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Are you looking for a great destination in Europe for a solo trip?
Here’s why Croatia is so beloved by solo travelers and why it’s the perfect place to travel solo!
According a recent study From Bounce, a luggage storage company, Croatia is the world’s top country for solo travelers in 2023.
The methodology they used to rank countries focused on five factors:
- Things to do
Croatia ranked first in all of these categories, giving it a higher overall score than any other for how friendly it is as a destination for solo travelers.
Here’s why Croatia ranks so highly as a great solo travel destination:
1. Things to do
There is no shortage of things to do in this Balkan nation. Located on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has some of the best beaches in Europe and a truly stunning coastline.
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia, known for its ancient history and more recently for being an important game of Thrones filming site.
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Split is another historic city in Croatia that makes a great base for exploring the islands of Hvar, Vis, and more. As a solo traveler, joining a tour to explore the islands by boat is a great way to meet people. Split and the islands are also hotspots for nightlife in Croatia.
Croatia is also home to several national parks, including Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krka National Park. Both have stunning lakes and waterfalls and are easily accessible as day trips for solo travelers.
Whether you are interested in history and culture or nightlife and music festivals, beaches or national parks, city life or exploring nature, Croatia has something for everyone.
Croatia is a very affordable destination for solo travelers. Although this country is no longer as cheap as before, it is still much more affordable than Western Europe.
At the beginning of 2023, Croatia officially entered the Schengen Zone and formally adopted the euro as its currency. This caused prices to rise even higher in the country, but you can still find great deals when traveling in Croatia.
Outside of the peak summer months of June through August, you can find much better deals on everything from accommodation to activities to transportation.
Another factor that makes Croatia ideal for solo travelers is the variety of accommodation options available that are suitable for solo travelers.
You will find many affordable hotels if you are looking for the comfort and services that a hotel has to offer, as well as excellent hostels if you are on a tighter budget. (According to Bounce, the average cost of a hostel in Croatia is just $14.31 per night.)
Hostels in Croatia are also a great way to socialize and meet other travelers if you’re on your own.
Solo travelers, especially female solo travelers, do not have to worry about safety while in Croatia.
The country ranks as the 15th safest and most peaceful country in the world, placing it in the top 10% of safe and peaceful countries globally.
Crime is very low in Croatia, and solo travelers can feel safe and confident throughout the country.
Finally, the climate in Croatia makes it favorable for solo travelers. During the summer months, Croatia is a mostly warm and sunny destination.
Even during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, you can still enjoy moderate temperatures and sunny skies as you travel across the country.
In the winter things cool down considerably, especially further north, but it’s still pretty mild.
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