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About Croatia

About Croatia aims to be the most comprehensive web site about Croatia you will find, not just a travel guide to Croatia, but an all-inclusive country guide.  About Croatia aims to provide you with everything you need and want to know about Croatia.  About Croatia will contain all the information you are looking for about Croatian in the one place, just to name a few: A comprehensive Croatian-English dictionary, a database of every Croatian city, town and village in Croatia and their postcode, the latest weather from Croatia, the latest news, Croatian names, the major river and mountains, Croatia's UNESCO world heritage listed sites, Islands of Croatia.  The ultimate travelers reference site to Croatia. These topics are just to name a few, there will be hundreds of pages of information in the coming months.

 

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Croatia History

You will be amazed to find so much history, so much beauty and so many perfect holiday destinations in such a small country. Croatia's history dates back thousands of years, with many historic buildings from the first decade perfectly preserved.

 

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

If your visiting Croatia you can't go past Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik is the  most magnificent and well preserved fortified city in the world, its history dates back to the 6th century.  The old city is fully encapsulated by its fortified walls stretching 1940 meter's. 

 The walls are at their highest are 25 meters and up to 6 meters thick, these impregnable walls have help maintain this cities history, culture and beauty.    

Pula

Istria - Pula

Pula is the undiscovered Rome, its history, its architecture and its traditions are largely influenced by Roman History, this is especially visible looking at the architecture. Temple of Augustus pictured dates back to 2 BC.  Pula  has the sixth largest amphitheater in the world and is the best preserved, with the majority of its impressive walls undamaged.  The amphitheater is knows as "Arena". Another historic jewel is the "Golden Gate" , which was the main gate to the old town, construction began 29 BC and was completed 2 years later.

Croatia Islands

If you prefer to explore, you can choose one of the 1185 Islands of Croatia, many of the larger Islands are inhabited.   Every Island has its own unique history and attributes. 

If a secluded beach is what you prefer, why not opt for a secluded Island that's right your own Islands, well at least for the day, there are hundreds to choose from.

Island of Korcula

Island of Korcula

Korcula is the birthplace of Marco Polo, that alone provides enough history to make this Island a unique destination.  Korcula has been described by some as little Dubrovnik.

 

 

 

 

 

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Island of Mljet

Island of Mljet

Island of Mljet is the greenest Island on the Adriatic, there are two large salt water lakes on the Island making it a unique ecological environment.  Island of Mljet is protected as a National Park. 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Marino Mjedenjak

 

Island of Hvar

Island of Hvar

Croatia's sunniest Island, Hvar has on average 2718 hours of sunshine per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: László Borli

 


Croatia National Parks

If you prefer nature, then you can't go past Croatia's National Parks, Croatia has 8 national parks, and 10 nature parks.

National Park Plitvice

National Park Plitvice

National Park Plitvice is the jewel in the Crown of Parks in Croatia, on average  9000 visitor pass through its gates everyday during the tourist season.

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Jos Calu


 

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