“Croatia is now definitely ‘in’ with its 400,000 arrivals from the UK in 2013, which is up 25 per cent on 2012. The newest member of the EU, all but forgotten for almost a decade following the war (1991–1995) that saw the break-up of Yugoslavia, is firmly back on the summer destinations map. With its stunning coastline, unspoilt nature (including eight national parks) and beautifully preserved centuries-old harbor towns, it offers a less commercial take on the sun, sea and sand holidays like you might expect in Greece or Spain.” Writes Jane Foster, The Telegraph’s destination expert.
In her article about the beauties of Croatia she highlights Dubrovnik as the greatest place to “mark down” as the beginning of a Croatian adventure. She suggests flying directly from the UK to Dubrovnik, where people can stay and marvel at historic buildings.
She accentuates Dubrovnik is a city with great history and delicious food, but also the best place for catching a ferry to the islands or for hiring a car and driving up to Split.
Apart from Dubrovnik, Foster recommends the islands of Korcula, Pag and Hvar, Plitvice National Park, Istria, Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and the Makarska Rivijera.
For the whole guide click here.