Plan your perfect weekend in Croatia
Weekend in Croatia: the destination with something for everyone
With its enviable position on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is a short haul destination that has been growing in popularity over recent years. Its beautiful climate, atmospheric historical sites, spectacular beaches, beautiful national parks and fantastic food scene are just some of the elements that make Croatia such an inspired choice of destination for a weekend break, with a plethora of landscapes, attractions and dishes to suit travellers of all tastes.
From cities to coastlines: sights for all seasons
Whether you choose January or July, Croatia is the perfect destination for luxury holidays all year round. A weekend in Croatia will allow you to take in an ever-changing landscape: the Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the imposing amphitheatre in Pula; the golden pebbles of Zlatni Rat beach; the spectacular lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park and the charm of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In just one weekend, it's possible to take in a hugely diverse blend of scenery for a truly breathtaking experience.
Feast on local food and wine
It's not just the Croatian scenery that's diverse. While Croatian cuisine is not well-known globally, it has a rich tapestry of flavours and ingredients to offer to the discerning traveller. The country's food is best described as Mediterranean with a twist, with influences from ancient Greek and Roman dishes, as well as modern Mediterranean - particularly Italian - plus Hungarian and Turkish cuisine. Each region of Croatia has its own culinary techniques and traditions: herbs, spices, seafood and plentiful olive oil on the coast, while peasant food features a great deal of stewing, baking and roasting of fish, meats and vegetables. With dishes such as the traditional fish stew known as Brodet, the Fuzi s tartufima (pasta with truffles) and the delicious custard and vanilla cake known as kremsnita to try, you will not go hungry during your weekend in Croatia.
Exploring the relatively unknown
Some of the best food you'll find in Croatia is off the beaten track, in parts of the country that have historically seen very few holidaymakers. By flying to Osijek in the region of Slavonia, you'll be able to explore unsullied traditional villages such as Karanac, commune with nature at the Kopacki Rit Nature Park, visit the bustling Vukovar - a stopping point for cruise ships - or take a trip to the Djakovo stud farm, the breeding place of the famous white Lipizzaner horses.
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