Croatia is a country that is ever growing in its popularity, thanks to the Game of Thrones series. As well as flights from a number of UK airports, which make even a short break affordable.
Croatia has something for every traveller. From the mountainous region of the North, to the pristine sandy beaches on many of the islands, as well as the UNESCO hetitage sites in Dubrovnik. It is no surprise that Croatia rates highly as a country to visit on a trip to Europe.
Last year I spent one week in Croatia to celebrate my 30th birthday. I travelled from Spilt to Dubrovnik, via the Island of Brac.
Here are some photos that will make you want to book a flight.
Starting your journey in Spilt is a great idea. Flights are often cheaper, and you can catch a bus to the city centre for less than £4 one way.
Whilst in the city, take a stroll through the Old Town. Marvel at the Cathedral of St Domnius, and wander like a Roman in Diocletian’s Palace.
At the end of the day take a stroll aling the Riva harbour.
The Islands (Brac)
Brac is one of the closest islands to Spilt, and in a short ferry ride to one of three ports. Once there you can enjoy stunning beaches and various activities.
A ferry into the port of Bol is the best of you want to be close to the famous Zlatni Rat landmark.
Accommodation is affordable on the Island, with an appartment for up to 4 people costing just £50 per night.
No visit to Croatia is complete without a trip to the UNESCO hertitage city of Dubrovnik, with its 15th century old town walls, gothic buildings and beautiful harbour front.
For a truly stunning view over the Old Town, make sure you take a trip on the Cable Car to the top of Mount Srdj. There is a pathway that runs down the side of it, so you can choose to hike down, or up if you feel fit enough.
Croatia is a country that has so much to offer, and one which will hold special memories for me.
Have you been to Croatia? If not, it is a country that should be on your bucket list.