1. Visit other areas besides Dubrovnik
The "Pearl of the Adriatic," as Lord Byron from Game of Thrones described it, applies to Dubrovnik, it's also why Dubrovnik might feel a little crowded at times.
So, as an alternative, how about going to Split? The center of Croatia's second-largest city is a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. The magnificent Roman palace of Diocletian.
Split is also a terrific place to dine, drink, shop, and have a good time.
2. Plan Meticulously if you want to Island hop
While the islands are not far apart geographically, they are far apart in terms of accessibility. If you want to visit more than one island during your brief trip to Croatia, you'll almost certainly need to base yourself at a port city on the mainland.
3. Opt for the bus instead of the trains
Unlike the rest of Europe, Croatia's train system is not the best, making it difficult to travel around the nation. The bus system, on the other hand, is fantastic, and dependable. Buses are a better option than trains.
4. Know that it is not the cheapest country
People have the misconception that Croatia is a very cheap destination but that's not the case. Many products, especially food, are more expensive than in the United States or any Western European country.
Budget ahead and plan accordingly before coming here.
5. Try the local produce
Croatia is a small country, and the people here produce in modest numbers of whatever they make. The majority of the produce is also sold inside of the country.
This is why you may not be familiar with Croatian wine or olive oil. However, we can promise you that they are of outstanding quality and should be tried while in Croatia.
In fact, we strongly advise you to go for any wine or olive oil sampling.