During the time of Yugoslavia, the Croatian coast was the preferred holiday destination of the Apparatchik's regime. This infatuation with Croatia has not weakened since, considering the country is visited by more than 9 million tourists each year. Croatia enjoys a privileged location, a kind of transition between Central Europe and the Mediterranean; no wonder it is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. This makes Croatia an extremely popular package holiday destination. Whilst enjoying your all inclusive holiday in Croatia you can discover the seaside regions of Istria and Dalmatia, you can hike in the Risnjak National Park in the north and soak up the cultural life and the rich heritage of the capital, Zagreb. Croatian culture is rich with many influences; the country is a crossroads of civilisations and many cultures including the Illyrians, Celts, Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans, Austro-Hungarians and the French have left a mark in Croatian history. With the development of tourism, it is becoming easier to find a good package deal in Croatia, with the quality of hotels improving year on year and the services available are becoming more numerous.
Istria and Dalmatia are the ideal holiday destinations in Croatia. These two seaside regions enjoy an excellent climate on their numerous small beaches and charming coves. There are many resorts and the ability to cruise amongst the hundreds of islands of the Croatian coast is an added benefit. Holidaying in Croatia is an opportunity to enjoy the sun and admire the exceptional coastal beauty but it would be a shame to limit your holiday there. Croatia itself has many riches waiting to be discovered, open only to its more knowledgeable visitors. The parks in Croatia are full of fauna and lush flora, and here you can also come across a number of animals which are usually reserved for more remote areas (bears, wolves, lynx, etc.). On top of this, how can you not be amazed by the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its 16 lakes that are interconnected by more than 90 waterfalls? Croatia is also known for its charming cities such as Split, Dubrovnik or Zagreb which has a world-renowned architectural heritage. The most remote villages should also not be neglected where the inhabitants' hospitality will make your trip purely authentic amongst the Slavs of Latin origin.