Croatia is an enormously varied country in terms of landscapes, cultures and cuisines, and its different regions conceal a variety of potential holiday ideas.
Dalmatia offers the classic mixture of historic cities, sun-kissed beaches and dreamy islands; the ancient walled town of Dubrovnik, located at Dalmatia’s southeastern end, is the single most-visited location in the country.
The Kvarner Gulf offers a similar mixture of attractions, with the lotus-eating islands of Krk and Lošinj, and the up-and-coming post-industrial city of Rijeka among its increasingly popular destinations.
Istria, with its Venetian coastal towns, inland hill settlements and distinctive cuisine, is Croatia’s most individual, self-contained and self-confident region.
Capital Zagreb is an engrossing mix of Central European architecturee and Mediterranean lifestyle; the surrounding countryside of Central Croatia is rich in historic small towns, medieval castles and spell-binding natural attractions such as the Plitvice Lakes.
Slavonia, in the far southeast, is Croatia at its least well-known, an area of vineyards, cornfields, paprika, and pretty country towns that bear the architectural stamp of the Habsburg Empire.