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Posted on September 06 2022

Visit Croatia, the country that already had 15 million tourists in 2022

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of Croatia Tourism

  • Between January and August 2022, 15 million tourists came to visit Croatia.
  • The number of tourists in 2022 was 91% of arrivals and 96% of overnight stays in 2019.
  • The 4.6 million arrivals and 32 million overnight stays in August 2022 are 6% and 4% more respectively compared to August 2021.
  • Compared to July 2019, 92% of arrivals and 97% of overnight stays were recorded in August 2022.

For those who are interested in planning a visit overseas, Croatia could be an interesting tourist location. In fact, the performance of Croatia tourism in 2022 has been stupendous! The country recorded the arrival of 15 million tourists between January and August 2022.

The total number of overnight stays in Croatia between January and August 2022 was 86.6 million nights. As per reports, in 2022, Croatia reached 91% of arrivals and 96% of overnight stays, compared to the number of tourists who arrived in 2019.

In August 2022 alone, Croatia had 4.6 million arrivals and 32 million overnight stays. Compared to August 2021, this meant a 6% increase in arrivals and a 4% increase in overnight stays.

The number of arrivals in August 2022 was 92% of the arrivals and 97% of overnight stays in July 2019.

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More about Croatia tourism in 2022

  • In 2022, the number of arrivals increased by 40%, and overnight stays increased by 27% compared to 2021.
  • In August 2022, the value of fiscalized invoices with Croatia was in excess of 600 million compared to that in the entire year of 2019.
  • In some regions of Croatia, the number of nights spent by tourists went beyond the levels in 2019.
  • The most overnight stays recorded between January and August 2022 were in Istria, with 24.7 million overnight stays. Other regions that followed in overnight stays were:
    • Split-Dalmatia – 16 million
    • Primorje-Gorski Kotar - 15.3 million
    • Zadar County - 12.8 million
    • Dubrovnik-Neretva County – 6.2 million
    • Sibenik-Knin County – 5.7 million
    • Rovinj - 3.5 million
    • Dubrovnik - 2.8 million
    • Medulin - 2.4 million
  • Here are the number of tourists who arrived in Croatia in 2022 till August listed by country of origin:
    • Germany - 19.8 million
    • Slovenia - 8.8 million
    • Austria - 6.5 million
    • Poland - 5.7 million
    • The Czech Republic - 5.2 million
    • Italy - 3.7 million
    • Slovakia - 3 million
    • The Netherlands - 2.9 million
    • The UK - 2.8 million
  • On the basis of the type of accommodation, here are the number of overnight stays between January and August 2022:
    • Household facilities - 33.9 million
    • Campsites - 17.6 million
    • Hotels - 17.2 million

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Why visit Croatia?

There are many reasons to recommend Croatia as your go-to destination for a visit abroad. Here are a few of them:

  • Croatia offers lovers of adventure sports the opportunity to indulge in activities like diving, kayaking, and sailing. Remember Omis, if you are interested in adventure activities in Croatia.
  • Besides wonderful beaches that offer you quality outdoor activities, the country also has beautiful mountains where you can do activities like hiking. A good example is Vidova Gora on Brac island. Another great place for hiking is Omis. Also, try the cable car and city walls in Dubrovnik.
  • Croatia has beautiful beaches. Most beaches there have pebbles which make it likable for those who aren’t so fond of sand. But those who love sand can find many beaches they can enjoy. Sunj Beach situated on Lopud Island is a good one to start with.
  • If you are in Croatia, the best thing you can do is island hopping. Travel from island to island in kayaks or catamarans. A popular island in Croatia is the Elaphiti Islands. Other great mentions are Pakleni, Brac, and Solta Islands.
  • If the history of the place interests you, Croatia has a lot to offer. In a country with a 2,000-year history, you can explore quite a lot with zeal by visiting museums and historic buildings.
  • Croatia has 8 national parks. The most popular are Krka and Plitvice. There’s gorgeous scenery and amazing wildlife to witness.
  • Croatia has a variety of very delicious cuisine to offer. Notable ones include Istrian cuisine, Dalmatian food, and continental cuisine.

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