Croatia – Why You Can’t Miss Europe’s ‘It’ Destination

Forget France, Japan, Mexico or Kenya. If you want to visit the hottest travel destination right now, pack your bags for Croatia.

With the mesmerising Adriatic Sea along its west coast, 1000 islands, and some of the most spectacular and historic cities on Earth, the only surprise is how it has remained a travel secret for so long. But don’t sit idle – this location will soon be on many a bucket list. Indeed, it’s already a silver screen darling, playing backdrop for major blockbusters such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Mama Mia! Here We Go Again.

So, if you’re the kind of traveller who likes to be ahead of the curve and make travel recommendations rather than follow them, Hrvatska (as it’s called in Croatian) should be at the top of your list.

Croatia voted one of the world’s best travel destinations

Some of the most influential names in world travel have called Croatia the latest must-visit hotspot and one of the best places to travel in 2024.

Why visit Croatia?

If you’re looking for somewhere offering crystal blue waters, rich European culture, amazing regional cuisine, UNESCO-world heritage sites, towns and natural wonders, Croatia is for you. This world-class winner stands out for all the right reasons.

  • Unforgettable islands – from the dazzling cosmopolitan islands of Pag and Hvar to the slightly more laid-back idyllic islands of Brač and Vis, there’s something for everyone.
  • Some of the best swim spots in Europe – Google Zlatni Rat (the ‘Golden Horn’). Need we say more?! This is a level of natural beauty most people only see on Pinterest.
  • Croatia isn’t just about the Istrian and Dalmatian coast; it also offers plenty from Terra Firma. From patchwork vineyards and vast olive groves to mountain ranges that change colour throughout the day, you’ll be blown away.
  • Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar and Zagreb are just a handful of stand-out cities and towns that look as if they’re frozen in time. Think beautifully preserved mediaeval city walls, Roman ruins, Venetian palaces and Gothic masterpieces.
  • You will taste the influence of Italy, Austria, Hungry, Turkey and Balkan countries in Croatian food. Expect super fresh delicacies from the sea, plenty of meat, pastries, pasta, cakes and fresh salads and veggies, all with a local twist. The food scene is next-level.
  • History buffs might not know where to start, there is so much on offer here! Croatia is a land of incredibly complicated and fascinating history. Like many European countries, the story is not just found in books but in present-day people, buildings, gallery showings, music and more.
  • Weather perfection – this is a country that does every season well. What we mean by that is summer sizzles, autumn crispens things beautifully, winter can get so cold it snows, and spring feels like you’ve landed in a floral bouquet.

Croatian cruises – the best way to make your discovery

If you want to experience everything this incredible country has to offer, join us for one of our 2024 Croatia cruises. With over 100 Croatia sailing tours from which to choose, the hardest decision will be picking your favourite itinerary!

Whether you opt to island hop, combine land and sea packages, add on extra activities, visit other countries like Italy, Slovenia and Greece, or even organise your own private boat charter of Croatia, we have the perfect holiday for you.

Our exclusive boats include first-class motor-yachts with en suites in every room, modern fleet Deluxe carriers, and traditional, graceful-masted vessels. So if you want a great quality communal experience, or you prefer to feel like you’re floating in VIP star accommodation, we’ll look after you.

You can tack a memorable three-day mini cruise adventure onto part of a bigger European travel itinerary, or make the most of this ‘it’ destination and indulge in a sublime week+ experience. We know how to pack a punch into a tight itinerary or stretch out the magic!

Why not talk to our team? Visiting one of the hottest places on the planet doesn’t feel overwhelming when you have expert help. Don’t fall victim to #FOMO in 2024 – book the most amazing Croatia holidays cruise imaginable!

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