Croatia Tourist Traps

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    by croisbeauty
  • Tourist Traps
    by croisbeauty
  • Tourist Traps
    by croisbeauty

Croatia Tourist Traps

  • money

    Be aware Croatia isnt in the Euro zone so make sure you take Kunar also some of the old 5 Kunar notes have been taken out of circulation but are still being passed on to unsuspecting tourists I think it is mainly the 5 Kunar note

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  • Slip Split for here

    Stay in Trogir, half an hour from split. smaller and more beautiful. Of all the places you are staying Split is the least appealing, but Trogir is just up the road and gorgeousYou can pop in and see old Split in half a day

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  • Stay off the Stradun!

    The stradun is the main road you walk down through town. Do not buy souvenirs, etc. here. There is a market at the end of the stradun and to the right that sells locals things and the prices are better.

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  • Ask to write down the price

    If you get out of the tourist region and English speakers, be careful when you ask for the price. Take some paper and pen with you so they write down the price. We found a nice hotel in Porec, the manager told me in the evening that the price is 48 Euro. The hotel was really nice for that price. Next morning the manager showed me that I have to pay...

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  • Primosten before the season

    Go late May/early June or even September to avoid the crowds.Most mornings it was just me and this seagull.

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  • Monastery at Visovac

    As part of the guided tour offered at Krka National park you'll get to visit this secluded island retreat used by Franciscan monks. Pay extra to take a boat up to Visovac - tickets purchased at the booth at Skradinski Buk.The boat trip is extremely pleasant as it takes you there along the lake.When you arrive you'll be met by a tour guide who will...

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  • Krka National Park

    If you're based in Sibenik or thereabouts a day-trip to the Park is well worth it.Hop on a bus, which will drop you off at the entrance to the park or in the town of Skradin,where a boat can take you further up to the entrance. Enjoy a spot of hiking through pleasant woodland and across bridges overlooking the impressive falls.You can even go for...

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  • Zadar's Solar System

    It's a replication of our Solar System built using solar panels in the quayside that store up energy by day before lighting up at night - a sunshine powered treat while enjoying the night air and the nearby 'sea organs' Expect it to be crowded. There's nothing else like it anywhere as far as I know.

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  • Swimming in Zadar

    Puntamika! It's near the hostel.Just head away from Zadar's old town along the 'harbour' road northwards following signs for the Puntamika hotel complex. Once you've found the complx,enter the gate from the road and walk through to find a spot somewhere,perhaps free of kids if you prefer. If using a 'recliner' while sunning yourself be prepared...

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  • Definitely resistable

    We've all done it. Accepted the complimentary drink at the end of a meal, sipped it and thought "This is lovely" and bought a bottle to bring home with us - a luvverly reminder of that balmy summer evenings on the terrace of whatever restaurant we happened to find a particular favourite of a wonderful holiday.What happens to this stuff between...

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  • Eating in Dubrovnik

    If you walk along the main street in Dubrovnik you will often be assaulted by sticky waiters "capturing" you for their restaurant. I found this very annoing, and tried to not pay any attention to them. Walk around the side alleys where there are many nice terraces out of the rush of the mainstream.

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  • Private accommodation in Croatia - tips

    Croatia is a little bit special with that kind of accommodation offer. The number of facilities in that category of accomodation is really huge. If you are looking for apartment, holiday house, room or villa in Croatia you need to know several things...First, you must know that there are many accommodation facilities in Croatia which is really ok....

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  • Big offer = good agency?

    Do you think that the agencies with the biggest offer are the best?Wrong again. It is not problem to have the big offer on your website. Many agencies have affiliate and exchange programs and it is simple to put it all on website even you are not an travel agent at all. At least try to find the real travel agency. In Croatia every agency must have...

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  • Something that you must know about...

    This is one of the usual mistake :The biggest agencies are the cheapest.Maybe that statement has some point if you are looking for some big hotel accommodation but otherwise is not true. Specially regarding private accommodation(apartments, holiday houses, villas but also small hotels...). You must know that many big agencies(especially if they are...

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  • Online booking sharks....

    Many people think that the travel websites(online agencies) with good search engine position and most banners and ads on Google, Yahoo etc are the right choice.Wrong. They just have the biggest marketing budget. Some agencies take whole offer from several smaller agencies and put it all on their websites. They raise prices 20% and wait for you. I...

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  • Pubs, clubs and restaurants!

    Always check and compare the prices written on the menu and prices on your bill! If the waiter doesn't bring your bill, ask for it! That's especially important if you are going to the south of Croatia, on the coast and small cities. It is really not rare that the waiters charge you more if they see that you are foreign tourist.

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  • The most of croatian beaches have Not...

    The seashore in Croatia is wonderful, anyway, the most of beaches have Not sand. There are a lot of beaches with pebbles and others have only the rocks. So if you only want beaches with fine sand, take care about your choose. Anyway, you can find some sandbeaches, in Brac island, Lopud island, and a few others small islands.

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  • Croatia generally is overrated

    I must immediately state that my visit to Croatia was limited to the coastline between Split and Dubrovnik. While the coastline undoubtably is fantastic, be aware of the following: (a) if the weather turns on you there is little else to do (b) the food is limited to pizza and pasta (c) the hotels are generally run down and expensive - we found...

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  • Plitvice National Park

    In my opinion, the national Park of the Plitvice Lakes is somewhat overrated. It is certainly a place of stupendous natural beauty, full of lakes with turquise water and many cascades. However, it is like many other beautiful national parks around Europe, not something really extraordinary. Besides, it was so crowded (it was high season), that the...

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  • Price by the Kilogram

    It's costume in Croatia for some kinds of food to put the price on the menue, not by the porion, but by the KILOgram.First time we saw that, we were sorpriced, and order something elsr. Second time, we were braver, and asked, how much is the portion, and the waiter said:"about 350 grams". That's of course what was on the bill. Next time we ordered...

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  • CROATIA IS...

    FOR ANY BUDGET TRAVELLER THIS COUNTRY IS ONE GIGANTIC TOURIST TRAP- AT LEAST IN THE SUMMER. CEILING HIGH PRICES FOR EVERYTHING. TALK TO LOCALS AND ASK THEM TO GIVE ADVICE. SOME WILL HELP FINDING SOLUTION TO ONE'S PARTICULAR PROBLEM (OTHER THAN HIGH PRICES AT A RESTAURANT OR A HOTEL...). GO TO OTHER COUNTRY AND ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY THE WAY YOU...

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  • Sibenik.

    Sibenik has a beautiful cathedral, two nice squares, but what else? I choose Sibenik as a base for a daytrip to the Krka National Park (see travelogue). I don't know.

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  • Trogir's streets

    Trogir can become crowded, especially in the evenings. But it's just about possible to sneak around during the day to enjoy getting lost in the narrow cobbled streets. Alternative? See 'Off the Beaten Path' island tip.

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  • Parking

    DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR IN THE CITY BECAUSE YOU GONE HAVE A TICKET. PUT YOUR CAR IN A PARKING ARE OR IN THE HOTEL PARKING.PARKING IS EXPENSIVE ALMOST 5 KUNAS PER HOUR EVERY WHERE DURING 24 HOURS BASES IN THE HOTEL ASK FOR A DAY PARKING CARD. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY BELIEVE ME. IF YOU NEED A PARKING PLACE IS LIKE THE LOTTO GAME 1 IN 1000000000%

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  • In the hotel restaurants of...

    In the hotel restaurants of low class you may be served by cold soup and hot bear, sounds like joke but still it can happened to you.Take good care what your money worth when changing in Kuna (loco currency) and check invoice carefully before paying it. 1 Euro worth approx. 7,50 kn Do not pay in Euros, although accepted in some shops, restaurants...

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  • Hollywood comes to the Kornatis

    In the heart of the Kornati Islands lies the beautiful island of Mana. Atop cliffs on the northern section of the island lie ruins evocative of much earlier times. Byzantium, Ragusa, Rome, Greece, Illyrium all run through your mind as you float along the island shore. Walking through the silent ruins, you can almost feel the ancients. Too bad the...

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  • Do not drink too much

    .Croatian bars (in the season) are exciting: full of nice people, delicious beer, wine, spirits, drinks etc. And they are opened looong (sometimes till sunrise).So better not to drink too fast not to loose great party.. .Get a taxi to your hotel. Drink as much mineral water (no gas) as you can before sleeping. Sleep looooong not to have hangover...

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  • Almost no sandy beaches

    .If you are looking for vast sandy beaches on the Adriatic coast of Croatia please change your mind. The coast is fantastic and beatiful even on shingly (stony, rocky) or gravel beach. There are very few places with sandy (and usually narrow) beaches here. And even if you read in your renowned travel book that is the sandy beach it maybe the gravel...

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  • In Dubrovnik, avoid visiting...

    In Dubrovnik, avoid visiting the Aquarium, which is not very interesting, even if the advertisements tell the contrary!Here is picture of a friendly octopus alone in its little tank.

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  • When I got to St Mark's church...

    When I got to St Mark's church I was a bit shocked to see how tatty the outside of the main building was even though the roof was a really nice sight.A lick of paint and a couple of guards (as in the famous picture in all holiday brochures) would go down a treat.

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  • Do not buy too much kuna - cos...

    Do not buy too much kuna - cos you cannot trade them back anywhere and I mean it. I cannot remember if the Euro is here now - if yes - then it is great - no worries.Along the meanderings thru the harbour and shipping areas...watch for old sea dogs and watch your belongings - only because.

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  • Cres is not large so it...

    Cres is not large so it doesn´t take a long time to get from one end to the other, but you should know that the nothern part is more beautiful. The more south you are the more hotels, tourists and trash there are. And I am not talking about Maly Losinj island... We went there and dived and it was the first time there I saw trash in the sea.On the...

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  • Most of the girls from Knin...

    Most of the girls from Knin look like this one. This is my friend Biljana. They are drop dead gorgeous; do not be afraid to chat them up:-) Also, they are insidiously emancipated.

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