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Introducing Croatia

Once a secret destination for 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.

When's the best time to go?
The spring (May & June) and fall (September & October) are the best times to visit in terms of good weather and to avoid the majority of the crowds. Mid-June through mid-September is the busiest time for visitors all throughout Croatia, so expect to bump into crowds during these months (as well as higher prices for accommodation). Winter sees the tourism grind to a halt in the islands of Dalmatia, but this can be a great time to see mainland Croatia and to check out Zagreb's famous winter market! Learn more

Where should I go in Croatia?

Croatia is best known for its national parks (Plitvice Lakes and Krka), its medieval coastal cities such as 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. Learn more

How many days do I need?
If you're short on time, five days is enough to have a great experience in one of Croatia's main regions, such as Dalmatia or Istria. For a great overall experience, however, you should aim for 10-14 days to cover multiple regions and to not feel too rushed. Learn more

Getting around Croatia
Croatia is a relatively small country with a great road network, making private transfers and rental cards the ideal form of transport for the mainland, and getting between key cities such as Zagreb and Split. There are also numerous public ferry routes accessing the islands between Dubrovnik and Split (subject to seasonality) and private boats for charter for getting between the islands. Learn more

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Croatia Tours & Itineraries

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Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands archipelago in the distance
Map of Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 8 Days
Dalmatia Adventure: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 8 Days

From Dubrovnik's city walls and limestone-paved streets to the ancient Roman city of Split, this 7-day itinerary features the highlights of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coast. Enjoy three nights in the "Adriatic Pearl" discovering baroque buildings and medieval fortresses, savor Dalmatian cuisine in Marco Polo's hometown of Korčula, and explore the 14 wooded and rocky islets of the Pakleni archipelago on a guided kayak tour.

Plitvice Lakes National Park, just south of Zagreb
Map of Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 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. Spend a few days relaxing on the beach on the island of Hvar then end your trip in the medieval town of Dubrovnik.

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Map of Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
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.

Zlatni Rat Beach, Island of Brač
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 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.

Beachgoers wade in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea near Zadar
Map of Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 15 Days
Dalmatian Coast Family Holiday: Zadar, Split, Hvar, & More - 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 chock-full of cultural exploration and lazy beach days, from the historic city of Zadar and the small island of Krapanj to the ancient coastal city of Split and the stunning island of Hvar. You'll relax swim, snorkel, and kayak in the sparkling Adriatic, discover dramatic waterfalls and glittering emerald-green lakes in Krka National Park, and catch the most beautiful sunsets in Zadar.

Bird's eye view over Dubrovnik
Map of Best of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Best of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 12 Days

In this 12-day itinerary, you'll wind your way from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Covering many of the country's best highlights, you'll see notable sights such as Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rector's Palace as well as taste the local cuisine and famous wines. A balance of culture and adventure provides you with an incredible experience from soaring high about the Cetina River Canyon to paddling the incredible blue waves of the Adriatic around Croatian islands. For an in-depth look, view the days detailed below.

Make the Most of Your Time in Croatia

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Croatia?

Whether you have two days or two weeks, you'll have a great time in Croatia with a little planning. Get to know Dubrovnik during a quick weekend trip, explore islands along the...

The famous hilltop town of Motovun in Croatia's Istria region
Map of 14 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
14 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks allows you to cover multiple regions in Croatia—you can visit the Dalmatian coast, the Istrian peninsula, and even Slovenia in one trip. You can see more highlights at...

Croatia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
The Istrian peninsula coastline hugs the Adriatic Sea
Best Time of Year to Visit Croatia

Are you into water sports? Visit Croatia from June to September when the Adriatic Sea is warm. Do you want to hire a guide and his dog to go truffle-hunting or join a grape...

The Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia

When you picture Croatia, chances are you're thinking of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast first. But this popular area is only one of the country's five regions, each one of...

The Cathedral of St. Euphemia towering over the town of Rovinj in Istria
Going Off the Beaten Path in Croatia

Dubrovnik is Croatia’s indisputable hotspot, but the rest of the country is rich with wonders waiting to be discovered. Here is a glimpse of Dubrovnik, as well as lesser known...

Croatia Travel Advice

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Women rolling dough at a traditional food stand in Rijeka, Croatia
What to Eat in Croatia (and Where to Eat It)

Spicy seafood stews, sausages sizzling on the grill, homemade pasta topped with shaved white truffles, cakes made with juicy citrus fruits: Croatia has so much to offer gourmet...

Church of Saint Donatus in historic center of Zadar.
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...

Croatia Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
The Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia

When you picture Croatia, chances are you're thinking of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast first. But this popular area is only one of the country's five regions, each one of...

The Cathedral of St. Stephen in historic Hvar Town
Unique Ways to Experience the Island of Hvar

Known for beautiful year-round weather, crisp white and robust red wines, summer nightlife, clear turquoise waters—and active outdoor excursions like kayaking, cycling, and rock...

Split hugs the Adriatic coastline and extends to the Marjan peninsula, the "lungs of the city"
Unique Ways To Experience Split

A dynamic port city with a medieval Old Town grown out of the 1,700-year-old Diocletian's Palace, Split bustles with modern life amid its ancient Roman setting. Cafés,...

Croatia Experiences

Unique things to do in Croatia
SUP off the coast of the Kornati islands near Zadar
Paddleboard in Kornati National Park

Mottled with patches of sage, the 140 islands of the Kornati archipelago range in color from gravelly white to pale ochre, together comprising Kornati National Park, a nautical...

On the hunt for wild truffles
Truffle Hunting in Motovun Forest

Surrounding the ancient sleepy hilltowns of Motovun, Buzet, and Vrh lies damp and dark woods, the perfect environment—and prime-hunting ground—for the elusive truffle. This...

Prepare a traditional Mediterranean meal
Cooking Class in Trogir

Located 45 minutes west of Split is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trogir, a port town on a small island just off the mainland. Encircled by medieval walls, Trogir's gorgeous...

Sample local wines in the Konavle Valley
Konavle Wine Tasting Tour

To the east of Dubrovnik sits Konavle, a famous wine region that stretches from Cavtat to the southeasterly tip of Croatia at the Montenegrin border. Its small population lives...

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Hike to breathtaking views over the Adriatic
Hike Croatia's Adriatic Islands - 8 Days

This 8-day, small-group tour takes you hiking and island hopping against the spectacular backdrop of Croatia's Adriatic coast. Starting in Zagreb, make your way through Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Velebit Mountains to reach the glittering Adriatic. Skipping between the islands of Krk, Cres, and Lošinj, you'll embark on a series of half-day hikes—discovering a magical landscape of secluded fishing villages, rocky peaks, and hidden beaches along the way.

Family in Croatia
Map of Family Time on Croatia's Coast  - 9 Days
Family Time on Croatia's Coast - 9 Days

Go beyond the typical European hotspots and take your family on an unforgettable nine-day adventure to Croatia. Kayak around the sun-kissed Dalmatian Coast, walk amid ancient Roman palaces in Split, and marvel at the medieval fortress walls in Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll hop aboard private boats for island excursions to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Adriatic Sea for snorkeling and sunbathing.

Turquoise water off the Elafiti Islands
Island-Hop Around South Croatia- 5 Days

Island-hop around southern Croatia on this action-packed 5-day tour! The itinerary starts and ends in Dubrovnik, the so-called "Pearl of the Adriatic," where you'll have plenty of time to walk around the city's charming OId Town. You'll spend two nights in the medieval city of Ston, the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the rugged Pelješac Peninsula. Then it's onward to Koločep Island and Lopud Island, where you'll hike on coastal trails overlooking the Adriatic Sea, dine on fresh oysters and mussels, and sample Dingač — the region's renowned red wine — at a local winery. Enjoy one last night on the town in bustling Dubrovnik before the trip ends.

Croatia Travel Maps

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Croatia map: Top Regions in Croatia
Top Regions in Croatia
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Croatia map: 7 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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5 Days in Croatia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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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 Antonia Ljuština
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Antonia Ljuština

History admirer, adventure-hunter, hot air balloon enthusiast, foodie, wine lover. After 3 years of working as a tour guide and travel agent all over Europe, I found my true passion right here, at...

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Travel specialist Anna-Maria Frid
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Anna-Maria Frid

I come from the hospitality industry, where I've spent years working, after graduating from university. Hospitality and travels are embedded in my DNA as well as sports. Among other things, I am an...

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Sarah Cosic

I'm originally from Burlington, Canada and I have always loved traveling, meeting new people and discovering unique places. Once I graduated university, I decided to take a year off to travel...

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Trip Reviews for Croatia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Robi is an exceptional guide. · Croatia - May 7 - May 20, 2022

Traveler: Mike B. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi was exceptional. Robi is a local guide who has been professionally dedicated to guiding in Croatia for many years. It is usual to get someone this knowledgable in everything about a country who is the 'cycling' guide. His attitude was also one of being extremely flexible, and checking in with us on anything we wanted to modify, right up to 'in the moment' changes. He did an excellent job of ensuring the three sets of tandem bikes we had in our group were well secured in his bike... read more

Robi was exceptional. Robi is a local guide who has been professionally dedicated to guiding in Croatia for many years. It is usual to get someone this knowledgable in everything about a country who is the 'cycling' guide. His attitude was also one of being extremely flexible, and checking in with us on anything we wanted to modify, right up to 'in the moment' changes. He did an excellent job of ensuring the three sets of tandem bikes we had in our group were well secured in his bike trailer. Thank-you Robi.
In terms of Croatia, as people who have cycled in 20++ countries over the last several decades, Croatia is a 'jewel' in terms of the scenery, the food, the 'old' towns themselves, and the people of Croatia. Far exceeded our expectations.
We also found the functionality of the Kimkim application easy to manoeuvre within, and when we had to reach out directly to Kimkim regarding COVID, the people were 'client first' oriented; which was a great relief (our trip was delayed twice as it was originally scheduled for the time when COVID -19 was declared a pandemic- early spring 2019).
In gratitude,
Mike & Jacquie

Hotel Reviews

Villa Radić

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The rooms are all very new, with everything working well, as one would expect in a high end accommodation.

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Hotel Marul

Split

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Clean and the staff were excellent.

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Central and easy to get everywhere.

Scalini palace

Dubrovnik

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Location in the old town is excellent. The staff was excellent. No elevator so you need to be comfortable with stairs. Overall they have done an excellent job with this location.

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Hotel Marko Polo

Korčula

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Hotel Review

The General Manager was excellent, but the remainder of the experience was average. The AC in the building did not work for instance, and it was 'stuck' in beaurocratic decision making to get it going. It is a large hotel, and perhaps best suited for large bus groups rather than more discerning smaller groups. Or perhaps they will iron out the current operations to have a better overall experience (hotel just reopened from a 2 year renovation).

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Hotel Marul

Split

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Hotel Review

The staff and location and ambience were all excellent. The only thing holding this hotel back from amazing is the quality of the bed mattresses. Any easy thing to remedy.

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mattress quality needs to be upgraded.
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Hotel Pasike

Trogir

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Hotel Review

The hotel rooms are 'tired' in terms of the quality of the beds, and the air-conditioning is 'musty'. The location is excellent, and the staff was all great we well. but the room quality did not meet our expectations in terms of beds and AC.

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Beds and AC need upgrading.
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Tri sestrice

Hvar

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Hotel Review

This is a v very 'interesting' place to stay. The owner manager is very dedicated to 'food', growing almost everything we ate at dinner, and having been a professional chef for 20+ years before rerunning to HVAR to open this hotel. And he is happy to share his knowledge and showcase his garden. It was hard to fathom that so much land was dedicated ti gardening in the old town, rather than letting it be redeveloped for tourism. Bravo to the owner. This will work well for people who want to engage with the owners, who are interested in food and organic vegetable gardening. Th balconies have a amazing few of the harbour and sea as well.

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Cycling Brač.

Croatia

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mike,

thank you very much for your feedback.

I am glad to see you had a good experience after waiting for 2 years to come on the trips. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends.

It is much easy to work when there is a fun group of people around! Friendships are priceless!

Thank you very much for visiting!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best

Robi

Robi was very caring and client focused. He w... · Croatia - May 7 - May 20, 2022

Traveler: andy m. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi was very caring and client focused. He was more than responsive to our needs and demonstrated a strong desire to make us happy and ensure the experience was the best possible. The trip was amazing and our experience top tier because of Robi. read more

Robi was very caring and client focused. He was more than responsive to our needs and demonstrated a strong desire to make us happy and ensure the experience was the best possible. The trip was amazing and our experience top tier because of Robi.

Hotel Reviews

Villa Radić

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

The rooms are all very new, with everything working well, as one would expect in a high end accommodation.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

Hotel Marul

Split

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Clean and the staff were excellent.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

Central and easy to get everywhere.

Scalini palace

Dubrovnik

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Location in the old town is excellent. The staff was excellent. No elevator so you need to be comfortable with stairs. Overall they have done an excellent job with this location.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

Hotel Marko Polo

Korčula

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

The General Manager was excellent, but the remainder of the experience was average. The AC in the building did not work for instance, and it was 'stuck' in beaurocratic decision making to get it going. It is a large hotel, and perhaps best suited for large bus groups rather than more discerning smaller groups. Or perhaps they will iron out the current operations to have a better overall experience (hotel just reopened from a 2 year renovation).

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

Hotel Marul

Split

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

The staff and location and ambience were all excellent. The only thing holding this hotel back from amazing is the quality of the bed mattresses. Any easy thing to remedy.

Cleanliness & Comfort

mattress quality needs to be upgraded.
Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

Hotel Pasike

Trogir

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

The hotel rooms are 'tired' in terms of the quality of the beds, and the air-conditioning is 'musty'. The location is excellent, and the staff was all great we well. but the room quality did not meet our expectations in terms of beds and AC.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Beds and AC need upgrading.
Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

Tri sestrice

Hvar

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

This is a v very 'interesting' place to stay. The owner manager is very dedicated to 'food', growing almost everything we ate at dinner, and having been a professional chef for 20+ years before rerunning to HVAR to open this hotel. And he is happy to share his knowledge and showcase his garden. It was hard to fathom that so much land was dedicated ti gardening in the old town, rather than letting it be redeveloped for tourism. Bravo to the owner. This will work well for people who want to engage with the owners, who are interested in food and organic vegetable gardening. Th balconies have a amazing few of the harbour and sea as well.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

Activity Review

Cycling Brač.

Croatia

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Transport

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andy,

thank you very much for your feedback and kind words. I am very happy to hear I was able to contribute to your experience in Croatia! I am glad to hear you recognize i care!
Your positive energy made my job much easier! :)
Thank you!
Best
Robi

Thomas

Croatia, Best of Split and its surroundings - 6 Day Tour Review · Croatia - May 8 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Thomas H. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

Our 6 day tour of Croatia from Split to Zagreb was a great experience. The tour planned by Anna-Marie Frid was perfect for our traveling style and interests. The winery lunch at Bibich winery in Plastovo was the highlight of our trip. Absolutely fantastic food was served along their excellent selection of wines. Our food/history tour in Split was a delight led by Lucy, a local guide. We enjoyed learning more about life and other interesting facts about Croatia from her.

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Our 6 day tour of Croatia from Split to Zagreb was a great experience. The tour planned by Anna-Marie Frid was perfect for our traveling style and interests. The winery lunch at Bibich winery in Plastovo was the highlight of our trip. Absolutely fantastic food was served along their excellent selection of wines. Our food/history tour in Split was a delight led by Lucy, a local guide. We enjoyed learning more about life and other interesting facts about Croatia from her.

Unfortunately at the end of the trip I experienced a medical emergency that needed immediate attention. Anna-Marie's assistance was invaluable in getting medical help at a local hospital in Zagreb. I feel she went above and beyond helping me overcome the language barrier and finding the attention I needed. By the way, her command of English is excellent.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Thomas,
thank you for your kind review and I am happy to hear that you were able to resolve your condition upon your arrival to the US and that it didn't affect your trip home. It was a real pleasure being able to show this part of Croatia to you and I hope to welcome you again!

Kind regards,
Anna-Maria