Croatia enjoys three different climates: The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a high number of days of sunshine per year. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet.
Temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate. Once you climb above 1,200 m, you’ll be greeted with fresh mountain air and temperatures around 13 ºC in the summer months.
The Croatian national territory totals 56.594 km2 with 31.479 km2 of coastal waters for sailing, swimming and diving.
Croatia occupies the largest area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean Sea, penetrates deep into the European continent. The narrow Dinara Mountain Range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental section, which spans from the easterly edges of the Alps in the north west to the shores of the Danube in the East, encompassing the southern part of the fertile Pannonian lowlands.
And if the beauty of such landscapes weren’t enough, here’s a refreshing piece of news: tap water is drinkable across all of Croatia.
Your trip to Croatia doesn’t mean visa headaches either. In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport.
And if you’re an EU citizen, you can also use your national ID card.
Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.
Croatia gastronomy continues to gain prominence as restaurants Noel in Zagreb and Draga di Lovrana in Lovran each received a Michelin star, while Pelegrini in Šibenik, 360º in Dubrovnik and Monte in Rovinj successfully retained their Michelin status in 2019!
Additionally, the Bib Gourmand list now boasts a total of eight restaurants, twice as many as last year, and 50 restaurants in the country now bear the Michelin Plate label. These achievements are the results from highly-classified and anonymous visits by specially trained Michelin inspectors.
The shores in the South Dalmatian islands enjoy the sun of the Adriatic Sea at the top of Dinara, which is the highest peak in the country, there is many swamps filled with wildlife in Posavina or the Mediterranean richness of the forests in Mljet… Croatia’s natural beauty never ends.
Travel through the ecologically best-preserved parts of Europe since the 10% of the country is protected, and explore the eight National Parks & eleven Nature Parks around are the Plitvice Lakes, these are the only natural good recognized by UNESCO, the sea is said to be the purest in Europe according to the European Commission and some of its beaches are considered the most beautiful locations in the world, which is what every tourist just loves.
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“stećci” are known as the monumental mediaeval tombstones, carved out of limestone and usually in a rectangular shape, The Stećci Tombstones are often decorated with images of the sun and animals, and inscriptions.
Examinations of these "Stecci" suggest that the first stećci was built in the second half of the 12th century and reached their peak in the 14th and 15th century, in the early 16th century, its thought to be over 4,400 stećci spread over two necropolises in Croatia.
Most of these can be found at Velika and Mala Crljivica, Cista Velika and Dubravka/St Barbara, Konavle, with the Mala Crljivica site is about 55 kilometres east of Split, so it can easily be reached by car in about an hour. The site at Dubravka is located just an hour’s drive south of Dubrovnik.
Croatia's wonderful blue sea, surrounded by thousands of islands and islets, are just amazing and peaceful, as well as the green interior from where ancient and mediaeval walls and picturesque castles and manor houses emerge, which visitors just love.
With so much to offer, Croatia has an exciting new dimension to to compliment all the other natural beauties, being a country of a energy and enjoying a healthy life.
The coastal areas give so much natural relaxation with the fresh clean air and sunshine to enjoy, during a walk along the natural trails of medicinal plants, you will get that amazing scent of lavender and rosemary growing wild along the pathways and beneath cypress trees.
Then after all the lovely fresh air and exercise, you can return back to your hotel to relax at the pool with drink, or Spa Treatment before the evening activities begin.
There's nothing better than the city beaches in Banje, Dubrovnik, or going a little further to the of town such as of Korčula Island, Lastovo offers a pebbly beach at Brela, or the exciting and relaxing Vis Island, or if you're looking for a lively beach, you can enjoy the island of Pag, or if its the water sports and surf you're looking for surf beaches like Brač.
Croatia has spectacular beaches, ranging from family friendly to nudist and unspoiled.
Some of them are even considered among the most beautiful locations in the world, as for example Brač Island made of fine white pebbles, sandy beach Sakarun on the Dugi Otok island or Paradise Beach in the Lopar Bay on the Island of Rab.
Croatia has a wealth of different beaches, and the majority has blue-flag status, guaranteeing water quality, safety and services. Actually 97.96% of 884 sampled where qualified excellent for bathing. Whether you want some adventures in the wild sailing in search of romantic hidden beaches or you want to relax under the sun with your family it’s time to choose your paradise to help you hit the reset button!
This is my way to discover a new country and the character of its people:through the love of sampling the national cuisine and wines!
Fresh shrimps from Kvarner are the Adriatic's biggest and most delicious you'll ever try, and probably the region's best-known speciality, so what a way to enjoy your food whilst away.
This beautiful island of Cres is well renowned for its amazing tender lamb, which is so moist and flavoursome, what could be more pleasurable than sharing a platter with friends, and off course a lovely large glass of red wine?
(Some of Croatia’s best wines produced in Slavonia)
Croatia offers an amazing experience of a food, with so many Mediterranean flavours, combined with the fruits of its olive trees and grapes from the vineyards, the cultivation of the vines makes the Croatia winemaking a real passion, and offer amazing white wines such as Graševina, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Zelenac, You can taste any of the most famous
white varieties on a trip to wineries in Srijem, Đakovo, Kutjevo or Ilok, and find your own favourite!
Is it time to get out there and adventure whilst away on holiday, enjoy the natural diversity of Croatia, visiting the national parks, exploring the fascinating mountain ranges, canyons, forests and countryside paths.
Croatia also offer some of the best water parks, such as
Istralandia, Solaris Aquapark or Aquacolors Poreč, or keep dry and enjoy cycling through the breathtaking landscapes, camping and sleeping under the stars at Paklenica National Park or simply enjoy a day at the beach with the whole family,
As you adventure around the streets, you'll discover the International street artists from all over the world, enjoy the local farmers markets, with local foods such as meats, cheeses, olives and locally produced goods, sit back and enjoy a coffee and desserts on offer, and savour the atmosphere with your children, savouring the Croatian hospitality and cultures around you .
If you have the energy in this green paradise with a privileged climate and a unique fauna, such as griffon vultures, wild horses, brown bears or dolphins, and flora with more than 3000 different species in certain locations on the Velebit mountain and Kvarner islands. The best place to get lost, the best place to find yourself!
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