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Croatia is gaining popularity among travelers over the last couple of years. Not without reason because the country has a lot to offer. From nice cities to beautiful nature and wonderful beaches. In Croatia, almost everyone can enjoy themselves for a while.

Good to know

Capital: Zagreb
Language: Croatian and Italian
Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Dial code: 00385 / +385
Emergency number: 112
Highest point: 1.831 m (Dinara)
Travel advice: Check out the current travel advice for Croatia

If you’re an EU inhabitant, you don’t need a visa if you’re traveling to Croatia. However, you do need a valid passport or an ID card to be able to identify yourself if needed. Due to the Schengen agreement only people from third world countries and people that have been rejected for a visa in one of the Schengen countries before, need a visa prior to traveling to Croatia.

It is wise to get vaccinated against tetanus. Depending on where you are going and what you are going to do, you can get vaccinated against hepatitis B, rabies, tick-borne encephalitis, dengue, and the ZIKA virus. Check out the recommendations.


The prices in Croatia are a bit lower than those in Western Europe. But it really depends on the places you travel to and the time you do that. In the cities and during peak season (July/August) you’ll pay more for a hotel, food and tours. These are reasonable daily budgets:

Budget€40,- a day
Standard€50,- a day

The budgets mentioned above, are per person per day. In the ‘Budget’ category you stay in simple hostels, you will have to prepare food yourself sometimes and do cheaper (or less) activities. With the ‘Standard’ category you’ll have a private room (maybe in a hostel) and you can go out for dinner.

The best time to travel

The amount of tourists visiting Croatia has grown exponentially over the past few years. Due to that, it can be super crowed at the touristic hotspots in summer. If you’re looking to go to the Plitvice lakes or one of the popular cities like Dubrovnik, for instance, try to avoid July and August if you can. Instead, visit Croatia before or after high season, in May, June or September. The lower (and more pleasant) temperatures are an added advantage of traveling in offseason, as it can get immensely hot in summer.
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