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Croatia Travel Guide

Start planning your Croatia sailing holiday or tour with our handy travel guide resources. Here you'll find our selection of the best places to visit, when to go for the perfect weather conditions and the choice of sailing boats available. Find out what visas you'll need, see what our travellers say about our tours and get to know Croatia a little better with our comprehensive travel tips covering everything from health to currency and food.


Best Places to Visit

If you need help deciding where to go, check out our list of must-see destinations from historic cities to beautiful islands as well as national parks for the best of Croatia

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Best Time to Visit

Time your visit to Croatia perfectly with our guide on the seasons and what to expect of the weather with info on festivals and events held throughout the year


Top Travel Tips

Plan for your holiday to Croatia with our round up of top travel tips that include everything from health advice to currency, what to expect of the food


Tourist Visas

Know before you go - check what visas you'll need to visit Croatia and where you can apply for your visa


Traveller Reviews

Don't just take our word for it - see what our customers have to say about our tours and sailing holidays to Croatia


Choice of Ships

Not sure which ship is best for you? Have a read of the different boat types we offer and the benefits of each

Get to know Croatia

Recommended Reading

  • Croatian Nights
    by Borivoj Radakovic
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
    by Rebecca West
  • A Traveller's History of Croatia
    by Benjamin Curtis
Did you know...?

Facts about Croatia

  • Croatia's currency, Kuna, was named after a small rodent, whose fur was used for payment many centuries ago.
  • The limestone columns of the White House in Washington, D.C. were made from Croatian stone.
  • The famous explorer, Marco Polo, was actually born on the Croatian island of Korcula.

Croatia Travel Advice for South African Travellers:

The safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep informed of the latest travel updates on Croatia. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the consular in South Africa before you travel.

Flying to Croatia from South Africa:

The beautiful islands of Croatia are roughly a 16 hour flight from South Africa. Depending on which cruise route or land tour you have chosen, you will likely need to fly into either Split or Dubrovnik. If flying to Croatia from South Africa then the quickest flight options are with Lufthansa via Frankfurt, Air France via Paris and British Airways via London. Some flights may require a second transit stop in Zagreb, Croatia's capital. Flight connection times can vary depending on which day of the week you fly so you may wish to consider extending your time in Croatia to coincide with more convenient flight options. Check out Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Croatia.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Croatia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Croatia Weather Updates from the BBC.