Country of a Thousand Islands
Croatia has an impressive
over 1000 islands, reefs and cliffs. However, it is not their number
their astonishing beauty that makes them worth special mention. Only 66
islands are inhabited, but there are more than 66 good reasons for
joy and delight waiting for you in Croatia.
From the Brijuni archipelago
and its rich history and verdure discreetly rising from the azure of
North Adriatic, across Cres and its inexplicable fresh-water lake, or
fascinating sandy island of Susak, the wine-growing Krk and the
Losinj, the island covered with centenary pine-groves to the golden
of Rab... and on to Pag, where whiteness of the rocks along its bare
takes turns with the green pine woods.
We also have to mention the Kornati
Islands, the largest archipelago in the Mediterranean and most of these
islands (101) and the sea around them form the National Park of
The superb beauty of the islands of Dugi Otok, Brac, Hvar, Vis and
all the way down to the southernmost Island Mljet situated between the
Island Korcula and beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Western end of Island
has been declared a national park due to the specific geographical
there are two lakes connected to the sea and to each other by scarcely
visible passages and there is an island within an island in the Veliko
Jezero which has been converted into a hotel.
The last pearls in this wonderful
string are Elaphite Islands (seven islands). Croatian islands are a
gift of God; a gift that Croatian people open-heartedly offer to their
guests and friends for ultimate joy and delight. Only a few islands
been named here and, like we said, there are over a thousand...
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- The Brijuni
along the south-west coast of the Istrian peninsula; they are separated
from the Istrian mainland by the Fazana Channel which is 3 kilometers
Otok - Spend
holiday in a lighthouse made of 100,000 egg whites! One of the special
offers of the Zadar archipelago includes holidays in the 41-metre-tall
lighthouse located at Veli Rat on Dugi Otok, Croatia.
Island of Losinj - Long known as a health resort, Losinj is a beautiful
island with sub-tropical vegetation, forested with tall pines and exceptionally
of Krk - This is the island for you! So close, so accessible,
and yet so miraculous, and mysterious. This is a small seventh continent
for you, choc-a-bloc with lovely historical tales, marvelous landscapes
and likable, natural people.
Island of Rab - The island of Rab is part of archipelago which
is locate in the Kvarner Bay of Adriatic Sea in the northern part of Croatia.
Beside the little town with the same name as the Island there are seven
other idyllic places which are situated in different corners of the island.
Also called island of romance, fantasy and dreaming, Rab is a beautiful
island with Romanesque belfries, lovely beaches, pine forests and medieval
Brac - Island Brac with it's Vidova mountain is the highest island
in Adriatic area. On this mountain was during World War II killed son of
Winston Churchill while helping local soldiers. With length of 40 km and
width of 13 km Brac is the third biggest islands on Croatian coast. Island
itself is settled for some centuries and were even found some remaining
of primitive man in cave Kopacina. The coast of the island is long 175
Island Korcula - Birthplace of Marco Polo and the greenest, most independent and most interesting of Croatia's 1,000
or so islands! Korcula was a favorite Greek holiday spot over 2,000
years ago. Very much a law unto itself - as you might expect from a
community that resisted the sieges of centuries - Korcula town is a
mini-fortress enclosed with honey-coloured stone walls that contain
hidden treasures, from icons to Tiepolos, as well as architectural
delights in every narrow, cobbled street.
- "On the last day of the Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus
created Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath." (George Bernard
Awaits You! - When we think of Hvar - we think about the island
of heather, sunshine and crickets, the island of lavender, sage and wine
and the island of rosemary and secluded coves. Attractive in the summer
just as in the winter, with pleasant Mediterranean climate, rich vegetation
of palms, aloes, pine trees, laurel, rosemary and lavender and peaceful
coves and islets filled with a multitude of pleasant scents.
Island of Mljet - Mljet is an elongated island, with an average
width of 3 km, 37 km long. It is an Island of great diversity and contrast,
and "Mljet" National Park covers his northwestern part with an area of
5.375 ha of protected land and surrounding sea. This area was proclaimed
as national park 11 November 1960 and represents the first institutionalized
attempt to protect an original ecosystem in the Adriatic.
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Croatia - Visit
Croatia and you will never forget the unforgettable natural beauty of
place where the Mediterranean, the Alps and the Pannonian plain come
National Parks - Of the eight national parks,
four are in the mountain regions (Risnjak, Paklenica, Velebit and the
Plitvice Lakes) and four are in the coastal area (Kornati, Mljet,
Brijuni and Krka).
Nature Parks & Strict Reserves - Croatia can pride itself on
and abundant plant and animal life outside the areas under protection.
Adriatic Coast - The Jewel of the Mediterranean - Long
beaches, the rocks reflected in the sea, a pleasant rest away from the
pressure of a business, the bustle of the big city and a total escape
the drudgery of everyday life. The rugged coast of the Croatian
is perfect for nautical tourism. Croatia has been described as the
and a sailing boat paradise.
City Guide - The other dimension of Croatia is the urban culture:
towns are more numerous here than in any other part of Southeastern
Accommodations Info - Croatia offers great accommodations for
business and pleasure. After all, tourism
in the modern sense began in Croatia in the 19th century.
Government - Croatia is a multiparty parliamentary republic.
Capital city is Zagreb,
the economic, traffic, cultural and academic centre.
Zagreb - Croatian gorgeous capital city has been a focal point of
culture and science, and now this charming
is the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting
Gastronomy & Related Info - Traditional Croatian cuisine is
represented by a full table of high quality specialties. Variety of
quality food is huge and every town, not to
mention that every region has it's own local specialties.
Croatia - Important info for travelers to Croatia.
Phone Numbers - Important phone numbers in Croatia.
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