What day trips can I do from Rovinj?

Due to its location in the centre of the Croatian coastline it is possible to see much of Croatia itself or even travel further afield to neighbouring Slovenia or Italy.

There’s a catamaran services that runs to Venice from Rovinj, the journey takes approximately 3 hours from April-October. Most travel operators arrange organised excursions to Venice that can be booked in resort if you would prefer.

To experience the beauty of Rovinj, take a boat trip around the Rovinj archipelago. Made up of 19 islands, differing in size, these islands are best viewed from the sea and it gives you a great view of the main city from the water.

Travel inland by coach to the Plitvice Lakes, a series of lakes connected by fast-flowing waterfalls. Visitors can get right into the heart of the forest and traverse the bridges and walkways that criss-cross over the rivers. Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Croatia’s first national park.




Do I need a visa to travel to Rovinj?

Members of the EU do not need a visa when entering Croatia, you can visit Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.

Croatia is not currently part of the Schengen Zone, which means that those with a Schengen visa will not use any of their days when visiting this country.


What is Rovinj like in December?

Out of the tourist season months the town is quiet with only the locals celebrating Christmas. As Rovinj sits on the coast the weather is not as extreme as inland so makes for a pleasant climate for sightseeing. However, many of the restaurants and bars maybe only open for the Christmas period and soon shut in the new year for Spring. During the festive season there is a live staging of the birth of Christ in Gracisce, which is a 40-minute drive inland from Rovinj.


How far is Rovinj from Zagreb?

Rovinj to Zagreb is approximately 250km and takes around 3 hours by road. Both cities are well connected by buses that run daily, however due to stops it may take around 5 hours to get there.

A visit to the country’s capital would not be complete without taking in the Upper Town, a quiet hub of narrow streets, cafes and beautiful old buildings. In the centre of Zagreb is the Cathedral of the Assumption, try and catch a mass that happens here to really appreciate the architecture and ambience of this amazing church.



Can I go sailing in Rovinj?

As Rovinj is made up to small islands, sailing is a must to experience the beauty and scale of this town. There are many sailing companies based in Rovinj that you can hire a boat from. Lots of the companies are happy to give beginner tuition or hire out boats to experienced sailors.