Top Destinations in Croatia
Population: 4.7 million
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 (winter)
+2 (summer )
Languages: Croatian- Italian German English also wide
Religion: Mainly Roman Catholic
Emergency #: Police 92
Fire brigade 93
Road help 987
Rescue service 985
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.
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 The train service is rather outdated and could be slow but is comfortable and does get you there- eventually.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
Online detailed travel map of Croatia.
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.
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.
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- Peljesac wines and vineyards
- Neretva River delta
- Trsteno Ston
- Meougorje Place of pilgrimage
- Konavoski Dvori
- Island of Korcula
- Dubrovnik Walks Discover the Old Town
- Dubrovnik Walks Dubrovnik Walls & Wars
- Dubrovnik Walks The Best of Dubrovnik
- Kayaking & Snorkeling at Dubrovnik
- Discover the Old Town
- Panorama & City tour with guide
- Korcula to Dubrovnik Kayak Expedition
- Mostar Day Tour
- Medjugorje & Mostar Day Tour
- Montenegro Day Tour
- Evening Party
- Sea Kayaking around City Walls
- Panorama & City tour with guide
- Panorama Dubrovnik Riviera Cavtat & City Tour
- Enjoy in Dubrovnik
- Private Tours Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik Panorama and Sightseeing
- Dubrovnik Sightseeing And Panorama Tour
- Montenegro Private Tour
- Mostar Private Tour
- Wine Tour Peljesac
- Dubrovnik Walks Dubrovnik Walls & Wars May & June
- Walking Tour Of The Walled City
- From Dubrovnik to Montenegro
- Korcula and Peljesac
- Adriatic Sea Kayaking Week in Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik Panorama
- Peljesac Wine Tour
- Jewish History in Dubrovnik
- Dubrovnik Cavtat and Konavle Tour
- Private Transfer Service Dubrovnik
- Sarajevo Day Tour
- Dubrovnik Riviera Tours
- KORCULA AND PELJESAC SELECT DUBROVNIK
- Sea kayaking Dubrovnik X
- Split Evening Walking Tours
- Split Walking Tour
- Salona and Trogir
- Split Bike Tour
- Split Kayak Tour
- Diocletian Palace Tour
- Adriatic Sea Kayaking Week
- Croatia Adventure Week
- Croatia History, Art and Culture
- Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Millers Village
- Trakoscan Castle & Varazdin City
- Zagreb City Break
- The green Istria
- Excursion to the National Park Kornati
- Sea kayaking adventure
- Vis Island Kayak Adventure
- Losinj Nature And Flavor
- Pirate Sailing
- Plitvice day excursion
- National Park Plitvice Lakes
- Boat excursions from Rab
- Rab Town Tour
- Island Tour
- Island Trekking with Kristina
- NP Paklenica Tour
- Kayaking Around island Rab
- MTB island Rab
- Boat And Mountain Bike Tour
- National Park Kornati
- National Park Krka with the Boat
- Kornati and Krka
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