Croatia has recently piqued the interest of curious travellers searching for sunshine, sand and scenery.

The chic cities of the glittering Adriatic coast, charming cobblestone towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites and thriving food and wine scene ensure visitors' curiosity is amply rewarded. Like many others, fall in love with the treasures of this Balkan beauty. Be it on land or sea, walking or adventure cruising, Croatia will have you in the palm of its hand. 

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Croatia travel highlights

Transport in Croatia

Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.

Depending on which trip you're on while in Croatia, you may find yourself travelling by:

Woman on a local bus in Croatia


No tourist coaches here! Travel through Croatia the way the locals do, aboard a local bus. It's a cheap, reliable and authentic way to get around.

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Tourists on a ferry in Croatia


Amazing views and quick access to the islands - what better way to see Croatia's splendid coast than aboard a ferry?

Cycle Croatia

Dubrovnik to Bled

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Croatia holiday information

At a glance

Best time to visit Croatia

Culture and customs

Eating and drinking

Geography and environment


Top 10 Historic Buildings of Croatia


Festivals and events in Croatia

Health and safety

Further reading

Croatia travel FAQs

Tipping isn't mandatory in Croatia, although feel free to round up the bill or leave spare change for wait staff. Tip more if the service has been particularly good. Some restaurants and cafes will already include a 10-15% margin in the bill, to account for taxes and tips. In this case, generally no further tip is required.

Travellers will be able to access the internet at internet cafes and hotels in Croatia's large cities and tourist-orientated towns. Expect less internet accessibility in rural areas.

Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in Croatia's large cities and urban areas. Islands and remote areas may have less reliable service. Ensure global roaming is activated with your service provider before arrival.

Western-style, flushable toilets are the norm in Croatia's cities and urban centres.

Cup of coffee in a cafe = 5-15 HRK 
Beer in a pub = 20 HRK
Short bus ride = 20 HRK
Simple, budget meal = 50-80 HRK

Tap water is considered safe to drink in Croatia; however, due to the different mineral content, some people may get stomach upsets from the drinking water if they aren't used to it. A better option is finding filtered water rather than relying on bottled water.

Large hotels, restaurants and tourist sites will most likely accept credit cards. Always carry enough cash for smaller purchases and when shopping at vendors like market stalls and smaller cafes and hotels, which may not have credit card facilities.

ATMs are readily available throughout Croatia. Cities and large towns will have more ATM access than small villages or rural areas, so prepare accordingly if travelling out of urban areas.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 6 Jan Epiphany
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 1 May Labour Day
  • 15 Jun Corpus Christi
  • 22 Jun Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
  • 25 Jun Statehood Day
  • 5 Aug Victory & Homeland Thanksgiving Day
  • 15 Aug Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • 8 Oct Independence Day
  • 1 Nov All Saints' Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec St. Stephen's Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Croatia go to:

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Korcula local man with a moustache, Croatia

Top responsible travel tips for Croatia

  1. Be considerate of Croatia’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
  2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.
  3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
  4. When bargaining at markets, stay calm, be reasonable and keep a smile on your face. It's meant to be fun!
  5. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
  6. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
  7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
  8. When on community visits or homestays, refrain from giving gifts or money to locals.