It is probably fair to say that when most people think about a holiday in Croatia they envisage the coastal towns and the neighbouring islands. And there’s no question that places like Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj, Brac, Korcula (and so many more) are gorgeous choices for a seaside retreat. However, there is a huge amount more to Croatia than just its coastline, so why not consider Continental Croatia for some, if not all, of your trip? Firstly you’ve got the capital city of Zagreb, hugely rich in history and culture but also a bustling contemporary hub of vibrant cafes, interesting museums and top-notch bars and restaurants. And if it’s urban life you’re after then don’t miss Osijek and Karlovac, both attractive and visually stunning Continental Croatia destinations.
On the other hand, Continental Croatia is also known for its spectacular natural wonders, and where better to experience these first-hand than the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park? The waterfalls and mountains here truly have to be seen to be believed because no camera would ever be able to do them justice. Lovers of the great outdoors can hike, bike, hunt and fish in traditional Koprivnica, foodies should sample the gastronomy and fine wines of Daruvar, and north of Zagreb you will find the exquisite Zagorje region, home to medieval castles, verdant vineyards and health-giving thermal springs. Can you imagine anything more idyllic? A holiday in Continental Croatia will definitely not disappoint.