Croatia is a popular holiday destination that has become even more popular with tourists in recent years. And rightly so! Both young and old will enjoy themselves during a car holiday to Croatia. The holiday country is located on the Adriatic coast with clear blue water, making the view from the mountains truly spectacular. The children can also let themselves go on the most beautiful beaches.
You can enjoy the warm weather on the beach with a holiday on the Adriatic coast. Istria is the perfect destination for a car holiday in Croatia! Walk along the rocky coastline, or explore the ancient culture of the cities.
As most of you may already know, Istria is one of the most popular regions and ideal for a car holiday in Croatia. The region is often described as the peninsula of Croatia. Due to its location on the Adriatic Sea, the region has a beautiful long coastline consisting of rock and pebble beaches, and numerous bays. Just driving through the region will provide a feast for your eyes! The alternation of the clear blue water on the coast with the green hills and mountains in the interior creates a diverse landscape. You can discover this for yourself during your car holiday in Istria. But it's not just the nature that's beautiful. In Istria, you will find many culturally rich cities and picturesque villages that are all worth a visit. Pula, for example, a large city where the Roman architectural style can be recognised everywhere. Porec is also a nice city to enjoy a drink on the terrace. Rovinj is another one of the cities not to be missed during your car holiday in Croatia. With its medieval buildings, narrow streets and authentic town centre, Rovinj is also known as the 'romantic city'. So it's extra romantic here together with your partner!
You should definitely visit the beautiful islands near the Dalmatian coast during your holiday in Croatia. The region is located a little further south, but you won't regret it if you drive a bit further. And the breathtaking views make the drive a lot more fun!
If you drive to the Dalmatia region, you will soon discover the beautiful nature of this region. With its beautiful beaches, this is an ideal destination for a water sports or beach holiday. The Dalmatian region is beautiful both in and on the water. From the mainland, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the cute islands around it. Discover the authentic harbours and enjoy the views from the water. A dip in the clear blue water is of course not bad either! The island of Korčula is one of the largest Croatian islands, and is located just a little further to the south of Dalmatia. This island is known for its traditions and wine and here you can fully enjoy the old villages, vast beaches and olive groves. Taste the homemade wines during one of the many wine tours, or drink a delicious wine during dinner.Culture lovers will love Dubrovnik. This Croatian city is a beautiful combination of culture, art, history and architecture. The important port city of Split is also a cultural highlight and a real must see in Dalmatia. The buildings and monuments that you will find here, date back to the time of the Romans and each leave an impressive image.
A car holiday to Croatia with a distance of about 1400 kilometres from Utrecht is easy to do. But of course it doesn't have to be one at a time. If you find this too long, you can make a stopover after a long day's driving. The next day you will continue your journey, well rested.
And it certainly has advantages if you go with your own car. This way you can take everything you want with you, and you can easily discover the surroundings at your destination. The beautiful nature, the lively cities and the cultural variety are characteristic of the versatility of this holiday country. In addition to the regions of Istria and Dalmatia, Croatia has a lot more to offer. About a 2-hour drive from the capital Zagreb you will find the famous Plitvice National Park where you can admire the beautiful waterfalls of Croatia. The park is highly recommended and should not be missed during your car holiday to Croatia. Take a lovely walk through the park and enjoy the views. But in addition to the Plitvice Lakes, there are numerous other national parks, cities, beaches and islands that are worth visiting. And you can end a day full of new impressions in one of the many restaurants. Here you can enjoy Brodetto, Pljeskavica, Börek, Sarma and many other Croatian dishes. Taste the typical Croatian fish dishes and enjoy a local beer.
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