What to Pack for Your Trip to Croatia
Experience this Mediterranean
Each year more and more tourists flock to Croatia, and it has
now become so popular that it was actually declared the fastest growing Mediterranean tourist destination just a
few short years ago in 2012. Its growth continues unabated in 2017 and beyond, with more and more visitors visiting
this most attractive of holiday destinations.
Five things to pack for your trip
Today, the trend continues as there is such a diverse amount
of sights to see and things to do. From apparitions of the Blessed Virgin in
Medjugorje (in the neighbouring Herzegovina) to an active
nightlife in Dubrovnik, what you pack depends on what you intend to do. Here is what to pack for your
trip to Croatia, no matter which part of this amazing country you intend to visit.
|With typical Mediterranean climate and
numerours little towns dotted along its coastline, Croatia is one Europe's premier holiday
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Simply because there is just so much to experience here, a
travel guide should be your number one priority. Although this is a highly religious country where it is estimated
that Catholics number approximately 90% of the population, there are cultural differences between the north and the
south. In the north, you can find topless beaches as you can throughout Europe, but it is advised that you keep
your top on in the south. Many priests and bishops hail from this region and what they consider to be promiscuity
is highly frowned upon. A good tour guide should tell you the do’s & don’ts.
Repellent & Sunscreen
Being a Mediterranean country, it stands to reason
that Croatia has a Mediterranean climate. There
are islands upon islands, at least 1200 of them, so you can imagine in a damp climate like this that mosquitos
would be prolific. The warm sun can be a nemesis to those who live in northern climates so make sure to pack some
sunscreen with a very high SPF rating.
Shoes & Hiking Boots
Some of the old, narrow streets and sights in Croatia towns are best experienced on foot -
bring your walking shoes.
One of the things any tour/travel guide will tell you is that
much of the country has stairs – and lots of them! Some of the historic sites are located up steep stairways which
you will need to traverse if you want to visit them.
As well, trains in the north connect many of the main cities,
but in the south, forget it. Take a bus. You will most likely be doing a lot of walking and hiking unless you are
brave enough to rent a car. It is suggested that you drive very carefully indeed in Croatia. Many of the streets in
many of the towns are still somewhat unpaved.
In such a lovely warm climate, you will want to dress
casually during the daytime. Shorts, sundresses, and sleeveless tops are all good choices. This is when you will
likely be doing your exploring and visiting the many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Getting to and from these interesting locations may require a bit of walking so dress coolly
enough to make it pleasurable.
Once again we come back to Dubrovnik where there is a highly active
nightlife. It is socially acceptable to wear casual outfits during the
day, but in this vibrant city, residents dress up for their nights on the town. Many tour guides and
publications make mention of the fact that going to clubs in casual wear tends to raise an eyebrow or two
amongst the locals. They just don’t see how Europeans and Americans can treat evenings on the town so
So, here you have it. These five things to pack for your trip
to Croatia are a must. Just one word of advice from the travel outfitters at Global Luggage: you might want to consider taking a very lightweight Jekyll & Hyde backpack without
wheels. Many of the hotels and inns at which you might be staying will require you to climb steps so you will
need to be able to carry your bag. But once you get there, you will have the time of your life Mediterranean