Get Inspired / Europe / Croatia Take the Wheel in Croatia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Croatia Take the Wheel in Croatia story by: House of Travel Croatia's long stretch of coastline makes it a picturesque spot for a Sunday drive, but why stop there? Roll convenience and ease of access into one package by hiring a car and driving yourself around this blissful holiday destination. Forget about navigating public transport - you're your own tour guide when you take this option. Self-driving gives you the opportunity to explore areas in-depth and go at your own pace, roaming around towns and regions as the mood takes you. There have been significant upgrades to the motorway system in recent years, making it easier than ever to get across the country. Start by picking up a car in Zagreb or Opatija and head south towards Plitvice Lakes National Park, which boasts an incredible array of sightseeing opportunities. Park up and explore the Upper Lakes, a collection of 12 breathtaking bodies of water, then move on to Supljara Cave, which is classified as a geomorphological monument of nature. Continue driving south and along the coast to discover small towns and villages, many of which are UNESCO Heritage sites. Stop in to St Jacob's Cathedral in Sibenik to bear witness to an architectural wonder - a building made entirely of stone, built between 1431 and 1535 and still standing tall today. More culture can be discovered at the Church of St. Krsevan, Church of St Francis and Churches of St. Nicholas and St. Lawrence. Stop in at local markets on the way to pick up fresh fruit, which is particularly sumptuous during Croatia's summer months. As you head towards Dubrovnik, pull in to Ston for a seafood lunch that will take your breath away. This area is famed for its oyster production and has been producing sea salt for centuries, boasting more than its fair share of mouth-watering eateries. Dine seaside, along with the locals, at the Kapetanova kuca restaurant which you'll find located on the serene Mali Ston waterfront. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders guide to Croatia Read more Add or remove from Wishlist How's this for cruising!? Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.