How to plan your vacation in Croatia

Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian coast offers charming historical towns with medieval architecture and heritage sites dating to Ancient Rome and beyond, fascinating beaches, crystal clear sea and completely unpopulated natural areas so that you can find your own pace.

When to go?

Summer, specifically July and August are the busiest months on Croatia’s coast. It is often referred as the high season when the sun is the hottest, the sea the bluest, and lots of people decide to visit.
If you want to avoid crowds then you should definitely try and visit in the off-seasons from April to June or September to October. During those months the weather is still incredibly pleasant and warm throughout most of the country but the crowds are significantly smaller.

Getting to Croatia

By plane

Zagreb (ZAG), Zadar (ZAD), Split (SPU) and Dubrovnik (DBV) are Croatia’s biggest gateways. Besides Croatia Airlines and Lufthansa numerous European discount carriers (such as easyJetJet2.comVueling and Ryanair) serve Croatia from various European cities.

By bus

Almost every town in Croatia has a bus station, and the network of bus routes makes this form of transportation an excellent, economical option. Here is the link to Zagreb main bus station website and Zadar main bus station.

By car

The highways that connect Croatia to its neighbors (Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro) are well-marked and well-maintained. For example it takes only 2 hours to get from Ljubljana to Zagreb.
The speed limit in Croatia in urban areas is 50kmph (30 mph) unless otherwise marked, 80kmph (50 mph) on secondary roads, and 130kmph (80 mph) on highways. If you do not have your car, here are the prices for car rental.

Entry Requirements in Croatia

Read our article Post COVID-19 travel to Zadar, Croatia: All you need to know to find out what are current entry requirements regarding coronavirus situation. Other than that, E.U. member country nationals can enter Croatia with just a personal ID. However, all other foreign nationals (anyone from outside the E.U.) need a valid passport for entrance to Croatia.
For visa requirements check Republic of Croatia Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs website.


Hotel room prices in Croatia vary considerably with location and time of year. If you are looking for a hotel accommodation check the hotels that we recommend. Hotel rates almost always include breakfast (usually a continental buffet), while private accommodations usually do not. Private accommodations are rented by individuals and that is the least expensive option. Apartments are strictly controlled, and divided into four categories, with star ratings. If you need help finding the right private accommodation, contact agency on [email protected] and we will do the work for you.

Useful information


Although Croatia joined the EU on 1st July 2013, the official Croatian national currency is the kuna (kn). One kuna has 100 lipa. Check official kuna exchange rate list here.

Few basic phrases

Basic words like hvala (thank you), molim (please), dobar dan (good day) and živjeli (cheers) will put you in good stead with the locals!

Day tours and Multi-day packages

Magic Croatia is a travel agency that organizes wide range of tours in and outside the country to suit almost any specification. We offer signature tours and custom-made experiences, including guided sightseeing tours, unforgettable boat and sailing tours, historic site and national park visits, bike tours, wine tasting and gourmet cuisine. In almost 30 tours and activities we offer  everyone can find something that he likes.

Our Multi- day packages are created to bring the best of Croatia and nearby countries. They not only include sightseeing but also offer activities and tours that will introduce the way of living, traditional cuisine, interesting stories and hidden places that are only known by locals. If you like to see and experience the best from Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina click here and start your unforgettable tour.


Croatia is known as the land of 1000 islands, beautiful beaches and hidden bays. Everyone can find a special place to relax and swim in crystal clear blue sea. Whether you are looking for a hidden beach for romantic moment, a sandy beach for funny games with your children or a all day party beach, Croatia can offer you all of that.

Sakarun (Dugi otok) is one of the most famous Croatian sandy beaches. It is special because of the unique white sand and crystal clear water that gives some kind of Caribbean atmosphere in the middle of the Adriatic. Book a boat tour and enjoy this peace of heaven!

Zlatni rat is often listed as one of the top beaches in Europe. It is  known and recognizable for its specific shape that can be seen in many travel brochures when you are looking for Croatia. The beach is also specific because it changes shape and position, depending on the wind that blows.

Zrće beach is situated on the island of Pag and is the most famous party beach in Croatia. It has several night clubs that work day and night and brings many world famous DJ-s.

Photos and article: Magic Croatia, tourist agency