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Posted on September 06 2022

15 million tourists visited Croatia in 2022

By Editor
Updated September 20 2023

Key aspects of Croatia tourism

  • Croatia has seen 15 million tourists in the first half of 2022
  • 32 million overnight stays and 4.6 million arrivals were recorded in August 2022
  • The arrivals in Croatia have risen by 40 percent and overnight stays by 27 percent
  • Croatia has reached the highest income in the first half of 2022 with over 600 million


In 2022, Croatia has seen a flourishing season in tourism, overtaking the levels of 2019 with 96 percent of overnight stays and 91 percent of arrivals.

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15 million tourists arrived in Croatia

Croatia has witnessed 15 million tourists who have spent 86.6 million nights, from January to August of 2022. There were 32 million overnight stays and 4.6 million arrivals in August alone, which was six percent higher compared to the nights spent in the same time of 2021.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports noted, “The arrivals in Croatia have risen by 40 percent and overnight stays by 27 percent, which is comparatively higher than in 2021.”

Nikolina Brnjac, the Minister of Tourism and Sports stated, “According to the reports, Croatia has reached the highest income because of a high number of international tourists, in the first half of 2022 and continued to increase until this date achieving over 600 million as per the values of the fiscal invoices compared to 2019.”

In the previous statement, Kristjan Stanicic, the director of the Croatian Tourist Board, added that the tourism period has been favorable, reaching the pre-pandemic levels at 96 percent. Some of the destinations and regions have crossed the levels of 2019 with a number of nights spent by tourists and no travel restrictions.


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Counties with number of overnight stays in Croatia in 2022

County Overnight stays
Istria 24.7 million
Split-Dalmatia 16 million
Primorje-Gorski Kotar 15.3 million
Zadar 12.8 million
Dubrovnik-Neretva 6.2 million
Sibenik-Knin 5.7 million
Rovinj 3.5 million
Dubrovnik 2.8 million
Porec 2.8 million
Medulin 2.6 million
Umag 2.4 million


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Tourists from Germany

Additionally, a high number of tourists have arrived from Germany with a total of 19.8 million which are mentioned below:

Country Number of visitors
Slovenia 8.8 million
Austria 6.5 million
Poland 5.7 million
Czech Republic 5 .2 million
Italy 3.7 million
Slovakia 3 million
The Netherlands 2.9 million
The United Kingdom 2.8 million


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The maximum number of overnight stays was primarily recorded in hotels with 17.2 million, followed by campsites and household facilities, with 17.6 million and 33.9 million nights spent, depending on the type of accommodation.

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