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Complex and ancient. Rich in culture, natural beauty and history. Because of its geographic position, Croatia has been influenced by many different cultures, which made of it an incredibly fascinating and interesting destination. Your yoga holiday in Croatia will allow you to connect with the elements, either through the idillic hiking and biking trails or through the wonderful emerald colour of the water. Dive a little deeper and immerse yourself with the locals, enjoy the typical food and the Croatian hospitality.

One of the more recent additions to the European Union, Croatia is a unique, geographically-diverse nation that hosts mountains, flatlands and a beautiful coastline.

Situated east of Italy, the country is known for its 1,246 islands, giving travelers quite a variety of spaces to choose from. Croatia has eight national parks, including the Plitvice Lakes and Krka, both of which are famous for their stunning lakes, hikes and waterfalls. Krka in particular holds over 860 species of flora.

After lounging on the beach or hiking around the national parks, take a walk to check out Croatia’s eclectic architecture, cultural festivals and unique museums.

The Museum of Broken Relationships, located in Zagreb, symbolizes a universal experience. It offers an array of objects signifying the breakup process. Using humor, sarcasm, love, and bitterness, we can all surely relate somehow to this lovely masterpiece.

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Croatian, Italian, German, English

Croatian Kuna, Euros (may be used infrequently)

Important dates in Croatia

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 6 – Epiphany
  • Mid-April – Easter
  • May 1 – Labor Day / May Day
  • June 15 – Corpus Christi
  • June 22 – Day of Antifascist Struggle
  • June 25 – Statehood Day
  • August 5 – Homeland Thanksgiving Day
  • August 15 – Assumption of Mary
  • October 8 – Independence Day
  • November 1 – All Saints’ Day
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – St. Stephen’s Day

If you are planning a trip in coming years, click here to find holiday dates that might shift annually.

Interesting facts

  • At least 10% of the land in Croatia is made up of 8 national parks, 11 nature parks and two nature reserves.
  • According to Alfred Hitchcock, the seaside city of Zadar in Dalmatia holds the title of the best sunset in the world.
  • The hit HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed on the Dalmatian coast in Split and Dubrovnik.

Good to know

In 2013, Croatia became a member of the European Union, however it is still not a part of the Schengen Area. This means that immigration controls still take place, but travelers from another EU state are exempt from rigorous custom checks.

The EU residents are welcome to enter with a valid identity card or passport. Many other foreign nationals are welcome to enter the country with a valid passport for up to 90 days. Check the policy in place for your home country.

Culture and Etiquette in Croatia

Croats are incredibly proud of their heritage and call their country “Our Beautiful Homeland”– also, the title of the national anthem. The sense of nationalism comes from their long and rich culture, as well as a legacy of foreign invasion and great control. When visiting here, be polite and courteous. Learn a few Croatian words, and impress the locals. Of course, you will not be fluent, but citizens like to see an effort to embrace the culture. Follow a sensible, respectful demeanor, and everything will be fine.

There are no rules in particular concerning dress codes, which means you have the right to expression.Croatians aren’t afraid to wear bold colors. This fashionable attire looks great against the Adriatic Sea. Croatia is hot, hot, hot during the summer months, so make sure to pack your sunscreen!

Out of respect, do wear longer, more formal clothing when visiting museums and churches, as this is always a good idea. Remember, we do not want to minimize the beauty around us with distracting outerwear.

Following an upscale dining or bar experience, tip 10-15% gratuity, as it is expected. Otherwise, it is considered polite, but not mandatory to leave coins from your change on the table in cafes and restaurants.

Religion and politics are sizzling topics to avoid, almost universally. In Croatia, stay away from discussing Croat-Serb relations or anything related to the War for Independence, unless you feel extremely confident in your wisdom regarding the topic.

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