October is truly an Autumn month. Temperatures are cooling down and the holiday spirit is starting to manifest around the world. We think that October would be the perfect time to visit our beautiful country. Explore the wonders that Croatia has to offer and enjoy.

Temperature

Although the temperature starts to cool down in October, it can reach high 22 degrees in the day. Weather is ideal for sitting on the beaches throughout Dalmatia and soak up the Mediterranean sun. Also, the cooler weather allows you to explore the historical sights and natural surroundings without getting sunburn or heatstroke.  We recommend bringing warmer clothes for the night.

Independence Day

Independence Day in Croatia is a national holiday taking place on the 8th of October. It’s celebrating the decision of the Croatian Parliament to separate Croatia from Yugoslavia. It is a holiday that brings national pride and is a way to pay tribute to Croatia as an independent country.

You will find celebrations all throughout Croatia, but the best can be found in Zadar, Croatia’s oldest city. Zadar played a huge role in the Croatian War of Independence and the patriotism is tangible on this historic day. Friendly locals celebrate this holiday and you will be able to sense a true feeling of pride when visiting this city.

Halloween & All Saints Day

Halloween isn’t massively celebrated in Croatia. It has gained some popularity in more recent years within the clubs and bars. Split is famous for its nightlife and many nightclubs will put on costume competitions and special menus. Halloween is the day before All Saints Day, which is a public holiday in Croatia that takes place on the 1st of November.

All Saints Day is when family and friends celebrate those that have passed away by visiting cemeteries and remembering fond memories of those they have lost. Families will clean the graves, leave flowers and then return home where they will celebrate with a feast.

Truffle Days in Istria

Truffles are world-famous for their unique taste and high price. October is the top month for white truffles and Istria celebrates throughout the month with various food events and celebrations for this wonderful item of food. There are exhibitions, fairs and markets where you can purchase truffles and truffle oil. Also, you can meet locals and get recipes for truffle dishes. You will find truffles all throughout the peninsula and in all dishes. Truffles here have much more agreeable price than anywhere else in Europe.

What Else Can You Do in Croatia in October?

With the above October particularities, you can enjoy a lot more this month. Although it seems unbelievable the sea is still warm (20 Celsius degrees) and you can swim. However, if you like warmer water, you can choose a villa with a heated outdoor pool and relax completely.

Local oranges and tangerines are ripening and they will delight you with the juiciness. Along with them, many more fruits and vegetables are mellowing in October in Croatia. In all better restaurants, you will have the opportunity to eat local seasonal food superbly prepared. You should take the opportunity and enjoy fresh olives. Maybe by taking part in picking them at a farm? And you can also visit one of the oil mills and watch the process of making olive oil.

There is still much more interesting things you can do or see in October. Although the weather may be cooler, the Croatian culture thrives and offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience authentic local holidays and events. If you need more ideas, feel free to ask us. Orvas Villas specialise in luxury holidays to Croatia, providing you with a luxury base while you explore the wonders of Croatia.

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