Croatia

  • LOCATION: Southeastern Europe. Croatia stretches between Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro and shares the Adriatic Sea with Italy.
  • CAPITAL: Zagreb with 1 million inhabitants, and mid-European way of life, it is economic, cultural, university and business center of the country.
  • CLIMATE: The Adriatic coast has a Mediterranean climate and in northern Croatia the climate is continental.
  • POPULATION: 4.5 million.
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: The language spoken is Croatian with Latin script.
  • RELIGION: The majority of the population are Roman Catholics.
  • CURRENCY: The monetary unit is Kuna (HRK). Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camping grounds and exchange offices.
  • HOLIDAY INFORMATION:
  • Tourism in Croatia has a long tradition with a great potential for further development. In its hotel resorts, apartments, camps, marinas, the tourists will find accommodation in accordance with international standards, and will be served with cuisine of the region accompanied by homemade wine and olive oil. Beauties of nature, crystal clear sea and well preserved environment provide endless possibilities for sailing, cruising, fishing, diving, hunting, rafting, skiing, naturism, health spas and conference tourism. From May to October the entire coastal region with its 1100 islands is overwhelmed with visitors from all over the world, but mainly Europe. The summer months, July and August are the peak season. To avoid the crowds you may prefer May, June or September as the weather is still inviting and autumn features enough cultural and wine festivals to keep anyone satisfied and prices are lower as well.
  • CULTURE:
  • The unique and proud Croatian culture from medieval era is asserting itself after the struggle for independence. Due to their exceptional beauty many City-monuments on the Adriatic coast are protected by UNESCO: Dubrovnik, the old center of Trogir, Diocletian Palace in Split, the Basilica of Euphrasius in Porec, the Cathedral in Sibenik, and the Plitvice Lakes National park. As the Mediterranean way of life, dating back from the ancient Roman times, is predominant on the coast and islands, it influenced the art, sculptures, architecture, dance, music, customs and food.
  • TRANSPORTATION:
  • Croatia is very well connected locally and internationally by air, sea, rail and bus. Croatia Airlines is the national airline company that flies to all major European cities. Jadrolinija is the main Croatian car ferry company with the regular international and local ferry lines. The bus service has an excellent network connecting all parts of the country, as well as the neighbouring countries. There is also a railway network connecting all major Croatian cities, except Dubrovnik, with neighbouring countries and indirect lines to almost all European countries.
  • USEFUL LINKS:
  • Island Brac, Croatia - Offers general info and listings of sites related to island of Brac, Croatia.
  • Supetar - Private apartment accommodation in Supetar on the island of Brac, Croatia.
  • Bol Brac Croatia - Private room accommodation located in Bol on the island Brac, Croatia. Offer includes overnight accommodation in a classic double or twin room with free use of kitchen.
  • Croatia Holidays - Croatia accommodation and travel directory.