Croatia lies at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. It is a small country whose beauty and diversity will touch your soul.
The development of modern tourist facilities, especially along the coast, has made Croatia into a top international tourist destination.
A total of 9% of Croatia's territory is protected. It has 14 UNESCO world heritage sites ranging from natural monuments to cultural phenomena, and boasts 8 national parks and 11 nature parks. It also has one of the most indented coastlines in Europe with a total of 1,244 islands.
The spirits of East, West, continental Europe and the Mediterranean converge in Croatia making it an invaluable treasure trove of historical heritage. Various cultures have left their mark in the flavours of local cuisine and have shaped the character of Croatia's welcoming people.
Discovering Croatia is a unique journey through the scents, flavours, colours and sounds of tradition and natural beauty.
Interesting facts about Croatia:
SAFETY – In a world that seems more frightening and unsafe every day, Croatia is ranked high on the list of the safest countries in the world. It has also been ranked one of the top 30 peaceful countries in the world.
CROATIA'S SPOTTED BEAUTY – the popular Dalmatian breed of dog hails from the Croatian region of Dalmatia, after which it was named.
THE NECKTIE – The necktie comes from Croatia. A scarf Croatian soldiers wore around their necks became one of the best-known fashion items in the world.
Croatia is home to explorer Marco Polo and inventor Nikola Tesla.
A SMALL COUNTRY OF GREAT ATHLETES – If you love sports, you've certainly heard of Croatia's national football team, which took second place at the 2019 World Cup, as well as skiers Janica and Ivica Kostelić, athletes Sandra Perković and Blanka Vlašić, tennis ace Goran Ivanišević, and basketball player Dražen Petrović. These are just a few of Croatia's many sports stars.
Some of the most important scenes of the Game of Thrones series were filmed in Croatia. The famous King's Landing is actually the city of Dubrovnik.