Croatia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Crikvenica, a local's guide

I would like to introduce you to my hometown, Crikvenica. Located on the east Adriatic coast in Croatia, Crikvenica is a tiny town that hugs the sea with its 20 km long coast that compromises of all sorts of beaches, parks, plazas and ports. If you look across the sea, […]
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Split; travel tips from local

  Croatia is my home country and if you ask me, Split is the most beautiful city on the Adriatic coast. So let me guide through there with a few local tips. There is something here for everyone; history, nice weather, amazing beaches with sparkling clear sea, nightlife… In the […]
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What to do in Zagreb, Croatia

Many people see Zagreb only as a stop on their way to the breathtaking Croatian coast. Nonetheless, the city has a lot to offer and spending a few days in the Croatian capital will definitely be worth your time. 1) Walk through the historical city center The center of Zagreb […]
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Croatia's undiscovered Dalmatian gem: Primošten

Due to the immense popularity of the fantasy series ‘Game of thrones’, it is no surprise that the first place that comes to mind when someone mentions Croatia is Dubrovnik, where a major portion of the series was shot. When I, along with my friends planned a trip to Croatia, […]
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Two Days Of Solo Travel In Bratislava

I arrived on a train at the Slovakian capital, Bratislava one cold morning in October 2017. When the cab driver dropped me off at the tip of a solid stone stairway, he said, “Your apartment, car not going.” He brought down my suitcase from the boot, smiled and said, “Bye […]
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How to survive in Dubrovnik on a budget

In my opinion, Dubrovnik is the most beautiful Croatian summer destination and no wonder that’s one of the most visited places in Croatia. We spent our last summer there, in a small town 20 minutes from Dubrovnik, Zaton Mali. This is a short guide on how to avoid tourist jams […]
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Osijek; a city with the most wondrous promenade in Croatia

Osijek is the main city of the Slavonia region, one of the few regions in Croatia. It is a trading nod of eastern Croatia and a beautiful, peaceful city ideal for relaxation and the ones who prefer smalltown areas over big, busy cities. It has a famous Old Town named […]
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7 must-see places in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania)

Cluj-Napoca is one of Romania’s oldest cities, its name dating back to the Roman period. Known as the capital of Transylvania region and, also, for its many prestigious academies and fruitful cultural life, Cluj-Napoca or simply, Cluj, is a multiethnic city that primarily impresses with its urban imperial architecture, an […]
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Magical Plitvice Lakes in Winter

As a kid, I’d read stories by Hans Christian Anderson almost every day and then visualize the setting in my head. Little did I know that one day I would actually manage to visit a place worthy of being called a fairytale land or in today’s parlance, Winter Wonderland. Lake […]
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Zagreb, Croatia -Town of great tradition

Zagreb as the capital of Croatia is one of the cities that has a great tradition. You will be convinced to see it and to get to know the city and to meet hospitality inhabitants and most of whom will say on a good English “welcome”. Zagreb has a good […]
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Đakovo, Croatia; town of lipizzans and long tradition

For most people, the first association to Croatia is the sun, the beautiful Adriatic sea, and coast, and from recently soccer and tennis, therefore it is considered the land of natural wonders. Despite being less known, the Croatian interior has certainly a lot to offer. In the eastern part of […]
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Vacation on the Dalmatian Sea

Since Winter is coming now for 7th seasons, Dubrovnik aka “King´s Landing” on the Adriatic sea has become more and more famous. People from all over the world want to visit the city and follow Cercei on her walk of atonement. And yes, I do admit, that the city is […]
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Mostar: How To Enjoy This Beautiful Yet Divided City

Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, within easy travelling distance from Sarajevo as well as Split and Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Kotor (Montenegro). Whether by bus or by train, the journey to Mostar is a pleasure in itself – along mountain roads and past green lakes and rivers. […]
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Things to do in Osijek

Recently, Croatia has become an extremely popular vacation destination thanks to places such as Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb, a capital of Croatia and a home to one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe. You would probably feel baffled if you were told Croatia goes beyond Zagreb, wouldn’t you? […]
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Exploring Split, and Other Awe-Inspiring Places in Croatia

Croatia’s second largest city, Split, is the perfect mix of lively modernity and captivating history, enticing you to explore it. This was the impression I got while looking for my hostel at 2 am, and it continued to charm me when daylight came. For accommodation, I would recommend using the […]
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Serbia: The naked male statue in the center of Belgrade

Pobednik (eng: the Victor) is one of the greatest monuments in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. At the heart of old part of Belgrade, you will be able to visit Kalemegdan – Fortress, and Park in the center of Belgrade. Many centuries ago, Serbia has become a Kingdom. Many emperors have […]
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Surviving a Study Abroad in Budapest

  The City of BUDAPEST Probably one of the most cultural and historical cities in the world. Do not hesitate about its name: Which fun fact: it’s composed of two words representing the two parts of the city that conforms the capital of Hungary. The Buda side, mainly known by […]
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7 Cost Effective Things To Do in Kotor, Montenegro

“Monte-what?” I hear you say. Montenegro – roughly meaning “black mountain”, named so by the first explorers and sailors coming to the region – is situated on the Eastern coast of the stunning Adriatic coastline. This beautiful country shares borders with the equally interesting countries Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo […]
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Dubrovnik-Pearl of Adriatic

Owing its popularity to “Game of Thrones”, Dubrovnik aka King’s Landing is emerging as one of the hot destinations in the Adriatic.This Croatian city is a must to go destination if you are a fan of sea and forts. Dubrovnik situated in the extreme south of Croatia and Europe is […]
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Exploring the Adriatic Coast: Croatia & Montenegro

Dubrovnik The scenery around this spectacular area starts well before you even get off the plane. If you’re flying in any time during the day you’re in for a treat as you’ll be greeted with insane views of glistening aqua sea inlets amidst the mountainous terrain. My guess is that […]
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Klis: Unexplored Game of Thrones site overlooking Split

  For all Game of Thrones lovers, this hidden place will, hopefully, be a treat. It is a mix of beautiful landscapes, views over the coast and history. Best of all, it is easy to reach and also, offers an unforgettable experience. Where Is Klis And How To Reach It? […]
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My time in Split, Croatia

Experience the Croatian culture I’ve been living in Split, Croatia for the five months now. The first time I visited was last year and I quickly fell in love with the city, the culture and the people. Therefore, I’d like to first give you a quick introduction and tell you […]
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Why visit Zagreb, Croatia?

Croatia has many attractive and popular travel destinations, so the capital city of Zagreb might not be the first location that comes to mind when choosing a place or city to visit here. But Zagreb actually has a lot to offer, especially to people who like art, culture, history and good […]
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A Road Trip from Zagreb to Hvar Island

Ok, so, this was actually my first proper road trip, and I have to say that it was the best thing ever! Now, when I say a “proper road trip” I don’t mean just reaching your destination by car, but actually exploring amazing places along the way. And my oh […]
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Plitvice Lakes: a frozen paradise during winter

When thinking about my favorite natural spots to visit, Plitvice Lakes National Park comes right away to my mind. It was last December when I was traveling through Croatia with my sister, and part of our itinerary was definitely visiting the well-known to be amazing Plitvice Lakes. Most people think […]
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7 Reasons why you should visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Somewhere on the edge of Southeastern Europe sleeps one magical country named Bosnia and Herzegovina. This small country is filled with 3.8 million people that are dreamingly flowing through the beauty under the sun. It covers the ground of, more or less, 51.2 square kilometers, but there's a lot more […]
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Get to know with Slovenia

Big heart of the small country called Slovenia          If you are interested to visit Slovenia and want to know more about this country, then this is definitely for you! I want to share with you my experience of spending 3 beautiful months of my life in Slovenia and […]
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Why visit Dubrovnik in winter time?

Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia. Creation of history and beauty! What this overwhelming home of princes actually has to offer? Dubrovnik has a very wealthy history, some of theories say that it’s been there since 5th century. It's located in south of Croatia. The city itself has been trough a lot, it survived […]
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Exploring Vancouver Canada

Moving from Europe to Canada Introduction When I was young, I enjoyed geography — I was always researched countries, flags, history and was able to find any country on the map almost instantly. Love for travel stayed with me since then. I had always dreamed of traveling the world, yet being from a small […]
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Thrifting in style the London edition

When I made the leap and moved from Auckland to London City, everyone seemed to feel that I needed their 2 cents on how expensive living in London was. I agree that with the combination of rent, travel expenses and, of course, leisure, my wallet each month consists of more reciepts and […]
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Korcula: Island Paradise In Croatia

The new French Riviera Croatia – I’m sure you’ve all heard of it. A place that is being hailed the new French Riviera, due to the natural beauty of this Baltic country and its popularity among foreigners. It really does have it all; beaches, lush forest and park land, and […]
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The views of Rovinj

  A small town, shining from the Istrian peninsula took my heart a long time ago. I have been visiting Rovinj since I was seven months old. The photo where my dad holds me up as a baby has always been my favorite and it was taken in Rovinj. Call […]
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From Split to Plitvice Lake National Park

By Coach/Car Whether you are taking coach or car, the view is simply picturesque! I went early in the morning to Split main bus terminal, located right next to the harbor and train station. The bus schedules are pretty fixed, so it would be safer to reach early to purchase […]
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Exploring the Islands Lošinj and Cres

  EXPLORING THE ISLANDS LOŠINJ AND CRES   Croatia has many hidden treasures. One of them are definitely the islands of Lošinj and Cres. While many of you heard about the sunny days in Hvar (they allegedly have the most of them in whole Croatia) and Korčula, the birth town […]
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Fairytale of Croatia – Plitvice Lakes National Park

Explore Croatia The Balkan Peninsulam, that is placed on the south of Europe, is surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, Mediterranean, Aegean and the Black sea. It got its name after the Balkan mountains. This extremely underrated European region is full of amazing geological structures and formations, national parks, lakes, protected […]
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Varna: A place for every taste

I'm from Macedonia, so Bulgaria is our neighbor country and very close to us and yet this year was my first time visiting Bulgaria in the summer. I always thought of Bulgaria as my ‘winter hideout’ visiting the many ski centers and Spa resorts it has. The only thing I […]
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Welcome to Zagreb

Bok, dobrodošli u Zagreb!- Hi! Welcome to Zagreb! The capital of Croatia. No matter if you're on the airport or if you came by a bus or a train, your first stop is Glavni Kolodvor aka Central Station. You can grab a cab or a tram from there, even though, […]
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Magic of coastal Croatia

Being born and raised in coastal Croatia it is no strange thing to think about it as magical. Probably everyone is thinking the same thing about their home. After years of traveling and living abroad being home again made me look at it in a different way. I see more […]
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DUBROVNIK – Walled Pearl of the Adriatic

Although its world fame started after being a film location for larger-than-any-other-TV-show-ever and largest city of all Westeros – King's Landing, story of Dubrovnik started much much earlier. Traditionally, it's been a famous destination of every merchant and sailor on Adriatic Sea in ancient times and more recently it's a […]
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina – a city of bridges

The city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is known as the city of bridges, but none have made such an indelible mark on the city as the Old Bridge. The city's name itself comes from the word mostari – the keepers of the bridge spanning the cold waters of […]
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Pelješac – the longest peninsula in Croatia

Pelješac – Croatian peninsula Pelješac is a second longest peninsula in Adriatic Sea. It’s a southern Dalmatian peninsula, which is with its length 65 km and a width approximately of 6 km, suitable for exploring and discovering just in one week. In vicinity of Pelješac are located more famous islands […]
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Travel Guide to Zagreb, Croatia

  It's not news anymore that traveling solo can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth. This summer I have experienced one of my longest solo trips ever, a month of traveling through the Balkanic Peninsula.  One of the highlights on my itinerary was Zagreb –  the small, but so beautiful capital […]
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Welcome to Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the largest and in the same time capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this city you feel that connection like when you first meet that person you fall in love with, it's full of energy and it's active 247. Rich culture and long history are just few […]
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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo is city that touches hearts

  Panoramic view on Sarajevo Among all majestic cities in Europe, there is one hidden between mountains in the middle of the Balkan. It is Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This country used to be part of Yugoslavia until the 90s happened.  But now […]
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Zagreb : the conqueror of hearts

The title is not just another random phrase, written only to attract readers. For me, it is the bitter-sweet truth, because I am 335 km away from the place where my heart lies. The recipe for the I-love-Zagreb magic potion is not (as some would expect) a complex recipe, full of dark […]
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“Lisboa: Love at first sight”

“Lisboa: Love at first sight” When I think about Lisbon, there are so many pictures passing in front of my eyes, so many feelings and so many memories. Instantly I can feel my face changing from serious to smiley, relaxed and happy. And that's how I was feeling everytime when […]
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Slovenia – Lake Bled

SLOVENIA – BLED LAKE Bled lake and island from Mala Ojstrica             Slovenia is a small country between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It is quite often mistaken for Slovakia 😉 Even when our best athletes win, mistakes are made. SLOVENIA […]
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Brijuni Island – The Secret Paradise of Croatia

Lonely beaches, coral reefs, free living animals and untouched nature. Zebra and foal becoming friends That’s what a lot of prospect promote. And when you get there the place is fuelled up with tourists. You discover the “lonely beach” to be covered with towels half naked […]
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Banja Luka – the adventure begins!

So lets start from the beginning I am originally from Croatia and before I came to live in Banja Luka at the age of 12, I came here only twice to visit relatives. Although I’ve been living in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1992 and have visited most of it due to […]
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Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I)

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I) I’ve stayed in Slovenia for three months while doing my internship in an IT company. Although I lived in a small and cosy Slovenian city – Celje, I had visited other cities too. Slovenia is the country where Balkans meet Western Europe […]
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Dating Abroad: Meeting the “One” while Traveling

  Everyone secretly hopes that the love of their life will be waiting for them when their plane lands. Or better yet, that their special someone will be traveling with them to an exciting new city sipping complimentary white wine and picking out favorites from travel guides in flight.   […]
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Sailing into the sunset – from Trogir to Hvar and Vis

I’ve always loved boats and boat trips, but I had never spent an entire vacation on a sailboat before I went on this trip. Probably because none of my friends or family members is as boat-crazy as I am. But when I found a tour operator that organizes sailing trips […]
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EXIT Festival – Music Adventure in Serbia and Montenegro

There is nothing that feels better than summer music festivals. Feeling of freedom, happiness overload, unforgettable experiences. It’s all I am looking for the whole year long – endless sunshine, good vibes, great people and amazing location! Therefore, there are four sacred days marked in my calendar and they are […]
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A Week in Dubrovnik

Welcome to Dubrovnik With high stone walls rising up out of the rocks, Dubrovnik, Croatia looks like it’s been set in the ocean itself, the water around it a deep azure, fading into teal, then a light green, until the small, clear waves gently roll onto shore, the sound of […]
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Croatia: Zadar

Arriving When most people think of Croatia, Zadar is not the first city that comes to mind. However my husband and I have lived spent the last six years traveling Europe and wanted to experience something different than the typical tourist cities we had previously traveled. My husband and I […]
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My second home

When the majority think of Croatia, they think of crystal clear waters in Hvar, the amazing waterfront in Split or the old town of Dubrovnik. Majority don’t know of all the hidden gems Croatia has to offer, and by gems I mean towns. If you’re looking for an adventure off […]
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Dubrovnik: a two days trip in a medieval city

  Hello traveler! You might have heard about Dubrovnik trough Game of Thrones serial or Star wars episode Vlll, but let me tell you: This beautiful city has much more to offer you! Giving its rich and turbulent history throughout more than 20 centuries. In this article I'll provide you with some […]
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Greek Easter Red Eggs: Breaking Bad!

So, I just had my first Greek Orthodox Easter. Greek Easter and Greek Christmas are the two most significant festivals in Greece. They say Christmas is a happy holiday, while Easter is a sadder one. Yet, the events are so big in scale that even have overshadowed the birth of […]
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TUSCANY – THE GARDEN OF ITALY

I live in Croatia, so I cannot say that I expected me to fall so much for Italy as I did. It was always the neighbourhood country, quite similar to Croatia, and everyone has been to Trieste. So everyone has been to Italy. Rome has always been a must see […]
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