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Updated: May 13

First of all, thank You for visiting our blog.


I am Aleksandar and I as a founder of Limitless Balkan DMC I will tell You in a couple of words who we are and what is our story.


Limitless Balkan is a Croatia based local fully licensed tour operator.

We offer a fully tailored private tours of Croatia and beyond, private day-tours from Zagreb, private walking tours and other customized travel experiences in Croatia & beyond.


What is a difference between us and others?

We are a small team, but we have a vision and we know how to do things.

When You decide to book with us, You will as well meet us, as we are not just a travel agency, we are as well your travel designer, your local guide or your driver-guide, depending on which way You decide to experience Croatia with us.


Our team is small and we are all friends, we are proud of our country and we will be very happy to show You all of the beauties Croatia has to offer.


Things to know about Croatia:

With a surface of just over 56.000 m2, and population just above 4 million, Croatia is a small country.

However, due to its geographical location, geo-morphological, and ecological conditions, as well as its climate, in terms of biodiversity Croatia is one of the richest countries in Europe.

The nature here is divine: from the Adriatic sea, high-rising mountains, to plains of Slavonia, and rolling hills of Istria and Zagorje.


We have 8 national parks, 11 nature parks, and 2 nature reserves.

National parks of Kornati, Brijuni, and Mljet are located on the islands, and characterised by rich marine life. The Risnjak, Northern Velebit, and Paklenica national parks cover mountainous area. They all feature interesting limestone rocks, meadows, and vast forests.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s most visited national park, as well as Krka national park, are both famed for its lakes, streams, rapids, and waterfalls.


One of the most common questions we get is where to go in Croatia. Many of visitors who travel to Croatia for the first time tend to visit the main touristy towns and attractions, like Zagreb, Split, Plitvice, Hvar and Dubrovnik. However, Croatia is full of hidden gems, charming coastal towns, wonderful natural sites, and beautiful beaches.

Where to go depends heavily on a type of traveler you are, things to do in Croatia, time you plan to spend in Croatia, and your budget.


This is where we can jump in to help you fit in the best locations and hidden gems into the tailor-made private tour of Croatia (we can fit in Slovenia, Montenegro or Bosnia in the itinerary, depending on your wishes and available time).


Croatia doesn’t lack in cultural and historical sites. Many of them made it to the Unesco World Heritage Sites list and even more sites will be added.

UNESCO SITES: The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, St. James Cathedral in Šibenik, Trogir, Diocletian Palace in Split, Dubrovnik old town, Stari grad planes on the island of Hvar, Plitvice Lakes, the Venetian Works of Defence from the 16th and 17th centuries in Zadar and Šibenik, Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards in Cista Provo and Konavle, and Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests in national parks Paklenica and Northern Velebit. 


With us You can as well explore some of our neighbouring countries like Slovenia, Montenegro or Bosnia & Herzegovina on our multi-day private tours or on a day-trips which we have in our offer.


To find out more about Croatia, take a look at our other blogs:

1) Things to know before travelling to Croatia

2) Food & Drink



Thank You for Your time!


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Do You need a visa?

Majority of foreign visitors don’t need visa to enter Croatia, including, but not limited to, EU countries, UK, USA, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Foreign citizens of those countries can enter Croatia, and stay here for 90 days within 180 days period.

Citizens of EU countries can enter Croatia using only their ID card, all others need to travel with a valid passport in order to enter Croatia.

If you require a visa to enter Croatia, but hold a valid Schengen visa, as well as visas for Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria, you don’t need a separate visa for Croatia. You are free to travel to Croatia under the condition of your current visa from the above mentioned countries.

If you require a visa for Croatia, you can print and fill the application forms here, and submit it along with requested documents to Croatian Embassy, Consulate, or an accredited tourist agency.

In order to apply for a Croatian visa, you’ll need a valid passport issued less than 10 years ago, and with an expire date at least three months after the intended departure date from Croatia.

All questions regarding visa you can send via vize@mvep.hr.

Weather in Croatia:

Croatia has three distinct climates: continental climate in its interior, the Mediterranean climate along the coast, and the mountain climate above 1200 m.

Along the coast you can expect dry, hot, and sunny summers, and mild, although sometimes wet, winters. Weather along the south Adriatic region of Dalmatia is generally drier and sunnier than in the northern Adriatic region of Istria. Daily temperatures can differ up to 5 °C.

Average summer temperatures are around 22 °C, but this also means that in July and August you can expect over 40 days with daily temperatures of over 30 C. Average winter temperatures are around 10 C, with January being the coldest month with daily average temperatures of less than 10 C. The average sea temperature varies from 12 °C in winter to 25 °C in summer.

Croatia’s interior has a moderate continental climate. This means that winters are cold and wet, with lots of fog, while summers get hot, and dry. Average winter temperatures are around 4 C, while the average summer temperature are around 22 °C.

What about our currency?

While Croatia is a part of European Union, the country still doesn’t use Euro as a common currency. Croatian currency is Kuna (short: kn), and the exchange rate is at about 7,5 kn per 1€, 6,8 kn per 1$, and 8,4 kn per 1£.

You can also pay many things with Euro, like accommodation, meals in restaurants, pay-tolls on Croatian roads, and gasoline. However you’ll usually get your change in Kuna, and the exchange rate can be less favourable than at the exchange offices.

Getting to Croatia:

Travelling to Croatia from anywhere in Europe is quite easy. From April through September many airlines have direct flights from all over Europe to all major Croatian towns. Besides, Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb are well-connected by plane with the rest of Europe throughout the year. For the detailed information on flights schedule to Croatia consult Skyscanner website.

You can also travel to Croatia from other European towns by bus. Bus schedules are a bit harder to search for as there are many different bus companies running the service.

Train connection to and around Croatia is quite limited, and we generally don’t recommend travelling by train to Croatia.

Getting around:

The best way to travel around Croatia is by car. Croatia is small country with great roads, and lots of nice little villages totally worth a detour. The only way to really discover the country is to travel by car.

Ferries are still the most popular, and sometimes the only way to get to the islands. The main ferry ports include Rijeka, Zadar, and Split, but ferries also depart from smaller coastal towns like Brsecine, Makarska, Drvenik, Orebic, Ploce, and Prapratno.

Public transportation in the bigger towns cost around 2€ per ride. Taxis are affordable in Zagreb and Rijeka, but you need to choose the right company. UberX is available in majority of popular tourist towns like Zagreb, Split, Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Zadar, etc.. Uber is by far the cheapest taxi option in Croatia.

Croatia travel destinations

One of the most common questions we get is where to go in Croatia. Many of visitors who travel to Croatia for the first time tend to visit the main touristy towns and attractions, like Zagreb, Split, Plitvice, Hvar and Dubrovnik. However, Croatia is full of hidden gems, charming coastal towns, wonderful natural sites, and beautiful beaches.

Where to go depends heavily on a type of traveler you are, things to do in Croatia, time you plan to spend in Croatia, and your budget.

National parks

With a surface of just over 56.000 m2, Croatia is rather a small country. However, due to its geographical location, geo-morphological, and ecological conditions, as well as its climate, in terms of biodiversity Croatia is one of the richest countries in Europe.

The nature here is divine: from the Adriatic sea, high-rising mountains, to plains of Slavonia, and rolling hills of Istria and Zagorje.

The country has eight national parks, eleven nature parks, and two nature reserves. Almost 10% of the country’s territory is protected. National parks of Kornati, Brijuni, and Mljet are located on the islands, and characterised by rich marine life. The Risnjak, Northern Velebit, and Paklenica national parks cover mountainous area. They all feature interesting limestone rocks, meadows, and vast forests.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s most visited national park, as well as Krka national park, are both famed for its lakes, streams, rapids, and waterfalls.

Unesco World Heritage Sites

Croatia doesn’t lack in cultural and historical sites. Even ten of them made it to the Unesco World Heritage Sites list.

These sites include The Euphrasian Basilica in Porec, St. James Cathedral in Sibenik, Trogir, Diocletian Palace in Split, Dubrovnik old town, Stari grad planes on the island of Hvar, Plitvice Lakes, the Venetian Works of Defence from the 16th and 17th centuries in Zadar and Sibenik, Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards in Cista Provo and Konavle, and Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests in national parks Paklenica and Northern Velebit.

With an exception of the Plitvice Lakes, all other sights are located along the coast.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance covers all kinds of situations if things go wrong: from luggage loss, trip cancellation, to medical assistance.

If you are an EU-citizen then your European Medical Insurance Card covers your basic medical needs and emergency medical care. However, it doesn’t cover emergency transport to your home country.

Non-EU citizens are advised to check with their embassies for what level of medical care they are covered in Croatia, as it heavily depend on bilateral and reciprocal agreement between the countries.

For other damages like document and baggage loss, loss of belongings, and trip cancellation, you’ll definitely need to purchase a travel insurance. There are many travel insurance companies offering different insurance options and packages. You can compare all your options using a website like Travel Insurance Review.

Is Croatia part of EU & Schengen visa regiment

Croatia is a member country of the EU. However, the country is still not a part of the Schengen visa regiment. This means that you’ll still need to show your documents at the border entering Croatia from the neighbouring EU countries, and vice versa.

If you have a valid Schengen visa, you don’t need a separate visa to visit Croatia, but Croatian visa alone won’t make you eligible to visit other European countries. You’ll need to apply separately for a Schengen visa.

Language

You don’t speak Croatian? No worries, most of Croatians speak at least some English, and many speak at least another foreign language. Besides English, German and Italian are most widely spoken in Croatia.

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Food

We love food in Croatia. It’s varied, fresh, local, and tasty. In continental Croatia people eat lots of meat, while a diet in coastal regions is heavily based on fish and other seafood.

As a traveler you might also make some false assumption based on a food offer in touristy restaurants along the coast. One of the most popular posts on our blog is our post on must-try Croatian dishes. Make sure to read it so you don’t miss on some of the local specialties.

We also give a couple of tips on where to find local, delicious, and cheap eats in Croatia.

And don’t miss our ultimate list of best places to eat in Croatia. Istrian restaurants rank the highest on this list.

Drink

The tap water is safe to drink in Croatia. However, if you still prefer to drink a bottled water, bear in mind that bottled water is extremly expensive here. For instance, a 1.5 L bottle of a natural water costs around 6 kn in a supermarket, three times more expensive than in Italy.

Legal drinking age in Croatia is 18. Among alcoholic drinks, wines, beer, and spirits are very popular in Croatia.

Drinking usually takes place at cafe bars, serving any kind of drinks, from coffees, and teas, to wine, beer, and any alcoholic drinks. Cafes work all day, opening as early as 6 am, and closing usually around midnight. Night clubs, pubs, and some bars work until 4 am.

Local wines are good. In the last two decades many small family-run wineries lead the way with good quality wines made of indigenous grape varieties, like Malvazija, a dry white wine produced in Istria, or Plavac Mali, a red variety dominating vineyards of the southern Dalmatia.

Croatians also drink lots of beer, but you’ll hardly find an exciting choice of beers here in Croatia (not the case any longer, craft beer scene in Croatia is now super exciting!). The most popular mass-produced local beers are Karlovacko and Ozujsko, both light lager type. In recent years few microbreweries started putting on market a more appealing craft beer, like San Servolo, Nova Runda or Zmajska pivovara.

Spirits are very popular in Croatia, and they come with a variety of flavours. Here they are called rakija. The basic one is most often produced from grapes (called Loza), but then they are flavoured with different ingredients. The most popular are travarica (herb brandy), medica (honey brandy), orahovaca (walnut brandy), visnja (chery brandy), mirta(myrtle brandy), and rogac (carob brandy).

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