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Why visit Croatia?

Croatia is as diverse as it is beautiful. From the sun-drenched islands of the Dalmatian Coast to the cultural marvels of Dubrovnik and Zagreb, a tour of this incredible country offers something for everyone.

Natural wonders are everywhere in Croatia. The World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park is straight out of a fairy-tale, with 16 crystal-clear lakes linked by waterfalls and surrounded by emerald green forest. Croatia’s mountain ranges boast world-class hiking trails, while its 1000 islands offer breath-taking beaches, peaceful coves and charming traditional villages.

Countless empires have ruled Croatia over the centuries, leaving behind some of Europe’s best ancient architecture. Dubrovnik is a perfectly preserved Adriatic seaport whose marble squares, baroque buildings and massive city walls have earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Trogir is a maze of medieval streets with a stunning cathedral, and Split is home to one of the world’s finest Roman monuments: the extraordinary Diocletian’s Palace.

Your taste buds can enjoy their own Croatian tour thanks to the country’s diverse and delicious cuisine. Each region has its own mouth-watering specialities, from Mediterranean-style seafood dishes on the coast to hearty stews and home-cured meats in the central regions. Croatian wine is developing an excellent reputation around the world, while the nation’s beers impress locals and visitors alike.

This magical country is just waiting to be explored. Join one of our small group tours of Croatia to discover everything you’ve been missing out on.


When to visit Croatia

Croatia is beautiful at any time of year, but the weather is at its best during July and August. This is also the busiest period for tourists, especially in Croatia’s coastal areas.

May and June are also excellent times for a Croatian tour – the weather (and water) is still warm, but the crowds are smaller and prices tend to be lower.

The off season runs from October to April. This time of year can be cold, but prices and crowds are at their lowest. You can even go skiing!


Getting to Croatia

Croatia is easy to get to by road, train, plane or sea. Alternatively, you could join one of our Croatian tours departing from Venice or Vienna.


By road

Croatia has excellent motorways, although many people prefer to take the picturesque back roads to soak up more of the beautiful landscape. The Michelin Trip Planner can help you find the best route.

Please note that vehicles drive on the right-hand side in Croatia, and headlights must be switched on at all times, even during the day.


By plane

Zagreb is easily accessible by air from all over Europe. Other popular cities to fly into are Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Pula. Several budget airlines service these airports.


By train

There are numerous routes connecting Croatia with the rest of Europe. View timetable information for travelling to and around Croatia by train.


By sea

Ferries are a quick and comfortable option for reaching the Croatian coast. Jadrolinija is the main ferry company.



Most nationalities do not require a visa to visit Croatia for less than 90 days. However, we strongly recommend checking the latest visa requirements with the Croatian embassy or consulate in your country.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has more information about visas on its website.


Other useful information about Croatia

  • Capital city: Zagreb
  • Currency: the official currency of Croatia is the kuna (KN). Euros are accepted at many hotels and restaurants
  • Timezone: Central European (UTC+1)
  • Electricity: 220 V
  • Official language: Croatian, although English is widely spoken


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