Top Reasons to Visit Croatia in September

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Sept best month to visit croatia


By Ana K. 

I had been holidaying in Croatia from the US for over a decade, only missing one year out of 12. With family there, and the fact that I adore the place, I made a concentrated effort to go as much as I can. 

I have visited during a number of different months – for Easter in April, also in spring/summer in June, July, and August, and even for Christmas and New Years in December and January, but in 2019 it was the first year that I visited in September and I am now convinced, September is the best month to visit. 

Whilst all the other months also have their own charms, such as snow and the Advent atmosphere during Christmas, to the parties and real summer fun in August, for me all the pros in September put it ahead of the rest, or maybe I am just getting older. 

Here is my case for September.  


The weather is gorgeous in September. The cooler mornings and cooler nights mean a great night sleep. The days are warm, boarding on hot but there is no constant sweating and need for cold showers during the night like in August. There seem to be less mosquitos too. 

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After three months of the sun doing its job, the sea has been heated nicely and it has retained the warmth. Swimming is ideal, with temperatures around 24-25°C. If you come before the summer heat, you do not get the sea this warm. When I visited in one year in early June, the air temperature was great, highs similar like now of 27°C, but the sea was still chilly and only 20°C. 

Crowds – or lack of them 

Perhaps the strongest point in the case for September is the crowds, or lack of them. It is so pleasant and relaxing to stroll around the town with no crowds. I can rock up to my favourite cafe and grab a seat with a view. I can even choose now which newspaper or magazine on offer to read at the cafe.

There are no problems getting a table at a restaurant and no big queues in Konzum and other supermarkets. The beaches are much quieter also. I love it, it is so relaxing.  

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