The Rough Guide to Croatia

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Practical travel guide to Croatia featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Croatia. The Rough Guide to Croatia also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Croatia, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Croatia covers: Zagreb; Inland Croatia; Istria; The Kvarner Gulf; Northern Dalmatia; Split and the South Dalmatian Coast; The Southern Dalmatian Islands; Dubrovnik and around.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Croatia, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Plitvice Lakes National Park to family activities in child-friendly places, like Hvar or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Pula Amphitheatre.


Essential pre-departure information including Croatia entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Croatia give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for diving, sailing or trying out locally sourced foodstuffs, wines and olive oils.


Rough Guides' rundown of Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Varazdin and Istria's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Croatia, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Croatia, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Croatia, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Dubrovnik Old Town and the spectacular Paklenica National Park.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Trogir, Makarska and many more locations in Croatia, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194104
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 3/31/2019
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.6 out of 5, 37 global ratings

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Reviewed on August 23, 2022
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The Rough Guide series are THE invaluable guide to travel in any country or visit to any major world city. I have purchased numerous guides since their inception in 1982. As the guides are updated I usually purchase the revised edition.

The key information is written by people who live in the locations or are, at the very least, frequent visitors to the country or city.

Any Rough Guide will be your invaluable companion for any global traveller. The Croatia guide is no exception. Brilliant local insight and extremely useful practical information.

If you are travelling to Croatia don’t leave home without it..!!

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A reliable guide

Reviewed on June 08, 2022
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This is a good guide to a fascinating country. Plenty of background information and useful lists. Keeping current is a perennial problem with frequent visits an impossible ideal.

Amazon Customer

Excellent service,product - very well priced.

Reviewed on December 12, 2019
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Everything was fine - no dislikes at all.

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