July and August are months in which tourists invade Croatia, and so prices rise. Throughout the country, reception costs rise and rooms prices double on the average price of the months with few tourists. However, it should be said that the prices of transport and food remain stable despite the influx of tourists, and yet there are those who will willingly pay more for a place on ferry, train or bus. In the months of April and May and most of June and September, when the number of visitors drops, the costs listed above go down too; also the weather is unbeatable.
From September to May, the number of visitors in Croatia is relatively low compared to that of summer: they are months in which every town is full of people that come to admire the many beauties. The crowds are smaller in the winter months and begin to climb again slowly since April. When May comes, and even more in June, groups of European students begin to arrive in groups and gradually fill up every hotel and location that offers culture and entertainment, and in Croatia there are many.
Time for a recommendation to enochlophobics, those who fail to tolerate the crowds: avoid the Croatian coast in July and August, when people from all over Europe and other parts of the world gather in the beaches and in the famous coastal cities, like Dubrovnik and Split. Yet, even in these months, Croatia offers a choice of leisure and pleasure for anyone, because cities such as Zagreb and others, which are in the continental zone, remain calm, because Croatians as well rush to the coast in the same period.
When September comes, students go back to school and the crowd begins to disperse, so that visitors have greater peace and comfort and can enjoy each city that the country has to offer.
In any case, with or without crowds, many water sports, such as water skiing, sailing, diving, swimming in the clear waters of the Adriatic, and others, are available to tourists who can experience them at any time of the day, all days, from April to September.