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Top tips to save money on your Croatia villa holiday

By Saron Lease, 27th March 2019

The Dubrovnik Times reminded us that there are ways to help that precious holiday money go further, whilst at the same time immersing yourselves more into Croatian life.

They suggest not hiring a car (or reducing the number of days you hire one for) and reducing the number of taxis you use to get about, and instead try out the excellent Croatian bus network.  We here at Croatia Gems have found Croatian buses to be clean, punctual, air conditioned and cheap and well worth the effort of ‘going local’!

Another idea is to ‘Eat like a Local’. You’ll want to eat like a local anyway to experience the real Croatia, but by doing so you can actually help save quite a lot. Forget the touristy-looking places with English menus and head instead for the lesser known local spots. Another top tip is to look for restaurants that offer brunch known locally as ‘Marenda’. This is an incredibly filling yet cheap meal that will see you through the entire day. Croatians like a hearty meal so no matter what you choose, it’s probably going to fill you up.

You can also head to the local supermarket and open markets for supplies. Stock up on Croatia’s amazing home produced prosciutto, olives, cheese and bread for a packed lunch for the day.

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