Although December and the Christmas period may not traditionally be the most popular time to visit Croatia, the bustling Christmas markets and authentic Christmas traditions draw in tourists who are looking for a European city break in December.
May in Croatia generally brings warm weather and the start of tourist season throughout the many cities and islands. Although it isn’t the warmest time, it is the month where temperatures start to hike higher and are perfect for those who aren’t a fan of a scorching hot holiday. It’s also a perfect time for seeing the many sights that Croatia has to offer as the sun is not too hot and won’t impact your day. We discuss just some of the things you can do in Croatia this May.
Croatian Historical Sites
Croatia houses many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the city of Dubrovnik itself, which is home to many historical buildings and sites that make it the cultured city that it is today. The architecture itself is reason enough to visit Dubrovnik.
Split also boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site within its centre at the Diocletian’s Palace, which was built around 300AD and now makes up much of the centre.
(The beautiful Split)
May temperature peaks at around 19 degrees, which is good for the start of your summer tan but not too hot that it will permit you from going out during the day. In summer temperatures can often reach 30 degrees at peak times and this can make it quite difficult to be out all day without some form of respite. May makes for the perfect time to do many activities in Croatia such as hiking the beautiful mountains and riding a bicycle on the picturesque bike trails.
With the mild weather in May make sure to take advantage of Krka National Park walking trails in Sibenik where you can also enjoy the abundance of wildlife and 7 breath-taking waterfalls.
For more of a challenge, there is Biokovo mountain and Nature Park in Makarska which is the second highest mountain range in Croatia. There are many stops along the way that offer amazing views of the Dalmatia coast, so you don’t have to hike to the very top to truly appreciate what it has to offer.
(breathtaking Krka waterfalls)
Party in Croatia
There are also festivals that start throughout Croatia in May. For those who are looking for more of a party holiday then Croatia is the place to be this summer. Big Beach Spring Break 2017 takes place at the end of May from the 25th to the 28th on Zrce beach and features some of the best DJ’s in Europe. Sea Star Festival 2017 takes place at the same time as this from the 26th May to the 27th, situated in the beautiful Umag. Headliners this year include The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim.
Whether you are looking for a party spot for spring break or want to view the historical sites of Croatia before peak tourism season, a luxury villa in Croatia is undoubtedly the best base you can have for your holiday. Our villas are ideal for big or small parties, groups of friends, couples or families. Explore our current villa destinations throughout Croatia and find the right luxury villa for you or visit our villa deals page to find last minute luxury villa deals!
Leave a comment
Text below Leave a comment on a single blog view.
The low amount of tourists, authentic Croatian holidays and pleasant weather are just some of the reasons you should visit Croatia in October.
Dubrovnik is a beautifully historic part of Croatia that is popular for a reason! Think Game of Thrones, Mediterranean sunshine & authentic Croatian culture.
Croatia is known for its hot Mediterranean weather. Read our top tips for staying cool this summer!
With an abundance of music festivals taking place in Croatia, it can be hard to choose which one to visit. Read now to discover our favourites.
Croatia is famous for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, something that is not to be missed on your villa holiday. Read about our favourite Croatian beaches now.
Whether enjoying a Croatia island hopping tour or settling down for a luxury villa holiday, Makarska is a destination that should be on your list. Read now to find out why.
Hvar is an island with a long and rich history, making it the perfect place for a Croatian holiday. Read our blog now to find our top 4 things to do.
Brac is a special Croatian island full of culture and natural beauties that you are sure to fall in love with. Read now to discover why you should go here for your Croatian holiday.
The Days of Diocletian is a traditional three-day event that takes a step back in time to honour the Roman Emperor and his importance in Split history.
Towards 301st Alka, which will be held on August 7, we get to know you with this symbol of heroism and glory, and synonymous of the city of Sinj. If you are on holidays in Croatia, we recommend you to be a participant of history in the present
If you ever wonder whether you should visit Dalmatia, our list of the top 9 reasons will be sure to persuade you.
Split is a hub of cultural and historical activities during the summer, leaving you entertained and with a better understanding of the rich Split history. Read our top 8 things to do in Split & book your holiday now!
Dalmatian specialty received this month a protected geographical indication on the level of the European Union, and it is being prepared since the time of the Turks.
If you choose a holiday villa, you cannot go wrong. We bring you the benefits of enjoying that accommodation.