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Croatia Travel Guide

Escape to this island paradise

Beaches, sea, sail, mountains, architecture, islands: Croatia offers all this and much more. This beautiful country settled between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean will mesmerise you, with such a variety of experiences on offer, you definitely won’t get bored. You can spend your days walking through medieval streets of the UNESCO listed Dubrovnik. From the culture of Dubrovnik, you can head to the island of Hvar to get your dancing fix as you party the night away on this well-known celebrity hotspot. 

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Local Living Croatia

Experience local Croatian living on this trip where you'll relax at a rustic farm villa with friendly Croatian hosts, sample local wines and olive oil, cycle through the rural countryside, cook traditional fare alongside a Croatian family and explore the walled city of Dubrovnik.
7 days
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Zagreb to Athens: Adriatic & Ancient Capitals

Relax on Corfu’s beaches, make new friends over drinks along the Adriatic, explore charming old villages, discover the rich and varied culture of the Balkans, marvel at stunning views at the Bay of Kotor
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Croatia Sailing Tours

Tour Croatia's pristine islands, party in Hvar, exlore historical Split and wander through Dubrovnik's magical streets unearthing history, delicious food and dreamy bars. The Adriatic is bluer than your dreams and with a nightlife just as vibrant, this will be three days you'll never forget.

Croatia travel costs

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Beers

A pint in a pub/bar in Croatia is around 20kn (approx $4.50). Make sure to try some of the wide ranging Croatian wine that is on offer too.

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Meals

A meal at a nice but inexpensive restaurant can cost you anywhere between 55kn - 70kn (approx $12 - $15).

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Transport

The price of transport in Croatia does depend on where you are and where you are going, but you can expect to pick up a single fare on public transport for around 10kn (approx $2.20).

Taxi

Taxi tariffs start at around 16.50kn (approx $3.50) and they add around 0.75kn for every km.

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Hostels

Accommodation is pretty well priced in Croatia; you can get yourself a dorm bed in a hostel from 100kn (approx $21.50) .

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Hotels

Looking for something a little nicer? A double room in a fairly nice hotel can vary between 575kn - 1050kn (approx $125-$225).

FAQ - Travel in Croatia

How long does it take to travel to Croatia?

Flights to Croatia from Sydney is a long one. There are multiple places to fly to in Croatia, with a flight to Dubrovnik taking around 24 hours. You can also fly to Split and Zagreb if it suits your plan better.

What is the weather and climate like in Croatia?


Coastal Croatia has a typically Mediterranean climate. Along the coasts, you can expect the average temperature in the summer to fall in the mid to late 20sºC but can peak into the 30sºC. Winters along the coast are obviously cooler but you shouldn't expect them to get below 5ºC.

Inland Croatia can get a bit nippier in the winter with temperatures often falling below 0ºC. However, the summer can be the complete opposite, with temperatures hitting the high 30sºC.

When is the best time to visit Croatia?

The best time to visit Croatia is from late May to early July. It will be hot enough to enjoy the coast and the Islands but without ending up drenched in sweat if you do decide to do a day of culture, walking around visiting sites.
Peak season is July and August, and you will find actually that a lot of Croats head to the coast in this period to grab some rays themselves. It can be very hot in this period and it will be busy in the tourist hotspots.

Do I need a visa to visit Croatia?

If you hold a valid Australian passport then you don't need a visa for a stay of less than 90 days. However, if you are staying longer you will be required to get a Schengen visa.

Can you drink the tap water in Croatia?

The tap water is safe to drink. In fact it is said that Croatia has some of the cleanest water in Europe.

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