Croatia Travel Tips
Croatia travel tips on money saving, personal safety, sightseeing, and enjoying your trip to the fullest from InfoHub suppliers and community members.
Sea kayaking the Adriatic
... view more take you to where sailing boats don’t even dream of daring: very near the rocks, to the thin line between the sea and land where hundreds of colourful fish and other creatures seek food and shelter.
And there is another thing that makes sea kayaking on Adriatic Sea special, unique and the best on the continent: history. These islands have witnessed the power and the glory of Roman and Ottoman empires, Venetian and Dubrovnik republic, Napoleon legions and Allied forces. It all shows on almost every step. We know our islands and coast and we’ll take you to the very best places. Sea kayak tour will not be just a sport and nature experience but also cultural.
Come and see for yourself it’s not the same as seeing it on a picture. The fact that only a few people know about it means that you shouldn’t wait long.
Cycling tips for Croatia
... view more there is no car traffic on them. But they will take you to your destination and let you enjoy the natural scenery and everything that goes with it.
If you want to see and cycle Croatia there are cycling routes available to satisfy everybody's desires and levels. We offer various levels of cycling, different routes availability, day trips, weeklong trips or if you consider yourself a marathon rider you can attempt to cover Croatia's ride around the entire country, now that is not a task for the light hatred. If you organize your weeklong cycling Croatia trip properly ensure that your stops are at friendly small family run hotels or villas as this is where you will be able to taste and eat the local produce cooked in the traditional methods and maybe even a glass of the local wine or whisky (Rakija).
A great way to experience Croatia is to join a well-paced bike tour through villages and along country roads. There are not only beautiful sceneries but also old towns, villages, palaces, churches and other places of cultural and historic interest. If you want to cycle on one of Europe's most beautiful cycling tracks, a must ride cycle track is National Park Plitvice Lakes!
Rafting in Croatia
... view more protection of rivers from hydroelectric power generation, diversion for irrigation, and other development.
Additionally, white water rafting trips can promote environmentalism. By experiencing firsthand the beauty of a river, individuals who would otherwise be indifferent to environmental issues may gain a strong desire to protect and preserve that area because of their positive outdoor experience.
Rafting the rivers of Croatia is a wonderful way to experience the unspoiled Croatian interior. Wooden rafts have had a long tradition on some rivers but modern white-water rafting is a rather new sport. Like most outdoor sports, rafting in general has become safer over the years. Expertise in the sport has increased, and equipment has become more specialized and increased in quality. As a result the difficulty rating of most river runs has changed. This may be the reason Croatia is not well known for rafting although it does have wild and exciting rivers (up to grade 3) that flow through sceneries that will take your breath away.
Croatia Travel Tips
Submitted by M15575Croatia is a country of cities, some of them (Zadar) older than Rome. Also Croatia is a country of excuisit natural landscapes, on short distances from cities. Croatian cities are ideal city break destinations, very well connected to all European hub airports.
The country name - Croatia - is latinism. We call our country Hrvatska, and Hrvati is the name for Croatian people.
According to Latin version of demonym, Croatia name comes from CRAVAT (neck tie). Croatian soldiers (Croati) in Napoleons' army had ... view more them as sign of difference. After them it was adopted on french royal court and became mandatory piece of men fashion by nower days.
Croatians are people of hot temper. Generaly, littoral people are also named "worse". They are loud and like to gesticulate while arguing. We argue a lot, and a quite popular expression about Croatians is "two Croats, three opinions".
Croatian currency is Kuna (marten). Its fure was medieval form of payment here, together with gold and silver. It is divided to hundred Lipa (linden tree) considered as tree of peace or holy tree of all Slavic people.
Zadar is a city among five national parks. Every one of them is easy to reach on one day excursion. Every city break or weekend in Zadar can be a combination of learning rich historic details and enjoying in unspoiled nature beauties.
River kayaking in Croatia
Most visitors come to Croatia in summer - when the most beautiful rivers of Croatia are perfect for canoeing and kayaking. So when you plan a vacation by the sea, ... view more plan a day on the river. It will be your best. Maybe you will come to Croatia seeking paradise, but as you kayak on travertine waterfalls interspersed with calm, crystal water, you’ll find a whole lot more… you’ll discover that this is the experience of a lifetime. These rivers flow between hills and forests in uninhabited areas, a world away from crowded beaches and seaside resorts.
Skradin - a must do destination
The 3* hotel “Skradinski Buk” is ... view more located in Skradin, only 300 meters away from the coast. Skradin is the official boat entrance to the Krka River National Park. It is perfectly situated to explore nearby national parks and other sites of interest in Šibenik-Knin County.
Get to know Croatia, part II
... view more castles and manors, and picturesque rolling hills and vineyards of the Croatian Zagorje. We invite you to discover and enjoy the beauties of Croatia, its mild climate, the crystal clean, warm sea water, beautiful beaches, virgin nature, combined with rich history and cultural heritage, delicious cuisine and good wines, an above all, warm and friendly people.
Get to know Croatia
... view more places for visitors. Although a small country, Croatia has rich variety of beautiful landscapes and preserved natural areas from mountains to plains, from rivers to sea with a long and rich history. Croatia is alive with well preserved old towns, castles, palaces, monuments and native architecture. Together with the tradition, folklore, art scenes and music, Croatia is a unique and exotic place to discover. Industry is not big here and has had little impact on the environment. Therefore food is mostly organically grown and drinking water is of very good quality and plenty - even in open rivers and wells. Including the friendly, fun-loving people and easy going lifestyle will make your stay a very pleasant one.
Advices for hunters comming to Croatia
Submitted by M19387Tips for hunters coming to Croatia:
- If you are traveling with the rifle you have to count on 30 minutes on the bored to lear the rifle with the police. Procedure is very simple and goes without problems.
- The best time to come to Croatia to hunt depends on what animal you are interested. If you are looking for the big trophies than the best period is the mating season of specific animals. Usually that is winter.
- Temperatures in Croatia are nice, in the spring, summer and autumn is usually from 20 - 30 C, ... view more and in the winter 5-15 C. In winter it can get rainy, windy or snowy.
- Croatia is a very safe country to travel and hunt.
Cycling Trip Gear List
Submitted by M19111Cycling Checklist
- 24-speed Sumava Leader Fox hybrid bicycles with suspension fork,
- Small handlebar bag,
- Bicycle pump,
- Water bottle cage,
- Route map,
- Bike tool kit,
- On special request: panniers, toe baskets.
Note: bike pedals do not have toe clips.
- Helmet (required),
- Water bottle,
- Bicycle shoes (without clip-in toes).
Recommended clothing: Dressing in layers is usually the best solution. Non-wrinkle, fast-drying clothing packs and washes easily. ... view more
Recommended bicycle clothing :
- Long sleeve & short sleeve jersey,
- Bicycle pants,
- Bicycle shorts,
- Bicycle rain pants and jacket.
Recommended travel gear:
- Soft sided suitcase or duffel,
- Luggage locks,
- Fanny pack,
- Money belt,
- Passport (required),
- Hand sanitizer,
- Your favorite energy bar,
- Personal first aid kit,
- Insect repellent.
Recommended city clothes:
A full change of clothes for dinner and other activities, including shoes other than cycling shoes. You don’t have to dress up for dinner but bring comfortable lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes, include a sweater or light jacket for evenings. Don’t forget a swimsuit.
Camera, travel alarm, gel seat cover, electrical adapter, ziplock bags, book to read.
Your luggage may get lost so pack what could minimally get your through a couple of days in your carry-on bag and consider cross-packing with a travel partner.