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Croatia

Enjoy the Dalmatian Coast & its thousands of islands on a gay cruise with Out Adventures.

Croatia’s rare blend of glamour and rustic authenticity has made it a premiere 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 to explore the history and architecture of the nation’s Venetian cities. Regardless of which way 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
Lesbian Croatia Travel
Best Places to Visit in Croatia
More Info

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

There are no gay villages in Croatia.

Pride Festivals

Zagreb Pride: Annually in May/June.

Best Gay Bars

Zagreb: Hotpot
Zagreb: Rush
Zagreb: G-Bar

Best Lesbian Bars

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 Torn’s red-roofs to Lower Town’s neobaroque 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

Vaccinations: Based on the entry requirements for Croatia, there are no vaccinations needed.

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

Last updated on Sept 1, 2019. Disclaimer: Out Adventures is not liable for inaccuracies in the above information.
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

Lesbian 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

There are no gay villages in Croatia.

Pride Festivals

Zagreb Pride: Annually in May/June.

Best Gay Bars

Zagreb: Hotpot
Zagreb: Rush
Zagreb: G-Bar

Best Lesbian Bars

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 Torn’s red-roofs to Lower Town’s neobaroque 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

Vaccinations: Based on the entry requirements for Croatia, there are no vaccinations needed.

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

Last updated on Sept 1, 2019. Disclaimer: Out Adventures is not liable for inaccuracies in the above information.


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