Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Croatia Online - Travel Information and Holiday Tips

Photo: Sali on Dugi Otok
© Jane Cody

In what seems to be the busiest week for tourism, here are some travel tips and websites to help you find your way around:


Croatia Airlines – we’ve found them to be best value this month for short notice flights between Split and London but if you can be flexible it helps.
British Airways – flights to Dubrovnik and Split but the prices for July and August are beginning to soar
Easyjet – flights to Rijeka from Bristol and Luton and to Split from Gatwick. Very little in the way of bargains to be had at short notice for the summer.
Wizzair – Flights from Luton to Split and Zagreb. Still some bargains to be had if you are flexible

And of course there are plenty of charter operators vying for business as well though we've just read of a Scottish charter company who has had to merge their twice weekly flights into one, apparently because there's a shortage of accomodation in Croatia - hard to believe with all the new holiday apartments springing up but credible in terms of hotel accomodation where good family hotels are in short supply.

There's more good news in the autumn if you're travelling to the North of Croatia as Ryanair have just anounced that they will be flying from Stansted to Pula from 31st October -


Jadrolinija – the state owned Croatian ferry line will get you to most places on the mainland and the islands and does its best to lay on extra ferries in the high season but, if you’re taking a car on board, its wise to turn up fairly early for your departure.


Normally faster and more regular than trains – find your local – Atlas Travel Agent and get them to book for you


There’s a relatively new “bendy train” from Zagreb to Split – comfortable but the journey of approximately 5 hours is longer than the coach trip. Go to Croatian Railways for more information

By Road

The new motorway makes the journey along the coast a lot quicker but be prepared for jams on the peak weekends. The alternative is the coast road which is single lane nearly all the way with plenty of bends in some stretches making overtaking difficult.


Visit Croatia have a great website full of useful information
The Croatian Tourist Board is a good place to find information on specific destinations

And of courses there’s this site, Croatia Online, for all the useful inside information and tips that you would expect from a website that’s written by someone who’s explored and lived in Croatia for 4 years. Below are quick links to some of the best pages for holiday makers if you don’t have time to browse through the site, though there are plenty more.

Croatia - Which Destination and When?
Croatia Top Destinations - Trogir
Croatia Top Destinations - Brac Island
Croatia Top Destinations - Vis Island
Croatia - Beaches
Croatia - Klapa Music
Croatia - Eating Out
Driving in Croatia

Enjoy your travels and your holiday.


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