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1. Posted by Eyezayuh (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

In August I will either be ending my backpacking trip in Greece or Crotia. I've been told that Croayia is chaper, which mind you is very important, but when I look at Hostel prices on Hostelworld Athens was cheaper than Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, and Zadar (the must see cities apparently)

Which one is truly a must see/cheapest, Greece/Croatia?

Thanks!

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

You've checked the most expensive places in Croatia - Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar and Zadar. Try somewhere else like Makarska, or Brac or Bol? August is the busy time so prices do tend to increase but you should still find someplace nice but cheap by just turning up.

3. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 7y

If it costs a little bit more, I would STILL suggest going to Croatia!

4. Posted by renatolaza (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

lm going to croatia in Sept the first week
will stilll be hot or is the summer over by then??

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Between the 2, there is little to choose. You may find the cost of a room a little cheaper in Greece, but overall - eating out (and the supermarkets) will be a lot dearer than in Croatia.
Post#4#renatolaza.... It'll still be nice and warm 1st week i9n September, especially around the Dubrovnik area.

6. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Bring the sun cream... but having said that it's not totally unknown to have really heavy downpours when the Yugo blows fromm the South. It will be warm, rain or no rain.

7. Posted by renatolaza (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

what place would you recommend that is not overcrowded with loud tourists
but a bit more peaceful
and how would you get from Milano to Croatia, by train??
thanks you have been most helpful
really made a difference

8. Posted by jennwtb (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Quoting Eyezayuh

In August I will either be ending my backpacking trip in Greece or Crotia. I've been told that Croayia is chaper, which mind you is very important, but when I look at Hostel prices on Hostelworld Athens was cheaper than Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, and Zadar (the must see cities apparently)

Which one is truly a must see/cheapest, Greece/Croatia?

Thanks!

I would suggest Crotia,, :D

9. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

I'm not entirely sure on this, but someone will tell me....
If you take the train or bus from Milan to Trieste you can travel onwards from there to the North coast of Croatia. I would strongly recommend that once you are in Croatia that you ask some of the locals for their advice.
I could name a lot of places but you'd probably spend a lot of time just trying to get there. The local tourist office will advise you of the next ferry or bus departures and what destinations are quiet and tranquil.
As a general rule, the harder it is to get to a place the quieter it will be - having said that, there are very few places that are totally wild, things tend to a bit more sedate in Croatia.

If you manage to make it to Southern Dalmatia I would recommend the island of Mljet, tranquil, beautiful and totally unforgetable.

Enjoy the trip.

10. Posted by renatolaza (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

lm putting together the itinerary
from Milano to Lago di Garda and then to Trieste and from there to Croatia in train
maybe to Umag by bus perhaps or this Mljet island depends on the transport available and costs
its all looking good;)