Croatia is a country that's big on natural beauty. Its interior is a patchwork of vineyards, forests, olive groves and lakes, while along the coastline you'll find white-pebble beaches, beautifully clear waters and a generous sprinkling of pine-clad islands.
It's not short on sights, either, with a history that stretches back over 14 centuries. Walled medieval cities are filled with grand architecture, and smaller towns feature cobbled streets and Venetian-style houses topped with terracotta tiles. Culture and tradition still play a big part in local life, with plenty of festivals and events going on throughout the year.
Down in the south of the country is the Dubrovnik Riviera. The city of Dubrovnik takes centre stage here, with a World Heritage-listed Old Town and a waterfront area lined with seafood restaurants. Head further along the coastline and you'll find quiet seaside towns and half-empty beaches.
Up in the north, meanwhile, is the Istrian Riviera. There's much more of an Italian feel up here - towns like Rovinj are filled with Venetian-esque bell towers and houses, and the cuisine features plenty of pizza and pasta dishes. If you fancy seeing the originals, day trips to Venice are readily available, so you can spend a day exploring the canals, ducking into churches and touring St. Mark's Basilica. For a dose of history, head for the city of Pula, with its huge Roman amphitheatre, or journey to Porec, where you'll find the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica.
Hotels in Croatia
You've got plenty of choice when it comes to high-end hotels in Croatia. The Grand Villa Argentina and Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik both have prime positions in Dubrovnik, with views of the Adriatic and the city's Old Town. The Hotel Dubrovnik Palace and Hotel Lapad both have waterside settings, too. Up in the Istrian Riviera, meanwhile, you'll find the Hotel Monte Mulini, a stylish property with contemporary rooms and a spa that spreads over three floors.
Take a look at our full selection of hotels in Croatia.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.