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Brits Should Discover Delightful Dalmatia Coast Says Easyjet

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Low-fares airline easyJet is encouraging Brits to explore the delights of the Dalmatian Coast after it was revealed that less than three per cent of the nine million tourists that visit Croatia each year come from the UK.

With summer temperatures ranging from 26 to 30°C, a stunning coastline dotted with hundreds of beautiful islands and the Croatian kuna still providing exceptionally good value for British tourists, the reasons to visit Dalmatia are seemingly never-ending.

This year easyJet has expanded its routes to Croatia and now operates regular flights from Liverpool and Gatwick to Dubrovnik, and flights from Bristol and Gatwick to Split.

Both destinations have a flight time from the UK of less than three hours and offer the perfect starting place for island hopping beach holidays, with regular water taxis operating up and down the coastline.

Dalmatia has a long rugged coast, backed by high mountains with hundreds of offshore islands, each one with its own character from trendy hotspots to secluded getaways. 

Hvar Island has become one of Dalmatia's most popular islands with its combination of beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches, quiet secluded coves and large bustling beaches littered with bars and cafes.

Pag Island has also enjoyed a surge in popularity because of its reputation for offering excellent value for money. It is now often compared to Ibiza for its wild nightlife, and now attracts some of Europe's most popular DJs to Novalja, to perform in its open-air clubs and for its large scale beach parties.

Paul Simmons, UK general manager for easyJet explained: "Croatia is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations, but most Brits are still in the dark about what it has to offer.

"There are more than a thousand islands to visit, some of the cleanest and most remote beaches in the Mediterranean, a nightlife that rivals that of action-packed resorts like Ibiza, world-famous heritage sites, charming fishing villages, lakes, forests, mountains ... the list goes on.

"We want to encourage British holiday makers to start exploring the delights of the Dalmatia Coast - its natural beauty, relaxed welcoming culture and excellent value for money."

easyJet now flies from London Gatwick and Liverpool  to Dubrovnik, and to Split Airport from Bristol and Gatwick.

Flights from the UK to Croatia with easyJet start from just £17.99 (including taxes) one way.




Notes to editors

About easyJet: easyJet is Europe's leading low-fares airline, currently operating 175 aircraft on 420 routes between 110 airports in 27 countries. easyJet carried over 44 million passengers in the past 12 months.


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