Early summer in Croatia promises better weather and longer days to accomplish the many activities that you might’ve planned. From visiting the defensive walls to checking out a trendy island town, one just doesn’t run out of things to do and places to see in Croatia.
Read on to find out what else you can do and see if you’re visiting Croatia in June, as well as things you must take note of while you’re there.
What is the weather like in Croatia In June?
Temperature in Croatia in June
There’s an average of 18ºC to 25ºC temperature in Croatia in June.
Rain in Croatia in June
There’s an average 48mm of rain over six days.
Wind in Croatia in June
5 to 7 miles per hour
Sun in Croatia in June
15 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine each day
Things to do in Croatia in June
1. Krka National Park
Named after the river, this national park is one of the best places to visit in Croatia. Comprising 109 square kilometers, this park was founded to protect the area surrounding the river. Most of the park is untouched and is home to diverse flora and fauna.
Krka National Park is famous among hikers, bit it is also known for the remains of sone ancient fortresses.
A must-see in the park is the mighty Skradinski Buk, a huge pool that has high waterfalls on one end and while it cascades to the river on the other.
The historic walled town of Kastav is located on a hill, and one of the first areas to get snow during winter in Croatia. It is popular with tourists for its quaint downtown, outdoor parks, and forested area.
A great alternative to the more popular and touristy destinations in Croatia, Kastav is also known for hosting events like the White Sunday, Summer of Culture, and the Carnival Parade — which are wonderful ways to soak up the local culture.
A fascinating island that’s barely one kilometer away from Dubrovnik, Lokrum is one of Croatia’s best attractions that you must visit. This intriguing island is home to an inland saltwater lake, a Benedictine monastery and one of Croatia’s many nudist beaches.
Lokrum doesn’t have cars and people including locals doing business are not allowed to spend the night here.
The amazing thing is that Lokrum’s only permanent residents are peacocks. These birds roam the island freely and may even join you while you relax in the sand.
4. Dubrovnik’s Old Town Walls
Wear comfortable shoes and set out on one of the best walking tours you’ll experience, right in one of Croatia’s most popular destinations — Dubrovnik.
Maybe you’ll only have a day to explore and that’s fine. A walk through the defensive walls of picturesque Dubrovnik is definitely one of the best things to do in Croatia. Spanning two kilometers, this medieval wall is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
From high up the walls, you have unparalleled views over the city as well as the Adriatic coast. The walk also takes you through its many features such as cannons, fortresses, and towers.
5. Hvar Town
The most famous among Croatia’s Dalmatian islands is definitely the island town of Hvar. Easily reached by a ferry from Split, Hvar is a favorite destination among celebrities and yachters.
It dates back to the 1400s when it was under the Venetian rule, and is now a trendy vacation town that’s home to some of the country’s best hotels and restaurants.
The old town area is car-free and packed with attractions such as the main square a cathedral from the 16th-century, a fishing harbor, and a fortress perched on the top of a hill.
A visit here is easily among the best things to do in Croatia during weekends, as it also has pristine beaches and facilities for watersports.
6. Zadar’s Romanesque Churches
Step back in time as you walk through the Romanesque churches of Zadar. Located in the city’s car-free old town area, these churches are among the top attractions in Zadar, constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries.
These churches’ interiors are adorned with paintings as well as intricate treasures made of gold. Some of the churches you mist visit in Zadar are the Cathedral of Anastasia, the Church of St. Chrysogonus Church of St. Donatus and the Church of St. Mary,
7. Mimara Museum
If you’re going to visit one museum In Zagreb, make it the Minara Museum. Housed in an elegant 19th-century building along Roosevelt Square in Zagreb, its collections were gathered and curated by Ante Topic Mimara, a local philanthropist who also gave these items to the museum.
The museum is spacious and doesn’t get too crowded, making it one of the best places to see in Croatia.
The exhibits here range from prehistoric artifacts, old masters that are either original or reproduced and a massive collection of art and other fascinating items.
Practical Tips for Croatia in June
1. Want to be in Croatia and not feel like such a tourist? Rent with the locals, it’s a great way to soak up the culture and learn about the country. Croatia, in particular, has always hosted vacations that each family on the coast rent a room or entire apartment to tourists.
They’re often cheaper and more spacious than hotel rooms, as well as having more facilities for your convenience.
2. Mosquitoes are a nuisance every, but in Croatia especially during spring to autumn months, they are particularly bothersome. Be sure to get a repellent that you’re not allergic to. Wear light colors and cover up your arms and legs when hiking.
3. When talking to the locals, be very careful when discussing the Homeland War, which ravaged the country and eventually freed it in the early 90s. Try to avoid the topic or if you must, do your research. When a Croat does open up about the topic, at least you’re prepared.
4. Enjoy the seafood when you’re in Croatia. The Adriatic supplies the country with fish and other seafood every day and it’s a must to eat local as they’re guaranteed fresh. A great way to sample a variety of delights is to order a riblja Plata, which is a platter of fish and shellfish.
5. Croatia is immensely proud of its most organic produce so shop at a local green market. It’s also a fun way to mingle with the Croats and feel the local vibe. Some local green markets to try are Dolac in Zagreb and Pazar in Split.