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Official name: Republic of Croatia
Official language: Croatian
Alphabet: Latin
Currency: kuna (100 lipa), 1 Euro = aprox. 7,35 kuna


Surface Area: 56.543 km2
Territorial waters: 31.067 km2
Population: 4.500.000
Capital: Zagreb, 900.000 inhabitants
Coastline: 5.835 km, of which 4.058 km islands, cliffs and reefs
Number of islands, cliffs and reefs: 1.185
Highest peak: Dinara 1.831 meters above sea-level


BRIJUNI - a group of islets at the west coast of Istria; preserved Mediterranean vegetation, zoo in the nature, cultural heritage of Antiquity.
Information: phone 00385/052/525-888, E-mail: np-brijuni@pu.tel.hr

KORNATI - the most indented group of islands in the Mediterranean, consisting of 140 uninhabited islands, islets and cliffs, a true labyrinth of sea and stone.
Information: phone 00385/022/434-662, E-mail: np-kornati@si.tel.hr

KRKA - the most beautiful karstis river of Croatia; deep canyons cut into calciferous plateaus; lakes; among the multitude of waterfalls, Skradinski Buk and Ro?ki Slap are the most prominent. Between them is the islet of Visovac, with a Franciscan monastery (the picture above is a part of NP Krka).
Information: phone 00385/022/217-720, E-mail: turizam.npk@npkrka.hr

MLJET - an island southwest of Dubrovnik; the western part of the island is a National Park with two deep bays called lakes because of their very narrow connection to the open sea. Valuable Antigue monuments and a Benedictine monastery from the 12th century on the islet in the middle of the lake-bay.
Information: phone 00385/020/744-058

PAKLENICA - National park on the southern side of the biggest mountainous massif of Croatia, Velebit, running from highest peaks to the sea; two impressive canyons, Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica; a multitude of unusual karstic relief forms, a number of caves, rich and diverse flora and fauna.
Information: phone 00385/023/369-155

PLITVI?KA JEZERA - The most beautiful and the best known Croatian national park, a part of UNESCO's World Heritage, situated next to the main road linking Zagreb to Dalmatia; 16 small lakes are interconnected by waterfalls naturally created by traventine deposits, thick woods of beech tees and fir, oartly in the form of a primeval forrest, numerous species of animals (including brown bear); transportation with special panoramic vehicles and electric boats is organized for visitors.
Information: phone 00385/053/751-015

RISNJAK - wooded mountains massif to the north of Rijeka, encompasses the sprong area of the river Kupa; numerous species of flora nad fauna are gathered within a small area, including brown bear, lynx chamois, deer, snake eagle.
Information: phone 00385/051/836 -133

NORTH VELEBIT - due to its natural beauty is the most valuable and the most attractive peak part of Velebit.
Information: phone 00385/053/574687


Croatia offers accommodations in numerous hotels, apartment settlements, private rooms, apartments and campgrounds.
- Nautical tourism: there are more than 50 marinas and in a bigger ones it's possible to rent yacht
- Naturism: a number of naturist camps with long traditions (The best in Istria: Umag, Vrsar, Medulin.
- Hunting tourism: a long tradition of it for deer, boars, martens, foxes, hares, wild geese and ducks, bear in Lika , chamois and mouflons in Dalmatia.
- Youth tourism: there are HOSTELS in Dubrovnik, Kor?ula, Pula, Punat on island Krk, ?ibenik, Zadar and Zagreb. Croatian YHA 00385/01/4829-296.


Travel documents
- a passport or some of other identification document acknowledged by international agreement. Tourists may stay for up to three months.

- foreign currency is brought and taken out freely; domestic currency up to 2.000 kuna
- valuable professional and technical equipment must be declared at the border
- for animals a veterinary certificate is needed


Have you ever been to Croatia? No, not yet, listen then what spoke George Bernard Shaw: "The gods wanted to crown their creation and on the last day they turned tears, stars and the sea breeze into the isles of Kornati".
Thus spoke G.B.Shaw, refering to the largest archipelago in the Mediterranean with its 140 islands, islets and reefs.


One of the most beautiful love stories of the last century progressed towards its denouement here. The Dalmatian escape of the British sovereign, Edward VIII and the American divorce Wallis Simpson caused a stir in the worlds of politics and fashion. A love more important than the crown turned the attention of the British and American press to the spot where the lovers chose to stay, to the beautiful Dalmatia.

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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Yeah, Croatia is interesting. It's one of my favorite countries. It's in the top destinations on my travel wish list.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Boris, you certainly love your nice country, it's superb! I wish I could travel there, too...

  • mariaschmidt's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2010 at 4:18 AM

    I am starting to plan a week trip to Croatia and I enjoy your tips - thank you very much :-)

  • xdescendx's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2009 at 6:11 AM

    I absolutely loved Croatia!! I can't wait to go back and absorb some more beauty. Great pages!!

  • Minashka's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Dear Boris, thank you so much for all your wonderful tips! I am going to your amazing country at the end of July and there's so much to do that I don't even know where to start! :)

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2009 at 3:59 AM

    Croatia is on our list. Thanks for tips.

  • mcflin's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    new zealand couple, have been to croatia 3 years ago and am comming back in august september 2008. i think it is a very beautiful country . but i love the coast

  • kmorlo16's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Thanks for sharing info on your home. I will be going on a tour of Croatia in March 09 and I can't wait.

  • mfas2000's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2007 at 1:34 AM

    Croatia has been in my agenda for the alst year, since I saw a documantry about it. Your pages also makes me certain of things I should expect there. Luck living in such a place

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 1:58 AM

    I want to read ALL your Croatian pages, so am starting here. June this year in Dubrovnik, Split, Brac was wonderful - we're definitely coming back. leyle


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