Croatia

Croatia

Things to do - general

Croatia holidays are rapidly increasing in popularity and it’s not difficult to see why; we hardly know where to start to tell you about this beautiful country’s attractions. Over a thousand tiny islands are strewn along its long coastline, surrounded by azure blue seas.

Here you will find immaculately preserved Venetian-era settlements nestled around picturesque harbours, some presided over by hilltop fortresses. With impressive locations overlooking the Adriatic, the walled cities of Dubrovnik and Split captivate visitors with their old squares and narrow streets. Split’s historic centre lies within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace and Dubrovnik, full of Mediterranean colours and scents, buzzes with vitality.

Country Croatia
Visa requirementsVisa policy of the Schengen Area
Languages spokenCroatian
Currency usedHRK - Croatian Kuna
Area (km2)56.594 km²

Sports & nature

Trekking, either on foot, by bike or horse, bike tour, quads, canyoning, rafting: Immerse in the uncontaminated countryside and take in the fresh air which is often missing from built up cities all around the world. Brush shoulders with nature and admire the untouched scenery as you walk through the forest or climb to the hillside top to discover breathtaking views of wonders of the natural landscapes.

Sailing, Fishing, diving: Enjoy the splendid and natural see side, discover desert island, undersee archeology.

Natural Croatia Adventure is association of enthusiastic nature-lovers that love to explore their limits towards creating adventure and feeling adrenaline in their veins. We will explore and show the world natural beauties of Croatia; in their pure, unspoiled and adventurous way!

Sometimes just hiking to the highest peak, and looking to the sea from up above makes you thrill, and sometimes the thrill is in climbing the rocks, sailing with the wind or flying and gliding as a bird!

We’ll take you the backstage of Croatian nature - old, mystic trails, well known to the natives and their sheep’s, but not that well know to the others. Whether you prefer the trail that is well known or the out-of-the-way one - we’ll take you there!

We organize Soft Adventures for the people that love nature, but do not need too much adrenaline; Adrenaline adventures are for more passionate nature lovers that need to feel more alive, like to climb a mountain - not trough the trail - but vertically through the rock, the ones that like to sail on heavy sea. And we create Special Adventures - they are custom - designed and accommodated to one's personal needs and wishes. Special Adventures are introducing you into more living in the nature and merging with nature mode.

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Nightlife info

During the summer season Split is very dynamic city in every segment of life. Therefore nightlife in Split has lot of things to offer due whole year but nightlife events are reaching its peak within hot summer season.

Being one of the worlds most attractive destinations, Dubrovnik is always an interesting and adventuresome place for going for a night out.

When the night slowly falls over the City, a slow change befalls upon it and all seek for that special feel, a party, sweet as the heaven's delight. And Dubrovnik offers that special, unique, feel, lures you with its moody trance and takes you in its undreamable dream.

The City (walled core of Dubrovnik) is the centre for most of the cultural and party happenings in Dubrovnik, like its been since the ancient times.

Located in the womb of the fortress Revelin, this Dubrovnik night club merges the unique feel of the ancient fortress with the sounds of the modern tunes. It features different kind of events depending on the evening, from electronic music, popular beats, to rock concerts. http://www.clubrevelin.com/

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Culture and history info

Facts and Statistics

Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia

Capital: Zagreb

Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast

Population: 4,493,312 (July 2007 est.)

Ethnic Make-up: Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, other 5.9% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma) (2001 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 1.3%, other and unspecified 0.9%, none 5.2% (2001 census)

Language in Croatia

The Croatian language is a South Slavic language which is used primarily by the inhabitants of Croatia as well as Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatian is based on the Ijekavian pronunciation of the Stokavian dialect (with some influence from Cakavian and Kajkavian) and written with the Croatian alphabet.

German and English are the most common second languages. French, Italian, Czech and Hungarian are also spoken.

Croatian Society and Culture

Croats

The majority of the population are Croats. Minorities include Serbs, Hungarians and Gypsies. The population is predominantly Roman Catholic, although there are Christian Orthodox, Muslim, and Jewish minorities, mostly living in Zagreb.

Religion

The Catholic Church plays a large role in Croatian society. Historically, the clergy played a pivotal role in the country’s education and culture. Under Communist rule The Church had difficult relations with the authorities, constantly remaining loyal to Rome. Between 1945 and 1952, many priests were shot or imprisoned.

After communism was defeated, the church slowly started to re-create its once prominent role in people’s lives. Croatians are especially devoted to the Blessed Virgin (called "Gospa"). There are sanctuaries throughout the country built in her honour. Each village and town has a patron saint and that saint's feast day is celebrated with a procession and church ceremony. Some villages still have a traditional bonfire on their patron saints’ day. Many professionals also have their own patron saint.

Nationalists Croats are extremely proud of their heritage and culture and are thus staunch nationalists. They call their country "Our Beautiful Homeland" ("Lijepa naša"), which is also the title of the national anthem. The sense of nationalism comes both from their long and rich culture as well as a legacy of foreign invasion and control. Folklore plays a key role in preserving the culture. Life experiences are translated into verse, poetic songs, melodies, fairy tales, symbolic rituals, music, dance, costumes, and jewellery. Folksongs and poems often attest to the sentiment and regard between family members. A Family Orientated People The family is still the basis of the social structure. The extended family is the norm and relatives remain quite close with both the mother and the father’s sides. The family provides its members with a social network and assistance in times of need. Even though it is becoming increasingly common for the nuclear family to have its own house, Croatians will take in elderly parents rather than send them to a nursing home. Weekends are considered family time. Few Croatians will allow business concerns to interfere with this important part of their lives.

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Admiral Grand Hotel

Admiral Grand Hotel

Ruđera Boškovića Bb, 20232 Slano, Croatia
Situated only 29 km from Dubrovnik, the Admiral Grand Hotel is located directly at the beach of Dubr More info
Hotel Adria

Hotel Adria

Radnicka 46, Gruz, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hotel Adria is in Gruz, 2.4 km from Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Most rooms have a balcony with views of th More info
Hotel Neptun Dubrovnik

Hotel Neptun Dubrovnik

Kardinala Stepinca 31, Babin Kuk, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hotel Neptun Dubrovnik is a peaceful beach-front property on the Lapad Peninsula. Surrounded by frag More info
Hotel Uvala

Hotel Uvala

Masarykov Put 6, Lapad, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Showcasing an outdoor pool and spa center, Hotel Uvala is located in the Lapad neighborhood in Dubro More info
Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik

Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik

Liechtensteinov Put 3, Gorica, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Featuring a large spa area with indoor and outdoor pools offering panoramic sea views, this 5-star h More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Big Balkan Tour

Big Balkan Tour

Croatia
Balkan Holiday – 14 Day. DAY 1: ZAGREB Arriving to Zagreb in the morning, the capital and big More info
Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatia
DAY 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Arrival Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to hotel, and fre More info
Croatia and Slovenia

Croatia and Slovenia

Croatia
Best of 2 Countries – 5 Day. DAY 1: ZAGREB Arrival to Zagreb in the morning, the capital and b More info
Croatian Explore

Croatian Explore

Croatia
DAY 1 Wednesday ZAGREB – Arrival Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Dinner and More info
Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Croatia
Half day guided tour By bus Duration 4 hours (approximately) Panoramic drive for a magnificent view More info
Dubrovnik-Budva-Mostar Tour

Dubrovnik-Budva-Mostar Tour

Croatia
5 Day Trip: Croatia, Montenegro & Bosnia-Herzegovina Overview: On this private 5 day tour starti More info
Grand Balkan Tour

Grand Balkan Tour

Croatia
DAY 1 Wednesday ZAGREB – Arrival Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to the hotel where y More info
Highlights of Croatia & the Balkans

Highlights of Croatia & the Balkans

Croatia
Croatia has been a hot travel destination for a while now, but Bosnia, Herzegovina and Montenegro ar More info
Short Balkan Tour

Short Balkan Tour

Croatia
Balkan Holiday – 8 Day. DAY 1: ZAGREB Arrival to Zagreb in the morning, the capital and bigges More info
Ston and Korcula

Ston and Korcula

Croatia
Full day guided tour By bus Duration 9 hours (approximately) Discover a charming little town of S More info
Taste of Dalmatia and Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Taste of Dalmatia and Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Croatia
Private sightseeing tour with professional guide Duration 6 hours (approximately) minimum 6 pax Samp More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.