Where to go in Croatia?

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Holiday resorts in Croatia by the sea

There are larger resorts along the coast and on some islands. The majority of tourists in Croatia are summer holidaymakers by the sea.

North: Here, the region around Pula is particularly popular, also among beach holidaymakers. For a beach holiday in Croatia, we particularly like the smaller town of Medulin a few kilometres south-east of Pula. The area around Porec further north on the Istrian peninsula towards Slovenia is also very popular. There is hardly a holiday resort in Croatia that can be reached more quickly by car from Germany or Austria. In addition, the islands of northern Croatia attract many tourists. Focal points for an island holiday in Croatia include Krk, Rab, Cres and Mali Losinj (many sailors).

By the sea in Croatia

Thanks to the enormous length of the coastline, Croatia still has many coasts with few holidaymakers. However, there are relatively few sandy beaches in the whole of Croatia. The picture is from the island of Krk.

In central and southern Croatia, for example, the area around Trogir, not far from Split, is very popular. Island fans can be found in large numbers on the offshore islands of Hvar and Brac. The area around Makarska is also worth mentioning. Further south, many summer visitors to Croatia combine beach holidays and cultural holidays in the Dubrovnik region. The south of Croatia is somewhat warmer and therefore also a good holiday destination in the low season (spring and autumn).

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Interesting cities in Croatia

Number 1 of the most beautiful old towns in Croatia is undoubtedly Dubrovnik in the south (Dalmatia). The entire old town is free of cars and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city wall is also famous. For many Croatia fans, Dubrovnik is the most beautiful city on the Mediterranean.

Dubrovnik, the most beautiful city in Croatia

Parts of Trogir and Split are also cultural heritage sites. The beautiful city of Pula in the north must also be mentioned.

Arena in the city of Pula

The famous amphitheatre in Pula is probably the most important single sight in Istria (north-west Croatia).

The capital Zagreb attracts far fewer tourists. There are many sights in Zagreb as well, but Zagreb is far from the sea

Places easily accessible by public transport

Unfortunately, the Croatian railway system is not very well developed. By changing trains, you can reach Rijeka in the north or Split in central Croatia, for example. The south around Dubrovnik cannot be reached by train at all. As far as we know, there are only direct trains from Germany to Zagreb (from Munich) and not to the Adriatic (Mediterranean).

However, there are many buses in Croatia. Long-distance buses connect larger towns just as frequently as railways do in other countries. There are very many bus connections along the coast. Thanks to the strong competition between bus companies in Croatia, long-distance buses are mostly cheap, modern and reliable.

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