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Croatia tops the list of safest countries in Europe for solo travel

Croatia popular among tourists with 870,000 currently in the country


As solo travel continues to gain popularity, adventurous individuals from around the globe are embarking on solitary journeys to explore the world. 

This summer, a new study conducted by travel experts at Bounce has identified the best destinations for solo travellers. After evaluating various factors such as the number of attractions, accommodation and food prices, average temperature, and safety, Croatia emerged as the top choice for solo adventurers.

Renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, breathtaking beaches, and incredible historical sites, Croatia offers a diverse range of experiences to satisfy every traveler’s wanderlust. The country’s picturesque landscapes, dotted with charming coastal towns, enchanting islands, and captivating national parks, provide a stunning backdrop for solo exploration. 

One of the key factors that propelled Croatia to the forefront of the study’s rankings is its unwavering commitment to safety. Croatia consistently ranks among the safest countries in the world, making it an ideal destination for solo travellers seeking peace of mind during their journeys. Even among the countries in Europe, Croatia stands out for its exceptional safety standards.

When asked about their experiences in Croatia, particularly among returning diaspora or expats, one common response stands out: the overwhelming sense of safety that permeates the country. Residents and visitors alike frequently emphasise the feeling of security they enjoy while traversing the streets of Croatia, even at night and alone. This sentiment is further reinforced by Croatia’s remarkable score in the study, which highlighted the high level of comfort reported by individuals walking the streets at night.

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In addition to its safety, Croatia’s warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere make it an inviting destination for solo travelers. The locals’ friendly nature and willingness to assist often leave a lasting impression on visitors, creating a sense of community that resonates with those traveling alone.

Best countries for solo travel

1. Croatia

2. Malta

3. Slovenia

4. Portugal

5. Iceland

6. Greece

7. Hungary

8. Spain

9. Singapore

10. Israel

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