Croatia is a Mediterranean country located in Central Europe that has
borders with Slovania in the West, Hungary in the North, Serbia in the
East, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the South. The country which has a
land area of 56,691 sq km and a coastline of about 5,835 km has a
population of 4.4 million. Though
Croatia has more than
1,185 islands, only about 50 islands are populated. The largest island is
Krk which has a land area of about 462 km.
The area along the Adriatic coast of Croatia enjoys a beautiful
Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and mild winters. The interior
area of the country is typically continental with hot summers and cold
winters, with snow occurring in quite a few places. Many people undertake
Croatia travel during the prime season of July and August when it is
rather expensive. Travel to Croatia is quite affordable during the months
from April to October.
When you are planning Croatia travel, you may consider staying in hotels,
but top class hotels are quite expensive and so you may consider staying
in 'sobe' or private rooms which are quite popular in Croatia. When you
are in Croatia, you could opt from a number of various tours that take you
around the different areas of the country.
Take a look at the important cities of Croatia and you will come to
realize the magnificence of the culture, heritage, and traditions of the
* Zagreb is the capital of the country and it is located on the river
Sava. It is a city with a population of about 800,000 and you will find
that the charming and beautiful city reminds you of the European countries
of Vienna and Budapest. You will discover that you have a number of
important places to see and discover. Some of the finest monuments are the
Cathedral, St. Marks Church, the Croatian National Theater, Academy of
Arts and Sciences, and the Museum.
* Dubrovnik has been called the jewel of Croatia and for good reason too.
It is a well-preserved ancient city with 13th century walls and overlooks
the Adriatic Sea. The number of ancient monuments to be found here has
made this a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the places worth seeing
here are the Cathedral, St. Blaise’s Church, and the Maritime Museum. See
if you can time your Croatia travel between July and August and you will
get to see the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
* The City of Split was believed to have been founded in the 3rd century
AD. You can see the ancient imposing walls of the Diocletian’s Palace
which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Museum of Croatian
Archeological Monuments and the Mestrovic Gallery are important places to
be seen here.
* Istria which is located on the Croatian coast is an important tourist
destination. The chief port of Croatia, Pula, is located in this region.
Take some time off to see the places of interest in this region: the Arena,
which is an amphitheater of the olden days, Brijuni National Park which is
an archipelago of 14 beautiful islands, and the famous resort town of
Porec which is located close to Istria. If you believe in nudism visit
Koversada where you will find Europe’s largest nudist resort which is
located close to Istria.
* Other important towns deserving mention are Kvarner and Zadar.
And, while you are in Croatia you should definitely try the traditional
gastronomic specialties of the region. Taste the Slovanian cuisine famous
for its meat specialties such as Kulen smoked sausages, Kobasica sausages,
smoked ham, venison, and freshwater fish. These cuisines should be
accompanied by the local wine Weissburgunder, Traminer, and Riesling.
Do take a moment to plan your Croatia travel as Croatia awaits your