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Destination guide

Experience Croatia in holiday lettings

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.

Things to do

Places to go near Croatian holiday lettings

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.

Activities

Things to do near holiday homes in Croatia

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.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Croatian holiday homes

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.

Natural features

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.

Beaches

Beach locales near Croatian holiday rentals

Croatia has lovely beaches and exotic island spots for sun and watersports. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Brač, an island with white-pebble beaches and resort areas, and Golden Horn, a white-sand beach destination with clear waters for windsurfing and boating. You could also spend the day at Lopud, a small island with white-sand beaches, cafes and gentle surf.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Croatia

Couples will find an array of fun activities and romantic attractions in Croatia. Holiday rentals are available near places like Blue Cave, a picturesque blue grotto in the sea with boat tours, and Rector’s Palace, a Gothic-renaissance mansion with a museum featuring period furnishings. You’ll also enjoy the Trsteno Arboretum, a 15th-century aristocratic residence with a lush parkland filled with exotic plants.

How many holiday rentals are available around Croatia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 93,745 holiday lettings around Croatia. From 6,673 villas to 14,534 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Croatia?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... absolutely everyone. Find the perfect home away from home for your squad and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss. HomeAway has 30,641 beachside holiday homes. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Fortunately, HomeAway has a bunch more options, including:

  • 27,269 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 14,242 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 10,157 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Croatia?

Forget about sterile hotel rooms. Explore this destination from the comfort of your own apartment. HomeAway has 67,877 for you to choose from here. How does £16 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't put it off for too long! If that doesn't match your posse's style, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • House: 14,502 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Villa: 6,868 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 1,340 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.

Can I stay in Croatia in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a trip with the family or spending a week away with your old school crew, it's always stacks of fun being in a brand new place together! The good news is that HomeAway has options to suit. Why not have a look at the 10,393 apartment holiday rentals available here? They're the leading option for large groups of visitors. If you're wanting to stay with a large group, the rental options that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 15,049 rental accommodation perfect for that size. Stay a night for as little as £27.
  • If you have 5 in your squad, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 12,600 rental properties suitable. Prices start at £22 per night.
  • Seeking places for rent to suit 8 guests? You'll be thrilled to hear we have 7,913 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as £36 per night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you arrange your Croatia travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Croatia?

HomeAway is here to help you come together with the people you hold dear. With a great selection of affordable holiday rentals, you're sure to get a fabulous den to suit everyone. Zagreb is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 492 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £60 a night, it isn't hard to see why. Općina Crikvenica is another good option. We have 8,774 and the average price is around £63 per night.

Explore destinations around Croatia

Istria
24,672 holiday rentals
Split-Dalmatia County
21,385 holiday rentals
Zadar County
11,326 holiday rentals
Dubrovnik-Neretva County
8,253 holiday rentals
Šibenik-Knin County
6,135 holiday rentals
Karlovac County
213 holiday rentals
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
17,697 holiday rentals
Lika-Senj County
3,404 holiday rentals
Osijek-Baranja County
26 holiday rentals
Krapina-Zagorje County
55 holiday rentals
Zagreb County
54 holiday rentals
Varaždin County
52 holiday rentals
Međimurje County
23 holiday rentals
Sisak-Moslavina County
16 holiday rentals
Puglia
12,001 holiday rentals
Marche
2,933 holiday rentals
Umbria
3,916 holiday rentals
Herceg Novi Municipality
235 holiday rentals
Abruzzo
1,718 holiday rentals
Lazio
9,748 holiday rentals