Yes, Croatia is a very small country, but that doesn’t mean that it is not worth visiting.
In fact, Croatia is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You only need to look at the few images to realize that this is a country worth visiting.
When to go to Croatia
Since this country is most famous for its beaches and beautiful coastline, the best time for a visit is during the summer. Be careful because during July and August, because Croatia is filled with tourist at that time, and the prices of accommodation are 30-40% higher. Choose June or September to get the best deal.
Croatia is relatively cheap for an average tourist. If you do not have enough money, you still can have a very nice holiday. You just need to avoid tourist traps like city Dubrovnik, or island Hvar.
In Croatia, you will pay approximately 10 euro for one meal in a restaurant. If you do not want to spend so much money, you go to bakeries or fast food places and eat a lot cheaper than that. Croatians love cash, so make sure that you always have cash to pay for stuff, since some places will not accept credit cards as a form of payment.
What to visit
This will depend on your personal preferences and your budget. You must visit one of the old towns like Split (check out our guide to Split), Rovinj or Dubrovnik. Also, if you come to Croatia, you must visit at least one island. Since Croatia has over 1000 islands, sometimes it can be tricky to pick one out. My favorites are Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Cres and Vis. You will need to take a ferry to go to any of these islands.
Jadrolinija is the company that handles island trips, so make sure that you visit their website and book your ticket online before your trip. You must know that car tickets for ferries are quite expensive, so sometimes it is better to use a bus as transportation. Croatia offers something for everybody. You could be a fan of mounting climbing, riding a bike, snorkeling, or sailing, and you will never be bored in Croatia.
Croatia has 220V power supply and different power plug than other continents. For example, if you are an American, you will need an adaptor to charge your phones and cameras.
There is no tipping culture in this country, but you can leave some extra cash in a restaurant if you liked your meal.
Not all people are super nice to tourist. Some of them can appear quite rude.
Croatians love to hit on attractive tourists, so you can expect that they will buy you drinks at nightclubs and bars.