Croatia has incredible national parks, islands, coastline and medieval cities. The medieval cities take you back in time with their stone walls and tiled red roofs. Walk along the wall in Dubrovnik for views of the old city or stand beside a 78 meter tall waterfall in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Visit one of the many islands for a chance to relax before you go back to another busy week of work in the office.
English widely spoken
Voltage / Outlet Type
230V / 50 Hz, Plug type C/F
(Common for Europe)
Words to Know
Hi= Dobar Dan
Thank you= Hvala
Good morning= Dobro jutro
Good night= Laku noć
Beer = Pivo
Wine = Vino
Hotels and Guesthouses: The best site for hotels and guesthouses in Croatia is booking.com, which has many options at great prices.
Hostels: You can find many hostels in the cities. Look for hostels on booking.com or hostelworld. Note that if you are more than 2 people you might be able to find cheaper guesthouses than the cost of the hostel for your group.
BEST TIME TO GO
Early fall (September-October) and late spring (April-May) offer good weather in most of the country and less crowds than the summer
Rental Car: This is the best option if you are planning to visit the national parks and multiple cities. Croatia is a perfect country for a road trip. Note that an automatic car is significantly more expensive than a manual car, so opt for a manual car if you can.
Busses: There are busses that run throughout the country. This is a cheaper option if you have plenty of time, because you are dependent on the bus schedules. You can search for bus schedules and book tickets on Bookaway.
Ferry: A ferry is the best way to get to the Croatian Islands. You can find ferry routes around Croatia on Bookaway.
Airplane: The airline that flies within the country is Croatia Airlines. If you road trip from Dubrovnik to Zagreb, you can then fly back from Zagreb to Dubrovnik with Croatia Airlines for $60-$100 one way.