Officially the Republic of Croatia, located at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean.
This fragile position certainly has brought to the country hard times, but there is an upside, all the civilizations and empire left behind a rich cultural legacy.
Croatia is one of the most elegant places to visit in Europe, breathtaking natural beauty, fine swimming, summertime sun, fullness history, interesting architecture and fantastic wine and seafood. Despite all the natural riches, Croatia is not yet in the radar of the tourism industry. With its 2000 km of rocky coast, more than a 1000 islands and urbane glamour, visiting Croatia should definitely be in your to do list.
The capital city of Croatia is a mix of Austro-Hungarian architecture and Socialist structures. With many culture, arts, music and gastronomy options, the number of visitor has risen in the last years. This underrated capital is not huge but definitely made for a good time. Wondering on the streets, having coffee, visiting museums, galleries and theatres are just some of the good reasons you have to pop up in Zagreb.
The city’s location is perfect to base trips to the hills and enchanting villages of the north. All year long fun; Summer and spring are perfect time to hit the Jarun lake and try some water sports or just relax. Autumn and winter give the option of go skiing in the Mount Medvednica or go hiking in Samobor.
The city itself is also a place to be explored and here is a list of a few places you shouldn’t miss.
Upper Town – the oldest part of the town is full of historical places, hidden passages, museums and galleries and nice bars. The Museum of Broken Relationships – sounds weird right? Full of relics of broken relationships, it’s a fun tour to take. They have a bar where you can seat and have a beer or maybe talk about your relationship? Zagreb’s Farmer’s Market(s) – dated on 1890 it’s ‘the belly of the neighborhoods’, these markets are part of Zagreb’s lifestyle. Parks and Forests – enjoy the green area all over the city with some fine parks such as: Maksimir, Tuskanac and Dubravkin Put.
Zagreb is a place to visit, but Croatia offers more, much more. This country is like a place coming out of a fairytale.
Dubrovnik – once a maritime trade, Dubrovnik is the star of the show with its imposing sea walls and the grandiose Lovrijenac Fortress. Take a colorful walk around the city walls and the cable car to the peak of Mount Srd. You will see by yourself why this is the land of the kings, straight from the TV series Game of Thrones. Plitvice Lakes National Park – 16 shining lakes, waterfalls and forested mountains make this place one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Croatia and a UNESCO natural heritage. Korcula – birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, Korcula is comprised of nature; green forests, sandy beaches, abundant vineyards and olive groves. These are just of the many places this beautiful country has to offer.
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The country extends from the eastern Alps in the northwest to the Pannonian Plain to the banks of the Danube in the east. Dinars mountain range covers the central part of Croatia, and the southern part ends on the Adriatic coast. The country is rich in natural treasures amongst eight national parks and eleven natural parks. Croatia is a country with a rich heritage from all historical periods, which appears in numerous museums, galleries, churches and monuments listed on UNESCO World Heritage. Croatia is also a magical place in the Mediterranean, where every outing becomes a walk through time and history. Booking cheap flights to Croatia will allow you to see it by yourself.
Croatia is a very popular destination for summer holidays that is why most of its international airports serve only seasonal flights. All those airports have convenient locations, near the most common cities for summer trips, so you can easily get to your favorite place. You can choose among 10 airports serving Dubrovnik, Pula, Rjieka, Zadar and few other summer resorts. Beside those, there are 2 airports handling air traffic all year long- Zagreb International Airport and Split Airport.
The most important and busiest airport in Croatia is Zagreb International Airport. It can handle around 2.5 million passengers a year. The airport is also known as Pleso Airport, named after the nearby suburb of Pleso and is located 10 km from Zagreb Central Station in Zagreb. The facility consists of one passenger terminal, which includes two business class lounges, few conferences rooms and a business center. The food court, located on the first flor offers selection of cafés and bars and one restaurant. Shopping area includes duty free zone available for travelers leaving the EU. There are few transport options at the airport.
The easiest way to reach downtown is to get a taxi outside the terminal building; journey usually takes 20-30 minutes. You can also use public transport. There is "Pleso prijevoz" shuttle bus service available. Buses run regularly between the airport and the main bus station in the city. The journey takes around 30 minutes.
The second biggest airport in the country is one serving Split city. The airport is located 24 km from the city center, on the west side of Kaštela Bay, in the town called Kaštela. The capacity of the airport is almost 2 million passengers a year and flights served at the airport are seasonal, like the ones offered by LOT Polish Airlines. Get to know when it’s time to visit. Packing start in the spring time, and goes on through summer and early autumn. The airport facility consists of one terminal. You will have to make do with only a bar and restaurant. There is also mini market shop, duty free shop at disposal for non-EU passengers and a bank offering currency exchange. There are few ways to get to and from the city. Local busses run every 20 min and journey to Split will take around 40min. There are also shuttle busses leaving Split every 90 min.
Geographic diverse this country of walls is located in central and southeast Europe, bordering Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina and the Adriatic Sea. The group of islands, over one thousand, is a valuable add to the country’s beauty and charm. Croatia has also a large biodiversity, with four big biogeographical regions, a plus for any nature lovers and fauna enthusiast. At any time of the year, Croatia is fun and enjoyable.
With an enjoyable Mediterranean climate, the average temperature by the coast is higher, in January from 6⁰C to 11⁰C and in August from 21⁰C to 39⁰C. Inland temperatures are lower but still pleasant for tourism, winters can be snowy and skiing is on. Croatia became a member of the European Union in 2013 and for that reason visitors in possession of valid Schengen documents do not require an additional visa for Croatia. National visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania do not require any additional Croatian visa. With a population of around 4.2 million people the country is not so crowded what makes visiting enjoyable and relaxing, but plan ahead, Croatia is becoming a popular destination. In 2014 tourism industry was responsible for 20% of Croatian GDP and infrastructure improvements such as the motorway network, 7 international airports and seaports and minor ports, will raise this number. As for languages, foreigners won’t have a big problem visiting, a prospect shows that 78% of the populations have some knowledge of a second language. English is the most popular followed by German, Italian, French and Russian.
The capital of the Republic of Croatia is also the biggest city and holds the cultural, economic, political and administrative powers of the country. The climate in Zagreb is continental with four
Summer, June to August, is warm and dry with an average around 20⁰C, but do not get surprised with heat waves. Winters, November to February, are cold but nothing to be scared of. Temperatures about 5⁰C give the city a winter charm without any freezing sensation. Just in case pack a nice jackets, you never know when global warming will decide to strike.
Although Zagreb is the biggest city of Croatia, it is a compact city. Most of its cultural sights, museums, parks and general attractions are located in the city center and walking from one to another is easy, but if going further or just decide to take a break, the public transport system is efficient and fast. Buses and trams run from to everywhere. Just for fun, take the tram it’s kind of an unofficial city symbol and the best way to get around. There are also the tourist train running on a short route in the city center and the Funicular Railway, not really a transport system, it runs from the lower town to the upper town. We just included this one to remind you to visit the oldest Zagreb public transport element. Get onboard a LOT flight to Croatia and enjoy your holidays like you always wanted.
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