There are several ways to travel to Croatia and which form of transport you choose depends on which part of the country you come from and how far you plan to travel. Overall, if you do not have a car, you’ll most likely travel to Croatia or by bus or train. The bus network is very widespread and there are a large number of lines to long-distance and local routes.
Traveling in Croatia
Traveling by train in Croatia is relatively cheap, but railway network and routes are not as widespread as the bus. For example, a popular tourist destination – Dubrovnik – there is no train station, so do not try to come directly to Dubrovnik by train. The ferry in Croatia is effective and all you need is a good understanding of schedules. A vast majority of Croatian ferries are intended for carrying passengers and cars / buses / trucks, and provide a link between the Croatian islands and the mainland.
Ferry network in Croatia has a strong relationship and timetable with Italy, especially the line to Ancona, Bari and Venice. Air travel is, of course, the fastest, but understandably most expensive form of travel. Although, if you book your ticket in advance, you can sometimes get a good price for routes within Croatia, or for cheaper traveling from Europe, in general.
How to get to Croatia
To enter Croatia, a driving license and vehicle insurance are obligatory. It is desirable to have an international driving permit for the possible hiring of vehicles (rent-a-car). The permit is issued by the parent club. The driver of a motor vehicle registered abroad entering the territory of the Republic of Croatian must have a valid international document on the automobile liability insurance that is valid on the territory of the European Union or any other evidence of the existence of such insurance. International documents and evidence shall be considered an official license plate carried by a vehicle which is normally stationed in the territory of the state whose national office signatory to the Multilateral Agreement. The most expensive fuel in the Balkans hail Croats and motorized tourists who pay 10.99 kuna per liter of petrol 95, or 1.44 euros, then a liter of petrol 98 costs 11.77 kuna, or 1.55 euros and diesel – 10.28 kunas or 1, 35 euros. In addition to the ferry, high-speed lines operate between Croatian and Italian land. Customs offices for entering of foreign ships are: Permanent: Umag, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Rasa / Bršica, Rijeka, Mali Losinj, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Ploce, Korcula, Vela Luka, Ubli. Seasonal (during the summer season): ACI Marina Umag, Umag, Sali, Bozava, Primosten, Hvar, Stari Grad (Hvar), Vis, Komiža and Cavtat. For those who want to come by rail, you should know that Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Serbia. With almost all other European countries here are connections with transfer.
Getting ready to stay in Croatia
Be sure to possess enough money that is prescribed for entry into the Schengen state. Given that Croatia is not its member, this matter is subject to regulatory legislation. You need 100 euros per day of the estimated stay in Croatia. If a foreigner has a certified letter of guarantee, he is obliged to present proof of funds equivalent to 50 euros per day of the estimated stay (this regulation is in force for over 5 years).
What to enjoy in Croatia
Top options and optimal time to travel and enjoy the tourism and vacation is in the summer. Also, you can enjoy the benefits of rural tourism in continental Croatia, and the benefits of health tourism in a number of spas with thermal water and mineral springs. Zagreb is a modern metropolis – a mixture of old and new – and in Croatia as the city nearest to what is called a metropolis. The city has everything even the most demanding tourist’s heart could desire, a perfect starting point for one-day or multi-day trips to other parts of Croatia – even in provinces that are far from the popular beaches of the Adriatic.
You should get to know Slavonia – towns, villages and their inhabitants – try moving closer to the region in several ways. In larger towns you can visit various churches and cathedrals, and in some you’ll come across the forts and bastions from the Medieval times. One of the most impressive fortresses is located in Slavonski Brod. It is restored, and the idea is that in the near future it starts to look like it once did. Croatia has absolutely all kinds of beaches. A large number of beaches in Croatia have been further highlighted in blue ecological flags hauling the above points in addition to guaranteeing flawless purity and unpolluted sea and the coast with all possible safety, as well as support services.
We invite you to discover and enjoy the beauty of Croatia. Experience the mild Mediterranean climate, crystal clear and warm sea, beautiful beaches, unspoiled nature, which is intertwined with rich history, cultural heritage, delicious cuisine and wines, and above all, pleasant and friendly people.