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Croatia

Croatia Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

 

Flag of Croatia

Language: Croatian

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Currency: 385

 

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Croatia

 

Dalmatia (Croatia)

Cetina Valley Nature Park

Cetina Valley Nature Park is a protected area in the Dalmatia region.

 

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful town in Croatia under protection of UNESCO due to its historical significance.

 

Klis Fortress

Medieval walls and towers of the Klis Fortress are constructed on the ruins of the ancient citadel.

 

Korčula Island

Korcula Island is situated in the South Croatia in central Dalmatian archipelago. Largest settlement on the island is Korcula town that is allegedly a birth place for famous Italian traveller and explorer Marco Polo.

Kornati Islands National Park

Majestic Kornati Islands National Park lie in the south Croatia in the Adriatic sea.

 

Krka National Park

Krka National Park located in Šibenik-Knin County is famous for its marvellous water cascades.

 

Mljet Island

Marvellous Mljet Island is located in the south Adriatic Sea.

 

 

Orebić

Orebic is a port town on the Adriatic coast in Dubrovnik-Neretva county of Croatia. The most famous tourist attraction in the city is the Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Angels.

Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park is a nature preserve with several beatiful valleys in the Zadar County.

 

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Colorful waters of Plitvice Lakes National Park is one best known destinations in Croatia.

 

Salona

Ancient ruins of Salona are some of the largest and well preserved sites of the Roman Empire.

 

 

Šibenik

Sibenik is a coastal Croatian town in northern Dalmatia region of Croatia. Sibenik is most famous for its Cathedral of Saint James as well as other notable churches and military fortifications from different time periods.

Split

Split is a historic town in Croatia most famous for its former site of a Deocletian's palace.

 

 

Trogir

Trogir is a historic Croatian city located in Split-Dalmatia County on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. It was initially found by the Greek colonists who liked the this well defended and well suitable harbor.

Zadar

Zadar is a historic town located in the Zadar county of Croatia. This ancient city was first mentioned in the 4th century BC.

 
 

 



North- West Croatia (Istria and Kvarner Area) (Croatia)

Brijuni National Park

Brijuni National Park is located on an island that since the ancient Roman times was chosen as a fancy getaway for rich and powerful.

Dvigrad

Dvigrad is one of the few genuine castle from the medieval age that were kept in its original appearance.

 

Medvedgrad

Well preserved medieval ruins of Medvedgrad fort is perched on top of the picturesque mountain.

 

Nehaj Castle

Nehaj Castle is a massive square fortification constructed by Ivan Lenkovic, a leader of Croatian Uskoks or partisans.

 

Poreč

Porec is a small charming ancient city on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. It was found over 2000 years ago many of the streets in the city still keep original orientation of the narrow ancient Roman roads.

Pula

Pula located on the very south tip of Istra peninsula contains some of the best preserved Roman structures harmoneosly included in the narrow streets.

 

Risnjak National Park

Risnjak National Park is a nature preserve in mountainous region of Gorski kotar.

 

Rovinj

Rovinj is a small town 30 km north of Pula and is situated on the shore of the Adriatic sea. Although technically a Croatian town for most of its history this was an Italian city.

Sjeverni Velebit National Park

Sjeverni Velebit National Park situated in Lika-Senj County is famous for its white cliffs.

 

     

Central Croatia (Croatia)

Ozalj Castle

Croatian castle of Ozalj was constructed in 1244 on a hill overlooking Kupa River. Ozalj Castle was jointly owned by two noble families of Zrinksi and Frankopan.

Zagreb

Zagreb is located in the Central Croatia. It is the capital of Croatia and also the largest city in the country. It is the centre of political, cultural and economic life of the country.

   

 

Geography of Croatia

The Republic of Croatia is a state in the Western Balkans. It is one of the former republics of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia that fell apart after the Balkan War that was fought in the 90's. It shares borders with Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia- Herzegovina. The western part of the country is washed by Adriatic Sea. Eastern part of the country is taken by plains crossed by valleys of the rivers Sava and Drava. The Western part of the country that stretches along the sea is very rugged and mountainous with many picturesque island and numerous bays.

Weather and Climate of Croatia

Much of Croatia lies on a shores of the Adriatic Sea, which is part of the Mediterranean Sea. The climate is mild with hot summers and fairly warm but rainy winters. July and August are usually largest invasion of foreign tourists. However these are also the hottest months of the year. Forest fires break out in many parts of the country. So the best time to visit the country is in the months of May- June or September. Crowds of tourists usually dwindle, but there is still plenty of sun and moderately hot days to enjoy your stay. Temperature in winter rarely go below freezing point, but it rains a lot. Only eastern parts of the country receiving significant amount of snow fall. 

Travel Tips while you travel to Croatia

US citizens, British, Canadian as well as European Union don't need visa to travel to Croatia if you plan to stay less than 90 days there. However they do require returning plane ticket.

Religion plays an important part in lives of people. Religious affiliations are usually divide down ethnic borders. So 87.8% of the country are Roman Catholic Croats, 4.4% are Eastern Orthodox Serbs. There is also some minor presence of Muslims, Protestants and Jews.

Smoking and drinking on the streets is a normal thing in Croatia. Although certain restriction are applied around certain public, government and other localities.

Politics of Croatia

Croatia is a multi- party parliamentary republic with a presidential form of government. Its legislature is a two chambered parliament.

Emergency numbers

Police 92

Ambulance 94

Fire 93

 

 

 

 

 

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