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Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries to visit in the world. Croatia receives a lot of tourists because they wish to spend a relaxing vacation there. This place has some of the most amazing beaches in the world and not to forget the beautiful walled city (of Dubrovnik) that deserves to be explored. Unknown to many, Croatia is the origin of the breed of dog called the Dalmatian.
Another special detail about Croatia is the fact that most of the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed here. And believe it or not, there is even a ‘Game of Thrones’ tour that allows fans to enter the world of Westeros.
Read ahead to find out more about exploring Croatia In April.
Weather Of Croatia In April
The best time to visit Croatia is at the beginning of April. The weather is super pleasant and you can get decent sunlight during your entire stay. The average temperature during day time is 12°C, you can expect the temperature to go maximum high as 15°C and 8°C is the minimum temperature. Usually, the weather is pleasant during April when you can enjoy swimming and sightseeing the most.
Why You Should Visit Croatia in April
Croatia’s beaches are well sought after all over the world for its distinct sapphire color. It makes for an incredible instagrammable photoshoot! There is so much to see in Croatia. Croatia in April is probably the best time to visit the country. If you are looking for a time of the year when the climate is not too hot and not too cool at the same time. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of summer.
Festivals In Croatia In April
Here are some top festivals and events that you can explore in Croatia in April:
Biennial of Contemporary Music: If you are a huge music buff, then visit this prestigious festival that ponders the newest sounds to the target audience.
St. George’s Day: It is celebrated to cherish the beginning of the beautiful spring season. People pay respect to St. George for being a brave warrior and Roman soldier.
St Mark’s Festival: It is a music festival where both national and international artists perform local folk and classical music.
Despite Croatia being slightly expensive, one can see cheaper travel expenditures during April due to the smaller crowds. Croatia is usually flocking with tourists during the summer. In April, fewer crowds ensure a more private and peaceful vacation.
Croatia In April: 5 Best Places To Visit
Here are a few amazing places to explore in Croatia in the month of April:
Dubrovnik is gorgeously located in Croatia. It is nicknamed as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. What makes Dubrovnik so beautiful is the walls surrounding it, thus making it look like a fort city. Don’t forget to take a ride in the Dubrovnik Cable Car which is probably the most thrilling way to enjoy an aerial view of Dubrovnik city in all of its glory.
Places To Visit In Dubrovnik:
● Fort Lovrijenac: Built on a rock, facing the Adriatic sea, Fort Lovrijenac was built centuries ago to repel attackers from land and sea.
● Banje Beach: If you are bored or tired after a lot of sight-seeing, then head over to Banje Beach.
Built by the Romans nearly 1700 centuries ago, Split is the second largest city in Croatia. It is an amazing place to explore Roman ruins or to head over to the beach. It is playfully known as the ‘Mediterranean Flower’. The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery is a great cultural place where the greatest sculptors of Croatia, Ivan Mestrovic displays are public.
Places To Visit In Split:
● Diocletian’s Palace: The palace was built to serve as a retirement home for Emperor Diocletian, who later abdicated and lived out his retirement there.
● Marjan Hill: Marjan Hill is a beautiful escape from the city that has a park situated in it that offers strolling and cycling opportunities.
Pula is a land that has seen various rulers and hence has an assorted cultural impact. But the city is an amazing place to view Roman ruins. There Is a Roman Amphitheatre that used to have real-life gladiator matches during its prime time.
Places To Visit In Pula:
● Temple of Augustus: The temple of Augustus was built 2000 years ago but was later converted into a Christian church as the Romans adopted Christianity, and then into an archaeology museum.
● Cape Kamenjak: With its rocky cliffs and shallow water, it is an ideal diving point for tourists.
Korcula is a historic walled island town located 50 km off the Adriatic Coast. It is believed to be the home to one of the greatest merchants in the world, ‘Marco Polo’. This is a lush green island that has a lot of vineyards and olive groves. Do make a visit to the St. Mark’s Cathedral, built on a hill and offers a majestic 360-degree view of Korcula.
Places To Visit In Korcula:
● Mljet: Neighbouring Korcula is the mystical island of Mljet, half of which is a national park.
● Vela Spila cave: These are elliptically shaped caverns located on Pinski Rat hill.
5. Krka National Park
Krka National Park is a collage of wildlife, natural habitat and historical sites located in Central Dalmatia. Krka National Park offers some of the best nature walks and boating opportunities in Croatia. Skradinski Buk is the largest waterfall in Krka National Park. It is an awesome swimming spot that has eateries and souvenir shops on its shores.
Places To Visit In Krka National Park:
● Krka Monastery: Krka Monastery is well renowned all over Croatia for being a Serbian Orthodox Monastery and for its beautiful architectural style.
● Mother of Mercy Franciscan Monastery: It is an amazing spot for watching marsh birds. It is located at the center of Lake Viskovic and can be reached by boat.
Croatia In April: 4 Popular Activities
So, what can you engage yourself in while exploring all the places in Croatia? Here are 5 amazing things to try in Croatia:
1. Visit The Archaeological Museum
When you are in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, don’t miss visiting the archaeological museum. It is an amazing place where you can learn so much about Greek, Roman and Egyptian history and artefacts.
2. Visit The Plitvice National Park
The park is one of the most beautiful national wonders in Europe, owing to its lush greenery, picturesque sceneries, and breath-taking lakes and waterfalls. It is accessible by wooden walkways and boats. Don’t miss indulging in boating as you can have a wonderful time with family here. Additional activities you can indulge yourself in include fishing, sky gazing and camping!
3. Feel Mesmerized At Rovinj
Rovinj is a small city that is, in reality, an archipelago made of 20 small islands. Rovinj is a little known tourist spot in Croatia. It is an architectural masterpiece as it showcases interesting architecture in stairways, cobblestone paths, arches, and buildings. Explore the unexplored as large parts of islands can be an awesome place for isolated and private camping experience.
4. Explore The Local Delicacies
Do taste the authentic local cuisine which includes items like Black risotto , Gregada, Vitalac, Strukli, Scampi, Pasticada with gnocchi and a lot more. If you got a sweet tooth, you will fall in love with the Stukli, it is a type of delicious pastry that is filled with cottage cheese and sour cream.
When you are visiting Croatia in April, make the most of your trip. Each place in Croatia has something beautiful to offer. But you can never really know until you have been there. So you better get packing quickly. The month of April is perfect for a refreshing family trip to Croatia where you can enjoy a variety of activities. Also, don’t forget to comment below for feedback, suggestions or simply if you want to share something.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Croatia in April
A. Croatia is a safe place for tourists to visit through petty crimes like theft and snatching does take place. But Croatia has a relatively low crime rate.
A. While citizens of the U.S. do not need a visa to travel to Croatia, tourists from other foreign countries need to get a visa from the Croatian Embassy.
A. Croatia is a quite expensive place to visit, especially during the summer. Generally, it would cost a person around $ 75 per day in Croatia. But costs are lower in April, due to it being off-season.
A. 5 of the best beaches in Croatia are: Spiaza Beach, Bačvice Beach, Lovrečina Bay, Uvala Dubovica Beach, and Grebišće Beach.
A. Dubrovnik is the main filming location for Game of Thrones in Croatia. Some scenes were shot at Lokrum Island and Split too.
A. The month of April is best to visit Croatia, the average temperature is 11°C.
A. Croatia takes good care of their tourists making it one of the safe places for all the solo as well as family travellers.
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