One of the loudest complaints from holidaymakers in Croatia is the price, or rather the high prices. In fact, it isn’t really the price that is the main gripe but the value for money. However, according to a recent article and survey in the renowned UK publication “Which” it seems that Croatia is in fact the cheapest of the most sought after Mediterranean destinations.
The Which article states that a “A three-star package holiday in Croatia could cost you an average of £350 less than a similar trip to Malta – and it was the cheapest location to visit across the board, including Greece, Portugal and Spain.”
It must be empathised that the price surveys included the whole of Croatia, if it had concentrated on Dubrovnik, which along with Hvar is the most expensive destination in Croatia, then the results could have been much different.
“Which? carried out snapshot research across a number of popular European short-haul destinations to determine which is the cheapest for October package holidays, including flights from London,” states the article.
Hotel Excelsior overlooking the Old City of Dubrovnik - Photo ALH
And here is what they uncovered about Croatia. “Out of all the destinations we looked into, Croatia was the cheapest to visit for a package holiday. At an average of £485pp, a three-star holiday in Croatia is more than £350 cheaper than a three-star holiday to Malta. Even when comparing the average price across three, four and five-star holidays, Croatia remained the cheapest destination, at £520 per head. That’s a difference of £347,” wrote Which. They also added that in October the weather can be changeable, and this October is a perfect example of that autumnal weather.
And with half-term in England a week away this publicity could certainly help boost the number of Brits who arrive on the Dalmatian coast. British Airways are still operating up to 11 flights a week between London and Dubrovnik and other carriers, such as EasyJet are also still flying until at least the end of this month. British Airways are offing return flights to Dubrovnik from around £240 and as an example of a package deal are offering seven-nights with breakfast in the five-star Hotel Croatia in Cavtat including flights for around £740pp. Or is you want to take a step up to the most iconic hotel in Dubrovnik, the Hotel Excelsior, with views directly over the Old City of Dubrovnik you can get a similar deal for £1,363pp.