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Discover Croatia

Visit Croatia and you will never forget the unforgettable natural beauty of the place where the Mediterranean, the Alps and the Pannonian plain come together. This country has taken something from every one of them and blended those parts into a unique harmony and a rare beauty. Geographically, it stretches from the Pannonian Plain, the Danube region, and woody and hilly areas to real peaks and mountains chains descending to and protecting the unique and unforgettable Adriatic coast.

Beautiful Adriatic coast, during summer months, hosts many traditional arrivals of royal families, famous people from film industry, popular musicians, great artists, and many powerful business people.

Croatia is also a great natural and historical stage for many unique festivals, exhibitions, concerts and events such as the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Split Summer, Rab Fjera, Pula and Motovun Film Festivals, or the Špancirfest in Varaždin.

The fact that intermingling of Croatian diversities can be very artistically stimulating is confirmed by numerous man-made masterpieces. The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List refers to the unique and universal value of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Diocletian Palace in Split, St. Jacob’s Cathedral in Šibenik, the medieval core of Trogir, the Euphrasius Basilica complex in Poreč and the Starigrad Plain on the island of Hvar.

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About Croatia - Croatia has a longstanding tourist tradition and great development potentials.

Croatian Government - Since the adoption of the 1990 Constitution, Croatia has been a parliamentary democracy. The President of the Republic (Predsjednik Republike) is head of state and elected for a five-year term. In addition to being the commander in chief of the armed forces, the president appoints the Prime minister with the consent of the Parliament. The Croatian Parliament (Hrvatski Sabor) is a unicameral legislative body of up to 160 representatives, all elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms.

Croatian Customs Info - Find information about important custom regulations for travelers to Croatia.

Useful Info About Croatia - Important info for travelers to Croatia.

Croatia Phone Numbers - Important phone numbers in Croatia.

Croatian City Guide - There are a total of 122 officially registered cities in Croatia today.

Visit Zagreb - Croatian gorgeous capital city, lies at the bottom of Mount Medvednica (Zagrebacka Gora - 1035 m), and along the banks of the River Sava. For centuries Zagreb has been a focal point of culture and science, and now this charming city is the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia.

The City of Djakovo - The magnificent Cathedral of Djakovo; is the symbol of the town and the most important sacral object not of the whole region of Slavonia.

Croatian Accommodations Info - Known as a tourist country, gaining importance as a business partner, Croatia plays host to over three hundred international conventions in its congress centres. Every major city offers all the facilities for professional conventions, with the ideal combination of business and pleasure. After all, tourism in the modern sense began in Croatia in the 19th century.

Croatia: A Destination of Quality Accommodation - Huge investment in accommodation facilities and infrastructure in Croatia resulted in the highest growth of bed quality to date.

Accommodations Dubrovnik Riviera - Dubrovnik’s Hotel Excelsior is among five most desirable recently opened hotels in the world.

Accommodations Brijuni Riviera - Brijuni rivijera project includes four locations in the southwestern part of Istrian coast, in the area of Fazana municipality in the north and the city of Pula in the south.

Croatian Camping Info - Those who wish to get in closer contact with nature will prefer camping to the hotels. Croatian gorgeous landscapes, over thousand islands, clean and well-kept beaches, beautiful bays and peninsulas, all making Croatia magnificent and idyllic place to enjoy. Some of the numerous campsites are for naturists. They are well equipped with all modern conveniences and some of them are visited every year by their regular customers. Few campsites in Europe attract as many guests.

Croatian Culture & History - Croatian culture is based on thirteen century long history during which the country has attained many monuments and cities, which gave birth to a fair number of brilliant individuals. The country includes six World Heritage sites and eight national parks. Three Nobel prize winners came from Croatia, as did numerous important inventors and other notable people.

Croatian Anthem - Our Beautiful Homeland (Lijepa Nasa Domovino)

Croatian Museums & Galeries - The first Croatian public museum was established in 1750 in Split. Operating in Croatia today are 194 museums, galleries, museum collections, about seventy church collections as well as a large number of private collections which hold more than five million objects in 1351 different museum collections.

Croatian Castles - Continental Croatia, especially its North, is full of historical heritage and scenery. A lot of beautiful and fascinating castles and manors that once belonged to rich families, are spread all over Croatia, most of which are located in Hrvatsko Zagorje, for example: the Trakoscan Castle, Veliki Tabor, Mali Tabor, Miljana, Bezanec, Klenovnik and more. Take Croatian Castles Virtual Tour

Croatian Churches, Shrines, Monasteries... - Some Croatian cities are so distinctively marked by their churches that it is by the churches that they are recognized. Scatered all over Croatia are also numerous little churches which house remarkable treasures. Take Croatian Churches, Shrines, Monasteries...Virtual Tour

Zagreb Cathedral - Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol is the most famous and the tallest building in Zagreb, Croatian capital city. The Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and St. Stephen and its  Neo-Gothic bell towers (104 and 105 m high) can be seen from many locations in the city and are prominent part of the city's identity. Cathedral is also the tallest building in Croatia.

Sibenik Cathedral - The Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik, Croatia (Katedrala sv. Jakova) is unique in Europe, built exclusively from stone using the skeletal construction technique which joins large slabs in a mortice and pener manner.

Croatian Parks & Natural Resources - Ecologically, Croatia has one of the best preserved environments, and as far as natural beauty goes, Croatia has eight National Parks, ten Nature Parks and two Strict Reserves. Most of them are situated along the Adriatic coast.

Croatian Nature Parks & Strict Reserves - Croatia is also one of few European countries which can pride itself on its unpolluted environment and abundant plant and animal life outside the areas under protection. There are some 4,300 plant species, and in the Adriatic there are hundreds of edible fish species, cephalopods, crabs and shells. The Kopacki Rit swamp near town of Osijek is the second largest and most attractive ornithological preserve in Europe.

Croatian 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 from the drudgery of everyday life. The rugged coast of the Croatian Adriatic is perfect for nautical tourism. Croatia has been described as the vacation and a sailing boat paradise.

Croatian Islands - Croatia has an impressive number of over 1000 islands, reefs and cliffs. A vast majority of the Adriatic sea islands are located near the northeastern, Croatian coast.  However, it is not their number but their astonishing beauty that makes them worth special mention. Only 66 islands are inhabited, but there are more than 66 good reasons for ultimate joy and delight waiting for you in Croatia.

Croatian Language - Learn more about Croatian language and culture.

Croatian 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. You can taste them while sitting at almost every restaurant table offering popular dishes named after Croatian regions: Pag cheese, Slavonian kulen, Drniš prosciutto, Istrian soup, Cres lamb, Gorski Kotar belly, Kvarner shrimp, Zagorje štrukli, Ston oysters, Vis and Komiža bread, Međimurje gibanica, and much more… The tastes of these dishes are all different, yet have a clear link – they are Croatian and they are excellent. All this combined in a natural harmony of distinctive wines, quality olive oil, excellent cheeses, unique sausages, famous smoked meat, and tasty fresh produce.

Traditional Croatian Recipes - Croatian specialties and desserts are well known all over the world. Taste them and you will be asking for the recipe.

Croatia - Photo Gallery - Click here to see images and virtual tours of Croatia.

 
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