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Summer Travel Destinations | Croatia

With the official start to summer on 21st June, many people are turning their thoughts to summer holiday destinations and travel planning. If you need some travel inspiration, over the next few weeks we’re revealing some superb summer holiday destinations.

If you’re searching for a holiday full of sunshine, beaches, history and adventure, then Croatia has it all. With more than 1,100 islands and 1,778 kilometres of breath-taking coastline, Croatia is fast becoming ideal for a summer break.


Dubrovnik has long been attracting visitors to its cobbled streets. It’s location on the shimmering waters of the Adriatic is enviable and the beauty of the city has to be seen to be believed.

The old town of Dubrovnik is a pedestrianised zone, making it a joy to explore on foot. Visitors should start by walking the ancient stone walls of the city, originally built in the 7th century and added to in the 12th and 17th centuries. From atop the city walls you can admire the bright terracotta roofs of the buildings against the vivid blue skies and deep turquoise sea.

Just outside the centre of Dubrovnik are plenty of gorgeous places to stay. Check out the Villa Dubrovnik, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Rixos Hotel Libertas and The Pucic Palace, some of the very best hotels in the area.


Hvar has recently emerged on the radar as a popular holiday hotspot, especially for those in search of some luxury. The beautiful harbour hosts yachts and boats from across the globe in summer as people head here to relax.

The architecture in Hvar is beautiful, with both Greek, Roman and Venetian influences. Visitors will be able to explore ancient fortresses, historical theatres and 16th century cathedrals.


Split is Croatia’s second largest city and lies on the Dalmatian coast, more than 300 kilometres north of Dubrovnik. At the heart of Split lies Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most impressive and well preserved Roman monuments in the world. If you’re feeling energetic, climb the steps to the top of the Bell Tower for panoramic views over the city. 

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Located in central Croatia is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here visitors can appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of Croatia among the woods, meadows, emerald green lakes and waterfalls of the park. Flora and fauna abounds in the park, with over 120 species of bird, rare wildlife such as brown bears and wolves, and beech and fir trees that are around 700 years old.

Let Chapman Freeborn organise your summer trip to Croatia by private jet charter. Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations we charter private jets to and from. However, we can organise travel into any of Croatia’s airports.