Food and drink highlights of Croatia 🥕

  • Tipping - It is good to leave a tip for the staff, around 10%. It is not included in the bill.
  • Eating hours - In high season usually dinners are between 7pm and 9pm, but normally you can eat whenever you want.
  • Shopping hours - Shops and supermarkets are open from around 8am to 7 or 8pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Discount shops - The major supermarket chain you will find in Croatia is Konzum which has outlets throughout Croatia.
  • Cuisine type - Generally, the Croatian cuisine has been influenced by many other countries such as Turkey, Hungary, Greece, Austria and hugely by Italy.
  • Savoir Vivre - Eating a meal using a fork and a knife on the go or on the beach will make you look poor or cheap (in the local's eyes).
  • Main ingredients - Most recipes are based on local products: fresh fish and seafood, delicious fruit and vegetables, and olive oil.
  • Important info - Not everywhere you will be able to pay using credit card (even if there is a sign or a terminal at the restaurant).
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Foods to try in Croatia 🥘

  • Crni rižot
    Black risotto' is far more tasty than it sounds - or looks. Squid ink provides the distinctive colouring and satisfying flavour. The meaty ingredients are squid and seafood.
  • Gregada
    A fish stew often made with scorpion fish or grouper – whatever is fresh that day is chopped into large chunks and added to a pot of generously sliced potatoes and lashings of olive oil.
  • Kvarner scampi
    In Istria as well as Kvarner you’ll find the scampi boiled, grilled, prepared in sauce, marinated, breaded, wrapped in Istrian ham, spit-roasted and even raw, embellished by first-class olive oil.
  • Pašticada
    Pašticada is a stew of marinated beef, prunes, figs and alcohol of some sort, wine or prosecco. Served with gnocchi, it’s a dish served on certain saints’ days or at weddings.
  • Pljeskavica
    Essentially a large patty of minced meat, a slightly spicy mix of beef and lamb, pljeskavica is served similarly to ćevapčići, with large dollops of ajvar pepper relish and a small mound of chopped raw onion.
  • Burek
    Flaky, layered pastries with cheese, apple or meat. Cheese-and-spinach is also popular.
  • Ćevapčići
    These are fat little sausages of minced meat - ideally a beef/lamb mix. The sausages are grilled, and then stuffed into a pita-like bread, with red pepper and tomato sauce (ajvar), sour cheese, and onions.
  • Octopus Salad
    The simple version consists of octopus, onion, tomato, olive oil, and some lemon juice.The octopus should be tender, not chewy.
  • Mussels
    Recommended are mussels cooked with garlic, wine and a bit of tomato. It's worth ordering with a fresh slice of bread to enjoy the sauce.
  • Mixed Grilled Meats
    Grilled meats are very popular on Croatian menus. Beyond the Cevapi meat sticks, there are larger seasoned patties (Pijeskavica) or grilled skewers of meat (Raznijic). Most plates come served with some form of potatoes, diced onions, and a red paste (Ajvar) made from red peppers or peppers and eggplant, Croatia’s answer to ketchup.
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Unusual facts about food in Croatia 🥘

  • Between 2pm and 5pm there is a brake (siesta) and many Croatians take a nap.
  • Many dishes are distinctive only for a certain region and they are unavailable in others.
  • Historically, there were 3 main meals eaten during the day and lunch was the most important and hearty but that changed over the years.
  • The amount of seafood diversity is unusually large in Croatia.
  • Croatian olive oil is excellent but can be pricey and is often underrated.
  • The region of Istria is said to be the best Croatian wine producer.
  • Certain types of food are served during special occasions, during Christmas Croatians eat cod and during Easter they eat boiled eggs with ham.
  • Fish is prepared in a distinctive way for centuries, first it is grilled and then it is roasted.
  • Pag Island produces outstanding cheese from sheep's milk.
  • Lunch in Croatia is the main meal of the day and may consist of multiple dishes. Many people go home to have their lunch, then return to work or school.
  • Croatian food is mixed and characteristic because the country straddles two culinary cultures: the Mediterranean and Central Europe. In the first dominate the seafood and in the second schnitzel and strudel.
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Place to stay in Croatia 🛏️

  • Best booking sites - is the most commonly used service for searching for a room. Usually, you can cancel your registration up to 48 hours earlier, with no charge.
  • Rating system - Croatian accommodation system is rated by the government from 2 to 5 stars.
  • Seasonality - The high season lasts from June to August and prices are the highest during this period.
  • Cost-effective - The cheapest option is small private campsites and private apartments or houses.
  • Formalities - Checking in as a tourist will require the owner to register you in a tourist office shortly after arrival. You will need an ID card or passport upon check-in.
  • Air conditioning - In Croatia, it is worth asking for rooms or apartments with air conditioning. Most private accommodation has them.
  • Parking - Private apartments or hotels usually have available and free parking for guests. But not all of them, in large cities it is worth checking it when booking.
  • Camp - There are many campsites in Croatia, they are cheap and offer a wide variety of extra activities.
  • Important - Check the exact prices twice, while camping, because there are many additional small costs such as electricity.
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Accommodation in Croatia 💡

  • Conditions of accommodation are excellent in Croatia, even better than most of the western countries.
  • Breakfasts are included in hotels and sometimes even dinners.
  • Hotel brands are usually focused around one region.
  • Hotels often offer some additional activities for tourists.
  • When searching, be sure to pay attention to the distance from the sea, parking (for motorists), distance from bus stops (for non-motorized), reviews on forums.
  • Resorts in Croatia are rather rare.
  • Booking a room in Croatia should always be done in advance as rooms quickly get sold out.
  • Rented apartments do not have meals or cleaning services included in the price.
  • In high season, the most frequent change of tourists is every seven days so that you can pay a higher rate for a shorter or 2-3 days longer stay.
  • Try booking your room directly through the official hotel site, because the prices might be lower.
  • Prepare pay in cash (in kunas) for renting an apartment.
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Getting around Croatia 💡

  • Cost-effective - Check the price of internal flights in Croatia because they can be cheaper than taking a train or bus, especially off-season and off-hours.
  • Time-efficient - A car is the best choice despite Croatia's system of buses and ferries. Traveling by car can take you to most places you want to go to, at any time.
  • Traffic safety - Roads in Croatia are mostly safe and of good quality. However, dangerous roads in Croatia can be found. Usually, they happen to be island roads or mountain peaks.
  • Important - Have your seatbelts on at all times, as police have a very strict approach to this rule.
  • Warning - The law on the prohibition of parking is strictly adhered to; vehicles parked in unauthorized places are most often towed to police car parks in a short time, and drivers face heavy fines.


  • Main international airports are located in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula, Rijek, Osijek and Split.
  • Hydroplanes are a popular travelling option across the coastline and not only, they allow you to reach places faster but they provide you with unique views.
  • Hydroplanes departure from major harbours and you can book the tickets online.

🚆 Train

  • The northern regions, especially Slavonia, Baranja, and Zagreb's surroundings, have a very well developed rail connection network. Lines cross in every major city, and travel by train is faster and cheaper than by bus.
  • Unfortunately, things are not good on the coast. The three highest mountain ranges in Croatia: Kapela, Velebit, and Biokovo, effectively impede the development of connections. The railway only reaches Zadar, Šibenik, and Split.
  • It is best to buy train tickets in advance in blagajna, i.e., ticket offices, because they are more expensive on the train.


  • They are the best way to reach smaller islands of Croatia.
  • Tickets can be purchased online or at the harbour office, during high season you should reserve them in advance.
  • The most up-to-date information on ferry connections can be found on the Jadrolini website, and on other carriers' websites.
  • The transportation of passengers on yachts and motorboats in violation of certain limits or other regulations is treated rigorously and may even result in the forfeiture of the boat to the state treasury.

🚗 Car

  • Renting a car in advance will allow you to get a better price (especially in high season).
  • If you intend to take the car aboard on a local ferry, you should inform the car rental agency at the time of pick-up. There may be an extra charge.
  • Croats, especially in the south, are impatient and looking for the first sell-out opportunity.
  • In Croatia, you drive on the right side of the road.
  • Most car rental companies will rent to a person over 21.
  • Additional charges may apply if the renting driver is under the age of 26 and over 69 years of age.
  • Daring driving (driving under the influence of alcohol (from 1.50 g / kg), narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, driving in an illegal direction, overtaking a column of cars in conditions of limited visibility, driving at a speed greater than the allowed speed by 50 km / h or more in a built-up area or an area covered by a speed limit) posing a threat to life or health is treated as a crime and sanctioned with imprisonment up to 3 years.
  • Driving with lights on is compulsory in winter, but it is recommended that high beams be used all year round.
  • Speed limits on public roads: on freeways it is 130 km/h, on expressways to 110 km/h on all other roads and 90 km/h in built-up areas to 50 km/h for vehicles towing a second vehicle up to 40 km/h.
  • According to the law, there is a ban on driving after drinking alcohol (for drivers aged 16-24 and professional drivers who work - 0.0 per mille, for others - 0.5 per mille).
  • If you rent a car in Croatia and intend to drive through Bosnia-Hercegovina or to Montenegro you should not need a cross-border card, it is not required by law.
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🚌 Bus

  • Usually there are a few different buses taking similar routes.

👍 Hitchhiking

  • This is a common way to travel around the country.
  • It is rather easy to hitch along the coast, and waiting time hardly ever exceeds 20 minutes.
  • Croatia can be great for hitchhiking. Traveling this way is considered rather safe.

How to travel in Croatia 🚗

  • Highways and freeways are brand new, and they connect major cities of Croatia.
  • Parking fees are really high, especially in city centers and major towns.
  • Outside the high season (November - April) the means of public transport departure less often during the day.
  • You often may encounter traffic jams on routes (motorways) leading into or out of the main city.
  • Certain highways can be closed during the year due to strong winds.
  • All tickets for public means of transport, such as planes or trains, need to be booked in advance as seats are quickly getting sold out.
  • On the website of the Croatian Autoklub (HAK), You will find the most up-to-date information on traffic volumes, road repairs, fuel prices, and highways.
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Best time to visit Croatia 💡

⏱️ When to go

  • For the beach holiday, the best time is July and August. The rest of Croatia (inland regions, including the capital) can be visited from May to September. The sun is often shining, but storms are possible in the afternoon (on average once every 3 or 4 days).

🌡️ Temperature

  • Temperatures in Croatia depend on the location in relation to the mountains and exposure to winds. The average monthly air temperature is as follows: January 3° C and July 24 °C - Rijeka; January 9 °C and July 27 °C - Dubrovnik; January 0 °C and July 24 °C - in the interior.


  • The annual sum of atmospheric precipitation ranges: - 700-1300 mm on the coast, mainly in winter; - 1000-1500 mm inland; - 3000 mm - mountain areas - Biokovo, Velebit.

🌱 Spring

  • In Croatian resorts, it is possible to feel real spring already in March's first days.

🍂 Fall

  • Autumn rains (can be heavy in the coastal area) begin in the middle of September. In autumn, the moist southerly winds prevail.

☀️ Summer

  • The summers at the seaside are sunny, hot and dry, in the interior there is a moderate continental climate, which means slightly lower temperatures and possible rain that hardly exists on the coast during this period.

❄️ Winter

  • The winter months on the Croatian coast are wet and windy, although the rule of thumb is that the air temperature does not drop below zero even then. However, these specific conditions are just right on the shoreline - distance from the sea is almost always entered into the mountains, where precipitation takes the form of snow and freezing temperatures.

Croatia weather Insights ☁️

  • Croatia is located in two main climatic zones - temperate and mediterranean.
  • Mediterranean climate is located in the south east coast, as well as on the Dalmatian islands.
  • Temperate continental climate covers the majority of the country, the centre, the north and the western coast.
  • It is basically warmer in the southern coastline than in the north.
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Savoir-Vivre in Croatia 📝

  • Greetings - A handshake with direct eye contact is the most common form of greeting. The opposite sexes/genders tend to kiss on a cheek twice, as a gesture of salutation.
  • Punctuality - Be punctual - it is considered in good manners. A 15 minute grace period is acceptable in social settings.
  • Bargaining - You can, but it is not in Croatia's 'must-see culture'. Especially where there is an official price list (i.e. not only in stores, but in various types of rental shops, stalls, etc.). So carefully and without exaggeration; Not recommended where the price is considered standard (and where it is not significantly different from the norm).
  • Bargaining - You can, but it is not in Croatia's 'must-see culture'. Especially where there is an official price list (i.e. not only in stores, but in various types of rental shops, stalls, etc.). So carefully and without exaggeration. Not recommended where the price is considered standard (and where it is not significantly different from the norm).
  • Dress code - People tend to dress neatly and modestly. Wearing excessively casual clothing in public may be considered inappropriate. Avoid wearing beachwear in the city.
  • Temple entrance - If you’re not Catholic but wish to visit churches, feel free to; you’ll be absolutely welcomed (sometimes for a fee), but dress in a modest way.
  • Home invitation - Bring a gift for the host (flowers, alcohol) , while visiting a household.
  • Etiquette - If you are a woman, avoid sunbathing topless on beaches other than the ones marked as ‘FKK’.
  • Drones - We recommend using this map to easily check the applicable restrictions.
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Things not to do in Croatia ⚠️

  • Avoid talking about the war in the Balkans, as it is a very controversial topic of quite fresh events.
  • Please do not mix Croatia and Yugoslavia or refer to it as the same country.
  • Avoid joking about Croatia as locals are very serious if something concerns their nation.
  • Most of the Croatian beaches are covered with rocks, not sand. Get comfortable water shoes that protect against the occasional sea urchin that may loiter near the water's edge.
  • Religion is an important part of the Croatian lifestyle, especially the Roman Catholic faith. Should be approached with sensitivity with topic like divorce, euthanasia and family planning.
  • It is worth having a supply of cash. There may be places with cash payment only, such as private accommodation, public transport or taxis.
  • In Croatian restaurants and hotels smoking is forbidden except in designated smoking areas. The fine for breaking this rule can be up to 130 Euro.
  • August is hot, teeming with German and Italian tourists and many locals are absolutely sick and tired of foreigners. Everything can be more expensive, more crowded and more irritate.
  • In Croatia, it is forbidden to stay overnight outside the designated places.
  • Superstition is deeply entrenched in Croatia. Drafts are responsible for many diseases, and red ribbons are worn to chase away evil forces. These are just some of the superstitions that still live. Don't make fun of this!
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Interesting facts about Croatia 🤓

  • Ask and inquire a lot of questions or opinions concerning the history and traditions, because the locals really value such curiosity.
  • It is typical for croatians to speak very loudly (to the point of shouting) and expressly (it even may look like a dispute).
  • Unfortunately, the amount of mosquitos enlarges during the summer season.
  • When Croatians invite each other to the bar they usually pay for the first or couple drinks but they will expect you to return the favor.
  • Every town has its own Patron Saint (christian saint) and the towns annually organize a ceremony to honor those saints.
  • It isn't easy to roam around the centre of Dubrovnik during rush hours in high season, because of the amount of tourists.
  • Odd numbers are considered lucky, so avoid even numbers, e.g., don't give a woman a geminate number of flowers.
  • Don't hurry, be enjoyed, in an authentic Mediterranean style. Get the sublime state of 'fjaka', in which a human aspires for nothing.
  • On the map, Croatia has a characteristic crescent shape, with an additional 1246 islands. There are only 47 permanent inhabitants, and 389 islands are rocks and, 78 are reefs.
  • In Croatia, you can also find the Sphinx. It is located in Split, in Diocletian's Palace. It is made of black granite and is 4,000 years old!
  • The island of Hvar is considered to be the sunniest island in Europe; it is estimated that the sun operates there around 2,800 hours a year.
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Best souvenirs from Croatia 💝

Beautiful, sunny beaches, wonderful architecture, delicious cuisine and friendly people - no wonder that you want to remember your trip to Croatia for as long as possible and show a little of its beauty to your loved ones! In this article, you will find inspiration about the best, most interesting souvenirs that you can bring from Croatia. Check it out!

🍺 Beverages

Maraschino 💲 💲 💲 💲

Maraschino is a liqueur that was originally produced by Dominicans about 500 years ago. It is made from distilled Maraschino cherries that grow all over the Dalmatian coast.

📌 Region: Zadar

🛒 Where to buy: liqueur stores, supermarkets, local shops

💰 Price range: 150 - 200 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse


Rakija 💲 💲 💲 💲

Raki or Rakija are fruit brandy spread throughout the Balkans. It has many flavors - plum, apricot, grape are just a few of the available variants. The alcohol content is between 40 and 50%.

🛒 Where to buy: markets, supermarkets, liqeur store

💰 Price range: 40 - 140 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse


👚 Clothes

Cravat 💲 💲 💲 💲

Cravat is nothing but a Croatian tie and at the same time the most popular souvenir from this country. Nowadays it is worn during International Tie Day, but in the past it was worn mainly by Croatian soldiers. Some inhabitants claim that the ties were an expression of loyalty - women tied them to their husbands before they left to let them know they would wait for them.

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops, clothing stores

💰 Price range: 200 - 1500 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse


Šibenik Cap 💲 💲 💲 💲

The Šibenik cap is a characteristic souvenir of this town, which has been included in the UNESCO list of Non-material Cultural Heritage. You will find it in red or orange with black embroidery.

📌 Region: Šibenik-Knin

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops

💰 Price range: 100 - 200 HRK

🎁 For whom: friends

Šibenik Cap

🛍 Collections

Gusle 💲 💲 💲 💲

Gusle is a musical instrument which is an important element of folk music. At first glance it looks like a guitar, but in fact it resembles only the shape of a resonance box.

📌 Region: South Coast

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops, dedicated shops

💰 Price range: 1000 - 3000 HRK

🎁 For whom: spouse


Nautical bracelet 💲 💲 💲 💲

Handmade sea bracelets are a unique souvenir - you won't find two the same!

📌 Region: City of Zagreb, Split-Dalmatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva

🛒 Where to buy: dediacted shops, gift shops

💰 Price range: 200 - 400 HRK

🎁 For whom: parents, friends, spouse, kids

Nautical bracelet

Šestine umbrella 💲 💲 💲 💲

Šestine is a small village located near the capital of Croatia. It is where the famous umbrellas come from. The most traditional model is red and has decorative patterns on its edges. The umbrella is an important element of traditional Croatian folk costume.

📌 Region: City of Zagreb

🛒 Where to buy: dedicated shops, markets

💰 Price range: 120 - 300 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse

Šestine umbrella

Wooden toys 💲 💲 💲 💲

The best wooden toys in Croatia are made in the Hrvatsko Zagorje region. Thanks to the extraordinary techniques of their production, they have been included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

📌 Region: Hrvatsko Zagorje

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops, toy shops, local shops

💰 Price range: 100 - 400 HRK

🎁 For whom: kids

Wooden toys

Zovnica 💲 💲 💲 💲

Zovnica is a light-colored woolen bag with crazy patterns, which makes many people associate it with folklore. Historically, it was worn not only by women, but also by children who wore it to school.

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops, dedicated shops

💰 Price range: 80 - 150 HRK

🎁 For whom: spouse


💄 Cosmetics

Lavender oil 💲 💲 💲 💲

Essential lavender oil can be purchased from locally processed lavender flowers, especially easy to get it on the island of Hvar.

📌 Region: Hvar Island

🛒 Where to buy: drugstores, perfumeries, supermarkets

💰 Price range: 25 - 35 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse

Lavender oil

Lavender soap 💲 💲 💲 💲

Every year a lavender festival is held on the island of Hvar in the village of Velo Grablje. It is here that crowds of tourists come to enjoy the view of violet fields. As a souvenir you can buy lavender soap made by local companies. Beautiful color and smell guaranteed!

📌 Region: Hvar Island

🛒 Where to buy: drugstores, perfumeries, supermarkets, local shops, festive shops

💰 Price range: 25 - 40 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse

Lavender soap

🥗 Food

Cheese 💲 💲 💲 💲

On the island of Pag you will certainly meet sheep, whose milk is used to make the best cheeses in Croatia. There are many types - each one has a unique taste thanks to special mixtures of spices.

📌 Region: Pag Island

🛒 Where to buy: markets, local producers, cheese tasting rooms

💰 Price range: 150 - 300 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse


Jam 💲 💲 💲 💲

Local jams are available in many flavors. What they have in common is the fact that they are all made according to home made methods. You can be sure of their unique taste!

🛒 Where to buy: markets

💰 Price range: 40 - 100 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, souvenirs.for_whom.parenst, friends, spouse, kids


Kulen 💲 💲 💲 💲

Kulen is a sausage made from minced pork - typical Croatian meat. The sausage is spicy - a large amount of bell pepper is responsible for this, and contains little fat!

🛒 Where to buy: markets, supermarkets, butcher stores

💰 Price range: 100 - 400 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, spouse


Licitar heart 💲 💲 💲 💲

Gingerbread is popular in northern parts of Croatia, especially in Zagreb. Traditional gingerbreads have the shape of a heart, they are red polished and have inscriptions in Croatian.

📌 Region: City of Zagreb

🛒 Where to buy: markets

💰 Price range: 5 - 20 HRK

🎁 For whom: spouse

Licitar heart

Olive oil 💲 💲 💲 💲

Unlike oils produced by other Mediterranean countries, Croatian oils are hard to find in a traditional supermarket. It is worth buying Croatian oil while visiting Istria.

📌 Region: Istria

🛒 Where to buy: local producers, supermarkets

💰 Price range: 120 - 300 HRK

💡 Pro tip: The best croatian olive oil is produced by a local BRIST company.

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse

Olive oil

🖖 Handmade

Jamallu products 💲 💲 💲 💲

A local Jamallu company creates handicrafts such as cloths, pillowcases, bags, pouches and aprons, which are small works of art.

📌 Region: Split-Dalmatia

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops, official Jamallu shops

💰 Price range: 70 - 150 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents, friends, spouse, kids

Jamallu products

Lace 💲 💲 💲 💲

Croatian lace embroidery methods are part of Croatian culture - they are even on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The laces resemble the shape of a napkin. The most popular color is white, but you will find them in other colors as well.

📌 Region: Hvar Island, Pag Island, Varazdin County

🛒 Where to buy: dedicated shops, local workshops

💰 Price range: 40 - 1000 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, parents


🏡 Home Decor

Crystal glass 💲 💲 💲 💲

The small village of Samobor is one of the regions where you can find original glass products that have been produced according to a special technique for several hundred years.

📌 Region: Zagreb

🛒 Where to buy: dedicated shops

💰 Price range: 250 - 500 HRK

🎁 For whom: souvenirs.for_whom.grandparetns, parents, spouse

Crystal glass

Vučedol dove 💲 💲 💲 💲

Vučedol is a symbol of the town of Vulkovar, which dates back to ancient times. It represents a pigeon on three legs with parallel decorative lines on its wings.

📌 Region: Vukovar-Syrmia

🛒 Where to buy: gift shops

💰 Price range: 40 - 200 HRK

🎁 For whom: grandparents, souvenirs.for_whom.parenst, friends, spouse

Vučedol dove

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Regardless of what souvenirs you are looking for - we hope that we were able to advise you something just right for you and your loved ones! Or maybe you have another idea for proven souvenirs from Croatia? Please let us know!

Croatia packing list 💡

  • Bathing suit and sunglasses - It is a must-have when traveling to this beautiful sunny country!
  • Cream with high SPF and after sun lotion - Without skin protection, you can burn and spend the next days in a hotel instead of on the beach.
  • Water shoes - Preferably with a thick sole to protect against sea urchins or sharp rocks.
  • Diving fins and mask - In the waters of the Adriatic, it is worth looking at the underwater world.
  • Sports or trekking shoes - In case of walks in higher parts of the land.
  • Sleeping mats and foam mats - The beaches in Croatia are mostly rocky and gravel. Thanks to the sleeping pads, sunbathing is very comfortable and you don't have to shake off the sand.
  • Headgear - An indispensable element during holidays in Croatia will be a straw hat with a large brim, a baseball cap, or a flowing scarf.
  • Beach umbrella - It can be necessary equipment during many hours of sunbathing.
  • Waterproof case for phone or camera - The Croatian coast is full of beautiful seascapes. The waterproof case will allow you to take commemorative photos and videos in the underwater world.
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Things to do in Croatia ⭐

  • Must see places: 🏛️ Dubrovnik, 🏛️ Pula, 🏞️ Kamenjak
  • Most popular activities: 🥾 Hiking, 🏖️ Sunbathing, 🚢 Sailing
  • Most popular sports: 🏊‍♀️ Water sports, 🧗 Climbing, 🪂 Paragliding

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Tourist information about Croatia 🤓

🏳 Country Croatia
🌆 Capital Zagreb
💸 Currency Croatian kuna
💭 Language Croatian
Timezone GMT+1
🇬🇧 English speaking Widely spoken (medium)
🏳️‍🌈 LGBT tolerance Low
👫 Gender ratio (overall) 👩 52% | 👨 48%
👩🏻‍🤝‍👨 Population 4.1 mln
✈️ Visitors per year 17.4 mln

Useful information about Croatia 🤖

💳 Card payments Yes, almost everywhere
🏧 ATM Availability Widely available
🏦 Suggested ATM takeout 1000 HRK
🍺 Drinking in public Illegal
🚰 Tap water Drinkable
🌐 Internet speed (avg.) 66 Mbps
🔌 Socket type Type C Type F C / F
🚕 Best taxi app Uber
🚾 Public toilets Popular & Paid
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Cost of living in Croatia 💸

🌮 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
7.3 EUR
7.71 USD
6.17 GBP
33.78 PLN
55 HRK
🥘 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant
34.49 EUR
36.43 USD
29.17 GBP
159.68 PLN
260 HRK
🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
2.12 EUR
2.24 USD
1.8 GBP
9.83 PLN
16 HRK
Gasoline (1 liter)
1.33 EUR
1.41 USD
1.13 GBP
6.18 PLN
10.06 HRK
🎫 One-way ticket (public transport)
1.33 EUR
1.4 USD
1.12 GBP
6.14 PLN
10 HRK

Quality of life in Croatia 💚

💚 Quality of life High
☺️ Safety Index High
👨 Healthcare likability High
☁️ Climate likability Very high
💰 Costs of living Low
😷 Level of pollution Low

Important numbers ☎️

General emergency number (mobile phone) 112
Fire 193
Police 192
Rescue at sea 195
Ambulance 193

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