Why take a ferry to Croatia?
Booking a ferry to or from Croatia with Compare Ferries couldn't be easier. Tourism in Croatia is growing year on year and it’s easy to see why - it is a beautiful, dynamic country with a lot to offer, yet still affordable compared to other European destinations. If you like sun-kissed beaches, majestic mountain ranges and ancient, atmospheric architecture, make Croatia the next stop on your trip.
We can make visiting Croatia easy for you. We can give you prices from all the major ferry operators in one simple search, including SNAV, Trieste Lines, Venezia Lines and Jadrolinija. You can arrive in popular ports like Dubrovnik, Hvar, or Split from multiple launching points in Italy and Slovenia. Visit Croatia and see why tourists are flocking there!
Highlights of Croatia
If you like stunning natural parks as well as rich historical sites, you’ll get a lot out of Croatia. Many visitors are drawn to Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of Saint James, or the Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica, but these are just a few of the 10 UNESCO-listed sites in Croatia. You’ll also enjoy the Plitvice Lakes with its spectacular waterfalls, and if you like to relax on the beach, Croatia will not disappoint - it is one of the hottest locations in Europe, getting 13 hours of sunshine every day in the summer.
Game of Thrones fans will find a lot of familiar spots in Croatia. The city walls of Dubrovnik will look instantly familiar as King’s Landing, while scenes in the gardens of the Red Keep were filmed in Trsteno Arboretum, just outside the city. The Fortress of Klis near Split served as the basis for the city of Meereen, while Qarth is actually St Dominic Monastery in Trogir.
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The food, culture and drinks
Everywhere you go in Croatia, you’ll find examples of centuries-old architecture, nested within a culture that places great value on art and culture. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the capital, can stand aside any other in the world, and the Euphrasian Basilica is considered to be the best remaining examples of Byzantine art. If you visit during the summer, be sure to check up on music festivals - Croatia’s ancient, walled cities and pleasant summer evenings make for the perfect setting to enjoy live music.
Croatian cuisine is varied, and different regions bring their own expertise. Food along the coast has a Mediterranean feel but with a unique Croatian touch coming from the way that seafood is grilled. In the north, the Austro-Hungarian influence is apparent, where goulash is commonly served, as well as meat in breadcrumbs. In the lesser-visited Slavonia region, the local specialities are sausage meats.
For the more refined palate, the Istria region is growing in reputation for the quality of its olive oil, wine, and truffles, and if you’re in this area expect to get all three when you eat out, with all of the ingredients sourced locally. Coffee lovers will find kindred spirits in the Croatian people, particularly in Zagreb, which is full of fantastic, locally-run coffee shops. If you find yourself in Zagreb, try the local cheese speciality, štrukli.