Croatia which is situated on the Adriatic coast is a very diverse country and has become a very popular destination. It leaves nothing to be desired. Besides being one of the warmest countries in Europe, there are very many other water sources such as crystal clear sea with several beaches offering naturality for tourists, huge waterfalls, rivers and lakes.
Croatia is very interesting cultural country, as almost all its picturesque towns are characterized by fascinating history.
Croatia is mostly intact with more than 1000 Croatian islands and is therefore home to a diverse wildlife. National parks protect the unaltered trails for those wanting to take adventurous walks.
Croatia can be reached by car very easily and fast due to newly built highways. For those prefering to fly by plane there are seven airports in major cities.
Even in the low season it is worth visiting as temperatures in Croatia are also very summery and the prices are low at his time. Those who wish to relax in the off-season should rent a summer accommodation in Croatia and apartments in Croatia are becoming increasingly popular. At a private accommodation you can cook your own food and can also invite friends or new acquaintances. These homes are individually decorated and have a personal touch that reflect the history and characteristics of typical Croatian.
The capital of the country is Zagreb. Zagreb is the largest city of Croatia and is the industrial, manufacturing, and financial center of Croatia. It attracts large number of visitors with its many attractions such as Andautonia Archaeological Park with the remains of the ancient Roman town called Andautonia located just outside Zagreb near the village of Scitarjevo. Croatian History Museum is another important place to visit that houses Croatia’s history is itself a part of that history. Sited in the historical town centre, it is the beautiful Baroque palace. Zagreb is the cultural center of Croatia, the National Theater in Zagreb is a significant place with dance performances of ballet, dramatic, opera and music.
Brijuni islands consist of a group of two larger and twelve smaller islands along the west coast of Istria. The national park has a significant sea area of 36 km2. The park has a beautiful landscape with a safari park and it is famous for its Mediterranean flora. It also has a valuable cultural heritage dating back to the Roman and Byzantine area.
One of top cities of Croatia is Split and its most notable attractions is Diocletian's Palace. The palace became the part of the World Heritage Site. Emperor Diocletian was Dalmatia's most outstanding contributor to the Roman empire. When he retired near Split he decided to built this monumental fortified palace which he began to built in 295 and it took 10 years to finish the construction.
Not far from Split lies the ancient city of Trogir. It is also a world heritage site with its a maze of cobblestone streets. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, Venetians. The downtown area is situated on an island between the mainland and the island of Ciovo which are connected by bridges. The narrow streets hide countless restaurants and cafes, shops and shuttered residences and outside the city walls is a waterfront promenade lined with yachts and dominated by a medieval fortress that was once connected to the city walls. The wider surroundings of Trogir are characterized by lavish green areas, numerous islands and islets, rocky and pebble beaches.
Krka National Park is one of the Croatian national parks which is named after the river Krka. It is located in central Dalmatia just a few kilometers northeast of the city of Šibenik. There are several places of interest inside the part: Skradinski Buk is one of the most attractive parts of the park with various footpaths, sightseeing tours and boat trips. The second most popular attraction of the Krka National Park is Roški Slap. Its peaks and falls can be visited throughout the year. Inside the park there is the island of Visovac which is home to the Roman Catholic Visovac Monastery founded by the Franciscans in 1445. The island itself can be visited by a boat tour from Skradinski Buk. Another monastery which is the center of the Orthodox Dalmatian Eparchy is the Krka monastery is a spiritual center of the Orthodox Dalmatian Eparchy. The monastery was first mentioned in written documents in the year 1402 and was rebuilt until the late 18th century. There are also several archeological remains dating back to the Roman times such places as Čučevo, Nečven, Bogočin, Ključica and Burnum.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is probably Croatia's most popular tourist attraction. It is surrounded by three mountains which are part of the Dinaric Alps. The lakes are separated by natural dams and all the 16 of them are renowned for their distinctive colours. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.