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.
Rafting on the Mrežnica River
Explore the Risnjak National Park
Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park
Fly with Griffon Vultures from the Cres Nature Park
Spend a day in Fužine
Visit Susak, the only sand island in Croatia
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