Islands, mountains and the beautiful Adriatic: The wonders of Croatia set the stage for a truly rewarding experience.

Venturing off the tourist trail and exploring the country on foot is the best way of getting closer to what makes Croatia so unique as a destination. This is a region with beaches to rival any other in the Mediterranean, with the added benefit of a pristine coastline that is wilder and more unspoilt than its counterparts. This is a country that combines rich cultural heritage with amazing natural beauty: a truly magnetic attraction.

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Overview of the Croatian Walks

From the mountains and hills of Istria to the coast and islands of Dalmatia, these routes offer a fantastic introduction to Croatia’s captivating blend of Mediterranean scenery and culture. Croatia’s unspoilt beauty is one of its greatest national assets for tourism, and this is recognised and reflected in its outstanding National Parks, which showcase some of the country's most impressive biodiversity and natural phenomena. Our selection of walks offer a range of insights into the Croatian countryside and islands, with a chance to wander around the cobbled streets of medieval hilltop towns and historic Venetian centres (such as the UNESCO protected Dubrovnik and Split). Our Croatian holidays allow you to soak up the local culture and enjoy some of the fine produce and wines for which the country is celebrated.

Best time to Walk in Croatia

Early May through June, as well as September and October (the ‘Shoulder Seasons’) are when temperatures are mildest, and the popular tourist centres are the least crowded. Split and Dubrovnik tend to get busy at the height of the summer. July and August are probably best avoided, unless you are used to walking in high temperatures.

Please note that for our Istrian holiday, it is difficult to book in Motovun during the Motovun Film Festival.  Further details can be found here 

How to get to Croatia

Pula, Zagreb and Dubrovnik airports enjoy regular, direct flights from the UK and Europe, with economy flights running from the larger, busier airports. For our Istrian holiday, Trieste Airport is the closest airport serviced by direct flights from Europe. If you’re travelling during the busier seasons, we would recommend booking well in advance to secure a good price on flights. Visitors from outside Europe will likely need to take a transfer from Europe to Croatia or connect via Zagreb. For our Istrian holiday, if you are flying into Trieste, we recommend that you pre-book a transfer to your first accommodation, as public transport is limited. Please note that airport transfers involving arrivals to Split and Dubrovnik airports are included for our other two Croatian holidays. Please see individual holiday pages for further details.

Ferries also run from Italy during the tourist season from the Ancona, Venezia and Puglia provinces. There are also rail links to Croatia from mainland Europe, but these are limited in operation with train companies only offering services to Croatian cities north of Split.

Bus information to / from Pula can be found here

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