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The Rough Guide to Croatia Paperback – April 19, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Thankfully, this guide prepares you for that and helps you to steer clear of the bad/overtouristed places...mostly. I believe the author to be a bit biased by his interest in art and museums...and some places that he describes as so quaint and lovely, I was left scratching my head about. Porec for example. But for other places, he is dead on....the little piece on Umag might not jump out at you as overly negative but read between the lines...his warnings are subtle. Umag was a horror, a run-down, mass-tourism nightmare and has absolutely nothing to offer other than one desparate street of lungy, grabby restaurant owners and a pathetic rock beach that is under construction. Of course, he can't come right out and say that, but if you really listen to what he writes, you'll see it. I left Umag after one day (and I'm so glad that I did!)
He's also right on about places like Rovinj, which was the loveliest place I have seen in a long, long time, in Croatia or anywhere. He is extremely accurate in recommending restaurants and attractions ...Read more ›
Great book, buy the latest version if there is one.
Cons: Not a lot of value on the history of Croatia.
Frommers is better.....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My husband and I find Rough Guides more complete than other guides. Does not have the history I wanted, but all of the other information is there.Published on February 27, 2013 by Eve Lyon
Not enough about the history of Croatia. Difficult to find your way around the e-book version. No index. Difficult to find information about specific places.Published on September 8, 2012 by Sophie
These guides are always first rate. I've never yet had a disappointing one. What I particularly like is that they tell it like it is, so if anything might be thought a bit... Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Harriet R.
I am retiring at the end of this year after 34 1/2 years in government service. My plans are to spend three weeks in Croatia. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Lynda Houfek
The book gives a lot of details but the information is not well organised - all piece by piece. I also have Lonely Planet Crtoatia which is much more comprehensive and easier to... Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Albert
THE BOOK WAS IN GREAT CONDITION. THE PROBLEM WAS IT TOOK A VERY LONG TIME TO GET IT AND THERE WAS NOT AN OPTION TO PAY EXTRA AND HAVE IT SENT PRIORITY. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Rhoda Van Vugt
Great guide. Enjoying reading several sections in preparation for an upcoming trip. Lots of good info and suggestions.Published on June 30, 2010 by Al in Phoenix