Croatia is an unbeatable holiday destination. Whether you want medieval charm or modern luxury, hidden coves or heaving nightlife, it has it all; throw some top-notch gourmet seafood into the mix (think, eating fresh oysters off the deck of your yacht as you bop on the gleaming Adriatic sea) and you’ve got a sure fire winner.
At a glance
The old charmer, Dubrovnik combines the enchanting allure of Croatia’s aged aesthetics with the vivacious vim of its many cafes, bars and restaurants found nestled along its cobbled streets. While the beautiful island of Hvar is a veritable fish lovers’ fantasy and will have the hearts of any gallivanting gourmand palpitating at the array of fine seafood on offer. For our little secret we give you, Korcula, flung roughly equidistant between Dubrovnik and Hvar, the beautiful stone castle welcoming you as you sail into the harbour is just a taste of the old world charm which the island oozes.
What to see
Go for a stroll down the sun-kissed streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, admiring its ancient forts, red-tiled roof-tops and ornate churches and monasteries as you go. Sample the fishy delicacies on offer in Hvar, enjoy roasted squid, juicy oysters and sweet scallops fresh from the surrounding Adriatic Sea straight to your plate. After dinner head to the BB Club, Hvar’s hottest bar where you can sip a cold beer while listening to DJ tunes on the spacious terrace. Our hidden gem, the medieval town of Korcula offers many cultural delights, from its many museums to its beautiful architecture; tiny churches and winding alleyways, not to mention its outstanding natural beauty. We would also recommend taking a speed boat out to the scores of tiny surrounding islands for a wander and a picnic on your own secret bay.
Why we love it
Croatia has so many loveable characteristics and little gems just waiting to be discovered. Whatever route you take, and whichever harbour you head to, you’re guaranteed to have a enchanted visit to these shores.