Situated at 45 10 N, 15 30 E, Croatia sits near the head of the Adriatic Sea and forms a sideways horseshoe shape on the eastern banks. It stretches from the Istrian Peninisular in the north to Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast in the south.
The coastline is dramatic, with the hills and mountains reaching down to form deep gashes around which the road snakes its way south. To drive this route is breathtaking, as the sun glistens on sparkling seas which are dotted with a plethora of small uninhabited islets, and as the road dips in and out of the small gorges and valleys, small hawks and buzzards circle lazily overhead on the thermals. The many small bays are not sandy, but rocky with crystal clear seas, the water wonderfully warm in high summer.
Imagine yourself, at sunset, walking through the acacia and pine trees, being serenaded by the cicadas, enveloped in the warmth of the coming night.
Croatia is blessed with a Mediterranean climate along its coast, with hot, dry summers and cool winters, whilst the interior is continental with hot summers and snowy winters.
Being such a coastal destination, water sports feature highly with diving, sailing and fishing high on the visitor’s list of ‘things to do’.
Apart from the modern attractions of this beautiful country, Croatia offers an historic footprint which is well worth exploring in places as diverse as the Venetian Istrian Peninsular, the Roman town of Split, early 19th century Zagreb, the capital, Zadar, with its Italian influences, and last, but by no means least, the Medieval delights of Dubrovnik.
Villa Orsula is an ultra-stylish marriage of opulent architectural history and trendsetting interior design with a five-star concierge service, all in a glorious setting with dazzling views of nearby Dubrovnik Old Town and the Adriatic. Overlooking the...read more
Nestled among pine, orange, and lemon trees and surrounded by gardens of bougainvillea and oleander in blissful tranquillity, Villa Dubrovnik overlooks the crystal blue-turquoise waters of the Adriatic and the Old City. Prominently positioned on the cliffs...read more
The sophisticated luxury of this contemporary Golf & Spa Resort is accentuated by beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea and picturesque Istrian countryside. Unwind completely at the Carolea Spa, play a round of golf at the 18-hole championship golf...read more
Hidden within the walls of the charming medieval town of Korcula, with its winding alleyways, terracotta-tiled houses and tiny churches, travellers will find Lešic Dimitri Palace, next door to the house of Marco Polo and only a stone’s throw from the...read more
Hovering on the waterfront promenade in the heart of the medieval Hvar Town, Riva, one of Croatia's trendiest boutique hotels, offers you the finest in Adriatic ambience. Completely reconstructed in 2006 incorporating a beautiful 100-year-old building,...read more
The golden walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the most celebrated beauty spots in the Mediterranean. It is a harmonious showcase of art and civil, religious and military architecture from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The spectacular seaside setting...read more
Monte Mulini sits on top of a small hill, a 15 minute walk from the city centre of Rovinj in Istria, Croatia and only a minute away from the sea, in the lush natural surroundings of Punta Corrente Park Forest. The transfer from Pula Airport takes 40...read more
Perched on the promenade facing the old city centre the view from Adriana, Hvar’ most stylish hotel, combines the Cathedral, the Arsenal, the Venetian piazza, the yacht harbour and the bay, all in one soft sweep of the eyes. Adriana's amenities are as...read more
This luxury villa complex is a pioneer within the luxury tourism market in Dalmatia. Hosting affluent clientele looking for luxury furnished, modern and fully equipped estates, this VIP complex is ideally located on the seafront and has access to a private...read more
Heaven for the senses, Hotel Bellevue will immerse you into a world of luxury and elegance. Hotel Bellevue is a unique hotel in Dubrovnik, perfect for discerning guests who appreciate first-class service and attention to detail. Located on a spectacular...read more