Croatia Country Information

 
 
World Travel Guide   >   International Destinations   >   Croatia

   
 

Croatia Travel Information


Croatia Flag The Republic of Croatia is a country in East-central Europe. It has land borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia, and is divided into two parts by the Bosnia's short coastline, which is closed to the town of Neum. Croatia itself has a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea, and also contains many islands in that sea.

As of 2007, Croatia had an estimated population of 4,437,460. The largest city in the country, by a considerable margin, was the capital, Zagreb, with a population of around 0.7 million.

Croatia had a difficult transition from Communism (when it was part of Yugoslavia), involving both war and economic dislocation. However, these difficulties are now being overcome, and the country is a candidate to join the European Union in the next few years. Services in general, and tourism in particular are important parts of the modern Croatian economy. Even during the Communist period, Croatia was a fairly popular tourist destination, and this is even more true nowadays, with 8.9 million foreign tourists visiting the country in 2006 alone.

Map of Croatia

Croatia Country Details


Country Name Croatia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central Europe
Flag Croatia Flag
Principal Language Croat
Capital Zagreb
Major Towns/Cities
  • Karlovac
  • Osijek
  • Pula
  • Rijeka
  • Sesvete. Slavonski Brod
  • Split
  • Zadar
  • Zagreb (Capital)


  • Web Sites about Croatia


    Here are some other web sites about Croatia::

    Books about Croatia


    Here are some books about travel to Croatia:

    Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

    Lonely Planet Croatia (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

    LONELY PLANET
    Paperback (352 pages)

    Lonely Planet Croatia (Travel Guide)
    List Price: $25.99*
    Lowest New Price: $12.24*
    Lowest Used Price: $14.18*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    • LONELY PLANET
    Product Description:

    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Croatia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sail the island-speckled coastline, marvel at historic forts and mansions or walk Dubrovnik's city walls; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Croatia and begin your journey now!

    • Inside Lonely Planet Croatia Travel Guide:
    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, natural environment, arts, architecture
    • Over 40 maps
    • Covers Zagreb, Zagorje, Slavonia, Istria, Kvarner, Northern Dalmatia, Split & Central Dalmatia, Dubrovnik & Southern Dalmatia and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Croatia , our most comprehensive guide to Croatia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Eastern Europe guide.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia
    By Rick Steves

    Avalon Travel Pub
    Released: 2016-06-07
    Paperback (848 pages)

    Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia
    List Price: $23.99*
    Lowest New Price: $11.41*
    Lowest Used Price: $12.23*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    • Avalon Travel Pub
    Product Description:

    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia.

    With this guide, you'll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of Korcula and Hvar on the glimmering Adriatic. Feel the spray from the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Drive mountain passes in Slovenia's idyllic Julian Alps. And take side-trips to Montenegro's dramatic Bay of Kotor and the Turkish-flavored city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Croatia
    By DK

    Ingramcontent
    Released: 2017-04-18
    Paperback (296 pages)

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Croatia
    List Price: $23.00*
    Lowest New Price: $10.37*
    Lowest Used Price: $14.88*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia
    Product Description:

    Explore miles of beaches, clear water, and beautiful castles used on popular television shows in Croatia. See history, art, and more in this special city.

    Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Croatia.

       • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
       • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
       • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
       • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
       • Area maps marked with sights.
       • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
       • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
       • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Croatia truly shows you this country as no one else can.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    Fodor's Croatia: with a Side Trip to Montenegro (Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    Fodor's Travel
    Released: 2015-03-31
    Paperback (376 pages)

    Fodor s Croatia: with a Side Trip to Montenegro (Travel Guide)
    List Price: $21.99*
    Lowest New Price: $11.46*
    Lowest Used Price: $8.64*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    Product Description:
    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

    Cypress-lined beaches, sunny islands, perfectly-preserved medieval towns--there are so many reasons to visit Croatia, the European hot spot for beach lovers, cultural explorers, and yachting revelers. From outstandingly well-preserved ancient structures like Hvar's Franjevački Samostan to the rolling vineyards of Istria, Croatia teems with interesting things to see and do, and this new edition covers the best of them.

    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of maps
    · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Croatia
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
    · Coverage of Zagreb, Slavonia, Istria, Kvarner, Zadar and Northern Dalmatia, Split and Central Dalmatia, Dubrovnik and Southern Dalmatia, and Montenegro
    Croatia: Croatia Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Croatia (Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar Island, Zagreb, Budget Travel Croatia)
    By 101 Coolest Things

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (64 pages)

    Croatia: Croatia Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Croatia (Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar Island, Zagreb, Budget Travel Croatia)
    List Price: $8.99*
    Lowest New Price: $8.98*
    Lowest Used Price: $12.12*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    Product Description:

    Congratulations! You've Found the Ultimate Guide to Croatia Travel!


    This Croatia Guide is now available to purchase on paperback, so what are you waiting for?!

    You are super lucky to be going to Croatia, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see, and eat around the country, including popular destinations like Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar Island, Zagreb, Pula, Istria and more.

    Why You Need 101 Coolest Things to Do in Croatia


    This Croatia guide will give you the lowdown on:

    • the very best things to shove in your pie hole, whether you want to chow down on a traditional Croatian octopus salad, or you’d like to sip on Croatian wines
    • incredible festivals, from electronic festivals with world famous headliners through to the Pula Film Festival, which is hosted in a 1st century Roman amphitheatre
    • the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss like the city walls of Dubrovnik and prehistoric caves with imposing stalactites
    • the most incredible outdoor adventures, whether you want to have a rafting adventure on the Cetina River or you fancy taking windsurfing lessons in the coastal town of Bol
    • where to shop for authentic souvenirs so that you can remember your trip to Croatia forever
    • the places where you can party like a local and make new friends
    • and tonnes more coolness besides!
    Get Your Copy NOW!

    Tags: Croatia, Croatia Travel Guide, Travel to Croatia, Backpacking Croatia, Budget Travel Croatia, Dalmatian Coast, Croatian Food, Croatian History, Croatia Accommodation, Croatia Festivals, Croatia Music Festivals, Zagreb Travel, Dubrovnik Travel, Split Travel, Croatia Islands, Hvar Island Travel, Vis Island, Pag Island, Croatia Activities, Croatia Tours, Croatia Holidays, Zagreb Travel, Istria Travel, Pula Travel, Croatia Coast

    The Rough Guide to Croatia
    By Rough Guides

    Rough Guides Staff
    Released: 2016-04-05
    Paperback (480 pages)

    The Rough Guide to Croatia
    List Price: $24.99*
    Lowest New Price: $10.50*
    Lowest Used Price: $13.42*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    • The Rough Guide to Croatia
    Product Description:

    The Rough Guide to Croatia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Mediterranean Europe's most beautiful and unspoiled countries.

    This full-color guide includes reliable and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from walking a circuit of Dubrovnik's city walls to exploring the labyrinthine streets of Split to savoring the food, wine, and breathtaking nature of the Dalmatian islands.

    The Rough Guide to Croatia offers practical, informed advice on how to enjoy everything from sea-kayaking and mountain hiking to sunbathing and swimming to the best in contemporary art, culture, and clubbing. Up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, hotels, shops, nightlife, and restaurants for all budgets, ensuring you have the most memorable trip imaginable.

    Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Croatia.

    Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

    Top 10 Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
    By DK

    EYEWITNESS
    Released: 2017-04-18
    Paperback (128 pages)

    Top 10 Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
    List Price: $14.00*
    Lowest New Price: $6.88*
    Lowest Used Price: $9.71*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    • EYEWITNESS
    Product Description:

    True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

    This newly updated pocket travel guide for Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast will lead you straight to the best attractions these cities have to offer, from the Ancient City Walls to a restful day on the pristine beaches.

    Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast.

       • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to these areas of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast.
       • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
       • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
       • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
       • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
       • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

    You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

    The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast.

    Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Croatia, which offers a complete overview of this country; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    Lonely Planet Croatia (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Peter Dragicevich

    imusti
    Paperback (352 pages)

    Lonely Planet Croatia (Travel Guide)
    List Price: $25.99*
    Lowest New Price: $17.88*
    Lowest Used Price: $7.00*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 01:37 Pacific 22 Jul 2017 More Info)


    Click Here
    • Lonely Planet
    Product Description:

    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Croatia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the turquoise lakes and waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, see Dubrovnik from its city walls or explore the dreamy interior of Hvar Island all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Croatia and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Croatia Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, natural environment, arts, architecture
    • Over 40 maps
    • Covers Zagreb, Zagorje, Slavonia, Istria, Kvarner, Northern Dalmatia, Split & central Dalmatia, Dubrovnik & Southern Dalmatia and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Croatia , our most comprehensive guide to Croatia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe guide, Eastern Europe guide or Southeastern Europe guide.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anja Mutic and Peter Dragicevich.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.


    Discuss Travel to Croatia


    Please share your comments about travel to Croatia:

       

     
          World Travel Guide



    Facts
    Capitals



    Regions
    African Countries
    American Countries
    Asian Countries
    Australasian/Pacific Countries
    European Countries
    Middle Eastern Countries



    Travel Resources
    Books
    Car Rentals
    Flights
    Hotels
    Luggage
    Magazines



    Countries & International Destinations
    Afghanistan
    Albania
    Algeria
    American Samoa
    Andorra
    Angola
    Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Aruba
    Australia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Belize
    Benin
    Bermuda
    Bhutan
    BIOT
    Bolivia
    Bosnia
    Botswana
    Brazil
    British Virgin Islands
    Brunei
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Canada
    Cape Verde
    Cayman Islands
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Congo-Brazzaville
    Cook Islands
    Costa Rica
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Democratic Republic of Congo
    Denmark
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Estonia
    Ethiopia
    Falkland Islands
    Faroe Islands
    Fiji
    Finland
    France
    French Guiana
    French Polynesia
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Georgia
    Germany
    Ghana
    Gibraltar
    Greece
    Greenland
    Grenada
    Guadeloupe
    Guam
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Jamaica
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Kosovo
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mali
    Malta
    Marshall Islands
    Martinique
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mexico
    Micronesia
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Montserrat
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Myanmar
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Nepal
    Netherlands
    Netherlands Antilles
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Niue
    North Korea
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Norway
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Palestinian Territories
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Pitcairn Islands
    Poland
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico
    Qatar
    Réunion
    Romania
    Russia
    Rwanda
    São Tomé and Príncipe
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Saudi Arabia
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Seychelles
    Sierra Leone
    Singapore
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Georgia
    South Korea
    South Sudan
    Spain
    Sri Lanka
    St. Barthélemy
    St. Helena
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Martin
    St. Pierre and Miquelon
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Sudan
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Syria
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Timor-Leste
    Togo
    Tokelau
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Tuvalu
    UAE
    Uganda
    UK
    Ukraine
    Uruguay
    US Virgin Islands
    USA
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Vatican City
    Venezuela
    Vietnam
    Wallis and Futuna
    Western Sahara
    Yemen
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
    Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

    Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

    All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


    Copyright © 2010-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

    CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
    CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

    Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

    Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

    Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

    In Association With Amazon.com
    Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
    In Association With Amazon.co.uk
    Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
    All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
    All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

    Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.