Croatia is situated in the Southeastern edge of Europe with one end facing to the Adriatic Sea and the other adorned with almighty mountains which offers a variety of experiences as a traveler. Croatia has glitz and glamour in its culture and a certain mystery and peacefulness as well; while ...
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“The trip to Croatia was excellent. I arrived early to enable me to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, truly amazing. The tour was fantastic, we had a great guide and a fun group. The group was small - 9, which made it easy to get around. The accommodations chosen where in great locations, quiet and comfortable. The tour had a nice mix of structured time and individual time. One half day event should be changed, feedback was provided to improve the tour for others - otherwise it would have been excellent. After the tour I spent an additional 3 days to allow me to visit Mostar and Montenegro. If you are limited to the 7 day tour, I recommend you visit the island of Lokrum as the other two locations are a 12 hour day with 6-7 hours driving time.”
“Overall I thought the trip was good and well organized. The small tour group size was perfect.
I loved Croatia , it was beautiful.
I think there are things that could be done to improve the trip:
1. Tour guide for the major cities/stops: We had no tour or tour guide for Split and it would have been helpful.
The tour leader is NOT a tour guide. He just gave us maps and then we were on our own.
2. Hotels were all clean and nice except for the one in Dubrovnik. Its outdated and need to be renovated.”
“While the places we visited were very interesting, I was extremely disappointed with the group leader as well as the hotels we were put up at. It was my first trip with Exodus and sadly, will likely be my last too.”
“Excellent holiday. Croatia is a beautiful place with stunning views and lovely food. We were given the option every evening to go on a group meal or go on our own and our group leader suggested good restaurants to people who preferred to do their own thing. The hotels we stayed in were all clean and the staff were friendly. The restaurants we ate in were excellent and not once did I have a bad meal. The walks were good and at an easy pace so everyone could keep up. We had a very large group of people on the trip, 20 I think in total with the youngest being a student and the oldest one aged 70 and we all got on well and had lots laughs”
Croatia is situated in the Southeastern edge of Europe with one end facing to the Adriatic Sea and the other adorned with almighty mountains which offers a variety of experiences as a traveler. Croatia has glitz and glamour in its culture and a certain mystery and peacefulness as well; while you can experience the coldest winters and the hottest summers in Croatia, the sea softens all the seasons to merge smoothly together towards the coastal end.
The diversity of the geography in Croatia is one of the many reasons that you should consider Croatia as your next destination. If you want to get the Europe experience, and yet you can afford to travel to only one country, Croatia is an excellent choice since it offers you an experience in one go, which many European countries would offer collectively. Croatians are very hospitable and friendly people, and they cook simple and delicious food from the freshest ingredients they get from both land and the sea due to the location of the country. The cities like Split and Pula boasts of Roman architectural wonders that stand in the same league of Italy and Turkey themselves. Dubrovnik -- the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the stunning Plitvice Lakes, Pula Arena and Euphrasian Basilica are some of the popular tourist attractions in the world.
Explore the history of Dubrovnik
Hike the mountains of Northern Velebit National Park
Shop for fresh produce at the Dolac Market in Zagreb
Walk around Trogir’s St. Lawrence (St. Lovro) Cathedral
Take the ferry to Lokrum Island
Drink your way through Iločki Podrumi, one of Croatia’s oldest wine cellars
Visit the ‘Kingdom of Feštini’ cave in Istria
Don’t make the mistake of sticking to Dubrovnik! Croatia has many beautiful towns and islands to visit.
Even when raising your hand to order a round of drinks at the bar, never raise your thumb, index finger and middle finger together. This is a sign of Serbian nationalism and is considered taboo in Croatia.
Croatian drivers can be aggressive and some coastal roads don’t use barriers. Consider opting for public transit instead of renting a car. While train links don’t cover the entire country, buses are a reliable option.
If travelling from another European country, get ready to carry multiple currencies. Croatia is part of the European Union but continues to use its own currency: the Croatian kuna.
Croatia is perfect for a beach holiday, but be sure to pack a pair of water shoes as the coasts are quite rocky.
If you decide to travel off-the-beaten-path, keep a keen eye out for unexploded minefields left over from Croatia’s war of the early 1990s.
Croatia has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Croatia before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Croatia, do check out our Croatia Travel Guide for more information.