Celebrate life during a tour of Croatia
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About Croatia Destinations
Croatia, also known as the official Republic of Croatia, is located at the juncture of Central and Southeast Europe, along the Adriatic Sea. The country is famous for its rich historical monuments and warm traditions. Tourists are also tempted with pristine beaches of Croatia. Tourism in Croatia is also rising owing to world-class culinary specialties. It is bordered by Hungary in the northeast, Slovenia in the northwest, Serbia on the east, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and Montenegro on the southeast. Croatia is beautifully attractive and looks marvelous from a far distance, especially because it shares a maritime border with Italy. If you are planning to visit Croatia, go through this essential guide and get to know more about tourism in Croatia. The top-rated places to see in Croatia are Dubrovnik Old Town Walls, Diocletian’s Palace, Hvar Town, and Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Croatia - Geographical Structure
Croatia enjoys a varied geographical structure. It has flat plains for agriculture along the border of Hungary and low mountains dotted by highlands along the coastline of the Adriatic sea and the islands. Croatia is also blessed with a number of islands which are another remarkable geographical feature of the country. Two of the largest islands in Croatia are Krk and Cres.
Croatia is not only blessed with geographical wonders but also rich culture and traditions. There are a host of museums, churches, and galleries that exhibit the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Croatia. Apart from the highlands, hills, and plains, you will also find the heart of Croatia in its museums, ancient houses and more. Croatia boasts four different cultures because of its unique geographical location. Since it has been influenced by the culture of both east and west, it offers a unique blend of both worlds. One can easily spot the marvelous architecture of Croatia while walking down its alleys, streets, and slopes. For some travelers, the fortress and castles are sure from a fairy-land. Croatia is also home to seven odd UNESCO world heritage sites.
History of Croatia
Romans ruled Croatia for around five centuries until the late 3rd century AD. After this, the Roman empire began to crack and Emperor Diocletian came into power in AD 236. Slowly, Croats and Slavic tribes started rising and become strong and took over the place. The country has seen many invasions from Romans and other powerful European countries. At present, Croatia stands as a stabilized country. The country has overcome many obstacles in employment, living conditions, and its economy.
Shopping in Croatia
Astounding shopping places have also contributed to Croatia tourism. The best places to explore in Croatia for shopping are Arena Centar, Mall of Split, Portanova, Shopping Center Srd, and SubCity Dubrovnik. The famous things to purchase from Croatia are Lozovac, Local Brandy, Slivovitz, and Maraschino. Other things to purchase from Croatia are jewelry, cheese, and other handicrafts.
2 Day Trip in Croatia
On a 2 day trip to Croatia, you can see many famous places such as Dubrovnik, Plitvice, Istria, Hvar Island, and Split. You can also try famous dishes of Croatian cuisine and also go shopping in the colorful and vibrant markets. You can also indulge in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, caving, paragliding, and white water rafting.
Major Festivals in Croatia
Famous festivals like Sea Star festival has given rise to tourism in Croatia. The place is known to host a plethora of festivals which are famous worldwide. The most famous of these are INmusic Festival, Love International, Ultra Europe Festival, Seasplash Festival, SunceBeat, Defected Croatia, Sonus Festival, Outlook Festival, Dimensions Festival, and Dekmantel Selectors. All the festivals are events are celebrated in high spirits by the people of Croatia and people from all over the world take part in it.
Facts About Croatia
The world’s smallest town is in Croatia.
The most famous Game of Thrones was filmed in Croatia.
Croatia is home to the most famous beaches in the world which is Bol.
Croatian wine is famous worldwide and the country is one of the largest manufacturers of wines in the world.
Around 10% of the land in Croatia is used for National Parks and nature parks.
Best Areas to Stay in Croatia
The best areas to stay in Croatia are:
The Makarska Riviera
The Island of Brac
Food In Croatia
One of the major highlights of Croatia is its traditional cuisine. During your holidays in Croatia, make it a point to include tasting these varieties of food at different places. Such varied is the cuisine of Croatia that you will come across different types of dishes when you move from one region to the other. While the cities of Dalmatia and Istria are famous for serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, the continental cuisine is marked by the flavors of Hungary, Austria, and Turkey. Make sure to try the seafood, pasta dishes, meats, freshwater fish and vegetable dishes during the Croatia trip.
When in Croatia, travel in the local ways. To cover longer distances in Croatia, you can easily take one of the domestic flights that fly from here. However, keep in mind the extra expense that you may bear. As Croatia features mountains, the terrain may prove to be a hindrance while covering long distances. Hence, it may be time-consuming. In recent times, the toll motorway system has made it easier to get around Croatia in a quicker way than before.
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Places To Visit In Croatia
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Museum Of Illusions in Zagreb
The Museum of Illusions is one of the most-visited sights in Zagreb, Croatia. It is an attraction-cum-museum that has many exhibits of optical illusions, smart playrooms, and hordes of puzzles and games. The museum aims to provide a great illusionary and unique experience to the audiences with different setups. The rooms he...
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- Ideal for families
Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb
Many of the lovers have heartbreaks and many have separated with no words at all. There is a place now to commemorate the love that was once shared between the lovers over many days and nights. The out-of-the-box Museum of Broken Relationships is an interesting art space that curates the things and items belonging to one’s ...
- Sculptor's Studio
Art Pavilion in Zagreb
Constructed in the year 1897, the Art Pavilion, Zagreb is the oldest art gallery in the south-eastern Europe. And, it is the only gallery in Zagreb that has been built with a purpose to accommodate large-scale exhibitions. Though, the gallery owns a total area of about 600 meter square, it does not have an established displ...
- art gallery
- Museum of Art History
- Ideal for families
Things To Do In Croatia
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Swimming at Jarun Lake in Zagreb
One of the most tranquil and best lakes to visit in Zagreb in Croatia is the Jarun Lake which is not only ideal for swimming but also for other activities like kayaking, canoeing, and rowing. It is best enjoyed during the summer months when the sunlight falls on the crystal clear waters of the lake making is a beautiful sit...
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Shopping At Dolac Market
Dolac Market in Zagreb is the market of the farmers. It is located in Gornji Grad - Medveš?ak city district of Zagreb in Croatia. One of the most popular and well-known farmers’ markets in Zagreb, Dolac is also a must-visit tourist attraction. Dolac market is popular especially because of its perfect mix of a traditional op...
- Local market
Nightlife in Zagreb
You might have known Zagreb as the capital city of Croatia or as the modern city that is always moving. However, there is a different picture of Zagreb that comes out when the sun goes down. While many sleep at night, you will find many people drawn to the streets in Zagreb. The streets get lit just as the ambience that wil...
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Travel to Croatia
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Whether it is Hyderabad to Croatia or any other city to this gorgeous country, there are no direct flights between any Indian city and Croatia. However, there are many airlines that provide a connecting flight to the capital city of the country, Zagreb. This is the fastest and the easiest way to get to Croatia. The fastest time duration to reach here would be around 13 hours from the major metropolitan Indian cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune. The travel time can increase up to 19 hours to a whole day depending upon the airlines you choose for your journey.
Once you reach, you can take the help of the Croatia map and the taxi inquiry counter at the airport to get to the city. Hire a cab or choose to avail the concierge services offered by your hotel. Most of the properties offer these services at an additional charge. It is suggested to confirm these details from the hotel at the time of booking.
There are no direct trains operating between India and Croatia.
Even though it might be possible to traverse several European countries to get to Croatia, it is not a convenient way to get to the country. Check out the information on other modes of transportation to reach Croatia.
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FAQ's of Croatia
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How safe is Croatia?
Croatia is safe for tourists. The rates of violent crimes is very low. However, your own safety should be in your own hands.
What is the special food in Croatia?
Some of the famous dishes in Croatia are the seafood dishes which include Squid, Octopus salad with red wine and baked pod pekom.
Is the water safe to drink in Croatia?
Yes, the Croatian water is completely safe for consumption. It is also the cleanest water in the world.
Is tipping encouraged in Croatia?
Tipping in Croatian restaurants is not frowned upon unlike other countries. There are standard norms for tipping. A tip of 10% is seen as a symbol of gratuity.
What is the currency used in Croatia?
The currency of Croatia is known as the Croatian Kuna. 1 Croatian Kuan equals to around INR 10.59
How many days are enough to explore Croatia?
Around 10 days are enough to explore Croatia.
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