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Croatia Cheat Sheet

Croatia is kind of like a mysterious superhero. You may not know that much about it, but you’ve heard a few magical stories and would love a glimpse for yourself!
The truth is, it’s one of Europe’s hidden treasures and has A LOT to offer. Amazing natural beauty, interesting architecture, bags of interesting history, Roman ruins and unspoiled national parks. Interested? We’ll give you a few other useful tips.

When to visit

Summer:

Croatia is perfect for summer adventures! Expect 12 hours of glorious sunshine between May and August which makes it one of Europe’s most sun filled spots. Sailing is a great way to get the best out of the area during the hot months, whether you want a relaxing trip around the islands or a dance and a drink on a boat party!

Winter:

Don’t expect the party scene to be as busy, the winter months are more known for relaxing. So chill.

Packing tips

Pack as light as possible, here are some items you’ll want to include in your luggage.
• Light clothing will be your friend – it’s hot!
• Sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen – like we said above, it’s hot…
• Swimsuits – especially if you’re going to be by the coast
• Shorts – for climbing and hiking
• A light jacket – this will keep you warm at night
• A rain jacket – just in case of bad weather!
• Flip flops – they’ll come in handy for all those beaches!
• Shoes with a decent grip – especially if you’re exploring the cobblestoned old towns

Budgeting Tips

Kuna – Currently around 1 GBP to every 5 KN (January 2017)

Accommodation

Croatia, like many European destinations price their hotel rooms according to season. High season is commonly classed as July and August and this is when prices are at their highest. If you’re looking for a deal, we recommend visiting in Spring and Autumn as prices can be up to 50% cheaper.

Two-star hotels can be priced between £90 – £100 for two people sharing during high season. Three-stars can be priced between £100 – £240. Splashing the cash? A four-star can cost around £200 – £300 and a five-star will cost over £300.

Backpacking in Croatia has become popular in recent years, so there has been a boom in options of hostels. You can find yourself paying around £30 a night in high season and around £20 a night during the low season.

Food

Saving your money for island hopping cruises? You can grab a cheap meal from a local tavern for around £12. Or head to a decent restaurant and it will be around £20 – £30. If you’re a seafood fan, you’re in the Mediterranean so you’re in for a treat!

Drink

You can get a pint in Croatia ranging from £2.50 – £5! Not bad hey?! Also, don’t be shy about sampling some of their fine wines ;)

Getting around

Buses are the easiest and cheapest option to get around locally, and will cost between £2 – £3 a trip! You can get them even cheaper tickets (slightly) from the local ‘tisak’ (Aka news-stand.)

If you fancy getting a bit more active you can get on your bike and grab a city tour for £35, or rent your own near the coasts.

Activities

Croatia is the perfect destination for an adventure, with activities ranging from hiking to scuba diving. Grab your hat skipper and hop aboard. Sailing is one of the best ways to see Croatia and is a common hobby for locals. Take in some of the 1,185 islands dotted along the rugged Dalmatian Coast. Blissful sunshine + sailing = perfect day. If you plan on sailing, make sure to organise this before you arrive.

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