Is Croatia Worth Visiting?

Located in Southeast Europe, nestled between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Slovenia, Croatia is a beautiful coastal nation known for its stunning Adriatic Sea beaches and rich history. The country fascinates travelers with its diverse attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik's ancient city walls, Zagreb's bustling cafes, and Split's Roman ruins. Croatia offers a mosaic of experiences with its national parks like Plitvice Lakes and Krka that boast stunning waterfalls and wildlife. The country is also famous for its wine and olive oil production, and the mouth-watering Croatian cuisine is another factor that attracts many to this Mediterranean paradise. Certainly, it's an unmissable destination for any avid traveler.

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 41 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

3.4/5

Solo travel experience

Croatia is beautiful, rich in history and very safe, making it an ideal place for solo travel. I spent time in Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar, Split and Sibenik. I definitely recommend all these cities, although Zadar and Sibenik were my favorites.

Posted: December 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I visited Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, Zadar, and Trogir, which included renting a car in Split and driving to Krka National Park from Split, and then to Plitvice from Zadar. Croatia is absolutely beautiful and I felt completely safe there as a lone woman. I definitely recommend visiting if you haven't been there before.

Posted: December 28, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Hey! So i was a solo traveler in croatia (split) this year and it was amazing. I stayed in a hostel, where for me is the best thing to meet people while traveling alone! I met a lot of people there, people really come to you to talk. The prices are correct, just in some activities it can be expensive sometimes. I felt safe there even at night when i was alone, really recommend you this country. If you want to visit some places in Split: the marjan hill, the kasjuni beach (this one you really have to go!!!), krkra and the hvar island is also nice even if you dont have a lot to do there (lot of beach) but the 2 last pictures i put were there and the water is just wow.

Posted: November 21, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I considered Croatia to be very safe. I spent there 10 nights, landed in Zagreb, spent a few nights there, then took a bus to Split for a few nights (I loved it), then crossed to Hvar for a few days, and then flew back from Zadar. I traveled by buses and ferries between all the places.

Posted: October 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I visited Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Split last year. Dubrovnik was my favorite. I started there, and then took a ferry to Hvar. From there, I took another ferry to Split and then took a Flixbus to Zadar. I found Dubrovnik to be much prettier than Split and, in general, it had a better atmosphere. Hvar was delightful and it was so nice to relax and swim there. I felt very safe there.

Posted: October 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I visited Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir. Beautiful cities with amazing architecture and well-preserved historical buildings, but incredibly crowded. In some places, there were so many people that it was impossible to move. Also, it was very expensive. The food was wonderful. Nightlife in Split was fantastic. Rocky beaches and clear water.

Posted: August 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia was truly astonishing, with many extraordinary historical sites. The weather was pleasant and sunny, but not too hot. Everyone speaks English, the roads are good, and buses and ferries are reliable. It's also very clean and safe there. I started my journey in Zagreb, where I rented a car and drove to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then I traveled by bus and ferry along the Adriatic coast, starting from Zadar, then to Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korčula and the island of Mljet, ending in Dubrovnik. Croatia is a great place to visit.

Posted: August 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia is beautiful, full of culture, and very safe, making it an ideal place for a solo vacation. I visited Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar, Split, and Sibenik. I highly recommend all these cities, but Zadar and Sibenik were my favorites.

Posted: August 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I started in Zagreb and headed south to Cavtat, with a detour through Hvar. I never felt unsafe or had to "watch my back". I carried a small backpack every day and never had to worry.

Posted: July 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Croatia is beautiful and quite cheap. I've been to Split, which has a charming historical center, but also beaches and mountains. From there, I went to the Krka National Park and to Plitvice Lakes National Park. I also went on a day trip to Mostar in Bosnia.

Posted: June 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

As a woman, I felt very safe and everyone was extremely friendly and respectful, even in bars and clubs. I visited many places in the country, but I especially recommend Brela for a fantastic beach holiday. Zadar and Split are also great. Dubrovnik is beautiful, however, since Game of Thrones was filmed there, beware not to get caught in expensive tourist traps in the main parts of the city. If you're not interested in traveling to a big city, Primosten or Lovran are amazing smaller towns with plenty of attractions, beautiful bathing spots/beaches, and wonderful small restaurants.

Posted: December 17, 2023
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Barbara

Barbara

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24 yo Croatian girl who loves to travel☺️

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Andrea

Andrea

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@anlivajic Hi. I am Andrea. I am 20 years old student from Croatia. I would like to travel whenever I get chance but my friends are not as I am so I am looking for someone to make plan with and actually do it :) . Feel free to ask me whatever you wanna know and let's go !!! 🫶🏻

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Martina

Martina

County of Virovitica-Podravina

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3 days

About me

Hey!, My name is Martina and I'm interested in art, business, culture, cinema, events & social, games, education, nature, history, languages, live music, nightlife, running, sightseeing, solo travel, sunbathing and swimming

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Sekani

Sekani

Zagreb

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7 days

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Hello, My name is Sekani and I'm interested in writing, shopping, sightseeing, nightlife, photography, live music, history, food & cuisine, fashion, events & social and art

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Lucy

Lucy

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Hi there! My name is Lucy and I am 22 years old living in Sydney, Australia. I am a full-time student studying a Bachelor of Laws and Business and I work part-time at a commercial law firm. During my University breaks I love to travel and I am hoping to do a short exchange in London in June 2024. After my 3 week exchange I plan on travelling around other countries in Europe solo. I also aspire to visit Central and South America once I graduate in 2025 and I am very open to suggestions! Please reach out if you have any questions about travelling in Sydney or if you can offer any advice for my travel plans 😊

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Elaine

Elaine

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Hello everyone! 🙋🏽‍♀️ Looking to make new friends abroad and hopefully find a great host for few days while traveling in your country! ✈️ Planning my next travel to Europe and I'm accepting any recommendations about where I should visit as also some food tips!🏙🍕😁 Hope here about you all soon!

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