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Holidays 2021 in Croatia! What to pack?
Croatia is an extremely popular travel destination. No wonder - warm weather, beautiful views, affordable prices, and picturesque beaches attract both fans of carefree relaxation and active sightseeing. In this guide, we’ve collected the most important tips for you, so that your trip to Croatia will be unforgettable!
Most useful items:
- Remember to bring face masks and antibacterial gel!
- Don't forget to pack a cream with a high SPF filter and after sun lotion.
- The terrain of Croatia can surprise you, especially in the middle of the country. Take comfortable shoes with you.
- A bathing suit and sunglasses are a must when you travel to this beautiful country!
A ready list of things to pack:
- ID card
- Credit card
- Home keys
- Hotel booking confirmation
- Plane tickets
- Travel insurance
- Pants x9
- Sleepwear / pajamas
- Bikini / swimsuit
- Bra x3
- Socks x9
- Comfortable shoes
- T-Shirt x6
- Leggings x2
- Trouser belt
- Summer jacket
- Shower gel
- Hair conditioner
- UV cream
- Face cream
- Foundation / BB Cream
- Make-up removal products
- Cotton pads
- Eye concealer
- Crayon / Eyebrow gel
- Eye pencil / Eyeliner
- Lipstick / Lipgloss / Contour
FIRST AID KIT
- Prescription drugs and chronic diseases
- Antidiarrheal drug
- Pills for sore throat
- Dressing slices
- Phone charger
- Beach towel
- Box for glasses
- Luggage tag
- Cotton mask
- Inflatable pillow
- A smaller suitcase
Croatia during the coronavirus pandemic
- When traveling to Croatia, remember to pay special attention to your safety at airports and in other crowded places. Try to avoid touching objects around you, and after opening the door or sitting on a bench, use a disinfecting gel.
- Renting a car is a good choice to avoid public transportation.
- Remember to have a mask on your face when you are in places frequently visited by other people, and always have the antibacterial gel with you.
- Wash your hands as often as possible!
Which region should you choose?
Croatia can offer much more than just tourist resorts! In this small country, in addition to the beautiful coast and beaches, you'll also find mountains, national parks, lakes and a lot of monuments. Despite this, most travelers choose the region they are going to quite accidentally - looking only at the standard of a particular hotel and its surroundings, rather than attractions or characteristics of the entire area. Therefore, it is worth taking a moment to think about which region of Croatia we are most interested in, and then look for accommodation there.
This is where Dubrovnik, called the "Pearl of the Adriatic", is located, Split, which is the second-largest city in Croatia, and Šibenik - the oldest city in this country. Be sure to choose this region if you care about a huge number of monuments, amazing architecture and you’d like to visit picturesque historical cities. Read more about the attractions worth seeing in the "Tourist attractions" tab.
Lika and Karlovac
Something for the fans of nature! There you will find, among others, the delightful land of cascade lakes, where you will see dozens of waterfalls, lakes, and caves. In this area there are also beautiful national parks, among which you’ll find wooden bridges and paths, providing unforgettable views and allowing a break from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Slavonia and Central Croatia
This region is a bit like the calm, mountainous regions of Italy. There, in the middle of the continent, you will find countless small castles, wooded hills, and picturesque vineyards that will delight every fan of peaceful rest. In this area, you will see wooden, historic buildings, quiet, historical heritage parks, and small villages decorated with roadside chapels.
Istria and Kvarner
These regions are a real treat for lovers of carefree sunbathing. Beautiful fishing ports create an unforgettable landscape, and the narrow streets, which are characteristic to the Mediterranean basin, are especially captivating in the evenings. The region also offers over a two-kilometer long pebble beach and a lot of attractions for climbing enthusiasts.
Climate in Croatia
Usually, the season in Croatia lasts from May to October. If we want to swim in the sea and sunbathe, it is definitely best to go to Croatia during this period. However, if we care more about sightseeing, seeing lakes and waterfalls or monuments - we can safely go or fly to Croatia in the spring months.
There is no shortage of these in Croatia! Because describing all the places worth seeing is material for the entire book, we will focus on five, in our opinion, the most interesting attractions, both for those who prefer a quiet rest, active sightseeing and historical curiosities.
Dubrovnik defensive walls and city view from the Srd hill
The whole of Dubrovnik is a must-see place when planning a visit to Croatia. Particularly interesting are the defensive walls, thanks to which the city was never conquered! After careful renovation, they are one of the most characteristic monuments of Croatia. On the other hand, when we reach the nearby Srd Hill, we will be able to enjoy the view of the entire city bathed in sunlight, which is reflected in the red tiles and white walls of the houses in the old town.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Another unique view! Karst lakes (of which there are as many as sixteen!), located in the National Park are connected by more than ninety waterfalls. Interestingly, calcium carbonate dissolved in water gives the water an unusual turquoise color. In combination with hills, this creates the postcard-like view!
In the region of Istria, a real, historical pearl is hidden - Pula, the largest city of the peninsula. That’s where we can admire the unique Roman monuments. The third best-preserved amphitheater in the world is located there, and when strolling around Pula we can easily understand why it was one of the most important Roman metropolises.
This time something for lovers of carefree relaxation in a tourist resort. Makarska is one of the most popular regions for fans of sunbathing, luxury hotels, and the turquoise sea. There is a reason for that - the view of monstrous, white mountain peaks in contrast with the sea stretching to the horizon can be breathtaking!
This beautiful island is one of the greenest islands in the entire Adriatic. There you will find, among others, the twelfth-century Benedictine monastery, and small villages scattered throughout the island inhabited by just over a thousand people. This can really turn back the traveler in time.
How much money to take with you?
Croatia is not an expensive country. This, combined with the amazing views and monuments, makes it a very accessible travel destination. Prices are only slightly higher than in Eastern European countries - although of course in extremely touristic areas they may be much higher. A meal in a restaurant costs from around EUR 7.5. We will pay approximately EUR 1.5 for ice cream, and when deciding to buy a meal at a fast-food - we should expect to spend about EUR 4. Half a liter of beer costs EUR 3.5.
From picturesque beaches, through Roman monuments, unique landscape parks full of waterfalls, to cozy, Mediterranean towns - Croatia is attracting more and more tourists every year. Therefore, go ahead and book your flight, then download the MyLuggage app and let us take care of you and prepare you for your journey so that you don't forget anything!