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Visit Croatia in May | 5 Things to Do in Croatia in Spring

Have you started to dream about the sunny days? Although summer seams far away, visit Croatia in May and you won’t go wrong. Here are some of the advantages of traveling to Croatia in spring: nature is blooming, weather is nice and sunny and there are no tourist crowds.

If you didn’t have a chance to visit Croatia in April, the month of May is the perfect time of the year to enjoy numerous outdoor activities and local sport events. Plus, the brave ones might even go for a swim.

Here you can book affordable Croatia vacation rentals but first, read bellow where to go in Croatia in May ( and things to do ) to make the most out of your spring holidays.

5 Things to Do in Croatia in May

1.Wine Nights in Porec

If you’re not sure where to go in Croatia in May, choosing Istria region as you travel destination may be the best option. Green Istria, also called Croatian Tuscany, is gorgeous during spring-time, with tons of interesting events to attend.

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Croatia in May | Porec, Istria | Photo by Damir Kvajo

Stay in Porec ( pronounced Porech ), a charming seaside town in Istria, and enjoy evenings in May with a glass of excellent wine.

Wine Nights event represents the best bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Porec. You’ll have the opportunity to taste traditional local cuisine and quality Istrian wines at promotional prices.

What would be great after you try some Istrian wine? More wine of course! Visit Vinstra, International wine and wine equipment fair, which will be held in Porec. Vinistra is a major exhibition of wine and other Istrian products such as grappa, olive oil, honey, cheese and prosciutto.

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Croatia in May | Wine Tasting

Besides enjoying gourmet dinners and good wine, you can visit international mosaic art symposium called Poreč, City of Mosaics.

2. Losinj Cuisine Feast

For a perfect spring getaway, visit Losinj island, also called the Island of vitality. Pristine environment, healthy food, clean air and aromatic scents, along with rest and relaxation, will be highly beneficial for your health. Losinj is one of my favorite Croatian islands in the Kvarner region.

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Croatia in May | Mali Losinj, Losinj island | Photo by Damir Kvajo

Charge your batteries and discover the treasures of this magnificent island by tasting local cuisine. The month of May is reserved for Losinj cuisine feast. During this event, many restaurants offer local specialties at affordable prices.

The beautiful island of Losinj also hosts an annual Fragrance Festival in May. This year’s festival features traditional island products (olive oil, liqueurs, honey, marmalades, etc.) and original Losinj souvenirs from local producers.

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Croatia in May | Losinj Cuisine Feast | Photo credit: TZ Mali Losinj

3. Zadar outdoor festival

Zadar is one of the best cities to visit in Croatia and its numerous sights are especially beautiful in spring. Besides the ancient monuments, there are also unique attractions like the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation which awards you with spectacular sunsets.

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Croatia in May | Zadar, Dalmatia

Those among you who are hungry for adventure, attending Zadar Outdoor Festival will be a perfect addition to your active spring vacation. For four days in May, Zadar region will enable participants from all over the world to test their own limits through variety of sports disciplines: cycling, running, kayaking, sailing, swimming, etc. You can apply here :

Zadar outdoor festival promotes a sporty, healthy lifestyle in a natural environment. Races, tours, workshops gastronomy – there will be something for everyone. Choose between numerous activities and spend an unforgettable weekend in Zadar.

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Croatia in May | Zadar outdoor festival | Photo credit: Zadar outdoor

4. Plitvice Lakes

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Croatia’s most visited national park – Plitvice Lakes. A fairytale forest, lush nature, stunning waterfalls with 16 lakes which range from azure to green are just some of the aspects of this magical place.

UNESCO has included the Plitvice Lakes National Park in the World Heritage List because of its uniqueness and you should really come and experience their beauty firsthand!

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Croatia in May | Plitvice Lakes

5. Visit Split in May

If I’ve convinced you to visit Croatia in May, travel straight to Split in Dalmatia and you won’t go wrong. Here’s why. Split is a city whose cultural and historical monuments, fabulous nightlife and special atmosphere attract more and more tourists every year. So, the best way to avoid chaos and crowds is to visit Split in spring.

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Croatia in May | Split, Dalmatia

You can freely explore the Diocletian’s Palace, climb the St. Domnius Bell Tower, take a walk down Sustipan, try various local delicacies or have a coffee on the Riva promenade and enjoy the view of the sea.

Read more: 7 Things Not To Miss in Split, Croatia

Can wait until May? Visit Croatia in March!

Croatia in May – events & festivals

More major events held in Croatia in May

Fazana, istria – Olive Oil Festival

Medulin, istria –  Days of Istrian cuisine
Dubrovnik Outddor Festival
I will update this list with more events held in Croatia in May, so stay tuned! Thank you for reading!

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