With its breathtaking beaches and great nature, Croatia is one of the most beautiful travel destinations on the Adriatic and attracts many holidaymakers, especially in summer. But where are the cheapest places to go on vacation? You will find out in this article!
Do you want to spend an unforgettable vacation but only have a small budget? No problem, because around Austria there are some great travel destinations that are fantastically beautiful and at the same time cheap. Croatia in particular is very tempting, as immaculate beaches and affordable accommodation await you here. If you want to have a cheap vacation, Croatia is exactly the right destination for you! But which regions are particularly cheap and where do you get the most for your money? I’ve done a little research and show you the cheapest destinations in Croatia. Get inspiration for your next summer vacation!
According to barblejewelry.com, the Makarska Riviera is one of the most beautiful sections of the Adriatic coast and attracts with a dreamlike nature. Surrounded by an impressive mountain backdrop, you can relax on the idyllic beaches and enjoy the great weather. But the best thing about Makarska are the incredibly low prices. You can get accommodation here for as little as € 15 per night and the food is also very inexpensive. For a dinner in a chic restaurant in the city center, you only pay the equivalent of around € 8. Another plus point: there are many interesting excursion destinations around Makarska. If you ever get bored, you can, for example, go to the coastal city of Split, which is only an hour away. But the dream islands of Brač and Hvar can also be reached by ferry in just two hours.
Rab is the southernmost of the Kvarner islands and is one of the most popular destinations for a summer vacation. This is no wonder, because Rab is an absolute bathing paradise. There are many fine sandy beaches on the island that are rarely found in Croatia. Especially in the region around Lopar and Kampor in the north of Rab there are many flat sandy beaches such as the famous 1.5 km long Paradise Beach, while Barbat and Banjol are better known for their pebble beaches and small bays. You can get an accommodation on the island from 25 €, a dinner costs around 7 €. Here, too, you can save a lot and still have a great vacation.
On the east coast of the Istria region you will find the romantic town of Rabac, which is particularly popular with families. Fantastic white pebble beaches await you here, where you can relax. So that you don’t get bored, there are of course numerous sports and leisure opportunities on the beach. After a relaxing day at the beach, the many restaurants and taverns on the promenade invite you to linger in the evening. The nightlife in Rabac is not to be despised either – the beach bars and clubs really get going in the high season. Be sure to visit the old town of Labin, which is about 5 km away. Here you will find numerous sights such as the bell tower of St. Justus and the small theater. The Fortica viewpoint is particularly impressive, where you can enjoy a great panoramic view. Similar to most other places in Croatia, mainly private accommodation is rented in Rabac. You can get an apartment here from around € 30 per night. Dinner costs between € 6 and € 10 per person.
Another popular destination for a cheap vacation is the coastal town of Poreč. Here you can expect wonderful bathing bays as well as an interesting old town with a unique charm. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Euphrasius Basilica, the Trg Marafor molding site or the local museum. Marvel at the stalactite cave Baredine, the Brijuni National Park or the idyllic villages in the middle of vineyards and olive groves in the hinterland. If you are already in Poreč, you should definitely pay a visit to the nearby island of Isabella. On the small island you can relax in secluded bays and have a really good time. It only takes 30 minutes to get to Isabella by boat from Poreč. By the way, you can get private accommodation in Poreč for as little as € 20 per night.
Crikvenica is probably the most famous place in the Kvarner Bay and has been attracting tourists from Europe for 125 years. With the unique flair that prevails here, that’s no wonder. Crikvenica is famous for its beautiful beaches and lively promenade. In addition to family beaches, there is even a dog beach where the four-legged friends can let off steam. In the evening, the many bars and taverns invite you to celebrate – here you can turn night into day. There is also a lot to discover from a culinary point of view in Crikvenica, for example you should definitely try the regional fish dish Crikvenice rupice. If you want to go on holiday in Crikvenica, you can secure accommodation for as little as € 25. The prices for food fluctuate between € 6 and € 10 per meal, depending on what you want to eat.