Croatia is great destination for a family holiday. It is one of the most scenic parts of former Yugoslavia and is famous for its beautiful coastline and crystal-clear waters dotted with hundreds of islands as well as for its stunning national parks. It is popular with families due to the Mediterranean climate and is best visited from May to September.
With an extraordinary 1,777 kilometres of coastline on the Adriatic Sea (the most shoreline in the Mediterranean) and with 1,246 islands and islets, one of the best ways to discover Croatia is by boat. A boat-based holiday can be as relaxing or active as you want as there are plenty of watersports to try out, such as windsurfing, sea kayaking and snorkelling. Alternatively you could just relax on the sundeck of the boat and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
On the mainland, there are lots of lakes, rivers and mountains, making Croatia the ideal location for multi activity holidays. You could try whitewater rafting, canyoning, cycling and many other activities.
The most famous national park in Croatia is Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful mosaic of 16 lakes connected by waterfalls which all the family will enjoy discovering. Croatia also has many interesting cultural sites, such as the UNESCO World Heritage City of Dubrovnik, where children will enjoy parading round the medieval walls. Split is another picturesque coastal city with lots of history and architecture demonstrating its Roman, Turkish and Venetian influences.