Best Books About Croatia: Travel Guides, Cookbooks, and Non-Fiction

on August 27, 2018

As you plan your visit to Croatia, there are many free resources you can consult to plan your trip, including blogs, TripAdvisor, social media posts, and other web-based resources. However, unlike popular belief, books are still the best travel resources available to us today. Authors of books spend a lot of time compiling information, filtering through information, and writing to provide readers with valuable information and fun read. Travel authors have also spent considerable time living in the places they write about, and are a great resource for trip planning. Make use of authors’ knowledge and experience as you plan your trip.

Compiled below is a comprehensive collection of Croatia travel guides and other books about Croatia that can help you learn more about Croatia and plan the perfect trip. Books are organized alphabetically by publisher and title.

Travel Guides to Croatia

  1. Adriatic Road Trip by Toni Krasnic
  2. Berlitz: Croatia Pocket Guide
  3. Bradt: Croatia by Piers Letcher
  4. Croatian Adriatic by Radovan Radovinovic
  5. Croatian Adriatic Cultural Heritage Tourist Guide by Nikola Stambak
  6. Culture Smart: Croatia by Irina Ban
  7. DK Eyewitness Travel: Croatia
  8. DK Eyewitness Travel: Top 10 Dubrovnik & The Dalmatian Coast
  9. Enchantment of the World: Croatia by Martin Hintz
  10. Fodor’s: Essential Croatia
  11. Fodor’s: Croatia and Slovenia
  12. Fodor’s: See It Croatia
  13. Footprint: Croatia by Jane Foster
  14. Frommer’s: Croatia by Karen Torme Olson and Sanja Bazulic Olson
  15. Frommer’s: Croatia with Your Family by Jos Simon
  16. Frommer’s: EasyGuide to Croatia by Jane Foster
  17. Globetrotter: Croatia by Robin Mckelvie and Jenny Mckelvie
  18. Insight Guides: Explore Croatia
  19. Insight Guides: Croatia Pocket Guide
  20. Lonely Planet: Croatia
  21. Marco Polo Spiral Guides: Croatia
  22. Moon: Dubrovnik & The Dalmatian Coast
  23. Moon: Croatia & Slovenia
  24. National Geographic Traveler: Croatia by Rudolf Abraham
  25. Rick Steves: Croatia & Slovenia by Rick Steves and Cameron Hewitt
  26. Rough Guides: Croatia
  27. TimeOut: Croatia
  28. Unpacked: Croatia by Susie Brooks


Travel Guides to Istria, Croatia

  1. Best of Istria by Toni Krasnic
  2. Bradt: Istria by Rudolf Abraham and Thammy Evans
  3. Rough Guide Snapshot: Istria by Jonathan Bousfield
  4. TimeOut Shortlist: Istria


Croatia Cookbooks and Foodie Travel Guides to Croatia

  1. Adriatic Kitchen by Barbara Unkovic
  2. Best of Croatian Cooking by Liliana Pavicic and Gordana Pirker-Mosher
  3. Cracking Croatian Wine by Charine Tan and Matthew Horkey
  4. Croatian Desserts Cookbook by Andrea Pisac
  5. Croatian Recipes by Ivana Novak
  6. Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia’s Mediterranean Coast by Ino Kuvacic
  7. Flloe: Istria by James Fforde and Christian Smith
  8. Flloe: Dubrovnik & The Elaphites by James Fforde and Christian Smith
  9. Gault & Millau: Croatia
  10. Istrian Wine Cellars
  11. Taste of Croatia by Karen Evenden
  12. Ultimate Croatian Cookbook by Gordon Rock


Croatian Language Study Books & Dictionaries

  1. Berlitz: Croatian Phrase Book & Dictionary
  2. Hippocrene Beginner’s Series: Beginner’s Croatian by Aida Vidan
  3. Lonely Planet: Croatian Phrasebook & Dictionary


Novels, Non-Fiction, and History Books about Croatia

  1. Balkan Ghosts by Robert Kaplan
  2. Balkans: A Short History by Mark Mazower
  3. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
  4. Cafe Europa: Life After Communism by Slavenka Drakulic
  5. Chasing a Croatian Girl by Cody McClain Brown
  6. Croatia: A Nation Forged in War by Marcus Tanner
  7. Croatian Princess by Frances Vidakovic
  8. Culture of Lies by Dubravka Ugresic
  9. Girl at War by Sara Novic
  10. My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food by Lidia Bastianich
  11. Running Away to Home by Jennifer Wilson
  12. Traveller’s History of Croatia by Benjamin Curtis
  13. Under a Croatian Sun by Anthony Stancomb


Let us know if we missed any of your favorite books about Croatia and we’ll add them to the list.

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