About CroatiaWhether you're after the glamorous, jet-setter experience found on the island of Hvar, or a simple, all-inclusive package holiday, lazing about on sun-soaked beaches along the Dalmatian coast. Whether it's a city break in the capital, Zagreb, to absorb the countries rich and varied culture or a luxury hotel stay in Istria or the Makarska Riviera, Croatia has a huge selection on offer to cater to the tastes of even the fussiest of traveler.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Croatia, our top picks for the best time to travel would be June and August
One of Europe's sunniest spots with up to 13 hours of daily sunshine. It's "shoulder-season" meaning ideal for sea swimming and outdoor activities with few crowds. And just a couple of hours by plane!
If you like hot temperatures and a lively atmosphere there's no better time to experience Croatia. August here is all about lazy beach days, boat trips, dinner on the terrace and parties
Things to do in Croatia
Croatia Blog posts
From Ireland's most popular travel bloggers
24th February 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelSolo travel in Croatia: Why I love and recommend it
Thinking about solo travel in Croatia? I’ll be the first to tell you- go for it. Croatia was somewhere that I daydreamed about for years. Not surprising, given I live in Canada and our winters last, well, forever. So when I finally got to Croatia, it was perfection. I spent about three weeks playing in the sea and lounging on sunny beaches, exploring ancient cities and swimming in waterfalls. I visited four cities; Zadar, Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik and would highly recommend Croatia’s...
25th March 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelThe best things to do in Hvar: Croatia’s party island
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVED Croatia. Zadar was my favourite place that I visited when I spent a little over 2 weeks in Croatia, but the Island of Hvar was a close second. I loved checking out the massive yachts in the port, I loved strolling through the streets and climbing the hills for viewpoints, and I loved that I could jump on a different boat every morning to be taken to a nearby island where I could spend the day swimming and hanging out at beach bars. If you...
24th March 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelThe best things to do in Zadar, Croatia
After spending a little over 2 weeks in Croatia, I can easily say that Zadar was my favourite spot that I visited. It didn’t have the crowds of Split, the costs of Hvar, or the unfriendliness of Dubrovnik. To me, it felt more local than touristic and had more than enough to keep me busy for a few days. Plus, as a solo traveller in Croatia, I loved how safe I felt in Zadar. In fact, I ended up returning to Zadar for my final days in Croatia because I loved it so much. So, if you find yourself...
4th November 2017 by The Daily S'elfDubrovnik city guide
I’ve chosen to do this Dubrovnik City Guide because the city has absolutely exploded as a tourist destination over the last few years. In fact, Croatia is the world’s most searched travel destination, according to teflsearch.com who have studied the most popular places for people to holiday. 6.5% of all holiday searches online from Ireland relate to Croatia and with affordable short haul flights (use the SkyScanner search box in the side bar), it’s no wonder the Irish are flocking to its...