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Croatia's peaceful beauty belies its turbulent past. Standing at the crossroads of Europe, and offering an extraordinary heritage, dramatic mountains, 1,185 islands, and the best climate on the Adriatic, Croatia has it all. Picture-perfect towns, a captivating coastline, a wealth of national and nature parks - including the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes — and the Adriatic's cleanest waters. Hire a boat and sail amongst the thousands of tiny inlets along the coast and islands. Head inland to discover wine-growing regions such as Plesivica, or visit the lively Habsburg capital of Zagreb. Turn south to dip into ancient cities like Dubrovnik and ...

Croatia's peaceful beauty belies its turbulent past. Standing at the crossroads of Europe, and offering an extraordinary heritage, dramatic mountains, 1,185 islands, and the best climate on the Adriatic, Croatia has it all. Picture-perfect towns, a captivating coastline, a wealth of national and nature parks - including the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes — and the Adriatic's cleanest waters. Hire a boat and sail amongst the thousands of tiny inlets along the coast and islands. Head inland to discover wine-growing regions such as Plesivica, or visit the lively Habsburg capital of Zagreb. Turn south to dip into ancient cities like Dubrovnik and Split, or northwest to hidden Istria, home to Italianate hilltop villages, white truffles, increasingly good wines, and one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world. Whether you're looking to see dolphins frolicking between the islands or griffon vultures swooping to their prey, whether you simply want to stop and sun yourself awhile or take in unexpectedly fine architecture, churches and museums, Croatia has something to offer everyone.

Piers Letcher
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Piers Letcher is the author of Croatia: the Bradt Travel Guide, Dubrovnik: the Bradt City Guide, and coauthor of Zagreb: the Bradt City Guide.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Located in southern Central Europe, Croatia is a western Balkanic country at the crossroads between the Pannonian Plain and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Language: Croatian
  • Currency: Kuna
  • Research: Wikitravel | Wikipedia
  • Weather: Daylight