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Croatia Gay Travel

Drink up the dramatic Dalmatian coast on a gay cruise in Croatia.

Croatia’s rare blend of glamour and rustic authenticity has made it a premier European sun destination since the end of a heated war of independence. Your daily dilemmas will include whether to bask in the sun on a glistening yacht or explore the history and architecture of the nation’s Venetian cities. Regardless of how things go, you’ll be on the most stunning coast on the Adriatic, so either way, you win.


Quick Facts

  • Capital City: Zagreb
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Languages: Croatian
  • Best Time of Year to Visit: June & September

LGBT Rights in Croatia

Gay Croatia Travel

Best Places to Visit in Croatia

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Croatia legalized homosexuality in 1977. While the LGBT community can’t marry, and homosexuality remains generally frowned upon, common-law marriage rights are given to same-sex couples who have lived together for over three years. Finally, while sharing a double hotel room in larger cities won’t ruffle feathers, it may cause a stir in small cities.

Gay Activity: Legal
Lesbian Activity: Legal
Gay Marriage: Civil Unions
Right to Change Gender: Legal, but requires surgery
Same-Sex Adoption: Single gays may adopt, but gay couples may not.
LGBT Discrimination: Illegal
Equal Age of Consent: Equal

There’s a small but growing gay scene in Croatia’s larger cities and tourist destinations such as Zagreb, Split & Rovinj. Keep in mind public displays of affection could attract negative attention.

Gay Villages in Croatia

There are no gay villages in Croatia.

Pride Festivals in Croatia

Zagreb Pride: Annually in May/June.

Best Gay Bars in Croatia

Zagreb: Hotpot
Zagreb: Rush
Zagreb: G-Bar

Best Lesbian Bars in Croatia

We are not aware of any Lesbian-specific bars or parties.

5. Plitvice Lakes National Park

18km of boardwalk snake around a series of postcard-perfect waterfalls cascading together into the country’s famous lakes.

4. Zagreb

From Upper Town’s red roofs to Lower Town’s neo-baroque and art deco buildings, Zagreb is an architecture fanatics’ dream destination.

3. Bol

This tourist-heavy island is home to some of the Dalmatian Coast’s best beaches, not least of which includes Zlatni Rat.

2. Hvar

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage region of Stari Grad Plain on the fertile island of Hvar to wallow in the long-lasting impact of Greek colonization in Croatia.

1. Dubrovnik

Beloved Dubrovnik has seen a new rise in tourism thanks to HBO harnessing the city’s grand beauty as a major filming location for Game of Thrones. Wander the grand city walls for an awe-inspiring view of Dubrovnik’s limestone streets, baroque buildings and the endless azure Adriatic.

Best Time to Visit: June and September

Electricity: C- and F-type sockets

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Sarajevo, Skopje, Warsaw, Zagreb

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements: Out Adventures requires proof of full Covid-19 vaccination from all guests, following recommendations by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more details, please see our Covid-19 FAQ.

Other Vaccinations: Based on the entry requirements for Croatia, there are no other vaccinations needed for entry. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, you should consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as Out Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

Visas: Visit Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs website for up-to-date information on Visa requirements.

Last updated on Sept 24, 2021. Disclaimer: The information provided was accurate at the time of publishing, but cannot be guaranteed.
LGBT Rights in Croatia

Croatia legalized homosexuality in 1977. While the LGBT community can’t marry, and homosexuality remains generally frowned upon, common-law marriage rights are given to same-sex couples who have lived together for over three years. Finally, while sharing a double hotel room in larger cities won’t ruffle feathers, it may cause a stir in small cities.

Gay Activity: Legal
Lesbian Activity: Legal
Gay Marriage: Civil Unions
Right to Change Gender: Legal, but requires surgery
Same-Sex Adoption: Single gays may adopt, but gay couples may not.
LGBT Discrimination: Illegal
Equal Age of Consent: Equal

Gay Croatia Travel

There’s a small but growing gay scene in Croatia’s larger cities and tourist destinations such as Zagreb, Split & Rovinj. Keep in mind public displays of affection could attract negative attention.

Gay Villages in Croatia

There are no gay villages in Croatia.

Pride Festivals in Croatia

Zagreb Pride: Annually in May/June.

Best Gay Bars in Croatia

Zagreb: Hotpot
Zagreb: Rush
Zagreb: G-Bar

Best Lesbian Bars in Croatia

We are not aware of any Lesbian-specific bars or parties.

Best Places to Visit in Croatia

5. Plitvice Lakes National Park

18km of boardwalk snake around a series of postcard-perfect waterfalls cascading together into the country’s famous lakes.

4. Zagreb

From Upper Town’s red roofs to Lower Town’s neo-baroque and art deco buildings, Zagreb is an architecture fanatics’ dream destination.

3. Bol

This tourist-heavy island is home to some of the Dalmatian Coast’s best beaches, not least of which includes Zlatni Rat.

2. Hvar

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage region of Stari Grad Plain on the fertile island of Hvar to wallow in the long-lasting impact of Greek colonization in Croatia.

1. Dubrovnik

Beloved Dubrovnik has seen a new rise in tourism thanks to HBO harnessing the city’s grand beauty as a major filming location for Game of Thrones. Wander the grand city walls for an awe-inspiring view of Dubrovnik’s limestone streets, baroque buildings and the endless azure Adriatic.

More Info

Best Time to Visit: June and September

Electricity: C- and F-type sockets

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Sarajevo, Skopje, Warsaw, Zagreb

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements: Out Adventures requires proof of full Covid-19 vaccination from all guests, following recommendations by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more details, please see our Covid-19 FAQ.

Other Vaccinations: Based on the entry requirements for Croatia, there are no other vaccinations needed for entry. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, you should consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as Out Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

Visas: Visit Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs website for up-to-date information on Visa requirements.

Last updated on Sept 24, 2021. Disclaimer: The information provided was accurate at the time of publishing, but cannot be guaranteed.


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Peter G

Traveling by sea is most definitely the way to see Croatia. And I look forward to my next trip with Out Adventures.

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This was my first time traveling as part of an organized, large group and it exceeded my expectations. Croatia is an incredibly beautiful country, especially once you reach the Adriatic (Dalmatian) Coast. Arid mountains, clear azure waters, big sky, sheltered coves and historic towns and villages. The landscape, the architecture, the history and the people, all wonderful. The pure joy of that experience, including the endless laughter shared among old friends and new, I will cherish forever. Kudos to Rob, Out Adventures and our Croatian expert guide Livio. They were truly committed to ensuring that each and every person had the very best experience possible. Traveling by sea is most definitely the way to see Croatia. And I look forward to my next trip with Out Adventures.

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Frank M

Meet new friends and all done with style & class!! It was one of my most memorable vacations ever.

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What a great way to see you Croatia, meet new friends and all done with style & class!! It was one of my most memorable vacations ever. My favorite part of the trip; waking up each morning to an up front and close view of the Croatian coast line. The small towns/ villages, the mountains and the crystal clear Adriatic were simply amazing; every morning was more spectacular than the last. The city tours in the afternoons were always well organized and full of local history facts. A very big thanks to Out Adventures for organizing this truly awesome trip!! Great memories and met some really awesome guys. I can’t wait for my next Out Adventure!!

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Jad B

I INSIST that you go on the next Croatia trip with Out Adventures!

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I INSIST that you go on the next gay Croatia trip with Out Adventures! It combines the best parts of a private chartered cruise and a large cruise ship experience. Don’t be afraid!

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Tony B

This was hands down the best run, most relaxed and restorative holiday I've ever taken.

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This was hands down the best run, most relaxed and restorative holiday I’ve ever taken. At no time did I ever feel like I wasn’t being looked after or needed to worry about anything. Truly exceptionally well planned and executed

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Anthony N

My favorite meals were peppered with fresh herbs and Istrian truffles. Each new port city I visited had its own unique energy, and walking the narrow streets of these cities was both haunting and fascinating.

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Croatia is a beautiful and vibrant country that has stoically overcome war and adapted quite well to a massive influx of tourists. The food was amazing. Every meal used fresh produce that was locally sourced and organic. My favorite meals were peppered with fresh herbs and Istrian truffles. Each new port city I visited had its own unique energy, and walking the narrow streets of these cities was both haunting and fascinating. I really enjoyed my free time swimming off the yacht, taking in the beauty of the Croatian coastline, and tasting the local cuisine. However, what made this gay Croatia cruise even more memorable was all of the new friendships I made along the way.

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Scott F

Greatest time EVER!!

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Greatest time EVER!! Love everything about the gay Croatia cruise, especially the time aboard the yacht and swimming daily in the Adriatic Sea. Heaven!!

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Jeff S

It was one of the best trips I have ever had

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It was one of the best trips I have ever had. I made lifelong friends who I will keep up with and reminisce about our beautiful yacht and our wonderful adventures in Croatia.

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David D

It's a beautiful get-away

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The Croatia trip is the most relaxing and refreshing of the Out itineraries. It’s a beautiful get-away for taking in the sun, the sea, and just a little bit of history and culture – all with 20+ of your new friends.

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Ashley A

A well-paced, well-run, friendly, and relaxing trip

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A well-paced, well-run, friendly, and relaxing trip with good food, great wine, and a few interesting cultural visits.

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Mike B & Randall H

Great alternative to large cruise ships

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Terrific service, great value, and a great alternative to large cruise ships.

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Steven P & Tom B

You can be as active as you want or relaxed as you want

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It is so much fun, and at our age, I love when a trip company can take care of all the details, and we just show up and have fun. You can be as active as you want or relaxed as you want

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John L

A well-designed trip

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A well-designed trip. We were well looked after by a very friendly and accommodating crew. And swimming off the boat was a great experience.

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Mark W

Great company to travel with

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Great company to travel with. Everything was taken care of for us from arrival to the airport, taxi transport to hotel and then return taxi to the airport. Nice small group atmosphere.

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Keith M

What can be nicer than travelling with family?!

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I felt accepted by and happy with the group, the members of which varies in age. What can be nicer than travelling with family?!

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Andy B & John I

Magical trip

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Magical trip. Croatia may not be first world yet, but the natural beauty makes up for any minor inconveniences.

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Rob E & Terry M

All just wonderful!

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All just wonderful: the ship; the crew; the destination; the group leader Livio; the Out Adventures trip leader; the food; our suite #7.

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