Zadar and Poreč Named Cheapest Places for European Beach Holiday

By , 18 Apr 2017, 11:32 AM Travel
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The Independent writes “The 19 Cheapest Places for a European Beach Holiday” on April 17, 2017. 

Having just celebrated the Easter holiday, it’s no surprise that the summer season is right around the corner. In an effort to help readers prepare for their upcoming budget beach trips, British online newspaper The Independent has published a report from Post Office Travel Money that lists the 19 cheapest beach holiday destinations in Europe. On the list? Two Croatian favorites.

The study, which measured the costs of everything from a cup of coffee or bottle of beer to wine and a 3-course dinner for two, compared the cheapest destinations based on holiday expenses for one day in the destination. 

So, which Croatian destinations made the list? Zadar ranked 16th cheapest, and Poreč ranked 7th! Here’s a closer look at the cost analysis of the two Croatian destinations.

Zadar, Croatia — £108.89 ($136.45)

Cup of coffee: £1.22 ($1.53)

Bottle of local beer: £1.83 ($2.29)

Can of Coca-Cola: £1.83 $2.29)

Glass of wine: £3.06 ($3.83)

1.5 litre bottle of still mineral water: £0.73 ($0.91)

Sun cream: £9.17 ($11.47)

Insect repellent: £4.89 ($6.12)

English newspaper:£4.28 ($5.36)

3-course evening meal for two (including a bottle of house wine):£57.44 ($71.88)

2-course lunch for two (no drinks):£24.44 ($30.58)

Poreč, Croatia — £79.08 ($99.09)

Cup of coffee: £1.34 ($1.34)

Bottle of local beer: £2.20 ($2.75)

Can of Coca-Cola: £2.08 ($2.60)

Glass of wine: £1.96 ($2.45)

1.5 litre bottle of still mineral water: £0.73 ($0.91)

Sun cream: £7.33 ($9.17)

Insect repellent: £4.77 ($5.97)

English newspaper: £3.67 ($4.59)

3-course evening meal for two (including a bottle of house wine): £37.89 ($47.41)

2-course lunch for two (no drinks): £17.11 ($21.41)

Want to know which city was ranked as the cheapest? You can find the full list here

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Croatia Traffic Info

  • Traffic is heavy on most of the roads leading towards the coast and towards the interior of the country (on most of the motorways A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče, A2 Zagreb-Macelj, A3 Bregana-Lipovac, on the A7 Rupa-Diračje), on the Krk bridge in both directions and on most of the roads in the coastal area, especially near Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, Zadar, Šibenik, Dubrovnik, on the section Split-Omiš-Makarska and between Klek and Zaton Doli through Neum. The state road DC59 between Kistanje and Ivoševci is closed due to a wild fire. on the A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče there is some queueing traffic between the rest area Vukova Gorica and Karlovac at the toll station Lučko 6 km in direction Zagreb, at Demerje 2 km in direction coast traffic is occasionally queueing between Lučko and Karlovac on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj westbound traffic is occasionally stopped at the junction Krapina due to heavy traffic at the toll station Trakošćan the queue is 5 km long, at the toll station Krapina 2 km at the border crossings Kaštel and Plovanija in Istria 6 km queueing traffic towards Slovenia on the A7 Rupa-Diračje at the junction Rupa occasional hold-ups towards the border crossing Pasjak on the state road towards the border crossing Pasjak 7 km at the toll station Rupa 1,5 km in direction Slovenia at the border crossing Rupa 500 m in direction Slovenia Driving restrictions: freight vehicles exceeding 7,5 t - Saturday, 19th of August; 4AM - 2PM - Sunday, 20th of August; 12AM - 11PM Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -the DC29 from Novi Golubovec (DC29, DC35) -the DC502 Smilčić-Pridraga state road -ŽC5042 Višnjan-Tićan. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only: -on the DC1 state road in Knin, on the section Sučević-Otrić in Otrić -on the state road DC2 in Vukovar, (Kudeljarska and Priljevo street) -on the state road DC66 Pula- Raša bridge -on the state road DC206 Valentinovo-Petrovsko. With the sunny and dry weather, more and more cyclists and motorists are on the roads. Other vehicles (such as cars or trucks) should look carefully for bicyclists before turning left or right, merging into bicycle lanes and opening doors next to moving traffic. Check your mirrors and be aware of blind spots before turning. While at a stop sign or red light, make a complete stop in order to let bikers pass, and check for unseen riders. Respect the right of way of bicyclists because they are entitled to share the road with you. Cyclists are not immune to traffic violations: pay attention to red lights and practice arm signaling!
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  • Due to heavy traffic during the tourist season longer wait times are possible on most border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.
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  • All ferries and catamarans are operating according to schedule.
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