Yes, Croatia is a very small country, but that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting. This fantastic location will easily captivate you in just a few minutes with everything it has to offer - from food to weather, people and more, you will easily fall in love while traveling in Croatia and exploring this beautiful country!
In fact, did you know that Croatia is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world? That's right! You only have to look at a few pictures to understand that this is a spectacular country. So, consider Croatia for your next vacation destination and prepare for an experience that you will never forget.
When is the best time to visit Croatia?
Since this country is most famous for its beaches and beautiful coastline, the best time to travel is summer. Be careful because in July and August, because at that time Croatia is full of tourists, and the price of accommodation is 30-40% higher. With that in mind, you can visit this sunny spot in September and October to get the best deals. The weather is most pleasant for outdoor exploring including cycling, hiking and various water sports. The country tends to survive even in the warmer months, so keep this in mind when you book your flight!
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Is travel to Croatia expensive?
One of the many benefits of visiting this incredible country is that it is relatively inexpensive for the average tourist to travel to Croatia. This wallet-conscious position works well if you don’t have enough money, because you can still have a very nice vacation without spending a fortune or saving yourself. That being said, just make sure you don’t forget to avoid tourist traps like Dubrovnik city or Haver Island. These locations are very expensive, so if you travel to Croatia on a low budget you will want to avoid them.
In Croatia, you have to pay approximately 10 euros for one meal in a restaurant. If you don’t want to spend so much money on food, you are advised to go to a bakery or fast-food place where you can eat much cheaper than that. It is also worth noting that Croatians prefer cash, so make sure you always have cash to pay for things, as some places will not accept credit cards as a method of payment.
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Top Croatia Travel Tips: Where to go and what to do
One of the best travel tips in Croatia is where to go and what to do, so here's the best place to visit in Croatia and what to do while you're there.
Go to one of the old towns
When deciding what to look for when traveling in Croatia, you need to keep in mind that it will depend on your personal preferences and your budget. That being said, you must go to one of the older cities like Split (see our guide for Split), Roving or Dubrovnik. You don’t have to be someone to enjoy more historic locations, as these old towns will captivate and entertain everyone, making them a top bucket-list competitor.
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Visit one of the tropical islands
If you come to Croatia, you must see at least one island. Since Croatia has more than 1000 islands, it can sometimes be difficult to pick just one. My personal choices are BRAC, HAVER, CORKULA, CRASE and VIS. Just remember that you have to take a ferry to get to any of these islands - but it's also part of the adventure!
Jadrolinija is the company that handles island travel, so make sure you visit their website and book your tickets online before your trip. You must know that car tickets for ferries are quite expensive, so sometimes it is better to use buses as transportation. Croatia offers something for everyone. You can be a fan of mountain climbing, biking, snorkeling or sailing and you will never be bothered in Croatia.
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Read out on the water
Whether you consider yourself a child of water or not, it is essential that you explore the crystal blue waters on offer throughout Croatia. This huge body of water gives you many opportunities to play and explore snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, diving, surfing and much more! But if you’re not a man of too much water, water will definitely help keep you cool after exploring hot days, so be sure to take a little dip.
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Check out the Game of Thrones tour
If you are a serious fan of Game of Thrones, you should know that most of the series was shot in Croatia… which means you can now go to this famous place where many scenes were shot. There is a real Dubrovnik Game of Thrones tour that will take you to all the major Game of Thrones filming sites across the country (most of which match the best places to visit in Croatia).
A little clubbing
Well, it may not be for everyone but the nightclub scene in Croatia is certainly worth mentioning. There’s a vibrant night scene where drinks are always flowing, music explodes and there’s room to take a little boogie for everyone regardless of age! Consider traveling to Pag Island, Split, Murter Island, Hvar, Dubrovnik, or Brac’s Zlatni Rat beach - they are all famous for their nightclubs and music festivals.
Random Croatia Travel Tips
Here are some more Croatia travel tips to keep in mind before heading to the country:
- Croatia has a 220V power supply and a separate power plug compared to other continents. For example, if you are an American, you will need an adapter to charge your phone and camera.
- There is no tipping culture in this country, but you can leave some extra cash in a restaurant if you like your food.
- Not all people are super beautiful for tourists. Some of them may appear quite rude.
- Croatians like to hit on attractive tourists, so you can expect them to buy you drinks in nightclubs and bars.
Learn some Croatian phrases so you can turn around a little easier. These include words like "hello (bok)", "goodbye (dovidenza)", and "thank you (havala)". Also note that "Hrvatska" is synonymous with "Croatia".