Guide - About Croatia
- Population: 4 456 096
- Land area: 56 542 km²
- Capital: Zagreb
- Official language: Croatian
- Currency: Kuna (100 lipa)
- Country code: +385
- Time zone: UTC +1 (UTC +2 during summer)
Croatia, a land with population just over 4 million offers plenty of vacation possibilities. If you like to explore nature, culture from ancient times, engage in sport activities or indulge yourself in crisp clean sea and enjoy scenic landscapes – Croatia is an excellent travel choice.
Situated on the east coast of the Adriatic sea, Croatia boasts astonishing natural and cultural heritage. There are over 1200 islands and sea rocks, 8 sites have been declared National parks and there are 11 Nature parks as well. There are 7 monuments that are part of UNESCO World Heritage List in Croatia.
Croatia varies significantly in its Mediterranean and continental part – from nature and vegetation, over cultural influences form the North and South of Europe, to the gastronomy treats, even when it comes to its people attitude. Often you will hear that the Northerners have more measured manners while their Southern counterparts are louder and more easygoing. There is plenty of adventure to experience in only 55000 square kilometers of Croatia.
Although there are many interesting things to see in the continental part of Croatia, the coastal part is still a bit more popular . It could be due to the fact that Croatia is mostly considered as a summer holiday country, therefore the coast is always the pick.
Adriatic regions – Istria, Kvarner i Dalmatia – will thrill their visitors with the experience which has been described best with “Mediterranean as it once was”, a slogan of the Croatian Tourist Board. Handful of sites that have preserved much of their original beauty, untouched by industrialization, will impress every tourist. Adriatic coast will fascinate everyone with its typical Mediterranean cuisine, together with the fact that fresh fruits and vegetables can still be found at the markets. Numerous cultural monuments dating from prehistorical times, then those from ancient Rome together with the contemporary ones, are an individual treat. Most of all, a holiday on the beautiful beaches near the crisp clean Adriatic sea guarantees you an unforgettable vacation for the entire family.