity and it's not difficult to see why; we hardly know where to start to tell you about this beautiful country's attractions. Over a thousand tiny islands are strewn along its long coastline, surrounded by azure blue seas.
Here you will find immaculately preserved Venetian-era settlements nestled around picturesque harbours, some presided over by hilltop fortresses. With impressive locations overlooking the Adriatic, the walled cities of Dubrovnik and Split captivate visitors with their old squares and narrow streets. Split's historic centre lies within the walls of Diocletian's Palace and Dubrovnik, full of Mediterranean colours and scents, buzzes with vitality.
Check out lesser-known Zadar with its narrow traffic-free cobbled streets and massive fortifications where you can enjoy a cooling drink in the Roman forum.
Head inland for medieval towns, endless fields of lavender and the beguiling beauty of national parks covered in primeval forest and dotted with lakes and waterfalls. Use bustling, cosmopolitan Zagreb, whose thousand-year-old upper town contrasts with the Austro-Hungarian lower town, as a base to explore nearby castles and sample wines in the vineyards of Zagorje.