Find the best place to stay — Croatia

Where to stay around Croatia?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 89,103 holiday lettings near Croatia. From 68,926 apartments to 12,957 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Croatia is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Croatia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Croatia. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dubrovnik: 2,498 holiday homes
  • Split: 8,500 holiday homes
  • Hvar: 5,816 holiday homes
  • Pula: 11,349 holiday homes
  • Cavtat: 2,323 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Croatia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Croatia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Croatia with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Dubrovnik: 2,498 holiday lettings
  • Split: 8,500 holiday lettings
  • Pula: 11,349 holiday lettings
  • Cavtat: 2,323 holiday lettings
  • Trogir: 6,843 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Croatia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Croatia are:

  • Split Airport (SPU): 12,446 self catering accommodations
  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): 2,565 self catering accommodations
  • Zadar Airport (ZAD): 9,318 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Croatia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Croatia. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Old Town Harbor: 2,697 holiday rentals
  • Lapad Beach: 2,767 holiday rentals
  • Croatian National Theater: 12,393 holiday rentals
  • Hvar Town Arsenal: 5,062 holiday rentals
  • Cavtat Harbor: 2,616 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Croatia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Croatia's a chart-topper

A Balkan jewel from head to toe, Croatia sparkles as the Adriatic rolls in and the Dinaric Alps loom overhead. Prepare to gasp as Dubrovnik comes into view, its Game of Thrones towers soaring straight from a blue-green bay. Prepare to sigh as the limestone peaks of Biokovo give way to the Markaska Riviera, a land of blinding-white pebble beaches, pirate coves and party towns. Islands, from yacht-peppered Hvar to pine-scented Brac dot the sea all around. Up north, Istria takes over with its olive-clad hills and Roman ruins, while Croatia holiday rentals in Zagreb mean Slavic culture and amazing museums.

Splashing in the Croatian seas

While the backcountry is a mysterious land of peaks and waterfalls – more on that later – the coast is where most Croatia holiday rentals make their home. Pads in places like Split mean countless coves with white pebbled beaches on the doorstep, or long days of hopping between promenade cafes sipping rakija to the sight of bobbing yachts. Talking of yachts, the Croatian seas are a veritable haven for sailing. You can choose a bolthole on the islands of Hvar with its 13-th century walled port or nearby Brac famed for its windsurfing, or the coastal city of Dubrovnik where you can hit the waves and explore remote islands dressed in pines.

A cornucopia of Croatian history

Croatia stands at a crossroads of Europe, tucked between Italy, the Slavic belt and the Balkans. That's brought everyone to its shores over the years, from Ottoman Turks to Roman emperors to Venetian settlers, imbuing it with some seriously awesome monuments and history. Check out the colossal Roman theatre in Pula, hailed as the best-preserved outside of Italy. Hit the muscular bulwarks of Lovrijenac fort in Dubrovnik, where cannons still top the walls. Or, delve into the maze of Diocletian's Palace in Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers half of the city, packed with churches and taverns and temples.

Croatia – a duo of climates

Most associate Croatia holiday rentals with sun-drenched beaches and warm seas. And that's true if you choose to visit in the main season of summer, between June and August – temperatures regularly pass 30 in the daytime and there's hardly any rain. Over the Dinaric Alps, away from the coast, things are different. The continental climate there means muggy summers and snowy winters. A visit to a cosy highland cabin between October and March could be just the sort of off-the-beaten-track trip you're after, spent hiking and skiing in the hills.

Croatia's entrancing landscapes

Croatia runs the gamut from soaring alpine peaks to sun-baked Mediterranean beaches. Most travellers will have their eye on the latter, for which the whole coast from Dubrovnik to Pula is primed – expect empty inlets and cliff-backed shores, hidden islets and uber-clear Adriatic waters. Heading inland opens up something totally different. The Krka National Park offers no less than 7 roaring waterfalls, plus historic monasteries and castles. Plitvice is dotted with resplendent lakes that glisten between pine woods. The Dinaric ranges are rocky and rugged, with wolves and bears stalking their slopes. It's a truly entrancing country.