If you're thinking of holidays to Croatia from Ireland, then we have a healthy choice of interesting Croatian destinations to choose from, including Dubrovnik, Zadar and Istria. Holidays in Croatia also offer the opportunity to both soak up the sun and visit an area of Europe that retains much of its old world charm.
Situated on the Adriatic coast Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. With its picturesque red-roofed buildings the city has a rich heritage, which has also been recognised by UNESCO. In terms of its beaches, those in Dubrovnik are designed to cater for all tastes. There are family beaches here, as well as beaches for party animals and for those who want to experience the thrill of diving into some of the bluest waters on Earth. Sunj beach is Dubrovnik's favourite sandy beach, while the cleanliness of many of the city's beaches is also of note. On the Isle of Lokrum is the city's naturist beach. Being surrounded by stone walls, the city itself is like an open-air museum, and on foot is the best way of getting around the city's narrow streets. But Dubrovnik is also very much a modern city with a modern shopping area in the old part of the city. There's also plenty of hiking opportunities for those who want to get out and about and explore outside the centre of Dubrovnik, too.
Zadar's cobblestoned streets are steeped in history and entering the city via a ferry will give you a fine view of this attractive city. Zadar also provides visitors with a variety of cultural experiences, such as through concerts, and through its theatres and museums. While Zadar's pastry and coffee shops are the perfect place to relax in. Around Zadar is the beautiful and unique archipelago, the Kornati Islands. Most of this area is a national park, and is somewhere that will appeal to nature lovers, and to visitors who want great photographic memories of their Croatia holidays.
The biggest peninsula in the Adriatic can be found at Istria and, for visitors, can prove to be one of the more unforgettable holidays in Croatia thanks to its gorgeous setting. Istria is also connected to two other countries in Italy and Slovenia, and this is reflected by the area's cultural diversity. It's an area that offers stunning views of the Adriatic, and with its many hills and valleys is a place of outstanding natural beauty. The rural nature of Istria makes this, among Croatia holidays, the perfect idyll to retreat to.
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