Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a sovereign state in East Europe. It has a population of about 4.2 million people and the official language is Croatian. Travelers from the European Union and Shengen area don't need a visa to visit Croatia. Travelers coming from one of the countries on this list  or who hold a valid, multiple entry Shengen Visa can enter Croatia for 90 days. Citizens from one of the countries on this list need to apply for a Croatian visa. 


The Croatian currency is the Croatian Kuna (HRK). Croatia was not as cheap as we expected it to be. The prices for accommodation and food are reasonable in winter but they go up during the summer and the price of a hostel room is then almost the same as in a Western European country. We spent about $10 daily on food we bought in supermarkets.


Hitchhiking in Croatia is overall good with an average waiting time of 30 minutes. We were always able to speak English with our drivers. Wild camping is definitely possible and very easy, just be aware of wild animals and undiscovered land mines ...


Our highlight in Croatia was unintentionally spending the night in Plitivice Jezera National Park.


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