What the Others 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

Istria isn’t the sort of place that likes to interrupt. Stand on the shore anywhere between Fažana and Umag, as the sea laps the shingle and families chatter quietly, and you’ll understand: a 60-mile-long peninsula that juts down, like the lower half of a diamond, below Slovenia and the northeastern corner of Italy, this is Croatia at its unhurried best. 
The article: How to spend a weekend in Istria, Croatia’s heart-shaped peninsula
Chris Leadbeater, National Geographic, 10th April 2021

Croatia, with its rocky pine-scented islands, glistening deep blue sea and mountainous mainland coast is a gorgeous destination, much-loved by sailing folk, adventure sports enthusiasts and history buffs. 
The article: 20 reasons why Croatia is the ultimate summer holiday destination for 2021
Jane Foster, The Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2021

Lonely Planet looks at Here’s how Croatia is reopening to travelers
Andrea Smith, Lonely Planet, 7th April 2021

Split, Croatia is included on the list of the 9 of the Best Places to Retire in Europe
Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 4th April 2021

From dramatic mountain ranges to spectacular gorges and nature reserves, here are some of the secret places worth discovering.
The article: Secret Croatia: 10 beautiful destinations you probably haven’t heard of
Mary Novakovich, The Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2021

An interesting read is this piece – From war zones to holiday hotspots: How the travel map has changed in the last 50 years – which includes how Croatia (Yugoslavia) went from popular to a war zone to popular once more
Chris Leadbeater, The Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2021

This is northern Dalmatia, which feels quite different from the Dalmatia around Dubrovnik, with its Venetian harbor. The north stretches from the Kvarner Riviera down to the ancient city of Split, and for the most part is harsher, less populated, and less visited. 
The article: Sailing Croatia’s Quiet Kornati Islands, a Place of Beauty and Resilience 
Timothy O’Grady, Conde Nast Traveler, 26th March 2021

Croatia offers more than 1,100 miles of meandering mainland coast backed by rugged limestone mountains, along with hundreds of scattered islands and islets, of which 47 are inhabited. It is also dotted with historic and beautifully preserved harbour towns, relics of the four centuries between 1420 and 1797 when it was occupied by the Venetians. This combination makes it the perfect option for those who like to combine cultural sightseeing with lazing on the beach.
The article: Coast, culture and low prices: Croatia’s most beautiful seaside destinations to visit this summer
Jane Foster, The Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2021

If you’re working from home and feeling a dire need for a change of scenery, then you may want to check out a new offering from Croatia. That’s because the country is inviting Brits to come and stay for up to 12 months, courtesy of a brand new visa for remote workers.
The article: Croatia’s new remote worker visa allows Brits to come and stay for up to a year
Julie Delahaye, Daily Mirror, 10th March 2021

Truffles, wine and olive oil in Istria is one of the The Best Bucket List Experiences To Plan For 2021 And 2022
Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 1st March 2021

Further afield: three rewilding destinations in Europe includes the Velebit Mountains in Croatia
Sarah Barrell, National Geographic, 28th February 2021

In that heady period last ­summer in between lockdowns, when European borders had briefly opened, I was back in Croatia’s most visited city — and one of its most captivating. But with no cruise ships or coaches full of daytrippers, the usual 10,000 people who would crowd every day into the narrow lanes of Dubrovnik’s old town just weren’t there. It was, I have to admit, quite blissful.
The article: Dub Be Good To Me – From medieval walls to the clear Adriatic sea — relax in Croatia’s stunning walled city of Dubrovnik
Mary Novakovich, The Irish Sun, 27th February 2021

Where to go to in Croatia this summer (and elsewhere in Europe) in Here comes the sun! We have the ‘roadmap’ at last – so what about a ‘travel map’ for summer? Here’s our country-by-country guide and everything you need to plan a long-awaited break
The Daily Mail, 26th February 2021

Zlatni Rat beach on the island of Brac is one of the 20 best beaches in Europe
Kerry Walker, Lonely Planet, 25th February 2021

The blizzard hit me about two hours after I’d started climbing the mountain. A furious wind drove through the pine trees, making their trunks writhe and groan, and an icy spindrift erased all trace of the landscape below: the foothills of the Velebit mountains and Croatia’s many-islanded Adriatic coast in winter.
The article: ‘Tonight will be a great feast’: My mountain rescue in Croatia
Nick Hunt, The Guardian, 24th February 2021

A Croatian festival founder tells his story in Here’s How Your Favourite Beach Destinations Are Doing Right Now
Adam Bloodworth, Huffington Post, 20th February 2021

The amazing story of Mate Rimac and his electric supercar company – The hypercar maker who was told to give up his dream
Theo Leggett, BBC News, 16th February 2021

While most European Union nations have kept their borders sealed against non-European visitors during the pandemic, Croatia has been welcoming arrivals from the United States and many other countries.
The article: Croatia wants tourists to move there. These people are doing just that
Isabel Putinja, CNN, 12th February 2021

How an Ancient Croatian Grape Became America’s Signature Wine
J’Nai Gaither, Wine Enthusiast, 11th February 2021

Opatija and Galesnjak island make the list on The 16 Most Romantic Places In Europe To Inspire Your Valentine
Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 7th February 2021

Not that Istria could be described as a “long-disappeared” anything, even in the grip of one of the worst pandemics in the course of a century. Croatia has grown exponentially in popularity with British tourists over the past two decades, and even if the peninsula does not pull in the weight of numbers generally welcomed by Dubrovnik or some sections of the Dalmatian Coast, it has become a trusted destination for a week or two in the sun. Nor is it only holidaymakers from the UK who appreciate its charms.
The article: Adventure and ancient history on a family holiday in overlooked Istria
Chris Leadbeater, The Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2021

Istria is the Community Winner in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021: the winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards
22nd January 2021

Jancis Robinson’s tips on how to travel vicariously through wine includes some Croatian options!
Jancis Robinson, Financial Times, 23rd January 2021

From dolphins to rewilding: 11 environment-friendly holidays for 2021 includes sustainable fishing trips in Croatia
Jane Dunford, The Guardian, 17th January 2021

Travel inspiration: Dream destinations for 2021 includes soaking up culture in Rijeka
NZ Herald, 9th January 2021

Your ultimate 2021 travel guide lists Croatia and Montenegro as “the dream team”
Suzannah Ramsdale, The Evening Standard, 4th January 2021

Ideas for How we’ll travel in 2021 includes sailing in Croatia
Tom Robbins, Financial Times, 1st January 2021