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CROATIA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Croatia, a gem nestled on the Adriatic Sea, is a destination where history and culture converge amidst stunning natural landscapes. From the sun-kissed beaches to the ancient walled cities, Croatia offers a diverse palette of experiences for every traveller.


The country's coastline sparkles with over a thousand islands, each with its own unique charm, while the inland regions boast hilltop villages and the vibrant capital, Zagreb, known for its Austro-Hungarian architecture and youthful energy. The introduction of the euro as the national currency simplifies transactions for tourists, and with a reputation for safety and a relaxed tipping culture, visitors can explore with ease and comfort.


Whether you're drawn to the serenity of the beaches, the allure of the historic sites, or the call of the wild in Croatia's national parks, this country promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Mediterranean.

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Croatia boasts a stunning coastline stretching over 1,100 miles, featuring pristine beaches and a multitude of islands to explore. The country's flag symbolizes its heritage, with three horizontal bands of red, white, and blue, and an emblem featuring a checkered pattern and five smaller shields representing historic regions.


  • Currency: As of 1 January 2023, the currency used in Croatia is the euro (EUR), which is the only official means of payment in Croatia, and which replaced the previously used kuna.

  • Electricity: 230V AC electricity. Power outlets are round two-prong sockets (type F which also accepts type C and type E). Be sure to carry a universal travel adaptor so you can still use all your electronic devices. If you are from a country with 110V as a standard be aware that you will need a voltage converter.

  • Visa: Traveling to Croatia is easy if you are from the European Union (EU). On 1 January 2023 Croatia joined the Schengen Area. Citizens of (amongst other countries) the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are also allowed to enter Croatia without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. 

  • Language: English is widely spoken, particularly by the younger generation and by those who work in tourism or live in tourist areas. Croatian is, of course, the country's official language and as such is known by everybody. In addition, Italian is not only widely spoken and understood but is also recognized as a co-official language in most of Istria, due to that region's history and the presence of ethnic Italian communities.


Croatia has a deep winemaking tradition, with over 130 native grape varieties, and is also the birthplace of the necktie, which originated from Croatian mercenaries in the 17th century.

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Croatia is hugely seasonal and arguably the best time to visit is September. The weather is mild rather than scorching hot and the sea is still warm enough for swimming, but the intense August crowds would have dissipated by now. If you time it well the autumn colours in Plitvice Lakes will be an unforgettable sight.


The second-best time to visit is late spring in May or June. Even early spring can be a great time to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park as the lakes and waterfalls will be swollen with melting winter snow and there are far fewer visitors. If you come prepared for some unpredictable weather this is the perfect time to visit most of Croatia's spectacular national parks.


In April and October, it might be too chilly for a beach holiday but it's still perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and cycling. It's also the best time to visit Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes as crowds are substantially smaller than during summer. As the days grow warmer and longer during late spring (mid-April to mid-May), this time of the year is the best to visit the Croatian coast and islands. By mid-May southern Dalmatia can be pleasantly warm and although you won't be alone, it won't yet have reached the point where tourists outnumber natives on the Croatian islands! Hotels also haven't yet increased their prices for the peak summer season.


  • May & September - Good weather, fewer tourists, full events calendar, great for hiking.

  • June - A good time to visit with warm weather, fewer visitors, lower prices, the festival season kicks off.

  • July & August - Lots of sunshine, warm sea and summer festivals in full swing; many tourists and highest prices.


July and August are by far the most exciting times to visit as the weather is beach-perfect and the festival season is in full swing. However, the crush of tourists can make a summertime visit to one of Croatia's more popular places less than pleasant.


Croatia is definitely no longer an undiscovered destination and this time of the year the narrow streets of Dubrovnik or Hvar Town can be an elbow-to-elbow jostle with visitors licking ice cream cones and snapping pictures. If you plan on taking a vehicle onto a ferry you will have to reserve a ticket well in advance and then possibly still wait in line for hours.


For a more relaxing experience during the peak months, consider staying in one of the lesser-known destinations such as Cres Island, Vis Island, Lastovo Island, Orebic or Ston on the Peljesac peninsula.

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Croatia is renowned for its stunning coastline, which boasts a plethora of beautiful beaches. Notable among them is Zlatni Rat on Brač Island, famous for its unique V-shape and pebbly shores that shift with the tides. Another gem is Dubovica on Hvar Island, a serene cove with dazzling white pebbles, perfect for those recovering from a night out in nearby Hvar Town. For a more secluded experience, Sveti Jakov Beach offers a tranquil retreat with breathtaking views of Dubrovnik's Old Town.


As for the best time to visit, late spring and early fall are ideal, offering pleasant sea temperatures and fewer crowds. June, in particular, is a sweet spot with perfect weather and the summer buzz just beginning, making it an excellent time for beach activities without the peak season's congestion.

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Croatia is by no means any longer a bargain destination, and especially the cost of accommodation is on par with Western European countries for most of the year; during July and August, it can shoot upwards. Eating and drinking, however, remain reasonably good value. As expected, the coastal areas and islands are more expensive than inland destinations (except for Zagreb) and July and August are vastly more expensive than the rest of the year.


Accommodation will always be your biggest single expense and you should take advantage of off-season and shoulder-season discounts. Flight costs will vary depending on your departure point and the time of year, but European travellers can benefit from a range of budget airlines. When it comes to daily expenses, you can expect to spend about €55-275 per day if you're on a budget but still want to enjoy occasional splurges.


Overall, Croatia provides a cost-effective alternative for a European seaside vacation, especially when compared to its more expensive neighbours. Planning outside of peak season and exploring less touristy areas can further reduce costs, making Croatia a compelling choice for a memorable and affordable holiday.

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  • When visiting Croatia, it's essential to plan your itinerary realistically; trying to fit too many destinations into a short trip can be overwhelming. It's advisable to have at least two weeks if you're considering island-hopping along the Adriatic coast.

  • Since Croatia's currency is the euro, ensure you have some on hand for places that may not accept cards. Tipping is customary in restaurants, with a standard 10% expected.

  • For safety, Croatia is generally considered a safe destination, though it's always wise to be cautious of pickpocketing in crowded areas. Solo female travellers should feel secure, but it's recommended to check with local accommodation providers regarding any areas to avoid.

  • Lastly, don't forget to bring swimming shoes for the rocky beaches and enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape.


GETTING AROUND CROATIA

Largely due to Croatia's unusual geography, getting around can be tricky at times and definitely requires some planning.


Fortunately, Croatia offers a variety of local transportation options suitable for different needs and preferences. The country's extensive bus network is known for its reliability and covers most areas, including the coast, making it a convenient choice for travellers. For those interested in exploring the scenic coastline and islands, ferries and catamarans are available and provide a unique travel experience. Train services are available, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of Croatia, though they are less frequent and slower compared to buses.


For faster travel between major cities, domestic flights can be an efficient option, although they are limited to cities with airports. Additionally, renting a car can offer flexibility for those wishing to explore at their own pace. It's worth noting that during the tourist season, roads are generally clear and driving conditions are good. For city travel, larger cities like Zagreb have bus and tram networks.

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REGIONS & HIGHLIGHTS OF CROATIA

Here are the main regions worth visiting in Croatia, along with short descriptions and highlights of each:


DALMATIA

Dalmatia is the quintessential Mediterranean jewel of Croatia. This historic region offers a stunning blend of ancient cities, crystal-clear waters, and rugged mountain landscapes. Explore the UNESCO-listed architectural wonders of Šibenik's St. James' Cathedral, wander through the emerald waterways of Krka National Park, or sail the unspoiled islands of the Kornati archipelago. With a climate that boasts hot, sunny summers and mild winters, Dalmatia is a perfect year-round destination for culture, adventure, and relaxation.



  • Dubrovnik: Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," this historic city is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, city walls, and stunning views.

  • Split: Home to the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace, Split offers a mix of ancient history and modern life, along with beautiful coastal views.

  • Zadar: Known for its Roman and Venetian ruins, Zadar features unique attractions like the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation.

  • Hvar Island: Famous for its vibrant nightlife, historical sites, and beautiful lavender fields.


ISTRIA

Welcome to Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula situated at the northern tip of the Adriatic Sea. A region known for its picturesque towns, crystal-clear waters, and gastronomic delights, Istria is a fusion of Croatian, Italian, and Slovenian cultures. Visitors can explore the Roman amphitheater in Pula, the stunning hilltop town of Motovun, and the charming coastal towns of Rovinj and Poreč. Whether you're looking to delve into the rich history, enjoy the local truffle dishes, or relax by the sea, Istria offers a unique and unforgettable experience.



  • Pula: Famous for the well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, the Pula Arena.

  • Rovinj: A picturesque coastal town with colourful houses and narrow streets.

  • Motovun: A charming hilltop town surrounded by vineyards and known for its truffles.

  • Poreč: Home to the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica.


KVARNER

Nestled between the majestic mountains and the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic, Kvarner is a Croatian gem waiting to be discovered. This region boasts a rich tradition of hospitality, dating back over 170 years, offering a diverse array of attractions suitable for every visitor. From the historic charm of Opatija to the vibrant cultural scene of Rijeka, Kvarner blends natural beauty with a wealth of cultural and historical sites. Whether you're seeking a tranquil family getaway or an active vacation, Kvarner's mild Mediterranean climate and welcoming atmosphere make it an ideal destination all year round.



  • Rijeka: Croatia’s principal seaport with a rich history and cultural scene.

  • Opatija: A historic seaside resort town with grand villas and beautiful gardens.

  • Krk Island: The largest island in the Adriatic Sea, known for its beaches, historic towns, and wine.


ZAGREB & CENTRAL CROATIA

Zagreb is the vibrant heart of Croatia where history and culture dance amidst the cobblestoned streets. As the capital city, Zagreb is a treasure trove of architectural marvels, from the medieval charm of Gornji Grad's Upper Town to the bustling avenues of Donji Grad's Lower Town. Visitors can explore a rich tapestry of museums, galleries, and theatres, all while enjoying the city's lively cafes and markets. Central Croatia, with Zagreb at its core, offers a unique blend of European elegance and Mediterranean warmth, making it an unforgettable destination for every traveler.



  • Zagreb: Known for its historic Upper Town, vibrant Lower Town, and numerous museums, galleries, and parks.

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its cascading lakes and waterfalls.

  • Varaždin: Known for its Baroque buildings, beautiful squares, and the annual Špancirfest.


SLAVONIA

Croatia's eastern treasure, Slavonia is where the rich tapestry of cultural heritage weaves through the golden valleys and verdant hills. This historical region, nestled between the mighty rivers of Drava, Sava, and Danube, invites visitors to explore its untold stories and experience the warmth of its traditional hospitality. From the enchanting landscapes of Kopački rit Nature Park to the vibrant folklore and exquisite gastronomy, Slavonia offers a unique journey into the heart of Croatian abundance.

  • Osijek: The largest city in Slavonia, known for its baroque architecture and the Tvrđa, a well-preserved fortress.

  • Kopački Rit Nature Park: One of Europe’s most important wetlands, ideal for bird watching and nature walks.

  • Đakovo: Famous for its beautiful cathedral and Lipizzaner horses.


LIKA & GORSKI KOTAR

Lika and Gorski Kotar are Croatia's natural wonders that bridge the Mediterranean and continental climates. Explore the deep forests of Gorski Kotar, often referred to as the green lungs of Croatia, and marvel at the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park in Lika, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its cascading turquoise lakes and waterfalls. The area is rich in history and culture, with the birthplace of the famous inventor Nikola Tesla in Smiljan and the Frankopan castle in Ogulin, offering a glimpse into Croatia's storied past. Whether you're seeking adventure in the Velebit mountain range or tranquility by the picturesque river valleys, Lika and Gorski Kotar promise an unforgettable experience.


  • Plitvice Lakes National Park: As mentioned already, this park is a major highlight with its stunning lakes and waterfalls.

  • Risnjak National Park: A haven for hikers and nature lovers with its rugged terrain and diverse wildlife.

  • Kuterevo Bear Sanctuary: A refuge for young bears and a unique place to learn about these animals.


Each of these regions offers a unique slice of Croatia’s rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and vibrant modern life, making them well worth a visit.


For a completely unique experience, consider a small ship luxury cruise! Take in all Croatia has to offer as you immerse yourself in the natural, cultural and historical sights of this breathtaking country on a 7-day all-inclusive Elegance Cruise. Cruises depart from Split or Dubrovnik, taking in the most incredible and exciting destinations the Dalmatian coast has to offer.


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For a one-week itinerary in Croatia, a balanced approach could include starting in Zagreb, the vibrant capital, before moving on to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then, head to the historic city of Split, with a possible day trip to the enchanting island of Hvar. Conclude your week in the majestic city of Dubrovnik, where you can walk the ancient city walls and explore its rich history.


If you have two weeks, you can delve deeper into Croatia's beauty by adding Zadar and Krka National Park to your journey, and perhaps even venture to the charming towns of Omis or the island of Korčula. You might also consider a side trip to Mostar in Bosnia or Kotor in Montenegro for a taste of the wider region.


Whichever itinerary you choose, Croatia's mix of historical sites, natural wonders, and Adriatic charm is sure to make for an unforgettable visit.

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The old city of Dubrovnik, known as Ragusa during the Middle Ages, was once a maritime city-state with wealth and influence rivalling that of Venice. Today, with its still intact Medieval city walls and its many churches, monasteries, and palaces, it is quite possibly the most picturesque place in Croatia. Dubrovnik’s maze of little side-streets is fun to explore, though don’t expect any grand discoveries here apart from maybe some stray cats and a few more tourist restaurants. The city is used regularly for location shoots for TV shows and movies, most famously starring as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones.


A cable car can take you up Mount Srđ, from where you’ll have a superb view of the orange-roofed city. Hiking to the top can be pleasant, although the hills are fully exposed so the heat can become intense on a clear summer day.


Split is Croatia's second-largest city and the perfect place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Although it might not appeal to all this exuberant city strikes a good balance between tradition and modernity. It's very pretty with its palm-lined boulevard along the harbour and its small historic center built around the remains of a Roman palace. When you stand surrounded by the palace’s remarkably intact Roman arches you will get a real sense of the ancient history of Split. The Diocletian's Palace is more like a walled town, and it has served as the center of Split's cultural and political life for centuries - even as conquerors and empires from the Byzantines, the Venetians, the Austrians, and Italians raised their flags over the city. In addition to enclosing a swelter of ancient ruins and medieval churches, the sprawling 700-year-old residence is now bursting with trendy shops and stylish bars.


Hvar is a popular port of call for the rich who come here to see and be seen. The island town is known for its nightlife, some of it expectedly well-heeled. Nevertheless, beautifully unspoiled and pitted with a wealth of bays and coves, the island of Hvar still has what it takes to enchant the seclusion-seeker. Despite the presence of the well to heed in their super-yachts, many restaurants serve great seafood at a still-reasonable price and the nightlife can basically be as high- or as low-brow as you want.


Although Hvar can be a little flashy there's a lot to enjoy and appreciate for any traveller. The rich mostly hang out in the luxury resorts and private coves, leaving the town itself to a diverse mix of visitors. Hvar is also a great base from which to take day trips to smaller surrounding islands.



Although only the sixth largest Adriatic Island stretching nearly 47km in length, Korčula is the most populated island in the Adriatic. Rich in vineyards, olive groves, and small villages, and harbouring a glorious old town, tradition is alive and kicking on the island which the ancient Greek settlers once called Korkyra Melaina (‘Black Corfu’). Luckily, Korčula has so far managed to avoid the tourist trap tendencies of its original Greek namesake to the south.


Šibenik does not feature on many tourist itineraries although it's located right between Split and Zadar. Considered to be the ugly duckling of Adriatic tourism, Šibenik’s had a recent urban makeover which served to cast new light on its remarkable ancient fortresses and its contemporary music festivals.


The city itself quaint, not heavily crowded, conveniently located near the Krka National Park, and a great alternative to some of the more famous towns of Croatia. You’ll find a beautiful UNESCO-listed cathedral, some remaining city walls from the Venetian era, as well as two hilltop forts from where you get an amazing view of Šibenik and its bay.

Zadar

Smaller than Split and Dubrovnik, Zadar is home to a historic town of Roman ruins, a selection of medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes, and quality museums set on a small peninsula. You’ll find the quaint historic main town on a little peninsula bounded by Venetian city walls, and it’s small enough to cover easily by foot. It’s a favourite among backpackers as Zadar has plenty of charm and isn’t as busy or expensive as Dubrovnik. You can stroll the atmospheric old streets, have a drink on the riverfront, and enjoy some good seafood.


Besides a slew of cathedrals and Venetian-era buildings, the sound-and-light spectacle of the Greeting to the Sun and Sea Organ needs to be seen and heard to be believed. Built during 2005, it is basically a set of steps along the seafront where strategically placed holes create a constantly changing melody from the waves flowing into them. Alfred Hitchcock raved about the sunsets in Zadar, and you will be bowled over too, especially now that it's accompanied by the complimentary sound-and-light effects of the famous Greeting to the Sun and Sea Organ art installations.


A bewitching sequence of foaming waterfalls and turquoise lakes, hemmed in by forest-clad hills. Chances are, you’ve already seen Plitvice Lakes National Park. Maybe not in person, but very likely on Pinterest or Facebook. The waterfalls are super photogenic and well-deserving of all the hype. Paths and boardwalks take you along all the moss- and fern-covered cascades and you can also make your way up the hills for some overhead shots of the crystal-clear waterfalls. As it’s a protected area you can’t swim in the inviting azure waters - but you can go kayaking! For swimming, you will need to head to Krka.

The waterfalls at Plitvice are Croatia’s most famous for a reason, but the smaller ones at Krka National Park are equally worth a visit. From the town of Skradin, it’s about an hour’s hike along the river to the waterfalls and as a bonus, you are allowed to take a swim in the lower lake. Once you get to Skradinski Buk, you will find a wide cascade of small lakes and waterfalls, with a number of paths snaking through the area.


In Karlovac, you’ll get to see a different slice of Croatia, as it is a place without a major tourism industry where you can more easily rub shoulders with the locals. Most people go to Croatia to see Instagram-worthy historical towns along the Mediterranean coast, not an unassuming town in the temperate hinterlands and away from the allure of Venetian history, Karlovac places you in a decidedly lumpier Eastern Europe. The city of Karlovac itself is not always the prettiest but it offers great value and is surrounded by some great lesser-known attractions, forest trails, and multiple rivers inviting kayaking and swimming excursions.

Pelješac peninsula - Explore rugged mountain scenery, quiet coves, and unspoiled seaside villages in a region renowned for its robust red wines and fantastic seafood. With no shortage of craggy mountains, sweeping valleys, and fine wines, it’s a wondrous place to visit. The two historic towns of Ston and Orebić borders the peninsula and the winding drive between them is highly recommended. Trpanj on the northern coast is the peninsula's third-largest settlement and is also from where the car ferry leaves for Ploče.


The Elaphites, is an archipelago of 13 small islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik, into the Adriatic Sea. With a total land area of only 30 square kilometers the easy-to-explore, largely car-free islands offer hiking amongst evergreen vegetation, pristine sandy beaches, and plenty of peace and quiet.

WHAT TO EAT IN CROATIA

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When visiting Croatia, you're in for a culinary treat. The country's cuisine offers a blend of Mediterranean and Slavic influences, resulting in a rich tapestry of flavors.


  • Seafood lovers should try "crni rizot," a black risotto coloured with squid ink, commonly found along the coast.

  • For a hearty meal, "brodet" is a must-try fish stew often accompanied by creamy polenta.

  • Meat enthusiasts will enjoy "ćevapi," small grilled meat sausages, or "peka," a dish of meat and vegetables cooked under an iron bell.

  • Don't miss out on "punjene paprike," bell peppers stuffed with minced meat and rice, a staple comfort food.

  • Zagorski Štrukli is a popular dish in the north of the country - composed of dough and various types of filling, usually cheese, Štrukli can be either cooked or baked. It's a true traditional Croatian dish, even inducted into the list of Croatia’s intangible cultural heritage, maintained by Croatia’s ministry of culture, and for that reason alone, you should try it!


Each region has its specialties, so be sure to explore local variations wherever you travel within Croatia. And of course, no Croatian meal is complete without sampling the local wines, which are an integral part of the dining experience.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CROATIA

When visiting Croatia for the first time, selecting the right area or region to stay in is crucial for experiencing the country's stunning coastline, rich history, and diverse culture. Here are some recommendations along with accommodation suggestions for each category: budget, mid-range, and luxury.


Where to stay in Dubrovnik:

Dubrovnik is renowned for its well-preserved medieval old town, impressive city walls, and stunning coastal views, making it a top destination for history enthusiasts and beach lovers alike.

  • Budget: Hostel Angelina Old Town - Affordable hostel located within the city walls, offering dormitory and private rooms, a communal kitchen, and a central location near sights like the Old Town and the City Walls.

  • Mid-range: Hotel Stari Grad - A mid-range boutique hotel featuring stylish rooms, a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, and a central location within walking distance of Dubrovnik's main attractions.

  • Luxury: Villa Dubrovnik - A luxurious seaside resort offering elegant rooms and suites, gourmet dining options, a spa, and a private beach, situated just a short drive from the Old Town.

Tips: To find the best value accommodation in Dubrovnik, consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (April to May, September to October) when prices are lower, and there are fewer tourists. Additionally, booking accommodation outside the peak summer months (July to August) can result in more affordable rates.


Where to stay in Split:

Split boasts a captivating blend of ancient Roman architecture, lively waterfront promenades, and vibrant cultural scene, with attractions like Diocletian's Palace and Marjan Hill offering diverse experiences for visitors.

  • Budget: Hostel Split Backpackers 2 - Affordable hostel located near the city center, offering dormitory and private rooms, a shared kitchen, and a social atmosphere, within walking distance of sights like Diocletian's Palace and Bacvice Beach.

  • Mid-range: Cornaro Hotel - A mid-range boutique hotel featuring modern rooms, a rooftop terrace with city views, and a central location near Diocletian's Palace and Split's waterfront promenade.

  • Luxury: Hotel Park Split - A luxurious hotel offering upscale rooms and suites, gourmet dining options, a spa, and an outdoor pool, set within lush gardens near Bacvice Beach.

Tips: To find the best value accommodation in Split, consider staying in accommodations within the city center or in nearby neighborhoods like Bacvice or Varos, which offer convenient access to attractions but may have lower prices than the historic center.


Where to stay in the Plitvice Lakes National Park:

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its breathtaking waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and pristine forests, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in nature's beauty.

  • Budget: Guesthouse Villa Plitvička - Affordable guesthouse located near Entrance 2 of the national park, offering simple rooms, essential amenities, and a peaceful setting surrounded by nature.

  • Mid-range: Hotel Plitvice - A mid-range hotel featuring comfortable rooms, a restaurant serving local cuisine, and a convenient location near the park's entrances and hiking trails.

  • Luxury: Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo - A luxurious eco-resort offering charming cottages and villas, gourmet dining options, a spa, and access to private walking trails and a nearby wellness center.

Tips: To find the best value accommodation near Plitvice Lakes National Park, consider booking directly with guesthouses or lodges located outside the park's boundaries, which may offer lower rates and a quieter atmosphere. Additionally, visiting during the offseason (November to March) when tourism is lower can result in more affordable accommodation prices.


For hassle-free bookings, use platforms like Booking.com for competitive rates or Holiday Swap for unique homes worldwide. Ensure to book in advance, especially during peak seasons, and align your preferences with nearby activities such as surfing, snorkeling, or cultural exploration.

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