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Introducing Croatia

Once an afterthought, Croatia has skyrocketed onto the European vacation scene over the past year thanks to its 1,777 kilometres of idyllic Mediterranean coastline and ancient seaside villages so picturesque that some became the site of filming for Game of Thrones.

But, even as popular spots like Dubrovnik are packed with throngs of tourists each year, it's still possible to find plenty of off-the-beaten path adventure in Croatia. You just have to know where to find it. 

We're here to help you discover the emerging and lesser-known side of Croatia: 


Language: In larger cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb, and Zadar, you shouldn't have much problems communicating in English. For other parts of Croatia, bring along a Croatian phrasebook with you just in case.

Currency: Kuna ($1 = ~7.01 kunas).

Credit Cards & ATMs: Major establishments in the big cities take debit/credit cards. But if you're traveling to the rural parts of Croatia, make sure to have enough cash on hand. 

Plugs: Type C or F, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter.

Safety: Croatia is a generally safe place to travel. Don't forget to buy your travel insurance which you can purchase through our trusted provider, World Nomads. And be sure to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination.

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  • Dubrovik
  • Hvar
  • Split
  • Zadar

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In the summer, Croatia gets swarmed with tourists, while tourism generally slows down during winter to the point that many tours don’t even operate. For these reasons, it's best to plan your trip for shoulder season: between May and June or between Septemeber and October. The temperature is just right, sites aren't crowded, accommodation is ample and reasonable and you'll get to see all the highlights.

Croatia Trivia and Facts

  • With a population of only about 20 people, Hum is considered as one of the world’s smallest and least populated towns in the world.
  • Croatia borders 5 other countries, namely Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, and Montenegro.
  • Did you know that the necktie was invented in Croatia? It originated from Croats who were fighting as mercenaries for the Kingdom of France.
  • Croatians are the 4th heaviest alcohol consumers in the world per capita.
  • Dinara is the highest mountain in Croatia with its peak at 1,831 meters.


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What to Pack for Croatia


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Driving in Croatia

Croatia drives on the right hand side. To rent a car in Croatia, Discover Car Hire is a trusted go-to that will help you sort out your best options and insurance. Alternatively, if you want to rent an RV or Van for your Croatia week, then Motor Home Republic is the easiest way to go. Lastly, keep in mind that a lot of cars in Croatia have manual transmissions. If you don’t know how to drive a stick, then make sure you specify this with your car rental company when booking.

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