One of the most popular tourist destinations in last 10 years realy has a lot to offer. From clear blue sea to the old medditeranen cities along the coast and vibrant capital. Traditionaly seaside destinations are very popular also in other part of year, when you can enjoy in vast selection of cultural events.
Between Central and Southeastern Europe, bordering Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro
56.594 sq km
Croats (90%), minority groups: Serbs, Bosnians, Hungarians, Italians
Croatian. English, Italian and German widely spoken especialy in tourist resort.
Zagreb (800.000 inhabitants)
Medieval kingdom 925-1097. Independance in 1991, followed by war untill 1995. Entering EU in suposedly 2013.
Strong presence of Romans, In early middle ages Croatian Kingdom. Later strong influence of Habsburgs and especialy Hungarians. Along the coast strong Italian (Venecian) influence.
Along the coast is Medditerranen climate with hot summers and mild winters and inland continental climate with cold winters with snow.
Dubrovnik, Plitvice lakes, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Pula, Rovinj, Grožnjan, Kornati, Hvar, Zagreb, Opatija, sailing along the coast.
Croatia can be divided in 3 main regions: Coast (Istria, Kvarner, Dalmatia), Zagreb with interior (Central),Slavonija or Panonian part of Croatia (North-eastern)