Croatia Travel Guide

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Croatia Information

Population: 4.7 million

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 (winter)
+2 (summer )

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Languages: Croatian- Italian German English also wide

Religion: Mainly Roman Catholic
Eastern Orthodox
Islam minorities

Emergency #: Police 92
Fire brigade 93
Ambulance 94
Road help 987
Rescue service 985

Croatia Culture

A unique, proud Croatian culture is asserting itself after the struggle for independence. The coastline and islands have strong Italian/Mediterranean influences that permate their lifestyle and culture. Art, sculpture, music and dance are all celebrated and Renaissance influences still to be seen in many places.

Croatia Popular Destinations

Roman Amphitheatre - Pula- Imagine the blood sweat and tears of bloody gladiators battling to the death during the 1st century. This huge structure seated more than 20 000 spectators in its heyday. Is now the venue for open air concerts during summer.

Cathedral of St Stephen - Zagreb- the original building was erected in 1094 but was party destroyed during an earthquake in 1880. Of interest are the religious works dating back to the 12th century that have been preserved here.

Mestrovic Gallery - Ivan Mestrovic was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century and almost 300 of his works are on display here.

Euphrasian basilica - Porec- on the westcoast of Istria this world heritage site dates back to 6th century. A treasury of Byzantine gold mosiacs and a 4th century mosaic floor to be marvelled at.

Croatia Beaches

Paradise Beach/Rajska plaza - on the island of Rab: The first resort catering for naturists (yep - nudists!). Frequented since 1934 by the like of the Duke of Windsor and Mrs Simpson. Naturism is accepted in Croatia (in certain permitted areas, we dont want to frighten the wildlife away...)

Crikvenica -This wind protected gravel beach is one of the most popular areas on the Istria coastline

Moving Around Croatia

Croatia has a reasonably good road and sea transport system. The bus service has as excellent network , with connections to the islands and small towns. The train service is rather outdated and could be slow but is comfortable and does get you there- eventually. There is also the option of taking a ferry- these operate between the islands and major ports and are more comfortable (and expensive) than the buses.

National festival and holidays

Numerous Festivals and events are celebrated especially around Spring and summer . Most of these are region specific with Zagreb hosting a number of events throughout the year , some of these are:
Dance Week - An international festival of dance held at the start of July
International Folklore Festival - Croatian dancing and traditional costumes
International Doll festival - Held in September
Zagreb Summer Festival - early July till mid August

Day of the Republic: 30 May
Anti- Fascist Victory Day: 22 June
National Independence day: 5 August
All Saints Day: 1 November

Useful Croatia Links

Croatia map
Online detailed travel map of Croatia.

Learn Croatian
Learn Croatian is a site dedicated to free grasping of the Croatian language with phrasebook, sound recordings, alphabet and everything you need in order to learn the basics of Croatian. And it's all free! Ideal for your next visit to Croatia.

Croatia Guide
Here you will find important information about Croatia, in short, all of the information every tourist should have before coming to this beautiful country.

Sightseeing in Dubrovnik and Neretva area
A guide to activities and sightseeing available to visitors in holiday homes in Komarna in South Dalmatia between Split and Dubrovnik.

Croatia Vacation Travel Guide
Useful guide for the people that are planing to visit Croatia. Information on history, natural beauty spots, when to go and what to visit.

mobiEXPLORE – get your free mobile travel guide
mobiEXPLORE is a multimedia travel guide which provides an easy access to informations about tourist offer.This travel guide for mobile phones features rich content, with a daily updated news (events, weather forecast ect.) and it is for free for all users. mobiEXPLORE is a freeware application.

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