Croatia is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, counting approx 780 000 people. The country’s total population is 4.28 million. It covers a total of approx. 55 000 sq km and has diverse, mostly Continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands.
The country quite is unique: it offers breathtaking natural beauty, great beaches to enjoy in the summertime, endless hiking opportunities, a ton of history, interesting architecture, incredible wine, delicious seafood…
Zagreb is known for its offer of culture, arts, music, architecture, gastronomy and all the other things that one would look for in a capital city – the number of visitors rises yearly; it has become a very popular tourist destination for young and old!
Visitors enjoy strolling the streets of the small metropolis, drinking coffee in the permanently full cafes, popping into museums and galleries and visiting the theaters, concerts and cinema. It’s a year-round outdoor city: in spring and summer everyone scurries to Jarun Lake in the southwest to swim or sail, or dance the night away at lakeside discos, while in autumn and winter Zagrebians like to hike nearby Samobor and go skiing at the local Mt. Medvednica.
Another very popular destination is the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, located on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia.
Croatian traditional cuisine varies from one region to another. It mostly features various seafood (clams, squid, tuna, shrimps, cod), cooked vegetables and pasta, as well as condiments such as olive oil and garlic. As for sweets, make sure to try ‘Povitica’ a chocolate walnut bread, if you ever get the chance!