The extraordinary beauty of nature that this land offers might explain why Croatia is on the ‘must see’ list of tourists throughout the world. From its capital Zagreb, all the way to its coast and furthest islands, Croatia offers an immense variety of landscapes. With 10 localities on the list of UNESCO’s World heritage Sites, stunning nature like the one found at NP Plitvice lakes and long coastline with 1244 islands and islets, this country will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Whether you are looking for a peaceful virgin nature, active family holiday, exciting night life or exploring the history sites and wine routes, Croatia is the perfect choice both for leisure travelers and MICE happenings.
Five international airports and being a part of the international corridors make Croatia easy to reach from all over the world. With the great web of local roads and highways, you will be able to get quickly from one part of this Balkan country to another.
Imagine sun-soaked, fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs on the coast of the Adriatic, rich with flavor and picked off of Croatia’s abundant fields and valleys. “Pepper in” influences from Vienna, Turkey, and Italy mixed with Greek, Roman, Illyrian and Mediterranean flavors and let your taste and imagination travel across centuries of natural and cultural heritage. From the sensational variety of fish, octopus and shellfish, to fresh cottage cheese dishes, Dalmatian dry-cured ham (pršut), a spicy, flavored sausage called kulen, delicious black risotto, and marinated anchovies, this jewel offers beautiful dishes even for the most sophisticated food aficionados of the world.
Continental and Mediterranean cuisines come together resulting in a wonderful repertoire of food including fish, crabs, the famous minestrone with sweet corn, pasta with fabulous local truffles, and wild asparagus omelet. The scenic nature, fantastic islands and beaches complement the meals wonderfully, as they create a gorgeous setting while the meals are served. Observe the blue and aquamarine water color variations, and watch the sun set over the horizon as you savor rich flavors and sip a glass of wine made from the freshest and finest grapes.
As you can guess, summer is absolutely blissful in Croatia. The water of the Adriatic Sea sparkles in the sun, the vegetation is pure and lush, and the breeze warm and pleasant attracting thousands of tourists from around the world. The Adriatic coast takes the center stage with its numerous music festivals, island hopping, fresh sea food and sun kissed visitors excited to visit the Game of Thrones set, Dubrovnik.
Fast forward 6 months, and you can see Croatia during the Christmas Advent, a particularly heartwarming time surrounding the religious festivities that the Catholics celebrate. The sound of the Christmas bells in the air, the happy smiles, mulled wine, and the unique scent of gingerbread all contribute to a very special time of year. Croatia places an emphasis on its folklore traditions including tamburica, and an ethnic food called Bećarac, but also myths that have kept relevance until today. There is even a myth that a fairy created Plitvice Lakes National Park with its incredible 16 interconnected emerald lakes. Visiting the Adriatic coastline, you can discover the moreška sword dance taking roots from Spain, klapa a Capella songs and a lavender festival taking place on the lovely island of Hvar.
Franjo Tuđman International Airport in Zagreb ZAG
Dubrovnik Airport DBV
Pula Airport PUY
Osijek Airport DBV
Split Airport STU
Zadar Airport ZAD
Rijeka Airport RJK
Brač Airport BWK
Central European Time GMT+1, in summer GMT+2
4,09 million inhabitants
Croatia proper – Zagreb
Dalmatia – Dubrovnik, Split
Slavonia – Osijek
Istria – Pula
Emergency telephone numbers
Police – 192
Fire department – 193
Ambulance – 194
Tours With Croatia
- Visit 7 UNESCO sites in only one tour
- Enjoy wine tasting at eminent winery
- Stroll through the Diocletian’s Palace
- Take delight in music of The Sea Organ
- Delight in Skadarlija's bohemian ambience
- Learn about "Little Jerusalem" in Bosnia
- Tour the stunning Meteora monasteries
- Visit the incredible Acropolis in Athens