Croatia is a European oasis of cultural and natural diversity.
Get to know Croatia
Croatia is a country with a thousand islands and excellent hosts who will be happy to tell you stories about the diverse tradition, cultural heritage, and exciting history of the country where the Mediterranean, Central and Southeast Europe meet. Leave your worries behind on one of the secluded beaches of the most indented coast on the planet, explore picturesque towns by the sea or inland, reconnect with nature in one of eight national parks, and taste unique local dishes.
On a relatively small area, you can find many different cultures, mentalities, dialects, climates, lifestyles, cuisines, cultural and historical heritage based on which Croatia has been dubbed ‘A Land of a Thousand Islands´ or `The Mediterranean as it Once was´.
Croatia`s climate varies based on the region, from mild continental, in the mountain region, sub-mountain and mountain, to Mediterranean in the coastal region and sub-Mediterranean in the outback.
Croatia is the best ecologically preserved area in Europe with the cleanest sea and the largest number of national parks and nature in relation to the size of the territory - a total of 8 national parks. The Plitvice Lakes National Park, included on UNESCO`s World Heritage List, is most certainly the best known.
Croatian traditional cuisine is based on Slavic cuisine with influences from the neighboring countries.
Croatia is also the home of the tie, gingerbread hearts, cheese and Pag lace.
Quoted by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy “as Pula, along the Kvarner gulf, that marks the end of Italy and bathes its boundaries”, Pula is an ancient city, with evidence of human presence dating back 1 million years. Reaching it’s zenith during the Roman rule in 46–45 BC, when it was raised to colonial rank and the sixth roman amphitheatre was built there.
Opatija came to fame in the late 19th century as a royal holiday town, built as the first tourist resort on the Croatian coast from a small fishing village. With secessionist and neo-classical mansions climbing steeply into the hills, Opatija offers stunning vistas, great architecture and Viennese style coffee houses well worth visiting.
A town formed from two rival hilltop villages, Kaptol and Gradec, whose numerous disputes endeding in carnage on the then known Krvavi most, Zagreb today is today a bustling metropolis and the captial of Croatia. Rich with cultural sights and small underground designers stores, it can be very interesting for a short trip or even a long weekend.
The Poster city off the Croatian National Tourism Board, Dubrovnik is known as one of the oldest free trading towns in the Mediterranean, rivaling Venice. Should you wish to see it during your stay in Croatia, there are flights from Pula Airport that can take you there and back for a daily tour.
Rafting on the Mrežnica River
Plenty of waterfalls, greenery and clear, warm water make the Mrežnica River one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia. Ideal for canoeing, rafting and great for kayaking, one can travel along the Mrežnica River from one to five days.
Explore the Risnjak National Park
Located in Gorski kotar, the most mountainous and heavily forested region of Croatia, about 15 km inland from the Adriatic Sea, the park covers 63.5 square kilometers. As a place where Dinaric and Alpine zones meet, Risnjak offers a magnificent variety in plant and wildlife on a relatively small area.
Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, Plitvice lakes are among the first natural sites worldwide with more than 1,200,000 visitors per year.
Fly with Griffon Vultures from the Cres Nature Park
Very steep and wild, Cres is quickly becoming an important conservation project due to it’s a wondrous biodiversity that includes 24 reptile, 200 bird, 87 butterfly, 15 bat, 7 amphibian and 31 dragonfly species, as well as a colony of 120 bottlenose dolphins that live around the archipelago.
Spend a day in Fužine
Surrounded by three mountains (Tuhobić, Viševica and Bitoraj) and three lakes (Bajer, Lepenica and Potkoš), Fužine is only an hour away from Rovinj and Vrsar. Fužine is today a nice little town renowned for its typical mountain cuisine that includes bear paws, frogs and other interesting delicacies.
Visit Susak, the only sand island in Croatia
Susak, a wondrous sand island resting on limestone bedrock, completely different from any other island in Croatia, devoid of traffic and tourism, a unique experience worth the trouble of getting there.
The average temperatures in the inland range from: 0 - 2ºC in January and 19 - 23ºC in August; and on the coast 6 - 11ºC in January to 21 - 27ºC in August. With an average of 2,600 sunny hours per year, the Adriatic coast is one of the sunniest in the Mediterranean, with sea temperature ranging between 25 - 27ºC.
- Population: 4,447,000
- Area: 56,542 km²
- Density: 83 ppl/km²
- Capital: Zagreb
- Currency: kuna (1 kn = 100 lipa)
- Coastline: 5835 km
- Number of islands: 1185
Accommodations in Croatia
The Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is a holiday experience that comes to life with great ease. It is harmoniously situated on Rovinj’s east shore, serving remarkable vistas of the Old town and a revitalising wellness & spa experience. The Grand Park hides many small pleasures. Take enough time to discover them.
A private, relaxing holiday amid vegetation above the beach. Golden mornings on the terrace overlooking Lone Bay and cosy evenings in the fresh and green gardens. Meet Monte Mulini, a boutique experience that will revitalise you in a hedonistic fashion.
Hotel Lone, the first Croatian member of the lifestyle brand Design Hotels™, offers a unique blend of premium beauty, style, and design. One-of-a-kind shape and architecture that are as intriguing on the outside as they are inspiring on the inside. Just as we want you to be and feel after staying in Lone.
This chic boutique hotel is located in Rovinj’s historic centre and is entirely inspired by art. Every part of the hotel is decorated with art by Croatian artists made exclusively for the hotel. And if you feel inspired to create a piece of your own, the view of Rovinj’s rooftops from your room is an excellent motif with which to start.
A unique hotel with a charming atmosphere located in Lone Bay, in the shade of the fragrant Golden Cape forest park. With first-class service and a long tradition of individual approach to every guest, you can relax to the fullest with our Mediterranean beauty treatments and fragrances of Istria at our wellness and spa centre or stay active by playing tennis, swimming or cycling.
You will find endless adventures and exploration opportunities as soon as you set foot in the most modern family hotel in Croatia. Family Hotel Amarin is located on a green peninsula in a Mediterranean park with playgrounds for outdoor entertainment. Most of the 280 rooms offer great views of the sea or the town of Rovinj. Explore the beaches around the hotel, check out the fun and educational programmes of the unique Amarin Kids Club, and try the spa treatments for children and adults.
Island Hotel Istra, located on the island of St Andrew, has everything you need for a relaxing holiday: miles of beaches and promenades, a swimming pool complex, and a Wellness & Spa oasis with a Mediterranean garden. La Serra Restaurant, Anno Domini 547, located in the same building which was once Baron Hütterott’s summer residence, offers a modern take on traditional Mediterranean specialities.
The Island of St Catherine and the eponymous hotel (Katarina), located in a historic building that was once the summer villa of Count Milewski, are located only five minutes by boat from Rovinj. No cars, no traffic, no crowds – surrounded by beautifully landscaped parks filled with Mediterranean vegetation, spoil yourself with relaxing walks, exploring the island’s natural beaches and hidden coves. Enjoy the serenity of the hotel’s retro rooms and suites with a view of the sea or the charming Rovinj Old Town.
A hotel for citizens of the world situated in the capital of Croatia. Zonar Zagreb was designed as an urban zone of relaxation and rejuvenation for guests visiting for business, sports or a thirst for new experiences. In any case, welcome!
Hotel International, located in the heart of the business district of the country’s capital, is an excellent choice for business guests, as well as anyone visiting Zagreb as a tourist. With king-size beds and large bathrooms, the modern rooms offer comfort to make you feel at home. The largest Deluxe suites on the 10th floor of the hotel with a terrace overlooking Zagreb will satisfy even the most demanding guests, whether they are on holiday or on a business trip.
The modern Bed & Breakfast Hotel Jadran enjoys an excellent location in the centre of Zagreb, just a short walk from the central Ban Josip Jelačić Square, the Zagreb Cathedral, the Dolac Market, and all the attractions of the Upper and Lower Towns. With comfortable accommodation in 49 modern en-suite rooms, start the day with a great hotel breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Hotel Mlini is located just above the beach and promenade, allowing you to enjoy the enchanting view of the sea throughout your stay. The Hotel, located in the heart of the town of Mlini, is an oasis of peace and relaxation in an ideal location near Dubrovnik. Directly on the beach, you will find the bistro and restaurant Oleander for culinary adventures while enjoying the beautiful view of the sea and islands.
Visit the campsite situated in a peaceful bay with the most beautiful pebbled beach, just five kilometres from Rovinj. Choose from well-equipped pitches up to 140 sq. metres in size and comfortable mobile homes with a terrace. Alongside diving, an aqua park and an array of water sports, the campsite also offers a large swimming pool complex and a spray park. The attractive locations by the beach and the pools feature restaurants and bars serving local specialities and your favourite beverages.
Maistra’s largest campsite, Polari, is located in a serene bay near the town of Rovinj, where you can wake up surrounded by the sea, centuries-old olive trees, rows of cypresses and fragrant pine forest. The campsite features numerous sports and entertainment activities for the whole family, a large pool complex and spray park, natural beaches, as well as bars and restaurants for quick refreshment during the day or dinner savouring the local specialities. Rovinj is only 3.5 km away and can be reached by bike or on foot along the coastal cycling and walking trail.
Camp at this top-quality resort with the natural beaches in the shade of fragrant pine trees overlooking Rovinj and enjoy all the amenities on offer. Choose from spacious pitches with electricity, water and drainage hook-ups, comfortable mobile homes with private terraces, and 20 glamping tents. There are also three outdoor swimming pools by the sea and restaurants and bars for refreshment. A fantastic animation programme for children and teenagers, as well as an excellent choice of land sports and water sports, will make your holiday at this campsite fulfilling and revitalising.
Valkanela Campsite is situated in a beautiful bay with a view of Vrsar and the islands. Here you can find a unique offer of amenities and entertainment for the greatest family holiday. Choose from accommodation on well-positioned spacious pitches or in comfortable mobile homes with a shared pool or private hydro-massage bathtub on the terrace. The campsite features attractive natural beaches, a pool complex, and restaurants and bars right by the sea and the pools.
If you ever feel like spending time in Istria, Porto Sole Campsite is open throughout the year. You can stay at the pitches by the sea or in mobile homes embodying the special ambience of a winter holiday surrounded by nature. Explore the charming town of Vrsar, not far from the camp, or roam around the beautiful nature cycling the attractive trails nearby. Alongside the diving club and the outdoor fitness zone, the campsite offers a wide range of sports amenities by the natural beaches and pools.
Koversada Naturist Park is located at the entrance to the beautiful Lim Bay, surrounded by the typical Mediterranean landscape, the sea, and natural beaches. This campsite with the longest naturist tradition in Europe is a relaxing paradise in the heart of pristine nature, offering a variety of accommodation choices: from camping places and pitches, comfortable mobile homes, tents on the Koversada car-free island, to rooms and suites in bungalows. Explore the local flavours of Istria in our restaurants and bars and enjoy an active holiday with our sports activities and entertainment.