Are you looking for a great destination in Europe for a solo trip?
Here’s why Croatia is so well-loved by solo travelers and why it’s the perfect place to travel solo!
According to a recent study from Bounce, a luggage storage company, Croatia is the top country in the world for solo travelers in 2023.
The methodology they used in ranking countries focused on five factors:
- Things to do
Croatia came out on top in all of these categories, giving it a total score higher than any others for how friendly of a destination it is for solo travelers.
Here’s why Croatia ranks so highly as a great destination for solo travel:
1. Things To Do
There’s 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 a major Game of Thrones filming site.
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’re 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 highly affordable destination for solo travelers. Although this country is no longer as cheap as it once was, it’s still a great deal 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 go up even further in the country, but there are still great deals to be found 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 great for solo travelers is the variety of accommodation options available that are solo traveler-friendly.
You’ll find plenty of affordable hotels if you’re looking for the comfort and amenities that a hotel has to offer, as well as great hostels if you’re 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 good way to socialize and meet other travelers if you’re on your own.
Solo travelers, especially solo female travelers, don’t have to worry about safety while in Croatia.
The country ranks as the 15th safest and most peaceful country in the world, putting 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 weather in Croatia makes it favorable for solo travelers. During the summer months, Croatia is a largely 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 around the country.
In the winter, things cool down considerably, especially further north, but it’s still pretty mild.
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This article originally appeared on TravelOffPath.com