The summer season has come and gone, meaning it’s time to rest and enjoy before we say goodbye to 2019! The crowds are gone and it is the most festive time of the year. The best part is you can find really cheap flights on Croatia Airlines. You can fly within Croatia starting from 254 HRK. Children, youth and seniors have special discounts with flights as low as 200 kuna. The flights are so reasonable, that it actually is cheaper to fly than to drive.  Not only are you saving money, but most importantly, you are saving time!  As we approach the end of the year we are reminded how precious our time is.

Zagreb to Pula is quick and easy and with white truffles at their prime, olive oil underway and with the changing of the trees, it’s a gorgeous time to visit the northwestern peninsula.   Pula is a great base to explore with buses providing transport to the city center from the airport.  While in Pula, you can’t miss the Coliseum, Forum, olive oil museum, aquarium and fine dining restaurants.  From the Pula bus station you can also take day trips to visit Rovinj, Porec, Umag or rent a car for a day to explore Istria’s hilltop towns and fantastic wineries.

Zagreb to Split actually makes your life much easier not having to have a car in the bustling city that always seems to have limited parking options.  Recently I flew to Split for one night and stayed in gorgeous Trogir, which was just a 5-minute drive from the airport.  Being in Trogir was so peaceful and made the perfect getaway on the seaside.  Small boutique hotels remain open throughout the year leaving you with great options for accommodation. Buses are regularly traveling to the city center of Split where you can also spend a wonderful weekend on the seaside sipping coffee on the riva, enjoying their Advent on the seaside and dining in some of the best restaurants in Croatia.

Zagreb to Dubrovnik is the most convenient flight in Croatia because the drive is long and the bus ride is even longer.  Flying to Dubrovnik is the same price as taking the bus and it will save you 8 hours.  The cruise ships are gone so if you dreamed of visiting one of the most stunning cities in the world, now is the time.  Walk the walls in peace, ride the cable car for the most stunning view of the Adriatic and get lost in the narrow streets.  Even though winter is here, the sun still seems to shine on the coast, even during December.

Zagreb to Zadar is another great option, especially if you want to visit some of Croatia’s National Parks!  In just minutes you can visit Krka and Velebit, exploring Croatia’s most prized nature.  Listen to the sea organ play while you watch the most beautiful sunset in the world.

The best time of year to visit Zagreb is now!  We are days away from the magic of advent where nights are spent with hot wine and sausages, ice skating and hanging with friends and loved ones.  If you haven’t seen the best Christmas market in Europe, there is no better gift to give this Christmas.  Make memories over the holidays with Croatia Airlines and the gift of travel!

After the New Year, Croatia Airlines will also announce new destinations for summer 2020!

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Ashley Colburn

I’m Ashley, a TV producer and host from San Diego, California, however now I live half the year in my new home, Croatia.
I am a two-time Emmy award-winning TV producer and host and have traveled to more than 50 countries. I spend about 9 months a year on the road filming, but several of these months I am based in Croatia. I have two TV series that are airing around the world. In the USA you can watch “Takeoff with Ashley Colburn” on AWE and my other series “WONDERS” airs around the world.

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