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Seven photos to inspire you to visit Croatia this summer!

Croatia is the perfect family destination. It’s a country that combines historic towns, a Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains and, of course, amazing activities. What more could you ask for from a destination?

Here are seven photos to inspire you to head to Croatia this summer holiday:


Croatia is home to Dubrovnik, which is well-known as one of the world’s bucket list cities.

Why is it great for families? There’s just so much to do! Explore the ancient city walls of the old town, try out the fabulous local ice cream parlours and take a look at one of Dubrovnik’s most famous landmarks: Onofrio Fountain. Also, take a short walk from the old town to Banje beach which has many water sports on offer to help keep you cool in the middle of summer!

For parents who love HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones and Star Wars, why not walk around and see if you can spot where some of the most epic scenes were filmed?

Photography by Ivo Biocina and Croatian National Tourist Board


Just off mainland Croatia is the small archipelago of the Elaphiti Islands which offer an idyllic escape The islands around Croatia are fantastic to visit! There are three main islands in the archipelago: Lopud (see image above), Koločep and Šipan which offer families a secluded paradise where you can relax and enjoy your luscious Mediterranean surroundings.  

The Elaphiti Islands are perfect for families with younger children. The sea kayaking and water games will certainly keep the whole family entertained!

Photography by Ivo Biocina and Croatian National Tourist Board


Have you ever heard of the Plitvice Lakes National Park? It’s one of Croatia’s most popular attractions!

Why not hike around its 300 square kilometres of beautiful protected flora and fauna and explore it’s 16 azure-blue lakes and waterfalls this summer?

Photography by Ivo Biocina and Croatian National Tourist Board

 croatia paddle

Croatia’s sublime natural surroundings make for the perfect adventure playground and trust me, there’s plenty to keep you busy! Try kayaking, canyoning, stand-up paddling, climbing and so much more!

croatia cycle

Croatia is a brilliant destination to spend some family time and there is plenty of activities to do! From island-hopping and exploring the ancient towns, to relaxing on family-friendly beaches and rafting down dramatic canyons, we know you’ll have a fun-filled experience.

Photography by Croatian National Tourist Board

croatia sunset

The weather in Croatia is an absolute dream, but you’ll need to make sure you bring plenty of sun cream!! 

Photography by Ivo Biocina and Croatian National Tourist Board

 croatia novi

Parts of Croatia remain virtually untouched by the tourist trail.

Take Novigrad, a beautiful sleepy fishing town, located just 90km from Split, which offers families a seaside escape amidst stunning surroundings. Even though it’s becoming increasingly popular, it maintains its serene quietude.  

Photography by Ivo Biocina and Croatian National Tourist Board

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