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Your travel guide to Croatia

Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a break with friends, a honeymoon or a last-minute weekend getaway, there’s something to suit every taste and every budget: a thousand-year-old heritage, unspoilt nature, dream beaches, outdoor activities, yachting…

Major cities, regions, islands and travel destinations in Croatia

Most of Croatia’s tourist towns and cities are on the Adriatic coast, but there are also plenty of beautiful places to discover inland, in the mountains or on the plains and also by the sea.

What to see and do in Croatia ?

150 years of tourist hospitality – that counts for something! Croatia offers holidaymakers a wide range of activities and leisure pursuits to suit all tastes and ages. Culture, heritage and history with UNESCO World Heritage Site, gastronomy, the arts, relaxation, discovery, traditions, sport and nature (Plitvice and Krka), national parks, beaches, yachting and yachting, major events… On your own or in a group, on your own or with a guide.

Frequently-asked questions about Croatia

When is the best time to visit Croatia?

Croatia can be visited all year round. The best time to enjoy a holiday with pleasant temperatures and make the most of outdoor activities is from mid-May to the end of September. The climate is Mediterranean on the Adriatic coast and continental inland.

Is it dangerous to go to Croatia?

Croatia is a safe country with a moderate level of crime. Beware, however, of cultural differences and sensitive subjects such as religion, sexual orientation, the Yugoslav wars, football… There are also certain regions that may contain mines from the last conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends extra vigilance in high-risk areas.

Why choose Croatia?

Croatia is not very far from the rest of Europe, prices are low and the landscape is varied. The tourist offer is high quality and Croatia offers a pleasant blend of East and West.

Does Croatia have a rich heritage?

Fortresses and castles, picturesque old towns, centuries-old churches and cathedrals, ramparts, Roman buildings, monasteries, villages and ports… Croatia’s architectural and cultural heritage is based on 5,000 years of history.

Is Croatia a nature destination?

National parks, a thousand years of lavender and olive growing, waterfalls, beaches, coves, caves: whether in the hinterland or on the Adriatic coast, Croatian nature can be enjoyed in all seasons.

What are the beaches like in Croatia?

Croatian beaches are often small, concrete-covered with steps and railings to access the water, and your feet tread on pebbles or gravel. Long sandy beaches are an exception in Croatia.

What is a must-see in Croatia?

It all depends on what you’re looking for, but we’ve come up with some top picks:

The Croatian islands: Hvar, Vis, the Kornati, Bol, Rab, Cres, Mljet, Korcula
A national park: Plitvice or Krka
A major city: Dubrovnik, Zagreb or Split
With a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, the beauty of Croatia will delight even the most demanding visitors.

What is Croatian gastronomy like?

Influenced by the East, Central Europe and the West, Croatian wine and Balkan cuisine tantalise the taste buds: truffles, seafood and fresh fish, as well as cured meats and fruit ripened in the warm climate of the Adriatic.

How many islands should I see in Croatia?

In a fortnight, we recommend limiting yourself to 3 islands. Moving from island to island is easy, but time-consuming. If you can limit ferry transfers and take the opportunity to see some really different islands, that’s ideal.

Can you speak English in Croatia?

English is well spoken among the younger generation. Older people are at ease with Italian and German. The languages spoken depend above all on the regions and the different historical dominations.

Can I pay in euros in Croatia?

Croatia is part of Europe and has been able to pay in euros since January 2023. Previously, it was possible to pay in the national currency (kuna) and in euros. The euro is now the official currency.

How long can I stay in Croatia?

It is possible to enjoy a destination close to an airport for 2-3 days, but most holidaymakers come to Croatia for at least a week. For a week, it’s best to travel around your base. For more than a week, it’s worth planning an itinerary with different types of accommodation.

Where to stay when visiting Croatia?

Homestay is the most common option: renting a villa, renting a room, renting a house or flat, etc. Hotels and all-inclusive tourist complexes are gaining ground every year, even though they are much more expensive. Motorhome enthusiasts are well catered for. Finally, campsites and youth hostels complete the range of accommodation on offer in Croatia.

What if I don’t like crowds or the sea?

Most holidaymakers choose a destination close to the Adriatic coast or Zagreb. The rest of the country is much less touristy, but has a natural and historical heritage that is well worth a visit.

Which destination should you choose in Croatia?

It’s all a matter of taste. Inland, wild nature, castles and the capital are the main activities. By the sea, seaside activities are omnipresent and represent the majority of the tourist offer. The major national parks are spread throughout the country, and museums are to be found mainly in Zagreb and the major coastal towns.

How do I travel in Croatia?

The most practical way is by car. You can also take advantage of the rail network and bus routes, which are inexpensive and well thought-out.

Are Croatian hotels modern?

The range of accommodation on offer has undergone a real qualitative leap over the last ten years or so, and has little to envy from what you find in other tourist destinations.

What should you pack for Croatia?

For a summer holiday by the sea, pack as you would for a holiday in the South of Europe (French, Spain, Italy). Be sure to pack a mask and snorkel, as well as beach shoes to protect your feet from rocks and sea urchins. A windbreaker is also useful for windy days.

What identity documents do I need to travel to Croatia?

Croatia is part of the European Union and the Schengen area. To enter Croatia and travel around the country, you need an identity card or passport.

Do I need to be vaccinated to travel to Croatia?

Except for special health reasons, no vaccinations are necessary to travel to Croatia.

Is life expensive in Croatia?

The cost of living is lower in Croatia than in most europeans countries. This is always true compared to other capitals of Europe and particularly true once you leave the Adriatic coast. Zagreb is one of Europe’s least expensive capitals.

How do I get to Croatia?

Flying is the quickest and most time-saving way to get to Croatia, especially if the final destination is an island. The car remains a popular means of transport, especially for holidaymakers who want to visit several destinations during their stay in Croatia.

Otherwise, bus, train and boat (ferry from Italy) complete the transport options.

Is it easy to get around by car in Croatia?

Croatia has a good motorway network. Apart from the motorways, you soon find yourself on small roads. Because of the country’s geography, there are a lot of bends and gradients. What looks quick on a map can quickly take a long time, especially if it’s high tourist season. The average speed on the secondary network is 50km/h.

Do I need a specific adapter for an electrical socket in Croatia?

Croatian sockets are type F.

What are the driving rules in Croatia?

Traffic laws are very similar to that of other European countries, but driving is on the right.

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Tourism figures for Croatia

Some key facts about this small country on the border between East and West in the Balkans, between Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Montenegro.

3,700 miles
of coastline

1,000 islands
and islets

5,000 years
of history

Preparing for your trip to Croatia

What to pack, insurance, money, a telephone, a book or travel guide, administrative formalities, regulations and taxes, local health regulations, useful information about the country… A good trip also means checking the practical and logistical aspects.

Choose Croatia for your holidays

Discover Croatia, the must-see Mediterranean holiday destination

Croatia, aptly named the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, invites you on holiday. Come and relax, recharge your batteries or have some fun in a magnificent setting just a few hours from France. With a long-standing tradition of welcome and hospitality, and a solid tourist infrastructure, Croatia is a country you absolutely must discover.

A destination to please everyone

Sun-drenched shores, sumptuous national parks and a real holiday atmosphere – welcome to Croatia. Whether you prefer the mountains of Slavonia or the seaside and sunshine of Dalmatia, Croatia offers a rich and varied geography and destinations.

Join the thousands of english spoken tourists who choose Croatia every year. You’ll come back delighted.

Tourist activities in the Adriatic and travel in Croatia

Farniente, culture or sport, there’s no need to choose: Croatia offers all three… and much more besides. By ferry or pleasure boat, the 1,000 Croatian islands are an invitation to travel, and each one is different: inhabited or deserted, lush or rocky, cultivated or left to nature… The closest are just a stone’s throw from the mainland and can be reached by shuttle. The furthest away require a day’s boat trip. All in all, an unforgettable experience.

The highest concentration of national parks

Preserved nature and unique features in Europe: national parks are everywhere in Croatia. Nature is beautiful and its wonders are well worth a visit. There are, of course, the famous Plitvice and Krka lakes, but a dozen other remarkable sights are open to visitors and holidaymakers eager for a breath of fresh air and beautiful scenery.

EnterCroatia.com is the website intended for anyone traveling to Croatia, either as a tourist, business or just passing through. We try to give answers to most common questions that bother those who go on the road also including destinations, trip ideas, accommodation information and more service information for tourists.

With over 10 years of experience in the tourism industry, we will do our best to respond in a helpful manner.