Croatia Travel Guide

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Introducing Croatia

There are many beautiful places in the world, but Croatia is all about Magic. It is loaded with historic cities and untouched nature. The capital city of Zagreb, Croatia is home to some of the country’s best museums, restaurants, galleries and shopping. The destination surprises tourists visiting from across the world with its stunning natural attractions like Plitvice Lakes, the spectacular coastlines and islands. Dubrovnik is the most popular attraction here making Croatia’s tourism concrete. Dubrovnik is known for its fascinating landscapes, mild climate, spacious blue skies, crystal clear water and interesting small settlements. Aren’t these reasons enough to visit Croatia? Take off to this underrated, unspoiled, and untouched country with Flamingo promising to make your holiday an unforgettable one. 

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

Croatia has mild weather throughout the year. The climate here majorly follows 2 patterns: Mediterranean and Continental. It is Mediterranean on the coast with warm summers and easy winters and Continental inland when during summer it is slightly hot and extremely cold in winter with average temperature barely updating freezing from December to February. 
The peak season is during July and August and is the best time to visit the destination if you are looking for busy beaches and liveliness. Many locals and tourists make way to the beaches during this season. The day time temperatures can be roasting at this point of time however the sightseeing on the coast as well as inland promises a hell of an experience. Traveling in June or September can be more relaxing when it won’t be too crowded and there is significantly less pressure on facilities. 

From October to May the coasts may be extremely quiet and even the accommodation centers and tourist attractions shut down, preparing for winter. Autumn is actually is a good time to explore inland and national parks when the colors bloom from all around assuring amazing landscapes and even the trees are at their best.
 
In winters it is a pleasure exploring historic centers like Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik. Snow is common here over this period of time but it sure does offer picturesque backdrop.  By mid-March arrives the Spring season, warm and dry weather when one can choose to go cycling, hiking or exploring cultural sites.  

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History & Culture

Croatia, at one time was the Roman territory of Pannonia, and was settled in the seventh century by the Croats. They changed over to Christianity between the seventh and ninth hundreds of years and received the Roman letters under the suzerainty of Charlemagne. In 925, the Croatians vanquished Byzantine and Frankish intruders, and built up their own free kingdom which achieved its crest amid the eleventh century. A common war followed in 1089, which later resulted the nation being conquered by the Hungarians in 1091. The marking of the Pacta Conventa by Croatian inborn boss and the Hungarian ruler in 1102 joined the two countries politically under the Hungarian ruler; however Croatia held its self-sufficiency. 

Following the defeat of the Hungarians by the Turks at the clash of Mohács in 1526, Croatia (alongside Hungary) chose Austrian archduke Ferdinand of Hapsburg as their ruler. After the foundation of the Austro-Hungarian kingdom in 1867, Croatia turned out to be a piece of Hungary until the crumple of Austria-Hungary in 1918 after its thrashing in World War I. On October 29, 1918, Croatia broadcasted its autonomy and participated in association with Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia to shape the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. The name was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929. 
At the point when Germany attacked Yugoslavia in 1941, Croatia turned into a Nazi manikin state. Croatian Fascists, the Ustachi, butchered endless Serbs and Jews amid the war. After Germany was defeated in 1945, Croatia was made into a republic of the recently reconstituted Communist country of Yugoslavia; in any case, Croatian patriotism held on. After Yugoslavian pioneer Josip Broz Tito's passing in 1980, Croatia's requests for freedom expanded in force. 

In 1990, free decisions were held, and the Communists were vanquished by a patriot party driven by Franjo Tudjman. In June 1991, the Croatian parliament passed an announcement of freedom from Yugoslavia. A half year of concentrated battling with the Serbian-ruled Yugoslavian armed force pursued, guaranteeing a huge number of lives and wreaking mass demolition.

Culture of Croatia:

Croatia's rich social legacy can be found not just inside the various exhibition halls, displays and chapels all through the nation (a significant number of which show up on the UNESCO World Heritage List) but also in assorted melodic, film, move and theater celebrations and other social occasions that occur consistently.
In spite of being a little nation, Croatia has upwards of seven locales on the UNESCO World Heritage List and ten Intangible Cultural Heritage components recorded on the UNESCO List. Croatia is positioned fourth on the planet in the UNESCO list for its immaterial legacy, after China, Japan and Korea.  A list of the majority of Croatia's museums that can be visited during the time can be found on the site of the Museum Documentation Center. The summer conveys additional social life to the Croatian beach front territory, offering an entire scope of jazz celebrations, shows and conventional occasions. Notwithstanding, an incredible number of occasions occur consistently, including rock, pop and traditional shows, film celebrations, theater creations and presentations.


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Geography

Croatia is position is described as a part of Central Europe and Southeast Europe, covering territory of 56,594 km sq. It is world’s 127th largest country. It is about the size of West Virginia. Half of Croatia is rocky and barren lying in Dinaric Alps. The Dinaric Alps boasts the highest mountain in Croatia which is 1,831-metre (6,007 ft) Dinara—as well as all other mountains in Croatia higher than 1,500 metre. Zagreb is a land of rolling hills and in the east region of agriculture Pannonian Plain is bordered by Drava, Danube and Sara Rivers. Approximately one-third of Croatia is forested. Croatia’s territorial waters cover 18,981 square kilometers. One of the striking qualities of the Croatian drift is that it has an aggregate of 1,244 islands, islets, shakes and reefs. Croatian waterways have a place with the drainage basins of the Black Sea (62%) and Adriatic (38%). The zone incorporates the biggest waterways streaming in the nation: the Danube, Sava, Drava, Mur and Kupa. 

There are 444 secured regular zones in Croatia, enveloping 8.5% of the nation; there are around 37,000 known species in Croatia, and the aggregate number of species is assessed to be somewhere in the range of 50,000 and 100,000.

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Things to Do in Croatia

We’re pleased to offer the perfect city walk: an informative and leisurely walk, in a small-group setting, for a reasonable price which also includes free Maraschino liqueur and Pag cheese tasting.
Walking along Zadar`s streets the guide will show you the entire spectrum of monuments and hidden corners, taking you into the past more than 3000 years. 
By retelling the stories and legends you will feel the pulse of the town from the past and today`s everyday living. 
Best of all, you can be sure that our guides are not only professionally licensed, but also friendly locals who will enjoy showing you “the Pearl of the Adriatic”.
Long after leaving Zadar, you’ll remember your Zadar Walking Tour.

Meet your guide at the Meeting Point: „Narodni trg“ (People`s Square) under the Lamp Post 10 minutes beforehand. Look for a white umbrella with Zadar Walking Tour sign
After meeting your tour guide, starts your journey through the ancient history of  Zadar's old town, a UNESCO World-Heritage Site.
During the walk you will see the Old City hidden corners, stop by the Church of St. Donat that lies on the ancient Roman forum bulit from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD, Cathedral of St. Anastasia, Sea Gate, Land Gate, City Walls and the Square of Five Wells…
Visit the famous city market and marvel at the wide variety of products from nearby farms.
Enjoy a taste of Pag Island cheese and the famous Maraschino liqueur
At the end of the tour you can take your time listening the unique sound of the Sea organ or enjoy a view of the beautiful sunset.
The tour guide would be glad to give you suggestions regarding restaurants and shops to make this trip a memorable one!
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Discover Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the top national parks in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this day trip from Zadar. Spend the day among the breathtaking natural beauty of Croatia’s Dinaric Mountains, walk through forests, and explore the terraced lakes and waterfalls.
Departing from Zadar in the morning, your day trip starts with the 1-hour-and-45-minute drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Home to diverse vegetation and wildlife, including wild boar, wolves, and even bears, the park was granted World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between Zagreb and Zadar, it's marked on old maps as the Devil’s Garden; the spectacular area consists of 16 interconnected terraced lakes, gushing over travertine rock covered in moss. 
When you arrive at Plitvice, begin your 4-hour guided tour, visiting the Upper Lakes and Lower Lakes and enjoying the unspoiled environment of one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Although you can’t swim in the protected lakes, your guide will show you the best places to explore and relax in this paradise of natural wonders. Besides walking and sightseeing, the tour includes an electric boat ride on Kozjak Lake. 
On your way back, stop for lunch at a restaurant outside the park (own expense) before returning to Zadar, where your tour ends.
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Join this all day excursion beginning with a visit to the nature phenomenon, the Blue Cave. Swim at best beaches on Vis island and visit hidden caves on the way. Taste best Croatian dishes in Hvar's restaurants and after that enjoy impressive view from Fortica fortress in Hvar.
Itinerary. This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Cave Bisevo 
Blue cave is highlight of this tour. Natural phenomenon made by sea and wind. 
NOTE: in case when cave is closed we provide alternative caves for visit . Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: KOMIŽA
Stop for sightseeing and breakfast. This is old fisherman's town where one can see old Dalmatian customs. Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Stiniva Cove
This is one of the best beaches in Europe. In low season great place for swimming and in high season we are making short stop to take pictures and for swimming if possible. Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Budikovac Island
Nice sand bay between islands where one can enjoy swimming and snorkeling or just drink cocktail in beach bar. Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hvar Fortress
Last stop is Hvar town where travelers can spend time on sightseeing (best place is Fortica fortress) and where eat traditional Croatian lunch. Duration: 3 hours
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If you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or hundredth, the sense of awe will never fade when you set your eyes on the beauty of the old town. Dubrovnik located in the extreme south of Croatia is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. A rich and powerful city state suffered structural damages during the siege of 1991 and 1992 by the hands of the Yugoslav people's army .Dubrovnik’s history is perfectly preserved, and full of wonderful Renaissance, Lovrijenac Fortress, and Baroque palaces, churches, and Franciscan Monastery. In Dubrovnik the most trendy attraction is the pedestrian-only old town and surrounding city walls.
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Adriatic Sea offers all the adventure seekers with the best snorkelling and scuba diving experiences. While snorkelling you can also come across many dolphins which would make your experience a different beauty altogether. You are not going to find any sharks or other dangerous creatures whiles snorkelling or scuba diving.
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Escape the crowd and head for a wine tour to some of the most beautiful vineyards of Croatia such as PrimorskaHrvatska and KontinentalnaHrvatska. Spend a couple of days wandering in these vineyards and get a chance to taste the finest selection of rare Croatian wines.
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Since there is no shortage of beaches in Croatia, most of them being rocky, sandy and with clear waters; it would not be an exaggeration to say that swimming inside a hidden cove is one of the beautiful experiences on your Croatia Tour. 
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Hop onto a yacht only to jump off from it into the Adriatic Sea which would be quite an adventure you would not like to miss out on. Set out on a yacht journey amidst one of the most beautiful journey you would ever be on.
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