Rolling mountains, sandy coasts, thick forests and golden plains…a honeymoon in Croatia is a trip to all kinds of paradise. You might stay in a European city surrounded by centuries-old walls and towering forts, or in a coastal resort where the Adriatic Sea is so close you can practically feel it kissing your feet.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a cluster of wooden hills and pristine lakes. Couples can discover gorgeous waterfalls and stumble upon the enchanting wildlife, from badgers and foxes to hawks and boars. It’s a place drawn straight from the fairytales, where magic seems possible and love comes to life.
History buffs will want to check out Roman ruins like Diocletian’s Palace. This incredible relic is a piece of history and a living museum where Croatians not only live, but have shops and restaurants open for business within the ancient walls!
Tons of other ruins and palaces await, but for couples who would rather laze on the beach the western coast is lined with beaches and dotted with islands. Croatia is a haven for nudists, and although nudity is not required even on the “naturist” beaches, more conservative couples will want to research beaches beforehand if they don’t want to stumble upon lots of naked strangers. Nude or clothed, Croatian beaches are a true honeymoon treat.
From fascinating history to funky cities, unspoiled islands and virgin forests, a diverse landscape and beaches to die for, a honeymoon in Croatia is a journey to Europe’s heavenly heart…book a package to Croatia and let this incredible land take your breath away.
- EAT LIKE A LOCAL: If you are lucky enough to be invited into a local's home, you'll soon be hearing 'Jedi! Jedi! Jedi' which means EAT! EAT! EAT! Take advantage of this stay and eat like a local. Sharing food and drink plays a big part in the culture here and the country is blessed with some of the best ingredients from land and sea.
- SAIL THE HIGH SEAS: With the perfect location on the Adriatic Coast and over 1,000 islands, you both do not want to miss your chance to set sail along the coast.
- GET LOST IN A PARK: With eight national parks throughout the country, you want to make sure you spend a day at one. Make your way along the wooden plank trails at Plitvice Lakes National Park and capture some photos near the glistening waterfalls. Or enjoy a boat ride while discovering medieval fortresses at the Krka National Park.
- A NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Enjoy a night out in the seaside town of Zadar. The promenade becomes alive with music and lights. It is the perfect setting for date night.
- ROLL ALONG: After eating and drinking your way through the country, maybe spend a day burning it all off - it is also a great way to see the country. Croatia has some of the great scenic routes just waiting to be explored by bike.
Tips and Advice
- CAPITAL: Zagreb
- GEOGRAPHY: Situated in Southeast Europe, Croatia is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.
- AREA CODE: +385
- TIME ZONE: Central European Time Zone
- CURRENCY: Though Croatia hopes to join the euro in 2019, at this time the national currency is the kuna.
- ELECTRICITY: 220 volts
- LANGUAGE: The official language of the country is Croatian.
- GETTING THERE: Currently there are no nonstop flights from North America to Croatia, however, there are number of direct flights to Croatia from a variety of European cities.
- CLIMATE: Croatia enjoys three different climates. The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a high humber of days of sun per year. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are mild and wet. Moving inland, you will find temperatures dropping slightly and the climate is continental and moderate. The mountains welcome fresh air and cool summer months.
HELPFUL HONEYMOON HINTS:
- TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: In most cases, the only form of identification required to enter the country is a valid passport. If you are an EU or US citizen, a national ID card can also be used. Croatian custom regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.
- MONEY: Travelers can exchange money at any of the country's banks, bureaux de change, post offices and most hotels. The majority of establishments and ATMs will also accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners.
- INTERNET: Croatia currently has over 300 free WiFi hotspots throughout the country.
- WATER: The tap water is drinkable throughout the country.
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