Croatia Travel Blog

We travel Croatia seeking out Croatian food, wine, the best things to do in Croatia, & accommodation in Croatia for you.

Croatian Currency: Croatian Kuna

Language: Croatian. Learn Croatian here

Croatian Population: 4,144,236

Capital City: Zagreb

National Day: 8th October

Timezone: UTC +1 (UTC +2 during summer).

Croatian Fun Facts: 100+ Croatia facts here

UNESCO Sites: Croatia has ten sites. Read about them here

Things To Do In Croatia: So many! Start here for a few ideas

Driving: Very easy. Driving guide here

International Airports In Croatia: Dubrovnik Airport, Zadar Airport, Sofia Airport, Rijeka Airport, Pula Airport and Zagreb Airport. Zagreb is the biggest airport in Croatia, receiving the most international flights.

Mesmerizing turquoise waters and charming little towns, ancient ruins and modern highways; Croatia beckons the traveler to come. With an area of 56,594 square km to wander, including spectacular national parks and beautiful beaches, a holiday in Croatia could last forever.


We came for a visit many years ago and now live here permanently.

There’s a lot to see and do in Croatia for every type of traveler. For the adventurer, there are activities such as hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, zip lining, and much more. For those who need rest and relaxation, stunning beaches and calming waters offer a respite from the heat.

For the children, there are waterparks, safaris, ferry rides, and family-friendly resorts. For the history buff, there are ancient towns, magnificent castles and educating ruins.

For nature lovers, stunning national parks, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and caverns to explore. For the foodie, a variety of local dishes and the best Croatian wines.

The scintillating beauty that is Croatia has something for everyone. Add it to the top of your bucket list!

Top Things To Do In Croatia:

  • Visit the once grand Trakoscan Castle
  • Visit Marija Bistrica, the home of the Black Madonna
  • Visit the Palace of Diocletian
  • Go sailing or kayaking on the Adriatic Coast
  • Look for fairies at the medieval Ruzica Grad castle
  • Walk across Kriznica’s hanging bridge
  • Eat at a konoba, a restaurant offering traditional fare
  • Explore the Moric Cave
  • Walk the Moli Ston, the second longest wall on earth, and the longest in Europe
  • Go truffle hunting in Motovun
  • Visit Tesla’s Birthplace Museum
  • See the 4th-century relic of St. Silvan in Dubrovnik
  • See the Jablanac shipwreck from WWII, visible from land
  • Visit the Kastrum archaeological site
  • Visit the glowing Blue Cave of Bisevo in Komiza
  • Explore St. Nicholas Fortress
  • Visit the Belvedere Hotel where the Game of Thrones was shot
  • Drink mistletoe brandy aka Biska in Hum, one of the world’s smallest cities
  • Visit the palace gardens from Season 3 and 4 of the Game of Thrones – Trsteno Arboretum
  • Gaze at historical treasures at the Visovac monastery.

Major Places Not To Skip:

  • Old Town Dubrovnik
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • The Royal City of Knin
  • Ancient Trogir
  • Croatia’s largest river port, the town of Vukovar
  • The hilltop town of Motovun
  • Papuk Nature Park in the Slavonia Highlands
  • The Golden Island of Zlarin
  • The ancient town of Nin
  • Paklenica National Park, famous for the Dolomite canyons
  • Djakova, the Bishop’s town
  • Beautiful Omis, once a pirate town
  • Quiet Vinisce
  • Susak, the island that smells of oregano
  • Osijek, with its Baroque architecture
  • Krka National Park.

Croatian Traditional Food:

Croatian Traditional food guide here

  • Skradinski Rizot, a veal-based risotto
  • Pasticada, a Dalmatian pot roast
  • Brodet, a seafood stew
  • Bakalar, made with salted cod
  • Octopus salad
  • Soparnik, a flat vegetarian pie cooked on a hot stone
  • Crni Rizot, or a black risotto made with fresh squid
  • Hand rolled Fuzi pasta
  • Rozata, a creamy custard pudding
  • Skradin Cake.