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Croatia Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Croatia

What with its paradisaical islands, surprising food, vibrant capital and breath taking coast line, you won't know what to do next during your trip to Croatia.

  • 1.
    Its coast is one of the most beautiful in the world.
  • 2.
    Its islands are little pieces of paradise
  • 3.
    For it's amazingly varied and fresh cuisine
  • 4.
    To learn more about the last war which tore Europe apart
  • 5.
    To explore its vibrant and often under estimated capital

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Is this the destination for you?

Travelling to Croatia is definitely an amazing experience if your budget fits and you avoid the overly beaten paths.

You should go if

  • You'll notice the welcoming and generous spirit of the inhabitants. In Croatia, the local people are polite and helpful, and will do all that they can to be nice to you without ever bothering you.
  • If, for you, holiday means tanning and swimming in the sea; or if you like long afternoons tanning on the sand, or on big rocks, you'll have plenty to keep you busy along the coast.
  • Going by bus in Croatia is possible but constrains you to only visit the more touristy places. The buses are also not very cheap! It's better to travel around freely in your own rental vehicle.
  • If you want to combine walking and clubbing. Then Croatia has everything inside it that you need. Beautiful walks in the national parks and wild evening in the clubs on the Dalmatian islands.

You shouldn't go if

  • Do you have a backpacker's budget? Then it's better to forget Croatia because you'll be extremely frustrated. Entrance to the parks and boat journeys are extremely expensive - much like accommodation, restaurants and public transport. Those with smaller budgets should consider other Balkan countries.
  • If you can’t imagine a trip without its fair share of difficulties or you’re looking for adventure and challenge, Croatia risks disappointing you. The tourist welcome is professional and the lifestyle is very similar to other Mediterranean countries.
  • Croatia is full of Sunshine, islands and beautiful beaches - lovers of cold weather should avoid it!
  • You can't really find little places to snack in like in Greece or Crete, but rather tourist restaurants on the coast with pizza and pasta.

Culture and Discovery

Lastovo, a secret and unspoiled Croatian island

Croatia has become a popular holiday destination, especially with clubbers worldwide, since the beginning of the 21st century. But far from wild, Mediterranean evenings,...
Laetitia Santos24 March 2016
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Which of the Dalmatian islands is for you?

Dalmatia extends from Split to Dubrovnik and is bordered by the Adriatic Coast. Off the coast, there are hundreds of islands offering peace, walking and intense festivals...
Julie Olagnol8 April 2016
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The forests of Buzet, Croatia's truffle capital

If you're a food lover, be sure to do a car tour of the Buzet region of northern Istria, which lies not far from the Slovenian border. The area's rolling, verdant landsc...
Marie TSOUNGUI6 March 2018
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On the Brijuni Islands, in the company of Tito!

A magnificent series of vegetation-covered islands, the archipelago lying off the west coast of Istria and formed by two large islands, Veliki Brijun and Mail Brijun, and...
Marie TSOUNGUI20 April 2016
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The battle scars of Dubrovnik

Beautiful Dubrovnik has kept its battle scars in ex-Yugoslavia. You will learn about the history on a tour of the old town, in the museums and in the beautiful photo gall...
Julie Olagnol8 April 2016
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Vukovar: history and remembrance

Today an attractive Slavonian city lying close to the Croatia-Serbia border on the river Danube, Vukovar is unfortunately associated with the war that resulted in Croatia...
Marie TSOUNGUI8 April 2016
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