Croatia - a wealth of landscape diversity and several historic regions
From peninsula of Istria to very south of Dalmatia the mountains, green fields, vineyards, oil groves and blue sea, wonderful gastronomy, preserved heritage will amaze you, while stunning beauty of the Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnik will be sights you will never forget. Zagreb, a capital of Croatia will charm you with its historical buildings, squares, streets and parks. This modern metropolis welcomes visitors with traditional Croatian hospitality. Plitvice Lakes National Park captivates visitors with its wild beauty, while the inland of Lika is rich in rivers, springs, mountains, woods and untouched forests, lakes, pools, gorges and caves. Visiting Central Croatia for sure will be an extraordinary and memorable experience. Slavonia, the region of vast fields and golden plains will charm you with its idyllic landscapes, the culture and tradition.
Croatia is both, a Central European and Mediterranean country. On the Adriatic coast you can enjoy mild and pleasant temperatures even over the winter season, plus a high number of annual days of sunshine (2700 hours of sunshine per year on Adriatic coast). The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate and temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate.
Croatia is a safe country to visit - one of the safest countries in Europe, especially regarding terrorism, where street crime is low and violent crime is rare. For your trip to Croatia, in most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport (national ID card only for EU citizen). Croatian customs regulations are in harmony with EU standards. Croatia is not part of the Schengen Zone. Tap water is drinkable across all of Croatia.
Enjoy the natural diversities and beauties by viewing the mountains, green fields, vineyards, oil groves and blue sea where mild climate of the coast and the islands as well as the fresh air of the hinterland will have a beneficial effect on your health
Be amazed with historic wealth and monuments from all periods – ancient Roman, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian culture can be found in very picturesque towns
Ideal place for tradition and quality gastronomic offer lovers - don’t miss to taste Kvarner’s scampi - the best in the world, white and black truffles in Istria, fish, homemade pasta… in first class restaurants or in an authentic taverns.
Dalmatia – a region of intense blue of sea, the lush deep greens of pine and olive groves and the pure white of Dalmatian stone
An area with a long and rich tradition, history and culture with 6 (out 8 in total) UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Explore the diversity of Dalmatian cuisine and discover its wonderful specialties. Taste excellent wine on island of Hvar or Pelješac peninsula
Fill your soul in the heart of Adriatic – a destination of everlasting inspiration!
Plitvice Lakes National Park is UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe where every season has its own unique charm with their alternating colors
Visit this world famous national park arranged in cascades of 16 lakes with highest waterfall - the Large Waterfall (78m)
The inland of Lika region is rich in rivers, springs, mountains, woods and untouched forests, lakes, pools, gorges and caves
Enjoy in local cuisine - experience the gastronomy of the region and excellent domestic food
The streets and monuments of Zagreb proudly testify to its thousands of years of history
In Zagreb, everything is accessible on foot – you can wandering around the old Upper Town or through the bustling streets of the more modern Lower Town.
Visit Ban Josip Jelačić Square , one of the city’s symbols, the heart of the city and a meeting point for all Zagreb citizens
Don’t forget to buy an original souvenir - small, decorated honey-cake “Licitar”, and taste rich and widely appreciated gastronomy
The oasis of tranquility, with gentle hills , age-old forests, vineyards and the Sava, Drava and Mura rivers
Here you can find medieval towns with a rich history and striking architecture while in the countryside, there are manors such as Trakošćan Castle and thermal spas on water springs with healing properties, perfect for restoring your energy
Visit an unique Krapina Neanderthal Museum, located near one of Europe’s most important paleontological sites
Numerous vineyards on the wine roads of this region offer delicious local specialties along with enjoyment in excellent wine
|56.594 km2||Land area|
|31.479 km2||Coastal waters for sailing, swimming and diving|
|6.300 km||Total length of the Croatian coast|
|1,244||Islands, islets and reefs of which 67 are permanently inhabited|
|2700||Hours of sunshine per year on Adriatic coast; the sunniest island in Croatia is Hvar, with over 2,800 hours of sun per year|
|3th||Country in Europe by the amount of water resources per capita|
|16,500||Wine producers in Croatia; Zinfandel grapes originate from Croatia|
|1th||Necktie (tie) was worn by Croatian soldiers; this universal symbol of sophistication and culture originates from the Croats|
|1th||Torpedo factory in the world started in Croatia (Rijeka)|
|1th||World’s pipe organ played by the sea’s rhythmic waves is in Zadar|
|300||Free Wi-Fi hotspots across Croatia to keeping up with family, friends and what’s going on back home|
|1 HRK||Currency in Croatia: Kuna (HRK). One kuna equal to 100 lipas. Kuna is the Croatian word for marten. Its highly prized skin was used to pay taxes in the Roman provinces of eastern Croatia. The marten appeared on medieval coins before giving its name to the new currency in 1994.|