Croatia is one of the three most powerful forces of the Balkan Peninsula. Beside Greece and Turkey, Croatia is the most visited country during the whole year as well and make a great income from tourism.
When we talk about the beauty of the coast and sea, it is hard to say that „To our beauty“ („Lijepoj našoj“) have equal one, although you have to admit, it is really big competition in the Balkans.
Although some small part of the public in this country denies belonging and presence to the Balkans, it is the fact that Croatia is with 49% of its total territory, in the geographical meaning, the Balkan country. In the geopolitical meaning, Croatia is exclusively the only Balkan country which is internationally classified in the group of Western Balkans countries.
All impressive statistics and facts about Croatia such as: 1244 islands, the most beautiful coast in the world, 2784 sunny hours per year, 14 UNESCO World Heritage, 576 fish’s species, as well as all TV commercials and the advertising slogan “The Mediterranean as it was once ” invite us to visit that beautiful, original and serious tourist destination.
Although the coast and islands are the best tourist destinations in the Croatia, we must mention equally beautiful and attractive inner part of the Croatia too.
Croatian capital Zagreb is classified in a group of the most beautiful European capitals. Criatia is represented through natural attractions and beauty like Plitvice lakes, Krka waterfalls, Paklenica, Risnjak and picturesque hills Zagorje, Lika, Kordun, Istria and the old cities like Varaždin, Osijek, Karlovac, Sisak, Čakovec, fortresses and castles, gastronomic delicacies and specialities of Dalmatian, Slavonian and Banien cuisine and if you didn’t have an opportunity to visit Croatia, definitely you have to experience at least one of all these destination.
Name: The Republic of Croatia:
The political and governmental structure: Parliamentary republic
Capital: Zagreb (900 000)
Language: Croatian (official)
Major cities: Split, Rijeka, Osijek
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Religions: Roman Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1 %
Airports: Zagreb Pleso (ZAG), Dubrovnik (DBV) Osijek (OSI), Split (SPU) and other small airports for charter traffic: Zadar, Losinj, Krk, Brac, Udbina, Vrsar, Sinj, Pula, Cakovec, Otocac plates
Ports: Rijeka, Split, Sibenik, Pula, Ploce
Area code (prefix): +385
Time Zone: +1 GMT