In Croatia, you will find about 4,000,000 people, but about a million is living in the capital and its surrounding areas which means there are so many places where you can be alone, with no crowd.
• Our close neighbours are Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Montenegro and Italy. Except voting for each other at Eurovision contest we are in good relationship and love to visit each other on regular bases.
• We have a one of kind language (Croatian – or how we would say – Hrvatski) that will tangle you tongue while trying to figure our the difference between č,ć,š,ž,đ,dž,nj & lj.
• Croatia comes in all for seasons. It is a rather healthy environment to live in, with fresh air and nice mild climate. During summer most of the days are sunny and warm, and during winter we go skying (small slopes – don’t get too excited) and inland parts get cold (well…coldish). So, you might say that Croatia follows the Goldilocks principle – just right!
For such a small country we sure have a lot to offer. Our culture and heritage are rich and diverse.
Croatians are very easy going, friendly people – we love our traditions, are huge outdoor and nature lovers, family and friends are equally important and we enjoy our delicious food and drinks
We are a pet friendly country so bring your four-legged “colleagues” along
Food and drinks are such an essential part of our lives. The cuisine is so diverse so it is going to be an attack to your taste buttons – local Croatian wines, cheese from Pag island, kulen and čvarci from Slavonija, oysters and mussels from Ston, hundreds of different fishes form the whole coast and islands, pašticada from Split, štrukla form Zagreb and kremšnita from Samobor, eels and frogs from the Neretva Valley and sarma in every Croatian home.
Our long, rich and turbulent history made us what we are today. It also literally shaped our country into funny- looking, some say dragon, others croissant, shape.
The area known as Croatia today was inhabited even in the prehistoric period.
Fossils of Neanderthals have been found in northern parts. Long lost cultures have left a trail and Roman and Greek leftovers can be seen even today.
It is believed that the Croats came to this area around the 7th century, they liked it so much so they stayed – when you think about it, they could be the “original digital nomads”.
Throughout the history we have been a set of principalities, a kingdom, a union with Hungary, then with Austria, half of it was under Venetian Republic, then a part of Habsburg Monarchy and later the Federation of Yugoslavia until finally we gain our independence in 1991 becoming The
Republic of Croatia we are still today. Putting several millenniums of history in three sentence is a skill only tour guides have.