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Guide Books about Croatia to Read Before Visiting or Moving

In today’s article, I will share with you some of the best guide books about Croatia that you should read before visiting the country or moving here.

No matter if you visit Croatia for the first or second time, you still have a lot to learn about this beautiful countries and one of the guide books listed below are ‘must have’ to be updated with the latest information.

All books cover all aspects about Croatia and practical information about all areas of the country. It’s a great help for all types of travelers, young, solo or families.

On the market, you’ll find a lot of books and maps all well written with stunning photos. But which one to pick up? Well, we’ve got you covered for that!

You have to find a useful guidebook whether you are already in Croatia or you are planning to go. You need a book that gives you a practical advice in terms what to see and do, a short history, how to get there and around by bus, ferry, train or by car or where to sleep for cheap, what to eat and so on.

From my long experience as a travel guide, you don’t need any of these overpriced books, with beautiful color images but actually lacking of good content.

Today in the world of computers, tablets and smartphones, you already have a lot of info available for free. But nothing beats a book that is easy to go through at any given time of day. I am sure you will agree, especially if you are like me and still enjoy reading on paper!

Recommended Croatia Guide Books by Experts

One of the best writers when it comes to guide books about Croatia is, without doubt, Jeanne Oliver. She is a professional travel writer who has been visiting and reporting about Croatia regularly since 1996, just a year after the Homeland War was over.

She had her first book in English written for Lonely Planet in 1999, but many other updates and useful guides followed.

Jeanne isn’t writing only about Croatia, she is fortunate to make her living from travel writing for Lonely Planet and Frommers, but I know she travels to Croatia annually to update all the information in her books. So you know you’re always getting the latest and best information possible.

Here are my recommended books about Croatia, written by Jeanne:


If you want something more generic, covering most of Croatia and offering top quality articles, photos, maps and recommendations, then you can’t go wrong with Lonely Planet’s updated guide for Croatia:

These would be our recommended guide books about Croatia. I hope you enjoy them all!

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