Welcome to Croatia Traveller! I'm Jeanne Oliver and my online travel guide to Croatia is here to make planning a trip to Croatia easy and fun. I've been travelling to and writing about Croatia since 1996, first as a guidebook writer and now as the force behind Croatia Traveller. I'm obsessive about updating this site with all the latest information too. From ferries and flights to the latest hotels and hottest destinations, I've got you covered. So plunge in and get everything you need to have the holiday of your dreams.
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Late spring and early fall are the best times to avoid the crowds and take advantage of fine weather on the coast. While Zagreb empties out in the summer, the coast and islands are jam-packed. Winters are too cold for swimming but great for Christmas festivals. More.
Croatia has a continental climate inland and a Mediterranean climate on the coast. Summers are hot throughout Croatia. Winters are cold inland and chilly on the coast. Rain and storms are common late fall through early spring. More.
The unit of currency is the kuna. Croatia is not (yet) part of the Eurozone but euros are widely accepted. Costs are somewhat lower than in Western Europe especially for accommodation. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. More.
Low-cost flights link Croatia internationally spring through fall. Ferries link Croatia to Italy throughout the year with more routes during the summer. International trains run mainly to Zagreb but international buses connect coastal cities as well. More.
Trains are limited but frequent buses connect major destinations. Car ferries to the islands run all year but many passenger services stop off-season. A car is handy to visit small villages and hidden beaches. More.
I offer a customised trip-planning service to sort you out in a hurry. Or, follow one of my detailed itineraries. From the Best of Croatia in 2 weeks to 7 days in Dalmatia, get the itinerary that's right for you. More.
The comfort level of accommodation in Croatia is high while costs are within bounds. Hotels typically include breakfast and free WiFi is standard everywhere. There are ample apartments to rent on the coast (perfect for families) and a bevy of new hostels offer design on a budget. More.
Croatia is part of the EU but not (yet) part of Schengen. Visa-free travel up to 90 days is available for EU citizens, the USA, Canada, Australia and several dozen other countries. EU citizens can enter with a national ID card. Otherwise, present a passport. More.
No matter. English is spoken widely and well. It helps to learn a few words of Croatian of course if only for haggling in the markets. Movies and TV shows are always presented in the original version with subtitles. More.
Updated Ferry Schedules!
Croatia travel planning is now easy with ferry schedules updated for the 2021 season. You’ll find all ferry schedules plying the waters between Split and Dubrovnik plus booking information and practical tips at my Ferries in Croatia page. If you don’t find the ferry route here, it doesn’t exist! Most of the routes have remained unchanged over the last few years with the exception of a new passenger ferry from Dubrovnik to Lastovo Island via Korcula. Lastovo is one of Croatia’s most beautiful and least touristed islands. Perfect for getting away from it all! … Continue reading →More.
Visit Croatia 2020: Covid Rules
It’s been a tough six months for Croatian tourism since Covid 19 swept into the Western hemisphere. Visitor numbers plummeted as cancellations rained down on flights, tours and accommodation. Along with the rest of Europe, Croatia fought the coronavirus with lockdowns, social distancing and masks. Their efforts paid off. As of today, Croatia has suffered just short of 3000 cases of the virus since March 19 with 110 deaths, far fewer than other European countries. Border Rules Now the country is ready to open its borders to visitors while still aiming to protect the public against the virus. As of … Continue reading →More.
Dubrovnik Overtourism 2020: What You Need to Know
Is Dubrovnik a tourist trap? Should you skip it? Or, is it possible to avoid the crowds?More.
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