Why you should visit Croatia over winter

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Croatia is usually regarded as a summer beach destination, but winter is an equally spectacular season for visitors. The colder months will see less sunshine and selfie sticks. Is it still worth coming? Almost certainly yes.

Winter is much cheaper than during the high season, making it the perfect time to see Croatia on a budget. So why spend winter in Croatia? Here are a few reasons on why you should travel.

Get the Old City Walls of Dubrovnik to yourself

Image by Jose Maria Cuellar (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Image by Jose Maria Cuellar (Flickr/Creative Commons)

With low temperatures deterring holidaymakers, you can enjoy Dubrovnik’s beauty spots all to yourself over winter. Experience the marine beauty of the Old City Walls with no selfie sticks and souvenir stalls getting in the way!

You won’t have to fight your way through big crowds during the low season, and you’ll also get a better understanding of everyday Croatian life.

Off-season prices and low crowds

As all smart travellers know, if you travel during the off-season, then prices drop significantly. Hostels across Croatia are much cheaper during the winter months and you’ll be able to find accommodation in Zagreb, Pula, Split and Dubrovnik for almost half price. Check our website, for availability and special winter deals.

Frozen Waterfalls

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Image by Guido Menato (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Open all year round, the Plitvice Lakes National Park, is Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction and was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Situated half way between Zagreb and Zadar, the frozen waterfalls and lakes are a must-see attraction for any winter visitor to Croatia.

Image by Guido Menato (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Image by Guido Menato (Flickr/Creative Commons)

Krka National Park is near Sibenik and is also open all-year round. Here you can experience even more spectacular frozen waterfalls and Disney style lakes. If you’re on a budget, then admission prices drop to only 30 HKR over winter (you would pay more than double during the summer).

Museum Night 2017

Image by Ivana Vasilj (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Image by Ivana Vasilj (Flickr/Creative Commons)

The 12th Museum Night is a popular cultural event held across Croatia (usually in late January from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.) in which entry to museums and galleries is absolutely FREE. It’s a fantastic way to save money when travelling in Croatia. Most places will also organise their own special night-time performances and provide free food and drinks too.

Winter festivals

Image by © 2016 Rijeka Tourist Board
Image by © 2016 Rijeka Tourist Board

Also taking place in January is the Rijeka Carnival – which is one of the largest festivals in Europe. Always a gala celebration, here you can expect a massive party full of glitter, dancing, parades and exhibitions.

If you want to sleep cheap this winter, then find out where you can stay here and save a fortune partying in Croatia when you book with HostelsClub!

*Header image by Jose Maria Cuellar (Flickr/Creative Commons)