Croatia offers you dreamlike beaches on the Adriatic Sea, lonely islands surrounded by turquoise water and an inland full of natural beauty - interspersed with cities with historical splendour buildings of all kinds. More than 3,500 miles of coastline and over 1000 islands: a Croatia trip will make anyone happy.
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Croatia is full of surprises. Almost 1,000 islands off the coast invite you to go island hopping. Dream beaches with excellent infrastructure abound. Historic cities can be found along the coast. There is also a lot to discover in the hinterland, for example wild and romantic canyons like the Palenica Gorge and mountain ranges like the Sveto Brdo. Our Travel Experts will show you the best insider tips for your Croatia trip and will be happy to advise you.
Mediterranean and Central European: these keywords describe the culture you will encounter on your Croatia tour. The former territory of the Austrian imperial and royal monarchy is proud of its magnificent seaside resorts and castles, which bear witness to Viennese-Hungarian architecture.
Variety delights: Croatia's typical cuisine is dominated by hearty meat and fish dishes. Grilling is popular and frequent, even in the restaurants. You will find fresh seafood as well as a hearty stew with beans. This is accompanied by wine from the region or fruit brandy made from plums - the famous Slivovic.
In Istria, in the north of Croatia, you will find some of the most beautiful lagoon landscapes in Europe. Cap Kamenjak in Premantura is a dream beach with azure waters and excellent infrastructure. Here you can jump from rocks into the water and afterwards enjoy a drink in a beach bar.
Croatia's largest waterfall is just one attraction in this national park, a UNESO World Heritage Site. Casadian lakes nestled in lush greenery make this landscape an excellent destination for hikers and active holidaymakers.
The unique historic old town has earned Dubrovnik the title 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. The city wall, which is a mile long and surrounds the city centre, is up to six metres wide. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Sponza Palace, the Roland Column and a 14th century pharmacy are sights for the whole family. Around Dubrovnik you will also find beautiful beaches for swimming.
On the island of Bisevo the Blue Grotto invites you to a day trip by boat. Sunlight falling at a special angle bathes this picturesque grotto in an incredibly intense royal blue.
The amphitheatre of Pula, which was built by the Romans in the year 177, seats about 23,000 people. This makes it one of the largest amphitheatres in the world. In the basement there is a museum that informs about the Roman past of the city. The theatre itself is still used for concerts.
A city like out of a picture book is Hum, which fits into a football field. The main attraction of the town of 20 inhabitants is the Church of the Assumption of Mary with richly decorated marble altars. The cobblestone streets of Hum give an impression of how life used to be. Less
The high season in Croatia is from July to September. It is quieter in the low season from May to June or in October. In spring, the flowers bloom and nature presents itself from its most magnificent side. In October it can rain occasionally. Sometimes a stormy wind blows.
The national language of Croatia is Croatian - a Slavic language that is hardly taught in this country. However, most Croatians understand English without any problems.
Croatia has been part of the European Union for years. However, the country has not yet introduced the euro. Payment in Croatia is made with the national currency, the kuna. However, many businesses accept the euro as a means of payment. Even in taxis you can usually settle your bill with it.
You can exchange cash at banks, post offices and bureaux de change. In popular resorts, many kiosks also offer money exchange.
You can stay in the country for up to 90 days without any problems. For the border control you need a valid identity card or passport.