Croatia is an ancient nation, yet a very young nation state. Once a formidable kingdom under Tomislav in the tenth century, a naval power in the sixteenth and seventeenth, and an awakening national entity in the nineteenth, it has had to endure a thousand years of foreign meddling, subjugation, incursions, and outright wars before being recognized in 1992 as a distinct entity.
To the north and east is the upper arm of the Croatian crescent, 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 of this region, consisting mostly of limestone, are barren at the highest elevations; lower down, they are heavily forested. The highest mountain in Croatia, Dinara (6,007 feet [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.
Treasures of Croatia A Short tour of Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik – Tour EU407
Croatia Circle Tour – 9 days – Zagreb,Plitvice,Split, Dubrovnik,Trogir,Zadar, Zagreb – Tour EU403
Beauties of the Balkans Tour – 8 days – Montenegro, Albania Macedonia departure from Dubrovnik – Tour EU409
Balkan Grand Tour – 12 days – Balkan discovery tour to Montenegro Albania. Macedonia from Zagreb Croatia – Tour EU402