Croatia What to Pack

  • Our souvenir magnets from Croatia
    Our souvenir magnets from Croatia
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  • Wonderful souvenirs from Dubrovnik and Neum
    Wonderful souvenirs from Dubrovnik and...
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  • A brilliant souvenir hat from Dubrovnik
    A brilliant souvenir hat from Dubrovnik
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Croatia What to Pack

  • Clothing

    Dubrovnik What to Pack

    The women in Dubrovnik really seem to go all out, especially in the evening. Of course there are plenty of scruffy tourists too, but if you subscribe to the "when in Rome" philosophy, bring your poshest clothes and shoes.

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  • Hiking shoes

    Plitvicka Jezera National Park What to Pack

    I don’t usually build a tip about Packing but here I have to mention one thing, as it is really necessary. A pair of comfortable walking boots/ trainers. Whatever you think that is comfortable for you to walk 4 or 5 miles wear them.

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  • Sunscreen or burn

    Dubrovnik What to Pack

    You better have your sunscreen because you're gonna get toasted in Dubrovnik. It doesn't matter if you don't go to the beach, the sun is really strong here, be careful. Lots of polarizers A pad and towel for the rocks on the 'beaches'

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  • Guidebook

    Dubrovnik What to Pack

    The 2nd edition Lonely Planet Croatia guidebook is priceless if you are traveling in Croatia for more than a few days. It is really worth its price, and the information you will gain from it will make your travels in the country ever so much more memorable and meaningful.

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  • Souvenir Book - History Culture Art...

    Dubrovnik - History Culture Art Heritage (new edition) is truly an excellent souvenir book to bring home with you from Dubrovnik. It was written, edited and designed by Antun Travirka and printed by Forum - Zadar in 2014. It is almost A4 size and contains 128 pages of information and colourful photographs. This impressive souvenir book costs...

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  • Souvenir captain hat from Dubrovnik

    This is an interesting souvenir to bring home from Dubrovnik - a brilliant captain hat which we are very fond of. We can either keep it in the cupboard or use it again on our future travel especially on a cruise. We bought this wonderful souvenir from the Giftshop at the departure hall of Dubrovnik International Airport. It costs 80.00 kunas...

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  • Refrigerator's magnets

    We are very fond of refrigerator's magnets as souvenirs and we have large collections of refrigerator's magnets at our apartment in Sweden. We make it a point to purchase some refrigerator's magnets whenever we take a vacation in a foreign city and country. Thess kinds of refrigerator's magnets are available in many souvenir shops in the Old Town...

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  • Mosquito Spray & Things for the Beach

    Bring a pair of swim shoes because most of the beaches in Croatia are rocky; the shoes will make walking along the beach a lot more comfortable. Bring mosquito spray because there are some at night (especially around the beach). Also bring a mask and snorkel because the water is usually very clear and you can see some fish and coral.

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  • Croatia Pack List

    Luggage and bags with wheels are alright for all the marble pavements but you will have to carry these on steps wherever there are and they are everywhere. Summer season bring the must have bikinis and beach towel. Everyone just picks a spot to sun bath and on a pebbly beach you would need a towel to protect your back. No shoes but sandals or flip...

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  • Essential purchase!

    Pick up a pair of protective rubber-soled slippers at any shop or market stall selling swim-wear.These will make swimming in Croatia a much more pleasant experience,not least because of the sea urchins hiding among the rocks (see my "Warnings" tip),and also because getting in and out of the water can be a treacherous adventure with so many...

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  • Summer sun essentials

    A hat and beach shoes are two essentials - the Adriatic sunshine can be fierce and that crystal clear water comes at a price - stony beaches! They may keep the water beautifully clear but they're hard underfoot, especially if you're coming from a place where the beaches are sandy and soft. Don't forget the sunscreen -with a high SPF - and keep...

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  • Unpredictable weather

    During my stay in Croatia there were several rainy days, so don’t forget your umbrella! In addition there a plenty of pebble beaches so it’s reasonable to buy special shoes for swimming. They don’t cost much, but give comfort to your feet. And of course sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat are required!

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  • Guide book: The Rough Guide to Croatia

    Travelling around Croatia during summer 2006, we had both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. As fans of Lonely Planet I would say it is a must, but this time Rough guide was better when it was question about accommodation, bars or restaurants. Btw, spending time in a bus or on a ferry, it is handy if You both have Your own guide books to find facts...

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  • Something soft to lie on at the beach

    Special shoes for swimming can be useful, cause the small sharp stones at the beach can hurt your feet. Beaches in Croatia are small sharp stones and concrete piers, and beach lounges are a rarity. So you better take some soft mat to lie on at the beach. Sunscreen cream in summer and early autumn is a must.

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  • Waterproof boots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If travelling any other time than summer waterproof boots are a MUST, especially in Dubrovnik where some of the roads just off of the main road in the old town are steps and in heavy rain literally turn into fast flowing waterfalls. No joke. Our room was situated on one of these roads and I honestly had to walk through a waterfall to get to it....

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  • Packing List

    Yes, weather, that´s what I wanted to talk about. Maybe for you it won´t be a surprise, but I´ve lived in central Europe all my life... There must have been a big thunderstorm before we came, because the weather and water were pretty cold the first 4 days; it wasn´t very nice, since we couldn´t swim. You can stay on any beach; we found a bunker...

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  • Various

    In the summer, it can be scorching hot all over Croatia and if you're here at that time of the year, you've probably come for the islands and beaches, so wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of sunscreen. In the winter, especially inland, it can get pretty cold so bring a good winter coat. In February in Zagreb, I was pretty cold at times....

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  • Travel light

    Not much more than the picture shows is required. If you forget to pack a towel and are a tall person, you can find plenty hanging in the streets of many towns by the sea.

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  • Packing List

    Leave your Armani/Gucci suite at home and don't forget your swiming costume! Medical service: foreign tourists do not pay for medical services if the Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and the country they come from. All you need for your classical camera, films, baterries etc., you can find in the photo shops, look for "Foto",...

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  • Packing for October.

    It gets a bit cold sometimes, so a jacket or a cardigan would do.Usually I wear a sleeveless shirt or tee, when it gets a bit cold and windy, I just put on a cardigan. Bring as many rolls of film for the beautiful scenery... click and click and click.Or bring all the compact flash or memory cards that you have for those beautiful pictures.

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  • Moccasins, or gymnastics tennis to...

    The pebbles of some beaches can be uncomfortable to the feet. Many persons use moccasins to walk on the beach and going to water. So, it’s better you pack moccasins, or gymnastics tennis, to warn this case.

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  • The most important tip!

    .Don't forget to pack a good humour whenever you go to Croatia :-)))It doesn't weight much, so no need to worry about your excessive luggage in the airplane..

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  • Larger or smaller clothes?

    .I recommend you to pack larger or... smaller clothes then you used to wear. Why?There are at least 2 reasons:1. Eating/food in Croatia is delicious and you may catch EA (eating addiction), if you choose not low-fat food be prepared to get a few kilograms/pounds = take larger clothes.2. Croatian food is usually low-fat eating (fish, many...

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  • Good maps

    .Don't forget good maps of Croatia. If you forget them no worry: there are tenths various maps sold in many points in Croatia..

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  • Do not forget to take your family :-)

    .Croatia is a very romantic place with many attractions for kids as well. Never try not to get to Croatia your lovely wife/husband lover/fiance and your kids.OK, sometimes you may try it - look at my picture :-))..

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  • Climates and cold dogs

    .Check the climate in your destination in Croatia:www.worldclimate.comCheck the weather (5-day forecast for Croatia) just before you go:http://weather.yahoo.comwww.cnn.com/WEATHERwww.bbc.co.uk/weatheror even 10-DAY FORECAST:www.weather.co.ukRemeber that there are various climates in Croatia - hot and dry in summertime with mild and wet winters...

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  • Can you say Hawaiian Tropic?

    Oh my gosh, bring some sunscreen or you will get torched. The whole country feels like it doesn't have an o-zone layer. One day I was baking on some rocks outside of Hvar Town, by the time I woke up I was barely able to move and I had some funny looking handprints on my body. SPF 60! For photo equiptment, I had a lot of success with a polarizing...

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  • Packing List

    Duba has some of the most spectacular beaches ive seen, the water quality is beyond words...I was also suprised to often find the beaches deserted.

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  • Packing List

    anything ... it doesn't matter what kind of bags you have. It's a naturist paradise so don't bring to many clothes.Just in the evenings when you are in a restaurant you have to be neat Sun protection gear and after-sun is needed accept when you are a black Affrican

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  • Packing List

    Always - bags that be locked.If not moving constantly - suitcase or fold bags are good. Since I was on the coast...even in the summer it was nice to have a jumper/cardigan to wear. Comfortable shoes for walking and low heels for dinner times. If you need certain medications..I suggest come with them. Hours of operations and pharmacias are...

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  • Packing List

    If you are going to be there for a while and are catering for yourself it might be an idea to take tinned food with you - tins are very expensive in Croatia. If travelling in the summer take an umbrella - summer is usually very hot but the cloud bursts are increadible! Winter gets extremely cold so pack your thermals.

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  • Packing List

    money : !!!! to life and scuba diving to make money !!!!...................the story is that i ve bought equipment to teach to my wife how to swim and dive, after a while to be proud i v egone to 7 or 8 meters to take some iron; it was a silver ring!!! the day after it was this bill of 20 kuna and the third day another silver ring ! so ......

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  • Packing List

    dont bring that many because yo will not need them just a few pairs of swim trunks and 5 or 6 pairs of danceing clothing. dreas shoes then bring your clothing that is no heavy bud bring clothing that is tight and shows some skin waht ever you think is nessasary but you shouldn't need it they will have it at the place you stay or you can buy a...

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  • Packing List

    Decent pair of walking shoes as there are loads of walks. The sun was very hot when we were there in late May, so plenty of suntan lotion needed. Plenty of rolls of film. There is so much character in the towns, the beauty of the countryside & the clear blue sea. A couple of books to sit on a bench or rock & just let the world pass you by.

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