The Republic of Croatia is located in Southeast Europe, bordering Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Hungary. To the west Croatia borders the Adriatic Sea facing Italy.
Croatia is a popular European holiday destination due to the cheap exchange rate, beautiful coastline along the Adriatic Sea and popular cities located throughout all 4 regions. The capital city, Zagreb, continues to be a popular city break destination however in recent years the filming of Game of Thrones in the country has elevated Dubrovnik as a top destination for a long weekend. The historic walled town has plenty to see and do including a marina, cable car to the surrounding hills and a beach. Beyond Zagreb and Dubrovnik, other top destinations include Split, Zadar, Trogir and Pula.
|Currency||Croatian Kuna: kn (HRK)|
|Time Zone||Central European Standard Time: GMT+1|
Central European Summer Time: GMT+2
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THINGS TO DO IN CROATIA
Croatia has grown in popularity in recent years and for very good reason as there is so much to see and do in this beautiful country. With coastlines filled with golden sandy beaches, coves and islands, port towns such as Dubrovnik to explore, and the stunning Istrian Riviera and Dalmatian Coast which are perfect for snorkelling, you’ll be amazed you didn’t visit Croatia sooner.
REGIONS OF CROATIA
Croatia is divided up in to 4 regions and 20 counties with Croatia Proper in the north being home to the capital city, Zagreb, and Dalmatia on the west coast being home to the increasingly popular city break destination, Dubrovnik.
PLACES TO VISIT IN CROATIA
Croatia offers many destinations for a great holiday either as a couple, solo travelling or as a family. The most popular destinations remain as Zagreb, Split and the walled city of Dubrovnik, made popular in recent years due to it being a key Game of Thrones filming location.
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia located in the north of the country. With Austro-Hungarian architecture the city is perfect for exploring on foot where you will discover the twin spired Zagreb Cathedral, pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street which is lined with outdoor cafes and bars and Lower Town’s museums.
The walled port city of Dubrovnik has become one of the top destinations for a city break in Croatia and even Europe in recent years. With historic ramparts to discover, old streets, a port, beaches, stunning sea views and fresh seafood there is a lot to enjoy here for a long weekend.
CROATIA TRAVEL GUIDES
As with any new destination, planning your trip before you head off is key to avoid missing some of the best sights. Pick yourself up a good travel guide from Amazon which you put in your bag during your visit and ensure you maximise your time in this incredible country.
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The Capital City of Croatia is Zagreb, located in the Croatia Proper Region of the country.