Croatia Tourism

Croatia Tourism offers many options. Croatia is an ancient nation, yet a very young nation state. Rich in history, culture and the beautiful Adriatic coastline. Croatia Tours

It was once a formidable kingdom under Tomislav in the tenth century, a naval power in the sixteenth and seventeenth. Croatia awoke as a national entity in the nineteenth century.

The new nation had to endure over a thousand years of subjugation, incursions, and outright wars before being recognized as a country in 1992. 

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Geography

To the north and east is the Pannonian plains. The capital Zagreb, in the Julian Alps a region covered with vines and orchards. To the west and south are the Karst plateaus.  The highest mountain in Croatia, Dinara (6,007 feet or 1,831 metres), is located in the central mountain belt. The Istrian Peninsula and the Dalmatian coast extends south for 1,100 miles (1,800 km) of coastline fringed by more than 1,100 islands and islets. 

History

Croatia has a rich cultural heritage. UNESCO has listed 22 sites in the Republic of Croatia. There is hardly a city or region where you will not encounter them. 

Art and Culture

The newest items on this prestigious list are stećci – monumental medieval tombstones, that can be found at two locations: Cista Velika and Konavle. Be among the first in the world to visit this unique artistic and cultural phenomenon in Croatia.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s fascinating medieval centre enclosed by perfectly preserved walls impressed the English poet Lord Byron so much that he called the city the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Dubrovnik leaves the same impression on its guests to this day.  Hollywood producers chose the city as the location for filming Game of Thrones and Star Wars.

Split

The Roman emperor Diocletian founded the city of Split 1700 years ago as the ideal place to spend his retirement. The city’s residents today call it the “most beautiful city in the world”. Split boasts some fascinating achievements, including the largest number of Olympic medalists per capita?

Plitvice

Another place in Croatia included on many “must see” lists are the Plitvice Lakes. The Plitvice Lakes are inscribed on UNESCO’s natural heritage list. Sixteen turquoise lakes surrounded by hundreds of white waterfalls that break through green treetops.  

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