Things to do in the summer? is Croatia a good place to vist value wise and stuff to do like swimming?
Hey all! we are currently in europe atm and we are thinking of heading to Croatia mid june to August. is it a good place to go and as in greece and italy the prices of everything go through the roof is the value ok there still? any help would be great Dave
Still great value compared to Greece/Italy (especially with the Euro being quite strong at the moment), although not the deal it once was. Not many sandy beaches, but usually big flat rocks, great swimming though in the lovely clean water! Hundreds of islands off the coast catering for anything you want, from partying into to the wee hours to lazing about on your own secluded beach. I've been the past 3 summers and heading back again this summer, love it! The popular towns/islands on the coast are: Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Rovinj, Bol, Brac almost 8 years ago
I would also say that Croatia is cheaper than Italy and Greece. I have been to Istria in September 2007, which is considered to be off-season. and we really enjoyed ourselves going out for dinner, drinking wine and partying. Unfortunately up in the north of Croatia doesn't have sandy beaches - it's all stones and rocks. But beautiful clear water, great for swimming and snorkeling. But you should bring bathing shoes as there are heaps of sea urchins - so be careful!
Worth visiting in the Istria region is Pula - an ancient, roman city with an amphitheater. almost 8 years ago
Croatia is fantastic! Dubrovnik is one of my highlights places in all of Europe. Croatia's fairly cheap, although I'd recommend the shoulder season (May/June, Sept/Oct) to avoid the crowds. Korcula (island off the coast just a little north of Dubrovnik) is also great.
If I were you I'd go as early in June as possible, and see Dubrovnik, maybe Korcula and Split depending on time. almost 8 years agoAnswered by richard maddock via Travellr.com
Yeah Split is a very touristy town even in early June.
Dubrovnik is not so noticeably touristy because you can disappear into side alleys and be away from all the busy streets. My advice would be to haggle with the rental people (you will see them waiting at the bus station or port and I imagine the airport too). You can find some nice houses to rent for a couple of days for relatively cheap prices.
To swim and have a relaxing time, I recommend to stay in Šibenik, north of Split. Not so touristy and a great little town.
You can go to travel agents in the town and they will find houses for you to rent there. I stayed in a flat rented out by the family who lived above. They gave us food and helped with transport and were really really nice.
From Šibenik you can easily go inland to Krka national park!
Absolutely beautiful place.
You can catch buses from the bus station to the park and then a ferry to the waterfalls. almost 8 years ago