Have you checked your weather forecast lately? Spring is almost here! Head to Croatia in April and enjoy beautiful nature, delicious Croatian food and numerous outdoor events. Spring is the best time to visit Croatia. Accommodation prices are affordable and there are no summer crowds. You’ll love it!
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Croatia is a country full of natural wonders and attractions you can explore in spring time. Weather conditions are ideal for hiking, climbing, talking long walks and other fun things to do. Visit Croatia in April and explore peaceful little towns and villages in Istria or plan a perfect cityscape in one the best cities in Croatia.
Croatia isn’t just interesting to its visitors during the summer. Throughout the year, Croatia offers rich entertainment and over 50 various cultural and gastronomic events to enjoy.
There are numerous advantages of visiting Croatia off season. You can truly experience the authentic “Croatian way of life” and take part in various interesting events that are held in Croatia during spring time. Plus, as I’ve mention above, visiting Croatia in April is the best way to avoid tourist crowds, especially if you are planning to visit Dubrovnik.
5 Things To Do in Croatia in April
Asparagus hunting in Istria
Spring is an ideal period for asparagus hunting, especially in Istria. This wild vegetable is not just popular for its taste and numerous health benefits, but also because of its aphrodisiac properties. How about that?
Take a walk in nature and pick your own asparagus for a perfect addition to your romantic dinner menu. Veg-burgers with asparagus ( photo bellow ) looks delicious!
There are also many asparagus festivals in Istria during the month of April:
Kastel Buje, Istria – Asparagus festival – international gastronomic competition
Labin, Istria – Labin Spring Gastronomic Rhapsody – days of asparagus and cuttlefish
Novigrad, Istria – Asparagus festival – another outdoor gastronomic event dedicated to asparagus
Rovinj in Spring
If you are visiting Croatia in April, Rovinj city is a place to go. It’s one of my favorite towns in Istria region. Rovinj in spring is just as beautiful as in summer. Moreover, there are numerous events held in Rovinj in the month of April to make your trip even more fun! The most popular ones are:
On the paths of Rovinj delicacies – gastronomic event when visitors will have the opportunity to sample delicacies in famous Rovinj restaurants at promotional prices. Yay!
2nd Rose of Rovinj – a floral event at local Marshall Tito Square
Weekend bike & gourmet tour Rovinj
Taste delicious island-grown lamb
Spring time is a prefect period for tasting roasted lamb. In the coastal part of Croatia, lamb meat is considered to be a real delicacy, and the most delicious lamb is originating from Croatian islands Pag, Cres and Brac. Trust me, this specially prepared roasted lamb has a distinctive taste that no one can resist. Note to myself – will travel for food.
A day trip to Krka Falls
Krka National Park is situated along the Krka River and it’s known for a series of 7 waterfalls. The most impressive waterfall created is called Skradinski buk and it’s located near Sibenik ( pronounced Shibenik ). You can reach it by road, but boat ride starting at charming little town Skradin is a much more attractive alternative.
Nature lovers will be amazed with Krka falls. Breathtaking scenery and picturesque wooden walking trails are all what it takes for a perfect spring trip you’ll never forget.
Wine tasting in Dubrovnik
Are you in the mood to taste some amazing Croatian wines while spending your spring vacation in popular Game of Thrones filming location, Dubrovnik city? Here’s your chance!
The central event of the project „Wine Tourist Network – WiNe“ is Regional wine festival – Dubrovnik FestiWiNe which is held in Dubrovnik every year in the month of April
The festival will gather more than hundred regional wine-makers who will have the opportunity to present their high quality wines to numerous wine professionals AND visitors.
Croatia in April – events & festivals
More major events held in Croatia during the month of April:
Baska, Krk island – Baska Rozica Flower festival
Umag, Istria – Mittel Europa opti race sailing regatta
Umag, Istria – International old timer exhibition
International cycling race Tour of Croatia
Visit Croatia.hr for more information.
I will update this list with more interesting events in Croatia in April, so bookmark this page and keep checking back regularly.
I hope I’ve gave you some ides to plan a perfect spring holidays in Croatia. For booking, check prices here: affordable accommodation in Croatia .
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Are you traveling to Croatia in April? Let me know in the comments bellow. Thank you for reading Hello Croatia, I appreciate your visit! Take some time off and enjoy spring, wherever you are.