Need help with your travel plans?

Croatia is Beautiful


Tripoto.com
Duration: 11 Days
Expenditure 250000
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 1/8 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 2/8 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 3/8 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 4/8 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 5/8 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 6/8 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 7/8 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 8/8 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 3
Photos of Dead Sea, Lokrum, Dubrovnik, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia

Sea water enters this inland pool through an underground passage. They say that when there is a storm, the sound of the waves in this pool can be heard from afar. Lovely place to swim in. Aqua shoes recommended. Go early to avoid crowds. Lokrum is a lovely island just across from the Marina at the Old City. It is less than half an hour by Ferry . It is a lovely place to go to in order to get away from the crowds in the Old City of Dubrovnik.It was the highlight of our stay in Dubrovnik.

Photos of Dead Sea, Lokrum, Dubrovnik, Croatia 1/3 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Dead Sea, Lokrum, Dubrovnik, Croatia 2/3 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Dead Sea, Lokrum, Dubrovnik, Croatia 3/3 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Dubrovnik, Croatia 1/2 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Dubrovnik, Croatia 2/2 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 4
Photos of Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Arboretum Trsteno, HAZU, Trsteno, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Arboretum Trsteno, Trsteno, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Kaštel Sućurac, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 5
Photos of Kaštel Novi, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 6
Photos of Trogir, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Trogir, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of  1/1 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 7
Photos of Krka National Park, Lozovac, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zadar, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia

Beautiful sunset at Zadar sitting on the marble steps on the sea side listening to the deep notes of the Sea Organ as the sun went down.

DAY 8
Photos of Zadar, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zadar, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 9
Photos of Zagreb County, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 10
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Varaždin, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Varaždin, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Stari grad Varaždin, Ulica Ivana Kukuljevića Sakcinskog, Varaždin, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
DAY 11
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of HNK Zagreb, Marshal Tito Square, Zagreb, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Zagreb, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia
Photos of Botanical Garden, Trg Marka Marulića, Zagreb, Croatia 1/1 by Priti Turakhia

My Husband and I visited Croatia for the first time. We found it to be a beautiful country with lovely friendly people. I found Zagreb to be the most beautiful city that I have ever been in. Croatia was not as cheap as we thought it would be but still less expensive than many countries in Europe.

Travelling: We took a return flight from Mumbai to Zagreb and a one way flight from Zagreb To Dubrovnik. We hired a car in Dubrovnik and returned it at Zagreb Airport when flying out . Roads were excellent and GPS works wonderfully. We drove everywhere.

Accomodation: We stayed in Studios and apartments throughout. Booking through booking.com and airbnb . Dubrovnik was the most expensive. Beware if you book accomodation in the old town you may have to climb many many steps and it is a pain with large suitcases like we had. Check this point before booking in any of the old cities. Old city buildings rarely have elevators and I think we lugged our bags up stairs in every place we stayed in.

Car Hire: We booked through Rentalcars.com ( Sixt ) (If hiring a car make sure you ask for a new car with fitted GPRS so you don't have to seperately pay for it). We did not take any extra insurance cover.This was our personal choice. The car company provided a basic cover with excess of Euro 1050/-. We opted for full tank to full tank option for the fuel. We opted for an automatic car. Manual gear cars were available for as little as Rs.5000/- for 8 days.

Parking: Most of the Old towns ( Zagreb, Dubrovnik,Split, Varazdin,Trogir) don't allow cars . Parking is difficult and can be expensive. As far as possible use local transport for visiting these places or park a little far from the main centre. Please note you cannot park for more than an hour in Zone 1 Areas. We ended up paying a hefty fine because we did not know this.

Language: Most people understand English. We did not face any problem in this respect. Indians may find their pronunciations easy since we have ch and sh sounds in our language too. In Croatian language c is pronounced as ch, j is pronounced as y.

Food: It was easy to find vegetarian food. Most restaurants would have a few vegetarian choices on their menu. Most apartments had basic sugar , salt, oil and tea bags. I carried some basic Indian spices and we sometimes cooked our own food.

Currency: Croatia has its own currency called Kuna. During our trip the exchange rate and 1 kuna=Rs.10/-

Markets: Every city/ town has a morning market every morning where fresh vegetables, fruits,cheese, wine, oils, meat etc are available. We shopped mostly for fruits and ate fresh fruits almost everyday. The Cherries and Peaches were to die for.

Main expenses for the two of us.

*Flight Tickets..Rs.103,000.00; * Visa: Rs.15000/-; *Accomodation: Rs.45000/- *Rental Car: Rs.17000/- Automatic Car Open Astra .

*Other expenses : Food, Tolls, Entry tickets, Car fuel Rs. 70,000/-

Useful Websites:

www.frankaboutcroatia.com

www.chasingthedonkey.com

http://www.secret-zagreb.com/

www.cntraveller.com

Hope you find this post informative and useful and most of all inspiring to make you visit Croatia .I hope to visit Croatia many times in the years to come.

Close
Add Comment Comment Comments Sort By Login
POST


{{value.TripComment.content}} {{value.TripComment.content | limitTo: 145}} ...show more {{value.TripComment.content}} ...show less

DONE CANCEL
Reply ({{value.children.length}})
POST CANCEL

{{value2.TripComment.content}} {{value2.TripComment.content | limitTo: 145}} ...show more {{value2.TripComment.content}} ...show less

DONE CANCEL
{{remaining_comments_message}}
Be the first to comment

Post a comment

Further Reads

Your trip will be organised by our travel partners. Tripoto is not liable for the bookings made.*