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Introducing Croatia

Once a secret destination of in-the-know travelers, Croatia is bursting upon the international scene. And for good reason: This small country on the shores of the Adriatic Sea has more than its share of natural wonders, beautiful coastline and picturesque islands.

Highlights of Croatia include beautiful Plitvice Lakes, the historic cities Dubrovnik and Split, and its more than a thousand islands along the beautiful Dalmatian Coast including Hvar, Korcula and many others. Whether you're into local cuisine, natural wonders, history, nightlife or active adventures, Croatia has lots to offer for travelers who seek unique experiences.

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View from the island of Hvar
Best of the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days

From the "Pearl of the Adriatic" of Dubrovnik, through the islands of Korcula and Hvar, to the 1600-year-old city of Split: this 7-day itinerary presents the highlights of the Dalmatian coast. Depending on your available time this trip can be made shorter (down to 4 or 5 days) or longer.

Old Town Dubrovnik
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Cover the highlights of Croatia in this one-week itinerary. Starting in Zagreb, the capital, you'll make your way south to Dubrovnik, stopping at Plitvice National Park and the ancient port cities of Zadar and Split, before spending a few days relaxing on the beach on the island of Hvar then ending your trip in the medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Swimmers wading in the Adriatic Sea by Zadar
Croatia Family Vacation - 15 Days

Planning a two-week family vacation in Croatia may seem like a daunting task, but with plenty of activities for the family, the choices are endless. This itinerary is filled with time relaxing on the beach in Hvar, scuba diving on the island of Krapanj, swimming in the waterfalls of National Park Krka and taking in the historical sites of the ancient Mediterranean coastal towns of Zadar and Split.

Lumbarda Vineyards
Wine Tasting and Cycling Day Tour in Korcula

Korcula is known for its white wine. Grk wine is a white wine grape variety found in the village of Lumbarda. To take in the Korcula scenery and drink some wine at the same time, join John (who moved to Korcula with his wife Rachael 6 years ago from the UK) on a 4-5 hour tour cycling through Lumbarda. Taste the different wines while getting the local intimate experience which you will not find anywhere else.

Northern section of the Dalmatian Coast
Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days

The sun always shines on the Dalmatian Coast — one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe. In 12 days, you'll have the freedom to explore on your own, starting from historic Zagreb and ending at the walls of mighty Dubrovnik with a wide selection of national parks and beautiful coastal towns to stop at along the way.

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Croatia has something for all interests, with historic old towns, sparkling sea for swimming and kayaking, and beautiful hiking trails. See a bit of them all on this 8-day itinerary that takes in some of Croatia's gems: the lovely cities of Split, Dubrovnik, and nearby national parks and islands for wilderness adventures.

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Wine Barrels on Hvar Island
The Secrets of Croatia’s Wine Country

Istria, one of Croatia’s premier winemaking regions, was named one of the 2015 World Top 10 travel destinations by Wine Enthusiast magazine. But Istria is just one of several...

Hvar's Old Town
A Guide To Croatia's Medieval Towns

Stroll around the medieval town centers of Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Zadar (especially after midnight). Travel like a local by hitting the hippest spots in Croatia. These are some of...

Explore the rivers of Croatia by whitewater rafting
Best Water Activities in Croatia

Croatia’s coastline runs more than 1,100 miles; add the shorelines on 1,185 islands plus its inland lakes, rivers, lagoons, and waterfalls, and it’s clear that the country is a...

Croatia Destination Guides

View of Hvar Town from Spanjola Fortress
Unique Ways to Experience the Island of Hvar

Known for it’s year round beautiful weather, great wines, clear turquoise waters, rock climbing, summer parties and chic hotels, Hvar has become one of the most visited islands...

View of Split's Old Town and Marjan Hill
Unique Ways To Experience Split

A bustling port city with its Old Town built into the alleys of the 1600 year old Diocletian’s Palace, Split is full of cafes, restaurants and galleries. Split is 2nd largest...

Aerial view of Korcula's Old Town
Unique Ways to Experience Korcula

Korcula is one of our favorite islands because it offers different activities for every type of traveler. Korcula may be less crowded than Hvar but it does not lack in the vast...

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Best of the Dalmatian Coast - One Week Croatia Itinerary
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Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
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Croatia Family Vacation - 15 Days
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Croatia
Travel specialist Ante Drmic
active 12 hours ago

Ante Drmic

I am a travel specialist for Croatia, profiled in guest relations and recognizing the needs of travelers. I believe that travel is pretty well summed in one quote: " Not all those who wander are...

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Travel specialist Robert Pinčević
active 1 day ago

Robert Pinčević

I always say, do not consider me only as your guide, but as your friend, who is trying to make your trip more comfortable for you! At the end, it all about you, and if you are happy, I am happy! I...

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Travel specialist Rachael & John Flynn
active 11 hours ago

Rachael & John Flynn

We run a small travel & tour company on the beautiful Island of Korcula in Croatia specialising in wine and food tours. We have also recently set up a winter venture in Sarajevo, Bosnia i...

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Travel specialist Veselka Huljic
active 51 mins ago

Veselka Huljic

Celebrating a decade in the adventure tourism business, we are a local company founded by experienced guides with a goal to share our playground secret. A small, dedicated team with expertise in a...

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Trip Reviews for Croatia

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Highlights of croatia: zagreb to dubrovnik - 7 days, Croatia - Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2018

Traveler: Sapana S. - Local specialist: Ante Drmic

We had an amazing time during our week long visit to Croatia - thanks to Ante!!

We were lucky enough to learn of KimKim and be connected with Ante during our planning process. Ante helped from pre-planning, all the details during our trip and also met us in person. He listened to our preferences and helped us design the perfect itinerary including excursions and transfers. Our trip included a walking tour, bike tour and boating day - all were coordinated with amazing guides and were the... read more

We had an amazing time during our week long visit to Croatia - thanks to Ante!!

We were lucky enough to learn of KimKim and be connected with Ante during our planning process. Ante helped from pre-planning, all the details during our trip and also met us in person. He listened to our preferences and helped us design the perfect itinerary including excursions and transfers. Our trip included a walking tour, bike tour and boating day - all were coordinated with amazing guides and were the perfect experience. Ante took care of (and communicated to us) all of the transfers between cities whether they were through fast ferry or rental car.

During the trip, Ante was with us the whole way - answering questions, providing tickets and information. There is nothing as beneficial as having someone who lives in your destination to help you with your trip. Ante went above and beyond and we were thrilled to meet him in person too.

I really can't say enough good things about our experience!! Highly recommend Kimkim and ANTE!!

Croatia family vacation - 15 days, Croatia - Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2018

Traveler: A L. - Local specialist: Ante Drmic

We had a wonderful first time in Croatia. Ante was extremely helpful and professional, providing us with an excellent service. We highly recommend using kimkim! Thank you Ante :)

Venice to athens, Croatia - Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2018

Traveler: Lori S. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Veselka was great to work with. She listened to what I wanted and helped me plan an incredible trip. All of our hotels were in incredible locations and were in the budget that we wanted to be in. In Dubrovnik we stayed at Hotel Lapad. In Hvar we stayed in the pedestrian area in the old town at a hotel called Villa Nora. It was very charming and old. It was more like a bed and breakfast then a hotel. Every room is different, but they were all clean and very nice. In Split we were also in a... read more

Veselka was great to work with. She listened to what I wanted and helped me plan an incredible trip. All of our hotels were in incredible locations and were in the budget that we wanted to be in. In Dubrovnik we stayed at Hotel Lapad. In Hvar we stayed in the pedestrian area in the old town at a hotel called Villa Nora. It was very charming and old. It was more like a bed and breakfast then a hotel. Every room is different, but they were all clean and very nice. In Split we were also in a pedestrian area but we were attached to the wall of the palace. It was amazing. The rooms were small but the location was perfect. Our last place was in Rovinj. We stayed at the Angelo D'Oro. The room here was incredible! I think it was our nicest room. Breakfast was included in all the hotels but the breakfast areas in Hvar and Rovinj were the most beautiful. We sat outside in gardens! All the breakfast were great but those were exceptional. It was a great hotel near the pedestrian walkway and amazing restaurants. Our hotel in Dubrovnik was a short cab ride from the Old town. We were picked up at the Dubrovnik airport and taken to the hotel. Our friends bags didn't come and Veselka was amazing helping us get the bags. It took 5 days but once they landed in Dubrovnik she got them to us in split. In Hvar we went sailing for a day that included a great lunch and swam in the most beautiful blue water. Our guide told us to call him H, was very nice but a little quiet. At times it was nice that we had some space and at other times it was a little awkward but an amazing day overall!! We also went on a hike through the small/abandoned villages in Hvar and had a local lunch. Bertie the chef was fabulous. This was one of the most incredible experiences. The food was outstanding. They made there own wine, grappa, sweet wine and olive oil. The only thing I didn't like were the anchovies but I tried them! I don't remember the guides name. He said to call him good looking. He was hilarious and had us laughing the whole time. I would recommend this to anyone. We had another guide in Rovinj. his name was Luka. He was really nice and informative. He drove us through all the hilltop towns. We went wine tasting at Kabola vineyards, olive oil tasting at Chiavalon and truffle tasting at Karlic Tartufi! What a fabulous day. At each of these places the hosts were incredible. They taught us so much. They provided food to go with the tasting as well which was very unexpected.

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Hiking, biking, wineries and boating in Croatia

I liked some of your suggested itineraries and we would like to see if we could all or most of the following: hiking (liked the idea of Plitvice) kayaking biking (liked the idea of cycling/wine tour in Korcula, but open to other ideas) visit...

Group of 6 friends visited Croatia in July 2017

Sailing Split - Dubrovnik 5 days

We would like to sail from Split to Dubrovnik for a duration of 5 days. We like many islands stops along the way, with visits to swimming caves, historic attractions, local famous eateries, and recommended attractions. Upon arriving at the Broadneck we...

A couple visited Croatia in June 2017

Island hopping and culture in Croatia

Hi! We'd love to spend the week doing some island hopping. We love seeing some culture, eating great seafood and having a bit of beach time on secluded beaches. We'd rather avoid the touristy areas and discover some beautiful places

Group of 2 visited Croatia in August 2016

Zagreb to Dubrovnik, traveling with a friend

Traveling with a girl friend. we both like active travel - hiking biking My idea is that I would fly into Zagreb on Sept 10th and fly out of Dubrovnik on the 18th. How does that sound? As far as hotels we don't need the super luxury- maybe mid range....

Group of 2 visited Croatia in September 2016

Family trip to the islands of Croatia in May

I am trying to plan a trip for my family from in May. We would like include Cres and Krk because my husband's side of the family is from there. I will have 5 adults and 1 child, and would like to stay in apartments instead of hotels. I have arranged nothing...

Group of 6 adults and 1 child visited Croatia in May 2016