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Travelling to Croatia

 

Everything you need to know ahead of your trip to the Adriatic.

It’s time to discover Croatia

Croatia is one of the most famous and well known European countries for your summer vacation. A country of dramatic mountainous landscapes and dreamy deep-blue seascapes, most of the visitors fall in love with its coast and sea. From north to south and from east to west, from the shores of the Adriatic in Dalmatia to the valleys of Slavonia, each region of Croatia has its own special culinary personality that will surprise you.

Fun Fact: Croatia is the home of world popular dog breed called Dalmatians.

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Explore Croatia's cities

There are plenty of cities on offer in Croatia. Zagreb, the capital, situated inland in the North west is the cosmopolitan centre of Croatia. Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town with cobbled streets and UNESCO sights. The ancient port city of Split is Croatia's second largest city and has just the right balance of tradition and modern vibes. Varaždin in the north is the country’s old Baroque capital. 

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Enjoy beautiful beaches and islands

Although Croatia doesn't have long white sandy beaches it does offer beautiful unspoiled clear water bays along the coast from Rijeka to Dubrovnik. In terms of beaches its best to head more southern to the Dalmation coast where you will find enchanting sandy shores and pebbly coves, most notably the amazing beach of Zlatni on the island of Brac. To get to the stunning Šunj Bay on Lopud Island, you will need to take a ferry from Dubrovnik and hike through charmingly rocky and rugged terrain – but it’s well worth the trip. The island of Hvar offers lively nightlife. 

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Discover national parks

Croatia also has a breath taking landscape of  waterfalls, mountains and  forests to explore. The Plitvice National Park located between Zagreb and Zadar is home to 16 lakes that are famous for their stunning colours, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you are looking for an active holiday Croatia is a must visit destination. There are lots of exciting activity holidays in Croatia to experience such as Whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking and zip lining. Mljet National Park offers kayaking, hiking and swimming topped off with breath taking scenery. Swim in the magnificent waterfalls of Krka National Park or hike into the Manita Peć caves at Paklenica National Park.

Money

The currency of Croatia is the kuna. It is broken down into 100 lipa.

Below is a rough guide to what you can expect to spend in Croatia, with prices in British pounds:

Inexpensive meal for one – £3.70

Mid-range restaurant meal for one – £9.20

Bottle of water – 75p

0.5 litre beer – £1.20

Cappuccino – 85p

Local bus ticket – £1

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Travelling around Croatia

By bus

There is a widespread bus network  across the whole country linking cities, towns and the coastline. Buses run quite often and they are reasonably priced. The main bus terminal is Autobusni kolodvor Zagreb in the capital Zagreb. To give an idea of what a bus journey might cost you, a nine hour bus from Zagreb down to Dubrovnik will cost around 220 kn (£28 GBP) and a three hour bus from Split to Zadar will cost around 100 kn (£13 GBP).

By train

The train network in Croatia also offer good connections between cities and operates quite frequently, however they are inland more so than around the coast. For example, to travel from Zadar to Dubrovnik you can only get a train to Split and then it's a bus the rest of the way, it costs around 100 kn (£13 GBP) and takes around four hours. Zagreb is the central train hub in Croatia, and a train from there to Split will cost you around 170 kn (£21.50 GBP) and takes six hours. A four hour train to Rijeka from Zagreb will cost around 100 kn (£13 GBP).

By taxi

Taxi prices start at around 23 kn (£3 GBP), and then cost around 5kn (.60p) for every km.

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