Croatia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Croatia
Hello and welcome to our Croatia travel blog. You will find all our Croatia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Croatia travel blog because you are considering a visit to the Balkans, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Croatia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Croatia. With its long stretch of stunning coastline, Croatia is one of the most popular countries for tourists to visit in the Balkans, and for this reason, we avoided it ourselves for some time. That was a mistake, although if we are travelling along the Dalmatian coast, we plan our trips for spring or autumn, avoiding the high season.
We have visited Croatia a few times and our most recent visits have focussed on getting to know the capital, Zagreb, better and continuing our search for spomeniks, the extraordinary Tito-era monuments found in the former Yugoslavia. Croatia is a fantastic choice for a road trip and we find it one of the easiest countries in Europe to drive around. Either as a stand-alone destination or combined with other countries in the Balkans, Croatia is a multi-faceted destination that we find ourselves returning to again and again.
Our Croatia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Visiting the abandoned Separation Mine in Potpićan in Croatia. Close to pretty Labin, the former mine was once part of Istria’s coal mining industry.
A guide to alternative things to do in Zagreb, Croatia for travellers who like to get off the beaten path. Including a map of locations.
Photos of eerie abandoned hotels and resorts in the Balkans. Some of the most evocative abandoned hotels and resorts in former Yugoslavia.
Planning a road trip from Zadar to Split in Croatia. A guide to the best towns to visit on the drive from Zadar to Split (or Split to Zadar).
The abandoned Haludovo Palace Hotel on Krk Island and a look at the history behind the Penthouse Adriatic Club. Part of our Abandoned Croatia series.
The abandoned Villa Izvor, Tito’s summer house, is located deep in the forest above Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, unknown to most tourists.
A short history of the Balkan Wars, 1991-1999. Read a quick summary of the Balkan Wars, an essential guide for visitors to Europe’s most complicated region.
Visiting the site of an abandoned torpedo launch station in Rijeka, Croatia. A former factory which was the birthplace of the self-propelled torpedo.
Street art in abandoned buildings. Often urban exploration and street art go together. A photo essay featuring graffiti and street art in abandoned places.
We hadn’t planned to go street art hunting in Sisak, Croatia, but an unexpected bonus of our stay was seeing some fantastic street art.
Driving north along Croatia’s Adriatic Coast, it’s hard to miss the panoramic view of Primošten, but you may not spot the abandoned Hotel Marina Lučica.
Abandoned Croatia – Situated on the outskirts of Zagreb, Brestovac Sanatorium is a dilapidated and atmospheric set of ruined buildings with a haunting past.