Croatia is a relatively small European country with many hidden treasures and beautiful scenery, peacefully waiting to be visited. Croatia shares its borders with Italy on the Adriatic sea (south), Bosnia and Hercegovina and Serbia on the East, Hungary on North, and Slovenia on the Northwest.
A country so small you could miss it on the map at first sight but full of centuries of rich influences and history in general. No matter if are you looking to visit attractions such as ancient Roman amphitheaters, medieval churches and castles or something more contemporary, Croatia truly offers it all.
And the specific location of Croatia also resulted in a breathtaking nature that you can’t see that often anywhere else in the world. Starting from the fantastic Adriatic sea and its coast, miracle of numerous Nature and National Parks to the UNESCO sites, Croatia is the place that has it all.
Being intersected between the Mediterranean Sea, Central, and Southeastern Europe, Croatia has the perfect classic 4 season climate you’ll rarely see in the rest of the Old Continent.
The Croatian language is a Slavic language, a western subgroup of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family.
The dialects of the Chakavian and Kajkavian dialect are spoken only by Croats, while Bosniaks, Serbs, and Montenegrins are speaking Croatian with the Stokavian dialect. All these dialects belong to the Central Slavic linguistic branch.
Religion holds it’s rooted from the very beginning of the formation of the Croatian nation in general.
Historical documents confirm that the first Christian baptisms in these areas were in progress in the 9th century and since then, as a nation, we were always close to the Catholic church and the institution of the Pope which helped us during centuries and centuries of historical struggle.
Because of the complicated history blended with the longtime aspiration for an independent country with our reign and our people, religion was an important part of constituting Croatian identity, and Catholic church played a huge role in that constitution through diplomacy with other, stronger nations, through education, contributing to art, science, etc.
There is an increasing amount of atheist population and a smaller percentage of Orthodox, Muslim and Protestant communities who all live in perfect coexistence with each other.
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Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, situated in the north-west part of Croatia. Zagreb offers not only its attractions but also many interesting sites on only a few hours drive.
Dubrovnik is located in the south of Croatia, and annually arouses more interest among the tourists. The city is certainly one of the most visited holiday destinations in the Mediterranean
Split is the largest city in Dalmatia, the second-largest city in Croatia. The story of Split is already 17 centuries old when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace.
The Istria peninsula settled in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea, near the Slovenian border. With its seaside as well as inland attractions, a nice climate and cuisine it has always been a well-known place for those who know how to enjoy life to the fullest.
Opatija & Kvarner Bay are beautifully positioned with just 2 hours drive from Croatian capital Zagreb, between the Istrian peninsula and Dalmatia. Opatija makes a great choice for an amazing vacation in every season.
Croatian Zagorje (Zagorje meaning – upland) is a region situated in the north-west of Croatia. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Zagorje are beautiful, picturesque, gentle hills full of green forests, small wine yards and cultivated fields.
Slavonija settled on the Eastern side of Croatia, between the border with Hungary on the North and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the South, bounded by three major rivers that flow through Croatia – the Sava, Drava, and the Danube, this is magical and yet, still undiscovered area.