One of the most common questions asked by travelers is certainly when to visit a city, mountain, lake or some city at the beautiful coast in Croatia. I suppose I had to answer a hundred times which is the best season to travel to Split, Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes, Zagreb and so on. My suggestion was always, visit Croatia in spring.
For about a month all country will literally bloom, the weather will be sunnier and warmer, we’ll forget the rain and storm and some of you’ll dare to jump into the sea.
What more do you want?
Here are 5 reasons why spring in Croatia is so special.
You have no excuse any more 🙂
After the rainy season and the cold windy days, most cities, either on the coast or on the continent, will be sunbathed by the end of March and look the way we like it the most.
It is not that winter in Croatia is unpleasant, but this is a completely different story.
Croatia is not unique in that warmer weather brings culinary joy, but imagine the festival of oysters in Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula, which is held every year in March when the oysters are the best to eat.
Croatian restaurants are often loyal to preparing local food. And, yet when you realize that – related to the weather – you can eat in the open air, the atmosphere is complete.
Again, refer to the weather in Croatia, because it will allow you to enjoy the full lungs in spring. Walk, discover hidden corners or, even better, cycle, run… Or, if you are an ambitious hiker, head to the nearby mountains.
Then, sometime in the first half of May you can do something special: swimming at one of many Croatian beaches that wouldn’t be overcrowded in spring, and you’ll feel as the whole beach belongs to you.
Split and Dubrovnik are the Croatian tourist hit in recent years, but sometimes in summer months have a bad effect for one who wants to get to know the city in its fullness and merge with the life in it.
Therefore, enjoy the magic of the streets in the springs that are not cluttered with columns of tourists, sitting with a glass of wine in ancient squares; eat without the endless waiting for a free table.
Become a citizen of Croatia for the few days you’ve decided to spend with us.
If you want to truly enjoy in Croatian cities, you have to come to Croatia in spring.
At the end of March starts seasonal flights departing from Split to most of the European countries and vice versa.
Besides that, if you do not like to fly and prefer to travel by car, driving is much easier by the pleasant weather.
The small city Samobor, not far from Zagreb, is a great choice for a pleasant weekend trip in the spring. Visit the old town walls, gallery, and museums and try the great local cuisine. There are more bus lines to transport, and you can use the car, also.
The beautiful city of Osijek is located in Slavonia and is one of the largest cities in that part of Croatia. Try the great local cuisine, go to the clubs and cafes, visit squares, the cathedral, parks and enjoy in the rich heritage of the city.
Vrelo Une is the deepest karstic spring in Croatia and is among the deepest five in the world.
The best of Vrelo Une is unreal blue color of water. If you want to come here, you will find the perfect peace for your mind, soul and the body, because at the Vrelo Une are only five people a day.
Rastoke is a combination of beautiful old houses and nature that looks like fairy tales. The most beautiful in Rastoke are waterfalls of the Slunjcica River. If you are going from Zagreb towards Plitvice, you will come to the place that some called Little Plitvice.
Numerous forests, thermal springs, castles, and culinary specialties characterize the region of Zagorje.
No one is indifferent when sees endless vineyards of Zagorje located on gentle green slopes.
Zagorje is best known for one of the most important sites in the Neanderthal, the Husnjakovo hill site where Krapina man was discovered.
Tell me that I’m wrong: Nice weather perfect for your health; a peaceful environment without tourist crowds; cheaper prices than in high season; much to see and experience – you must not miss visiting Croatia!