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The 16 best places to visit in Croatia
With 2500 miles of coastline and close to 1200 islands, Croatia's sun-drenched credentials are impressive – and that's before you add its troves of Roman and Venetian-era architecture, Unesco sites of cultural and natural heritage, and gorgeous nature parks, mountain ranges, lakes and rivers.
Why Croatia should be your next family holiday destination
With Mediterranean beaches galore, a delightful mix of cultural sights, family friendly adventure parks and playgrounds aplenty, Croatia is a have-it-all destination for those traveling with babies, children and teens.
The 14 best beaches in Croatia
First-time visitors to Croatia are often startled by the striking turquoise hue of its sea and see-straight-to-the-bottom waters. This Mediterranean sun destination certainly has no shortage of beaches – thanks to its 1777-km-long (1104 miles) Adriatic coastline and close to 1200 islands, there’s a beach for everyone.
On the olive trails of Istria
Thanks to its sun-drenched climate and high-quality produce native to its soil, Istria is known for its fine gastronomy. One of the many exceptional products produced here for millennia, and a key ingredient in the local cuisine, is extra-virgin olive oil.
Rail to trail in Istria
Parenzana is the defunct railway that was reset in motion as a scenic walking and cycling trail. Follow along this historic path crossing bridges, passing through tunnels and over viaducts through bucolic landscapes dotted with hilltop towns.
Going green in Istria
Istria is upping its sustainable tourism credentials in an effort to preserve its rich biodiversity and natural environment
All about location: Istria’s best summer festival settings
From Roman arenas to early Christian basilicas, Istria offers amazing locations for its many summer festivals
Worth the detour: Istria’s best rural retreats
Move away from the beaches and head inland to find the soul of Istria. These countryside retreats offer a relaxed rustic vibe and a taste of the Istrian way of life.
The 7 best parks in Dubrovnik: a guide to the city's green spaces
Most visitors swarm to Dubrovnik’s exquisitely preserved old town, set within its UNESCO-listed city walls. But at some point, you’ll want to escape the tourist crowds and the Mediterranean sun, and retreat to one of the city’s quiet green spaces, historic gardens or leafy parks.
The 7 best day trips from Dubrovnik
Take a day trip and move beyond Dubrovnik's walls to explore fabulous spots of nature and cultural heritage less than two hours away. These tried and tested destinations are hands down the best day trips from Dubrovnik.
Getting around Dubrovnik is easy with these top travel tips
Tucked between looming Mt Srđ and the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea, the historic city of Dubrovnik scores highly for its stunning natural setting. Covering some 21.35 sq km (8.25 sq miles), this small city is easy to navigate – the 13th-century old town acts as its nucleus, but Dubrovnik stretches northwest along the coast to include the resorts of Lapad and Babin Kuk on the peninsula.
Brač is Croatia’s Mediterranean island escape
Brač may be one of many when it comes to islands off the Croatian coast, but this Dalmatian island is unmatched when it comes to natural beauty and must-visit attractions.
Head to Croatia’s hinterland to discover its nature parks
Croatia is not all about the sea, islands and beaches. In addition to eight national parks, 12 nature parks can be found across the country's hinterland. These protected natural landscapes are reservoirs of a surprising biodiversity of flora and fauna.
Top spots for authentic Croatian culture and cuisine in Slavonia and Baranja
Tucked in the eastern part of Croatia, Slavonia is one of the country’s least explored regions. This land bordered by three great rivers, the Sava, the Drava and the Danube, surprises with its fascinating mélange of cultural and culinary influences.
Istria: The Croatian Peninsula Where Several Cultures Meet
Take a boat from Venice across the Adriatic Sea and you'll reach Istria. The Romans called it Terra Magica, a name that aptly describes this heart-shaped peninsula and its magical landscape of rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive groves.