Are you looking for a unique place to visit
this summer? While the beaches of Europe, the US coasts and even Central America may beckon, Croatia holiday should
be your choice. What can you find in Croatia? What is there to see and do in the country? The answers to these
questions will surprise you in our Croatia holiday guide below and entice you why this beautiful country should be
your destination of choice.
HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL TO
Beautiful Croatia - The
As one of the most beautiful places in
Europe, Croatia still remains an unexplored paradise. Combining its natural beauty with rich
culture and friendly people, Croatia is a top holiday
destination. It offers
a great potential for all kinds of travelers, from backpackers and cyclists, to village
tourists and hotel dwellers.
Adventure Travel in Croatia
To visit and truly experience Croatia's
natural beauty of rivers, lakes and mountains, choose one of private or group adventure travel trips. They vary from easy level, to
moderate and even hard level adventures.
Amazing Places in
Being one of
the top destinations in the Mediterranean, Croatia has some amazing places on its long coastline
that are well worth visiting, more than once. Take a look at these most beautiful and enchanting
As one of the top holiday destinations in
Europe and the world, Croatia is an affordable destination with many fantastic attractions.
Discover some of the hidden gems in this beautiful country.
Casinos in Croatia
Each trying to be better than the other, many
Croatian casinos offer unique settings in old historical buildings and provide attractive holiday
packages. Casinos can be found mostly in Zagreb and Dubrovnik.
Popular Croatian Cities
Some of the most popular vacation
destinations in Croatia involve its largest and best known cities. These include Rijeka in Istria,
capital city Zagreb, Split in Dalmatia, and of course the best known Dubrovnik.
Holidays in Croatia
Its long coastline dotted with
over thousand islands, blue Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean climate and centuries old culture has
long made Croatia one of the most popular holiday destinations.
When making your travel plans, you need to
consider where you will be staying in Croatia. If you're visiting the cities of Dubrovnik or Split,
or the capital Zagreb, you will find many hotel options to suit all budgets.
Vacation in Croatia
Located in southern Europe, Croatia is one of
the most interesting and beautiful spots for a vacation. Coming from abroad, you can fly into
Croatia, or drive and take a train if you are coming from Europe.
As the largest coastal region in Croatia,
Dalmatia offers numerous island holiday and travel possibilities. This picturesque coastline is
dotted with charming towns and inlets, just waiting to be enjoyed.
From the ancient port of Dubrovnik and the
beautiful Adriatic coastline, to the multitude of UNESCO protected national parks and lakes, there
is something for everyone to explore and enjoy in Croatia.
What Makes Croatia Famous
Croatia has long been a getaway for the rich
and famous in Europe, going back to the Roman times. Croatia's rich heritage and traditions are
well worth exploring, as is its natural beauty, islands and national parks.
Flights to Croatia
Travelling to Croatia by air requires some
planning. A wide variety of airlines fly to Croatia from Europe, in particular during the summer
season. Book your flight early and you will get discounted airfares.
Medical Tourism in Croatia
Afforadble international travel has made
medical tourism a growing industry. Croatia has become one of medical tourism destinations,
offering quality medical services, combined with great holiday packages.
With its stunningly beautiful coastline and
one of the cleanest seas in the world, it's no wonder Croatia is one of most favored European
holiday destinations. Visitors can enjoy its pristine islands, deep gorges, forests, soaring
mountains and flower filled meadows.
Things to Pack for Your Croatia Trip
Declared the fastest growing Mediterranean
tourist destination in 2012, Croatia continues to attract more and more visitors. There are diverse
sights to see and things to do. Pack these five things for your trip.
Popular Holiday and Travel Destination in the Mediterranean
Croatia is a small Mediterranean country, stretching
alongside Adriatic Sea. With one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, Croatia has long been a popular
holiday destination for Europeans. Many wars and battles were fought throughout centuries over this Mediterranean
paradise. The longest part of Croatia coastline is Dalmatia, while Istria
occupies the northern part of Croatian coastline.
But despite that, Croatia has remained relatively unknown
outside Europe. As recently as early to mid 90s, the name Croatia was associated with the bloody war
Yugoslavia, as far as the wider world audience
But for the Europeans, many of whom spent numerous summer
holidays in Croatia, the name ‘Hrvatska’ (as it is named in
Croatian language) was well known. Even while it was part of the former Yugoslavia, Croatia was one of the most
popular tourist destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean.
On the Mediterranean sea map below, you can see countries
that border the Mediterranean, which includes Croatia nesting alongside Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic
Sea is "sandwiched" between Croatia and
Map of the Mediterranean
Sea, with Croatia, the surrounding countries, and Adriatic Sea nested between Croatia and Italy. This is an older map, still showing
"Yugoslavia", combining Serbia and Montenegro, both
of which are now independent countries.
Hot travel destination
After gaining its independence and becoming a republic in
1991, Croatia has since steadily built its reputation as one of the most desirable travel destinations in the
world! While the tourism was naturally affected during the early 90s war, since the country was mostly liberated in
1995, the number of annual visitors has been steadily growing and getting close to the pre-war levels. It is
expected that during 2006 and beyond Croatia will continue to be one of the hottest travel destinations in the
Croatia was the No. 1 destination for 2005, according to an
annual poll taken by the Lonely Planet guidebooks. The popular guidebooks company has also put out its first travel
guide to Croatia in 2005.
Medical Tourism in Croatia
Croatia has also joined the list of countries offering
medical tourism. This is in particular a favourite destination for those looking for dental services, as Croatia
has highly trained dental surgeons, technicians and orthodontists. Many of these dental specialists acquired their
skills abroad, in EU or North America. Now they provide first-class dental services at developing-country
A growing number of foreigners come to Croatia, not only for
dental surgery, but also other medical services, such as cosmetic surgery. Some of the local medical tourism
professionals advertise their services in European newspapers. Their foreign clients usually come from Italy,
Germany, Norway, Sweden and Great Britain.
It's an excellent way to make the most of your holiday - get
your teeth done and improve your tan on one of the local beaches. Or combine your cheap medical treatment with a
great holiday in Croatia, exploring the country's beauty and old architecture.
Croatia - the popular destination
Croatia's coastline of a thousand islands has been a popular
destination for German, Austrian, Italian, Hungarian and other visitors, many of whom holiday in Istra peninsula in
the north part of the Croatian coast, as well as Dalmatia region in Split, Makarska, Trogir, etc. However the
of Dubrovnik is a popular
destination for British visitors in particular, who are visiting that area in the increasing numbers, owing also to
regular flights from London to
Back in August 2005, when the popular Tara Reid visited
Croatia as part of her European Summer Vacation tour, it became a known destination for American visitors, too. She
partied in Split and Dubrovnik, filming segments for her E! Entertainment show "Taradise". She's just one of
many celebrities that visit
Croatia every year.
In early November 2005, NBC Today breakfast show in was done
from Dubrovnik, with its host Matt Lauer and Goran Visnjic, a Croatian actor well known for his role of Dr Luka
Kovac in the ER. The recent news from America shows an increasing interest by Americans in Croatia as one of the
most desirable destinations. The CNN has named Croatia as one of the '2006 hot spots'.
|The city of Dubrovnik is one of the most recognized
travel destinations in
Croatia (Image by Freeimages.com)
Croatia has been also becoming increasingly popular with
French travellers, as well as Scandinavian visitors. During 2005 they have been visiting the country in increasing
numbers. Even greater numbers are expected in 2006.
This is also becoming a popular destination for the Russian
travellers, often known locally as big spenders.
In early 2006, the shipbuilder
yard Heliyachts, in the
coastal city of Pula, has started building a 50-metre mega yacht for a young Russian multi-millioner, Kiril
Minovalov. Mr Minovalov is a 35-year old banker, who owns the Moscow bank Avangard, after which the new yacht will
be named. He already owns another yacht, Moira 25 type, which has been sitting in the Split marina for the past 3
years. The yacht is being used for cruising in Adriatic, where Mr Minovalov tends to spend most of his summer holidays. The estimated cost of the new
yacht is 25 million dollars. The 227th on the list of Russias richest, Mr Minovalov's current worth is estimated to
be 95 million dollars.