Croatia

Croatia is a Mediterranean highlight, having more than 5700 kilometres of coastline, including over 1000 islands on the Adriatic Sea. Some of the most beautiful beaches are onCroatia’s shores, and it is not a surprise that the Slavic tribes of Croats settled here in 7th century. Until then, these lands were inhabited by Illyrian tribes such as the Liburnians. As in many other Mediterranean places, the Greekshad colonies here and it was part of the Roman Empire. The Croats came to power quickly; by the 10th century they ruled the kingdom. Because it’s between Central and Eastern Europe, Croatia has always been on the border of great empires and has always been a big player in the region’s politics and neighbouring countries. During the Middle Ages, it was part of the Habsburg Empire. During the last century, Croatia was included inthe Yugoslav Federation for about 70 years. It was declared independent in 1991, followed by a war. In the second half of the 90s and in the new millennia, Croatia quickly became one of the most developed countries in the Balkans and one of the most preferred tourist destinations in the world.

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Population: 4.15 million | Capital: Zagreb | Language: Croatian | Surface: 56,594 km²

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Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, is not just a random city. Since its earliest days, it has been one of the closest Balkan capitals to Europe, not only in looks but also in the people’s attitude and the buildings’ architecture. Founded in the 1st century A.D. as Andautonia, Zagreb came to notice in the 11th century with the founding of a diocese by Hungarian King Ladislaus who was returning from a victory. Zagreb has had a relatively calm history, with slow but steady development. Because of its physical proximityto Europe, it has always had a European touch. This was noticed more in the 19th century in the National Revival movement. Today, Zagred has many tourist attractions to offer, such as Burza Square, Mirogoj Cemetery, Sava River, Mimara Museum, Zagreb Cathedral, etc.

 

Dubrovnik, one of the most amazingly beautiful cities in Europe, wascalleda “paradise on earth” by George Bernard Shaw. There are many theories related to its founding. The most reliable one tells ofbeing founded by Epidaurum refugees after the city was destroyed in 7th century. It first came to be known as the Republic of Ragusa, a small but powerful merchant state. Soon it fell to the Byzantium Empire and later to Venice. The city developed and grew on the peninsula where is located. Fortunately, the fortress and the city inside it were unharmed from time and battles until 1991 in the Serbian-Croatian war, when Dubrovnik was badly damaged but quickly reconstructed. Now it is onthe UNESCO World Heritage List and one of the most visited destinations in the world due to its cultural, historic and natural attractions. Visiting Dubrovnik, you can see why it is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.

As the largest coastal city, especially along the Dalmatian coastline, Split is charged with a great deal of responsibility to deliver top attractions to every tourist. With a long and busy history, the Split of today is a modern town with bars and restaurants that co-exist with its history in the cobbled streets, the stone pavements, the old walls, and especially, with what the great Emperor Diocletian left for the history to see; one of the greatest royal palaces to date. Tired of history? Take a swim in one of the many beaches. Or simply take a walk in the rocky shores of Adriatic.

Plitvice National Park, the oldest national park in Europe and the largest in Croatia, is unique. It was founded in 1949 in the middle of the famous Karst Mountains in central Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia. Each year it hosts over one million tourists who come to see this natural Balkan jewel. Itsbest feature is the lakes that are arranged in cascades flowing one into the other. There are 16 lakes that are visible;others are supposed to be underground along with underground small karst rivers. The Plitvice National Park is a European wonder that you should not miss in your journey.

Main tourists attraction in Croatia have always been its beaches.Croatia’s Adriatic Sea mainland coast is 1,777.3 kilometres. Most of the Croatian beaches are not sandy, but gravel, pebble or rocky. These beaches are the main reason why Croatia is one of the most popular summer destinations in the world. There are about 400 beaches along the Adriatic Sea and islands from Dalmatia, Kvarner to Istria. Croatia’s beaches and its water, overall, are very well maintained. They have a ” Blue Flag programme” which awards with a prestigious Blue Flag the beaches that meet  certain requirements like water quality, environment, safety , etc . In 2018, 91 beaches were awarded a Blue Flag.If you really like crystal clear water and you want  to find this kind of beaches in Croatia, that will not be a problem for you.  In Croatia you can also find any type of beaches that you like ; family beaches, secluded beaches, beaches for young people and beaches suitable for sea sports, etc. With all this interesting beaches you will enjoy swimming and sunbathing during you time in Croatia.

Croatia is not just about visiting Dubrovnik or Zagreb. The country is also home to many beautiful islands.Croatia has more than a thousand islands(about 1244 islands). All of them are dotted along the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Some of the islands are larger and inhabited, others are smaller and deserted. The largest island is Krk Island 409 km2 .The region of the most beautiful coastline and numerous islands is called Dalmatia. You can find a lot of interesting things in these islands and they are so many islands that choosing one to visit sometimes can be tough.

Croatia is one of the most famous and known European countries for your summer vacation. Its coast has a total length of 5835km (including here its 1246 islands) makes it a perfect destination.
From Dubrovnik which is considered the “Pearl of the Adriatic” towards Roman Palaces and Amphitheaters, our tours in Croatia will let you explore some of the most known sites in Europe while you enjoy your glass of wine while the sun sets in one of the most beautiful coasts you can find in the Mediterranean.

On our tours in Croatia you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

Tours departing from Croatia

Croatia

Croatia is a Mediterranean highlight, having more than 5700 kilometres of coastline, including over 1000 islands on the Adriatic Sea. Some of the most beautiful beaches are onCroatia’s shores, and it is not a surprise that the Slavic tribes of Croats settled here in 7th century. Until then, these lands were inhabited by Illyrian tribes such as the Liburnians. As in many other Mediterranean places, the Greekshad colonies here and it was part of the Roman Empire. The Croats came to power quickly; by the 10th century they ruled the kingdom. Because it’s between Central and Eastern Europe, Croatia has always been on the border of great empires and has always been a big player in the region’s politics and neighbouring countries. During the Middle Ages, it was part of the Habsburg Empire. During the last century, Croatia was included inthe Yugoslav Federation for about 70 years. It was declared independent in 1991, followed by a war. In the second half of the 90s and in the new millennia, Croatia quickly became one of the most developed countries in the Balkans and one of the most preferred tourist destinations in the world.

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Population: 4.15 million | Capital: Zagreb | Language: Croatian | Surface: 56,594 km²

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Country Highlights

ZagrebDubrovnikSplitJezero PlitviceThe beachesThe islands

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, is not just a random city. Since its earliest days, it has been one of the closest Balkan capitals to Europe, not only in looks but also in the people’s attitude and the buildings’ architecture. Founded in the 1st century A.D. as Andautonia, Zagreb came to notice in the 11th century with the founding of a diocese by Hungarian King Ladislaus who was returning from a victory. Zagreb has had a relatively calm history, with slow but steady development. Because of its physical proximityto Europe, it has always had a European touch. This was noticed more in the 19th century in the National Revival movement. Today, Zagred has many tourist attractions to offer, such as Burza Square, Mirogoj Cemetery, Sava River, Mimara Museum, Zagreb Cathedral, etc.

 

Dubrovnik, one of the most amazingly beautiful cities in Europe, wascalleda “paradise on earth” by George Bernard Shaw. There are many theories related to its founding. The most reliable one tells ofbeing founded by Epidaurum refugees after the city was destroyed in 7th century. It first came to be known as the Republic of Ragusa, a small but powerful merchant state. Soon it fell to the Byzantium Empire and later to Venice. The city developed and grew on the peninsula where is located. Fortunately, the fortress and the city inside it were unharmed from time and battles until 1991 in the Serbian-Croatian war, when Dubrovnik was badly damaged but quickly reconstructed. Now it is onthe UNESCO World Heritage List and one of the most visited destinations in the world due to its cultural, historic and natural attractions. Visiting Dubrovnik, you can see why it is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.

As the largest coastal city, especially along the Dalmatian coastline, Split is charged with a great deal of responsibility to deliver top attractions to every tourist. With a long and busy history, the Split of today is a modern town with bars and restaurants that co-exist with its history in the cobbled streets, the stone pavements, the old walls, and especially, with what the great Emperor Diocletian left for the history to see; one of the greatest royal palaces to date. Tired of history? Take a swim in one of the many beaches. Or simply take a walk in the rocky shores of Adriatic.

Plitvice National Park, the oldest national park in Europe and the largest in Croatia, is unique. It was founded in 1949 in the middle of the famous Karst Mountains in central Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia. Each year it hosts over one million tourists who come to see this natural Balkan jewel. Itsbest feature is the lakes that are arranged in cascades flowing one into the other. There are 16 lakes that are visible;others are supposed to be underground along with underground small karst rivers. The Plitvice National Park is a European wonder that you should not miss in your journey.

Main tourists attraction in Croatia have always been its beaches.Croatia’s Adriatic Sea mainland coast is 1,777.3 kilometres. Most of the Croatian beaches are not sandy, but gravel, pebble or rocky. These beaches are the main reason why Croatia is one of the most popular summer destinations in the world. There are about 400 beaches along the Adriatic Sea and islands from Dalmatia, Kvarner to Istria. Croatia’s beaches and its water, overall, are very well maintained. They have a ” Blue Flag programme” which awards with a prestigious Blue Flag the beaches that meet  certain requirements like water quality, environment, safety , etc . In 2018, 91 beaches were awarded a Blue Flag.If you really like crystal clear water and you want  to find this kind of beaches in Croatia, that will not be a problem for you.  In Croatia you can also find any type of beaches that you like ; family beaches, secluded beaches, beaches for young people and beaches suitable for sea sports, etc. With all this interesting beaches you will enjoy swimming and sunbathing during you time in Croatia.

Croatia is not just about visiting Dubrovnik or Zagreb. The country is also home to many beautiful islands.Croatia has more than a thousand islands(about 1244 islands). All of them are dotted along the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Some of the islands are larger and inhabited, others are smaller and deserted. The largest island is Krk Island 409 km2 .The region of the most beautiful coastline and numerous islands is called Dalmatia. You can find a lot of interesting things in these islands and they are so many islands that choosing one to visit sometimes can be tough.

Croatia is one of the most famous and known European countries for your summer vacation. Its coast has a total length of 5835km (including here its 1246 islands) makes it a perfect destination.
From Dubrovnik which is considered the “Pearl of the Adriatic” towards Roman Palaces and Amphitheaters, our tours in Croatia will let you explore some of the most known sites in Europe while you enjoy your glass of wine while the sun sets in one of the most beautiful coasts you can find in the Mediterranean.

On our tours in Croatia you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

Tours departing from Croatia