About Croatia

The Republic of Croatia ( the pearl of the Adriatic) is a European country situated on the Adriatic Sea and it stretches from the slopes of the Alps and deep into the Pannonian Valley to the banks of the Danube and the Drava rivers. Croatia can be divided into three distinct zones. These are the Coastal region, the Mountain region and the Pannonian region. Like many countries in Western Europe, Croatia was founded on the ruins of the Roman Empire. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became an independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal Tito. Even though in 1991, Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia, it took four years before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands.  

Besides its natural beauty, Croatia has been a part of Europe and a center of culture for at least 2000 years. The capital city of Zagreb is a center of arts and culture with its numerous museums and galleries hosting world-renowned exhibits and festivals. The old walled town of Dubrovnik, a favourite destination for tourists, offers treasures of the past to numerous visitors from all over the world. Other popular tourist destinations include Rovinj, a relaxed picturesque town of cobbled streets on the coast of Istria, and Split, in the heart of the province of Dalmatia, the largest Croatian city on the Adriatic coast.

English is widely spoken in Croatia and holiday rentals include numerous five star boutique hotels, quaint bed and breakfast accommodations, camping sites throughout the countries as well as vacation rentals by owner, which include vacation villas and apartments. Vacation rentals by owner is becoming a popular way to see the world because of the personal touch of renting from an owner as well as more affordable rates compared to hotels.


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