Croatia Travel Guide
Croatia is home to beautiful coastlines, stunning lakes and forests, a fascinating history, fantastic wine, and delicious sea-to-table cuisine. Looking for the ultimate sailing getaway? A food and wine escape? An adventure in the great outdoors? Croatia has it all.
I’ve returned to Croatia over and over again, experiencing its unique culture, the stunning Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes, and sailing its beautiful seas on The Yacht Week. In addition to the popular southern region, including Dubrovnik and Split, there’s the Istria region nestled in the northwest corner of Croatia. Istria is heaven for foodies and has a rich blend of Italian and Slavic heritages, mountainous landscapes, and vast Winelands.
October to April is Croatia’s low season. Prices for flights and accommodation hit rock bottom, making it an excellent choice for budget travelers. I actually spent an entire September in Croatia and found the weather to still be beautiful with relatively no tourists.
One thing to keep in mind is that much of the Adriatic coast is closed during these months. You’ll find empty resorts and beaches. Instead, head inland and explore popular destinations like Dubrovnik and Zagreb.
High season is from June to August. The weather is at its best, and you can expect picture-perfect skies and long, lazy days at the beach.
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What To Expect
Language: The main language spoken in Croatia is Croatian.
Currency: The currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna. 1 USD is equivalent to about 6,53 HRK.
Credit Cards and ATMs: ATMs are reliable and found in all of the big cities and most of the small towns. However, charges on foreign cards are expensive, so you’ll want to take a card that doesn’t charge you each time you withdraw. Visa, Maestro, Diners Club, and Cirrus/Mastercard are the most commonly accepted credit cards in the country.
Plugs: The plugs in Croatia are Type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: Croatia is one of the safest European countries for solo female travelers. Overall crime rates are low and violent crime is rare. However, you’ll still need to keep an eye out for pickpockets, especially in crowded tourist areas.
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