Croatia is a marvel to behold. Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones series may already be familiar with this state’s beauty. Television has introduced many to the picture-perfect coastal towns of King’s Landing.

In reality, the set is located in Croatia, a sovereign state that is also at the intersection of Southeast Europe, Central Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its bordering neighbors are Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the north, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the south.

The official language is Croatian. People, who work in tourism, generally speak English freely. The predominant religion is Roman Catholicism. The electric plugs and sockets are of types C and F, as everywhere in Europe. The standard voltage is 230V. 

The official currency is Kuna. The approximate exchange rate is Kn7.25 for US$1. The currency exchange is available in banks and post offices. There are also other facilities and dealers, which have the authorization to exchange money. All major international credit cards are acceptable and the ATMs are widely available throughout the country. 

Taxis are easy to find, safe and have reasonable prices. Also, car hire is available at the airports, cities, big towns and leading resorts. Road network is extensive and in a reasonably good condition. Cars drive on the right side of the road. 

This country has 20 counties. Its capital city is Zagreb. This vast land of 21,851 square miles covers more than one thousand islands in the Adriatic Sea Coast. That is why Coastal Croatia is also the perfect description for this country. Tourists will find luxury yachts in Hvar, among other glamorous places to vacation. The country’s many coves and the Robinson Crusoe also offer serenity to visitors who want peaceful relaxation.

There are six main tourist regions in Croatia, each significant in its own way:

Istria is the west coast of the same name peninsula. It boasts several historic towns, dating from Roman times. The region’s largest city Pula owns one of the world’s best-preserved Amphitheaters, which is still used nowadays for different events.

Kvarner and Highlands is one of the most diverse regions. It includes mountains, forests, fields, vast biodiversity, and famous national parks. The scenery is awesome here, and Opatija is the oldest tourist resort in Croatia.

Dalmatia offers yachting, leisure travel, UNESCO World Heritage sites, the heritage of Renaissance culture and ancient artifacts. Dubrovnik, the most widely-known Croatian tourist destination is also situated in this region.

Central Croatia boasts numerous castles, medieval fortresses, as well as spas and natural highlights.

Slavonia is a developing region, regarding tourism industry. Nevertheless, it already has its reputation, based on cultural attractions and three major folklore events celebrated here: Đakovački vezovi, Vinkovačke jeseni, and Brodsko kolo.

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and its largest cultural center, offering a variety of museums and galleries. It is also a beautiful old town, with numerous historical sites and spots.

July 30, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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