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. The Croatian national territory totals 56.594 km2 with 31.479 km2 of coastal waters for sailing, swimming and diving. Zagreb is a capital of Croatia. It lies on the crossroads of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
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.
Croatia hopes to join the euro in 2019, but until then the national currency is the kuna, with one kuna equal to 100 lipas. You can exchange money at any of the country’s banks, bureaux de change, post offices and at almost all travel agents, hotels and campsites. The majority of establishments and ATMs will also accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, etc.
Sports & nature
The natural beauty of Croatia offers you the unforgettable experience through national parks, nature parks, speleology and underwater world.
If you want to explore Croatian National parks, National park Brijuni, which has its 14 islands and is often reffered as heaven on earth, National park Kornati, with about 140 small islands which are known for its wonderful shapes, varied and unusual forms and high cliffs, or National park Plitvice Lakes with 16 lakes which are connected by waterfalls as high as 78 meters are only some of the Croatian national parks that will simply amaze you with its natural beauties.
Unspoiled nature of the Croatian National Parks and the diversity of flora and fauna will leave no one indifferent. Croatia has eight national parks : Brijuni, Kornati, Krka, Mljet, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak and Northern Velebit, whose unspoiled nature takes almost 8 % of Croatia.
Croatia is a country with many pits, caves, arboretums and other natural attractions. Croatia is famous for its pits and caves that are know in the world. With its 53 pits deeper than 250 meters and 52 caves that are longer than 1000 meters, Croatia is one of the attractive place for speleology and underworld research. Besides the caves which are intended for professionals, Croatia has many so-called tourist caves, which are suitable for amateurs.
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.
Culture and history info
Croatia is a country with a long and turbulent history, which resulted in an extremely rich cultural heritage which is one of the characteristics of the Croatia. Croatia has an impressive number of museums, galleries and monuments of exceptional beauty, some of which are under UNESCO protection. Cities and monuments that are few thousand years old, impressive buildings from Roman times, as well as findings from the Stone Age which proves that this area was settled long time ago, are just some of the reasons that make Croatia the inevitable cultural destination.