What Other People Say About Croatia

Don’t just take our word for it…see what other people say about Croatia!

If you’d like more in depth coverage on Croatia, take a look at our archive of articles (mostly travel) that stretch as far back as this website has been up and running – since 1998! Otherwise, read on below for press ‘clippings’ on Croatia from this year.

What Other People Say About Croatia 2015

Sitting by the waterfront of Rab Town at dusk on my first evening, watching boats rocking gently as wisps of concert music drifted across the pocket-handkerchief harbour, I couldn’t believe how exquisite it was.
Linda Cookson, The Independent, 3rd August 2015
The article: Rab Island, Croatia: Dip into the Adriatic’s royal hideaway

Not that much on Croatia, it has to be said, but this might interest those looking for sailing holidays: Sailing lessons in Croatia: Gaining a qualification with the kids in tow – what could possibly go wrong? Surprisingly little
City A.M., 3rd August 2015

They say that if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Not so with a delicious little culinary tour I happen upon in Split, Croatia, recently. It delivers what it promises, and more.
Denise Irvine, Stuff.co.nz, 1st August 2015
The article: Tasting Croatia

Grazia magazine enjoys A Culinary Journey Through Croatia
Helen Gibson, Grazia, 31st July 2015

The designers [Maja Merlic and Andreja Bistricic of Dioralop] scouted locations for their spring/summer 2016 look book on Pag, Bistricic’s home island; Croatians say it resembles the moon, due to the lack of flora caused by high-speed breezes.
Hilary Moss, The New York Times, 30th July 2015
The article: Two Designers’ Divine Croatia

For those looking to bake something Croatian, here’s a Croatian fresh fig tart recipe from Rick Stein
Rick Stein, Daily Mail, 24th July 2015

Miles of tunnels and sunset views of the white limestone-capped mountains (with an accompanying passport check at the Croatian border) ends in the port town of Makarska.
Kate Aldrich, Paste Magazine, 20th July 2015
The article: Off the Beaten Path: From Sarajevo to the Croatian Coast

The next day our coach took us inland to Krka National Park. You can go road, by boat or on foot through pine-carpeted gorges and past stone cottages and watermills, to swim in Skradinski Buk, a crystal pool with waterfalls and cascades.
Xenia Taliotis, High 50, 20th July 2015
The article: I never thought a coach holiday would be for me: my guided tour of the unseen Croatia countryside

You’ll need more than one trip to discover the 101 delights of Dalmatia – the rugged central coastline of Croatia, protected by a gorgeous Adriatic archipelago and backed by the dramatic Velebit mountain range.
Steve Purcell, Daily Mirror, 18th July 2015
The article: Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is spot on for a holiday with something for everyone

Perfumed gardens, uninhabited islands, champagne from the sea and dolphins – Captain Branko’s introductory talk mentioned them all. “Welcome to the Kvarner Bay,” beamed Capt Branko. “Trust me, it’s Croatia’s best kept secret.”
Julia Mora, Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2015
The article: Kvarner Bay: Croatia’s best-kept secret

Just in case you decide to stop reading this article after the first sentence—I’m not calling you out, I do it all of the time—I want to be sure you get at least one solid inside tip before leaving: Make the Balkan Peninsula the site of your next vacation.
Alex Crevar, Paste Magazine, 16th July 2015
The article:
A Balkan Love Letter: The Making of a Tourism Powerhouse

Then we got in the car and drove up mountains that reminded us of the Sound of Music towards the Plitvice National Park. Reader, what awaited us was a veritable slice of heaven. Turquoise lakes, sinuous rills, verdant foliage, electric blue butterflies and not one, not ten, not twenty but hundreds of cascading, powerful, spiritsoothing, effervescent, ridiculously beautiful waterfalls. Our pals have travelled the globe – Niagra, Victoria even Dunn’s River Falls and say Plitvice eclipses them all.
Vanessa Feltz, Daily Express, 14th July 2015
The article: 
My travels into the land of waterfalls

Slightly dramatic title, but here’s a report on a family holiday in Dubrovnik: With award-winning spas for the adults and fun-fuelled clubs for the children… could a relaxing trip to Croatia save your marriage?
Jane Fryer, Daily Mail, 11th July 2015

But it is the island of Hvar, and specifically its southernmost corner, Hvar Town, that is the Croatian place to see and be seen.
Michele Willens, Huffington Post Travel, 29th June 2015
The article: 
FACE IT: Can This Hotspot Stay Cool?

A really excellent selection of Croatia: Readers’ Tips from The Telegraph – very useful indeed!
The Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

The Daily Express pinpoint Istria as one of its picks for the Best Winter Escapes – although the holiday they describe seems very much to be a summer one!
Daily Express, 18th January 2015

After my wife and I signed up for a cruise in the Adriatic Sea to visit the countries along the coastline between Albania and Austria, I broke out an old European map, circa 1966, to find these countries and was surprised to find that they didn’t exist. All I could find was Yugoslavia! Obviously I am geographically challenged, which is even more reason to go on this trip, after breaking down and buying a new map.
Jed Christensen, Napa Valley Register, 11th January 2015
The article: Transit through the Balkans: Cruising the Adriatic, Part 1

The Telegraph’s guide to The top 5 cruise holidays in Croatia
Jane Archer, The Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2015 

Like many others, I have one of those bucket lists that contains a significant amount of things I’d like to do over the next few years. How many of them are realistic is another question, but one has just been ticked off. My parents visited Dubrovnik before I was born in 1984 and always commented on what a beautiful place it was, so a trip to Croatia, while not towards the top of the list, was most definitely on it.
Barry Cooper, Nottingham Post, 7th January 2015
The article: Travel Review: Meat, wine and acres of true beauty in Eastern Croatia

As we reach coastal Opatija, it’s obvious we’ve entered a resort area, with miles of luxury hotels and massive villas along the rocky and picturesque banks of the Gulf of Kvarner on the Adriatic. After checking in at the Hotel Milenij, we wander a boardwalk past the sorts of establishments found in every beach town in the world: ice cream shops, T-shirt vendors, more jewelry stores than you can count, souvenir stands, art boutiques and, of course, restaurants for every food imaginable. Gyro sandwich, anyone?
Steve Larsen, Orange County Register, 6th January 2015
The article: Surprises await on Dalmatian coast

The bar at the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj is one of The world’s best swim-up bars, according to Perth Now
Perth Now, 5th January 2015

Croatia is on the list of The Guardian’s Holiday Hotspots: Where to go in 2015
The Guardian, 3rd January 2015

As I watched dolphins playfully chase a boat off Croatia’s gorgeous, sun-drenched coastline I was struck by an odd sense of deja vu. Why was this landscape so familiar? The craggy grey rocks, contrasted against thick green forests and sapphire blue waters, certainly looked cinematic. Then it struck me – the area I was in was putting me in mind of hit TV show Game of Thrones, specifically King’s Landing, the home of the show’s royal family.
Bournemouth Echo, 3rd January 2015
The article: Croatia: stunning location where Game of Thrones is filmed is fit for a king

The Independent includes Croatia – as one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones – in its guide to the 10 best places to visit in 2015 for sci-fi and fantasy fans
Neela Debnath, The Independent, 2nd January 2015

Paklenica is included in this guide to Seven of Europe’s most extraordinary gorges
John Wilmott, The Daily Telegraph, 2nd January 2015

A guide to How to avoid cruise ship crowds in Dubrovnik
Jane Foster, The Daily Telegraph, 1st January 2015