Croatia and you will never forget the unforgettable natural beauty of
place where the Mediterranean, the Alps and the Pannonian plain come
country has taken something from every one of them and blended those
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
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
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
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.
Croatia - Croatia has a longstanding tourist
tradition and great development potentials.
Government - Since the adoption of the 1990 Constitution, Croatia
has been a parliamentary
democracy. The President of the Republic (Predsjednik Republike) is
of state and elected for a five-year term. In addition to being the
in chief of the armed forces, the president appoints the Prime minister
with the consent of the Parliament. The Croatian Parliament (Hrvatski
is a unicameral legislative body of up to 160 representatives, all
by popular vote to serve four-year terms.
Customs Info - Find information about important custom regulations
for travelers to Croatia.
Croatia - Important info for travelers to Croatia.
Phone Numbers - Important phone numbers in Croatia.
City Guide - There are a total of 122 officially registered cities
in Croatia today.
Zagreb - Croatian gorgeous capital city, lies at the bottom
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
is the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting
City of Djakovo - The magnificent Cathedral
of Djakovo; is the symbol of the town and the most important sacral
not of the whole region of Slavonia.
Accommodations Info - Known as a tourist country, gaining
importance as a business partner, Croatia
plays host to over three hundred international conventions in its
centres. Every major city offers all the facilities for professional
with the ideal combination of business and pleasure. After all, tourism
in the modern sense began in Croatia in the 19th century.
A Destination of Quality Accommodation - Huge investment in
facilities and infrastructure in Croatia resulted in the highest growth
of bed quality to date.
Dubrovnik Riviera - Dubrovnik’s Hotel Excelsior is among five
most desirable recently opened hotels in the world.
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.
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
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
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
other notable people.
Anthem - Our Beautiful Homeland (Lijepa Nasa Domovino)
Croatian Museums & Galeries - The
first Croatian public museum was established in 1750 in Split.
in Croatia today are 194 museums, galleries, museum collections, about
seventy church collections as well as a large number of private
which hold more than five million objects in 1351 different museum
Castles - Continental Croatia, especially its North, is full of
and scenery. A lot of beautiful and fascinating castles and manors that
once belonged to rich families, are spread all over Croatia, most of
are located in Hrvatsko Zagorje, for example: the Trakoscan Castle,
Tabor, Mali Tabor, Miljana, Bezanec, Klenovnik and more. Take Croatian
Castles Virtual Tour
Churches, Shrines, Monasteries... - Some Croatian cities are so
marked by their churches that it is by the churches that they are
Scatered all over Croatia are also numerous little churches which house
remarkable treasures. Take Croatian
Churches, Shrines, Monasteries...Virtual Tour
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
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
Cathedral - The Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik,
Croatia (Katedrala sv. Jakova) is
unique in Europe, built exclusively from stone using the skeletal
technique which joins large slabs in a mortice and pener manner.
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
Parks and two Strict Reserves. Most of them are situated along the
Nature Parks & Strict Reserves - Croatia is also one
of few European countries which can pride itself on its unpolluted
and abundant plant and animal life outside the areas under protection.
There are some 4,300 plant species, and in the Adriatic there are
of edible fish species, cephalopods, crabs and shells. The Kopacki Rit
swamp near town of Osijek is the second largest and most attractive
preserve in Europe.
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.
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
joy and delight waiting for you in Croatia.
Language - Learn
more about Croatian language and culture.
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.
Croatian Recipes - Croatian specialties and desserts are well known
over the world. Taste them and
you will be asking for the recipe.
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