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Croatia is a country in Southern Europe. Capital - Zagreb. It is a member state of the European Union and is preparing to join the Schengen Agreement by 2015.

Croatia gets quite touristic during the summer months and visiting in autumn might be better idea. Second half of June, July and August are very hot. September is ideal as it's hot during the day and chilly in the night. It can rain but usually just an occasional shower. Sometimes there's no rains and it looks like premature autumn with all the burnt leaves.

Locations outside cities


  • Hitchhiking in Croatia, a CouchSurfing group
  • When travelling to the islands, you can use the katamaran. It is a faster and cheaper passenger ferry than the car ferry.




Wild camping in Croatia is, well, illegal. Which is all very funny at beach, as nobody can own the beach so in a way nobody can tell it's illegal to be on a beach. How can they prove that you're camping there? Maybe you're just relaxing one sunny day on the beach with your tent. More absurdity: It is illegal for me to camp on my own bloody land if it has no building permit. Explanation; there's no toilet and sanitation stuff, but even if you bring your toi-toi it's illegal.


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Minefields in Croatia
There are some landmines left in Croatia. Jason and Kelsey stumbled across signs in the middle of the night in central Croatia. Ask locals about this if you're sleeping out. It is advised to ask to stay in people's gardens or in the truck. However with the exception of some areas outside of- specifically just south of- Zadar, the coastline is completely clear. Please be aware of this and be careful! Map of marked minefields

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Croatia is not part of the Schengen area. This makes it a good place to head when you're through your 90 days period in a Schengen area.

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Croatia's visa policy

Countries with visa free access to holders of Croation passports


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