Yes, Croatia is a very small country, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. This beautiful place will enchant you in minutes with everything it has to offer you – from food to weather, people and more, you will easily fall in love as you travel Croatia and explore this scenic country!
Did you know that Croatia is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world? That’s correct! You only have to look at the few pictures to realize that this is a country worth visiting. So consider Croatia as your next holiday destination and get ready for an experience you will never forget.
When is the best time to travel to Croatia?
As this country is best known for its beaches and beautiful coastline, the best time to visit is in the summer. Be careful because in July and August, because Croatia is full of tourists at this time, accommodation prices are 30-40% higher. With that in mind, it’s best that you visit this sunny spot during the months of September and October to get the best deal. This is also when the weather is most conducive to outdoor exploration such as cycling, hiking and various water sports. The country also tends to come alive in the warmer months, so keep that in mind when booking your flights!
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Is a trip to Croatia expensive?
One of the many perks of visiting this incredible country is the fact that traveling in Croatia is relatively cheap for the average tourist. This budget conscious spot works well if you’re short on cash as you can still have a very nice vacation without having to spend a fortune or draw on your savings. However, remember to avoid tourist traps like the city of Dubrovnik or the island of Hvar. These places are much more expensive, so you should try to avoid them if you are traveling in Croatia on a smaller budget.
In Croatia you will pay around 10 euros for a meal in a restaurant. If you do not want to spend so much money on groceries, then it is recommended to go to bakeries or fast food places where you can eat much cheaper. It’s also worth noting that Croatians love cash, so make sure you always have enough cash to pay for things as some places don’t accept credit cards as payment.
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The best travel tips for Croatia: Where to go and what to do
The best Croatia travel tips include where to go and what to do. So here are the best places to visit in Croatia and things to do while you are there.
Visit one of the old cities
When figuring out what to visit while traveling in Croatia, you have to keep in mind that it depends on your personal preferences and budget. That being said, you must visit one of the old towns like Split (check our Split travel guide), Rovinj or Dubrovnik. You don’t even have to be someone who likes more historical places because these ancient cities will delight and entertain everyone, making them a top contender for the bucket list.
Also see: Your Guide to Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia!
Drive to one of the tropical islands
If you come to Croatia, you must visit at least one island. Since Croatia has over 1000 islands, it can sometimes be difficult to choose just one. My personal favorites are Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Cres and Vis. Just remember that you will need to take a ferry to get to any of these islands – but that too is part of the adventure!
Jadrolinija is the company that runs island excursions, so make sure you visit their website and book your ticket online before your trip. You need to know that ferry car tickets are quite expensive, so sometimes it is better to use a bus as a means of transport. Croatia offers something for everyone. You might be a fan of mountaineering, cycling, snorkeling or sailing and you will never get bored in Croatia.
See also: Family sailing holidays on a catamaran charter in Croatia
Get out on the water
Regardless of whether you consider yourself a water lover or not, it is important that you explore the crystal blue waters that are on offer throughout Croatia. These vast bodies of water give you so many opportunities to play and explore, including snorkeling, kayakeng, parasailing, scuba diving, surfing and more! But even if you’re not a merman, the water will definitely help you cool off after a hot day of exploring, so be sure to take a dip.
See also: Our two day sailing trip in Croatia was SPECIAL
Visit the Game of Thrones Tour
If you’re a serious Game of Thrones fan then you should know that much of the series was filmed in Croatia… which means you can now visit this famous location where many scenes were filmed. There is an actual one Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour which takes you across the country to all the major Game of Thrones filming locations (many of which coincidentally coincide with the best locations in Croatia).
Sneak in for a bit of clubbing
Okay, this might not be for everyone, but Croatia’s nightclub scene is definitely worth mentioning. There’s a vibrant night scene here, where the drinks are flowing, the music is blaring and there’s a place for everyone to do a little boogie – regardless of age! Consider a trip to Pag island, Split, Murter island, Hvar, Dubrovnik or Zlatni Rat beach on Brac – they are all famous for their nightclubs and music festivals.
Random travel tips for Croatia
Here are a few more Croatia travel tips to keep in mind before visiting the country:
- Croatia has a 220V power supply and a different power plug than other continents. For example, if you are American, you will need an adapter to charge your phones and cameras.
- There is no tipping culture in this country, but you can leave some extra money at a restaurant if you enjoy the food.
- Not all people are super nice to tourists. Some of them can seem pretty rude.
- Croatians love meeting attractive tourists, so you can expect them to buy you drinks in nightclubs and bars.
Learn a few Croatian phrases to help you get around a little easier. These include words like hello (bok), goodbye (dovidenja) and thank you (hvala). Also remember that “Hrvatska” is synonymous with “Croatia”.