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Travel to Croatia's Treasures
The sensational Croatian coast has long been known for its sun, beaches, islands, and it is little wonder that the Croatian coast is one of Europe’s most popular tourist spots… But there is another piece of Croatia that is less discovered but just as breathtaking and even more thrilling!
With over 1000 islands to explore by kayak and sailboat, challenging mountain biking, expanding cycling paths, spectacular hiking, and island hopping…. the “other” Croatia is both one of Europe’s most best-kept secrets and outstanding adventure stages ready for you to discover. And it doesn’t stop at Croatia’s captivating islands, inland Croatia is home to stunning waterfalls, lakes, forests and mountain peaks – waiting for you.
Leave the crowds and beach behind, and come discover the Croatia that locals adore.
Lonely Planet recently named the Cetina River in Dalmatia as one of its top 40 amazing experiences, something we have known for years. For we are local, passionate and experienced guardians of this magical terrain which offers some of the finest adventure sports on offer.
While others lie on the beach, why not explore the spectacular Adriatic coast and more than a thousand islands in a more challenging and rewarding way? Think sea kayaking, or sailing. Or explore the rugged hills and mountains of the coast and inland regions with a range of hiking and cycling adventure tours.
We would be delighted to hear from you and to help you plan your tours together. From half-day tours to two-week trips, our aim is to provide an experience which suits your needs, and if you cannot find it on the advertised tours, talk to us: we will create it together.
experience all Croatia has to offer!
Our Croatian adventure tours offer you the chance to explore islands, coastal towns and landscapes, and inland forests and mountains—or all three! You're at the helm in creating your dream escape in Croatia. You deserve the very best - we are the experts in Croatia adventure travel tours. Condé Nast Traveler voted AndAdventure the 2021 Top Travel Specialist in Croatia!
Traveling to Croatia - FAQs
For visitors in search of all-day sunshine, warm sea, and vibrant and busy nightlife, the peak season of July and August is the first choice of holiday travel.
However, travelling outside of the most popular months brings many advantages. June and September proved to be great alternatives, providing almost all benefits of the peak season but not at the price of overcrowding the destination.
Weatherwise, the swimming season spans from May to October, on warmer years prolonging itself also in late April and early November. All touristic facilities are open, busy, and running, and the weather is perfect for fun water activities like kayaking and sailing.
For visitors in search of a peaceful and relaxing holiday all while exploring Croatian natural landscape and cultural wonders, Spring (months of April and May) and Autumn (months of October and November) prove to be the perfect time for a visit. The mild weather is quite favorable for both sightseeing and participating in all sorts of outdoor activities.
The climate in Croatia changes from the Continental climate in the north to the Mediterranean climate in the south of the country.
The Dalmatian coast has a typical Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters. Atypical of a Mediterranean climate, rainfall is generally moderate year-round towards the north but towards the south, it follows the Mediterranean dry summer/wet winter pattern to a greater extent.
Summers along the coast and in the islands have about 10 to 12 hours of sunshine per day and temperatures are typically high 20°C, occasionally reaching 30°C in the very height of summer. Croatia has very low humidity (about 60%) so even in the scorching sun, the heat is bearable.
As you move into Croatia’s interior leaving the moderating influence of the Adriatic Sea behind, conditions become more extreme. Croatian inland holds a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters.
Varying altitude influences the weather; at higher points on the Dinara Mountains, you can find snow cover for most of the year.
NOTE: Cool breezes or showers can happen at any time, even during the summer season, not only during the winter period. So make sure that you have appropriate equipment/clothing packed.
Croatia is considered to be a very safe land for living and traveling. Violent crime rates are low and pickpocketing on the streets is less common compared to similar destinations.
Although Croatia’s crime rate is low and it is pretty much safe to walk anywhere at any time, please remember these general safety precautions to avoid being a target of crime while traveling:
- Make copies of your itinerary, passport, and visas.
- Leave one copy at home with a friend or relative and bring one copy with you, keeping it separate from the original documents.
- Never leave your luggage unattended.
- Store valuables and important documentation in the hotel’s safety deposit box.
- Avoid unnecessary displays of expensive jewelry and secure all cameras and other valuables.
- If in doubt about an area’s safety, ask the hotel staff or a police officer for advice.
- Limit the amount of money you have on hand.
- Plan your route ahead of time.
- Ask your hotel or the nearest tourism information center to recommend a reliable taxi service.
Although Croatia is in the EU, you need to have Croatian currency “Kuna” when paying in cash. It is good to have some cash when going out because most of the bars, coffee shops, bakeries, pastry shops, and even smaller grocery shops do not accept cards; only local currency. If you go to a restaurant to grab a quick meal, please check if they accept cards.
Other things to know:
- Regarding gratuities/tips: cash only.
- Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro, and Diners Club are the most commonly accepted cards in Croatia.
- American Express may be accepted, although not as frequently as the others.
- You will need a PIN to withdraw money from ATMs in Croatia.
Internet access is widely available in Croatia starting from your accommodation (hotels or private), Internet cafes, or free-to-use town hotspots. Do not hesitate to ask for a Wi-Fi password when enjoying restaurants, bars, and cafes as most of them provide free access for their clients.
Note: Although broadband is largely available in Croatian cities, the countryside and remote areas are not yet very well covered.