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Travelagencies & Tickets Croatia

Calvados Club

Croatia Airlines

Kras

Sunweb

Transavia

Uniline

Holiday House Croatia EuroCottage.com

Val Tours



Hotels/ B&B Croatia

Belgian Family Hotel Villa Méditerane

Family Hotel Diadora, Zadar

Hotel Aristos, Zagreb

Hotel Croatia Cavtat, Dubrovnik

Hotel Monte Molini, Rovinj

Hotel Le Meridien Lav, Split

Hotel Opatija

House Jannie

The Westin Zagreb Hotel


Villas and Apartments

Angelica Apartments, Pag

Apartments Martinac

Bol Apartments, Island of Brač

Falkensteiner Apartments

House Family Danicic, Island of Sipan

Poreč 24

Stranici12

Villa Edita, Trogir

Villa Rubina, Tisno


Campsites Croatia

Camping Croatia

Camping Rozac, Trogir

Camping Veštar, Rovinj

Croatian Camping Association

EuroCampings

Naturist Camping sites Baldarin

Top Camping Croatia






General Information Croatia

Croatian Alphabet

Croatian Tourist Board

Croatian Culture

Croatia Travel Advice

Embassy Republic Croatia

Facebook Croatia

History Croatia

Holidays Croatia

Map of Croatia

The Weather in Croatia

Visa Information Croatia


Zagreb Croatia

Botanical garden

The city of Zagreb

Gallery Divila

Jarun

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum Mimara

Museum Zagreb

The Croatian Museum of Naive Art

Zagreb Film Festival

Zagreb Tourist info

Zagreb Zoo


Istria

Buzet

Medulin

Opatija

Poreč

Pula

Rovinj

Tourist Board Istrië

Webcam Poreč


Dalmatia Croatia

Brač

Cres

Dubrovnik Online

Dubrovnik UNESCO

Hvar

Split

Trogir

Zadar


Restaurants Croatia

Gastronaut

Lunchdinner

Nostromno Restaurant, Split

Restaurant Amfora, Opatija

Restaurantguide Cres

Rovinj Restaurants

Coatian wines

Zelenvor Zagreb


Going Out Croatia

Club Deep, Makarska

Dance Week Festival

Lisinski Opera

Pula´s Nightlife

Soundwave Festival Croatia

Valentino Bar, Rovinj

Wine bar Klub Gurmana, Split

Zagreb Nightlife


What to See in Croatia

Andautonia Archeological Park

Gresna Gorica wine cellars

Velkiki Tabor Castle

Kumrovec

National Park Krka

Veternica Cave

World Heritage Croatia

Zrinski Mine


Transportation and Car rental

Amigo Cars

Autotrans

Croatia Ferries

Direct ferries

Easy Car

Airports Croatia

Sixt

Railways Croatia


Diving and Activities Croatia

Croatia Divers

Klimbing on Hvar

Croatia Open

Extreme Survive

Cycling in Croatia

Hvar Divers

Kayaking in Croatia

Snorkling in Croatia

Sailing Dalmatia Charter


Business in Croatia

Croatian Chamber of Economy

Croatian National Bank

Culture and Etiquette

Starting a business in Croatia

Debt collection Croatia

Kantoorhulp

Zagreb Stock Exchange




Pictures/ Travel stories Croatia

Dalmatia Photos

Dick Prins in Croatia

Croatia Travelphotos

From Croatia to Slovenia

Lost in Croatia

Photo Croatia

Travel story Pula-Zadar

Travel Stories Croatia

Walking in Split


Jobs and Internships Croatia

Find a job in Croatia

Internships in Croatia

Jobs in Croatia

Volunteering in Croatia

Working Abroad

Work Permit


Health Care Croatia

General Hospital Dubrovnik

Smiling Hospital Foundation

Dentist Zagreb

University Hospital Zagreb

Vaccinations for Croatia

Hospitals in Pula


Brokers Croatia

Crosestate

Middelland Croatia

Real Estate Croatia

Sunshine Estates

Villa Orebic for sale

Villas for sale

Zagreb4U

Croatian Language

Croatian Wiki

MediTerra

Na Putu Learning Croatian

Dutch Croatian Dictionary

Learning Croatian online

Language Tourism Croatian


Education in Croatia

Croatian Wiki

MediTerra

Na Putu Learning Croatian

Dutch Croatian Dictionary

Learning Croatian online

Language Tourism Croatian


Shopping in Croatia

Arena Centar, Zagreb

Candle Kingdom, Dubrovnik

Centar Kaptol, Zagreb

Heart of Croatia Gifts

Croatian Truffles

Opatija Shop

Shopping in Zagreb

Travel guide Croatia A-Z

Travel tips Croatia

The Republic of Croatia is a sovereign state since 1991. Since the new Croatian Constitution in 1990, Croatia is a parliamentary democracy. The country is candidate for the European Union, the connection is scheduled for July 1, 2013. The currency is the Kuna (HRK). A Kuna is one hundred Lipa. The price level is lower than in the Netherlands. There is no time difference in Croatia with the Netherlands. The extension number of Croatia is 385. The plugs and voltage (220 volts) are the same as in the Netherlands. The crime figures are much lower in Croatia than in the Netherlands, although it is always wise looking after your stuff.

The Croatian culture is rich with diversity and influences. The culture is divided into a Central European and Mediterranean culture and also features Balkans. The fountain pen, the parachute and the necktie (cravat) were invented in Croatia. The country has a long artistic, literary, musical and culinary tradition. One of the most important national symbols is šahovnica, the red and white checkerboard, which can be found in the flag and coat of arms of Croatia. The Croatian cuisine has Ottoman, Italian and Slovenian influences.

 

Croatia is a sunny country with different climates. The area near the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik, Split and the popular holiday region Istria enjoys a Mediterranean climate with sunny, warm, dry summers and mild winters.The inland is mountainous, higher up the mountains it is colder in summer and in winter it freezes and there is sometimes a light snow. The inland has a continental climate, with dry, hot summers and cold and wet winters.

The Croatian landscape is diverse with grasslands, lakes, hills,, a beautiful rocky coastline along the Adriatic Sea and has numerous islands. The azure blue sea and beautiful coastline makes the country increasingly popular with tourists. The country is about as large as the Netherlands and Belgium together. The most famous is the Drava river, a tributary of the Donau. Off the coast are 1,185 islands, of which 66 are inhabited. The largest islands are Krk (with a bridge to the mainland) and Cres. At some places there are still mines, these are always well marked, but it is not advisable to walk off the paths.

The traffic in Croatia does not differ very much with that of the Netherlands. One can not make phone calls while driving and one should not drink alcohol in traffic. The speed limit is 50 km within the urban area and 90 km beyond. On the highway it is 130 km. The most frequently used airports are Split, Zagreb and Dubrovnik and in the summer also Pula and Zada. The flight time from Brussels to Amsterdam and Croatia is 2 hours average. The ferry between the islands is maintained by the company Jadrolinija.

The official language is Croatian, written in Latin letters. In the province of Istria is also the Italian language recognized. Croatian is a South Slavic language closely related to the Bosnian, Serbian and Montenegrin language. Many Croatians speak German well.

Croatia has constitutional freedom of religion. The majority (87.83%) is Catholic, there are Orthodox and Muslim minorities. When visiting monasteries and churches, it is necessary to wear appropriate clothing, shorts or short skirts are not appreciated.

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