Travel Guide to Croatia
Did you know that Game of Thrones’ King’s Landing is actually located in Croatia? Yes, it’s at Dubrovnik. Maybe you know by now and Jon Snow still knows nothing.
What’s in It for Me?
Should I convince you first or should you read this article first? Well, just in case you want some reason or need a little more convincing to travel to Croatia, the unique location, deep cultural roots, and incredible history are a must-see. Turquoise waters, the natural beauty of the Adriatic Sea, and not to mention a lot of diverse activities and top destinations await you.
Did You Know?
Travelling to Croatia just requires a valid ID in most cases. Your passport is a valid one. For EU or US citizens, they can also use their national ID card. Custom regulations in this country are almost entirely similar to EU standards.
People and Culture
A modern country with modern features, Croatia embraces a laid-back vibe. You can experience the best of both worlds: a fast-paced city atmosphere with the ambience of a relaxed coastal town.
The people of Croatia are more known as “Croats”. Croats share an overall sense of national culture; people often feel strongly about regional identities and local cultural variations, particularly food and language. Stories connect the name “Croat” ( Hrvat ) with a powerful military chieftain in the early Middle Ages and an Alan word for “friend.” Regional cultures are considered variations on the larger category of “Croatian,” including the cultures of Dalmatia, Istria, Slavonia, and Zagorja.
Croatia enjoys three different climates. The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a high number of days of sunshine per year. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. Temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate. Once you climb above 1,200 m, you’ll be greeted with fresh mountain air and temperatures around 13 ºC in the summer months.
300 Free WiFi hotspots
They are this generous to provide free WiFi. Now, keeping up with family, friends and what’s going on back home has never been easier. Again, I repeat. 300 free WiFi hotspots. Being connected wirelessly has never been easier compared to other countries.
Croatian food is a delectable combination of classic Mediterranean and Italian flavor with a new-world twist. And, Croatia is known for its impeccable wine selection. The country’s climate is perfect for vineyards, and there are many.
We’re going to give you some of the famous and traditional Croatian food:
- Peka – (which is also called Cripjna depending on where you live) not really a food but a method of cooking food. The peka is a dome or bell-shaped terracotta or steel lid that you heat by burning wood below it. Once heated, you place the food you wish to cook in a round shaped tray underneath the peka and put embers on top of the peka itself which then cooks your food.
- Brodet – Croatian seafood stew typically served with creamy polenta. It’s rich and has a great depth of flavour due to the mixture of seafood used in the dish.
- Pašticada – the holy grail of Dalmatian Croatian cooking. Here in Dalmatia, this stewed beef dish is prepared with a very special sauce.
- Soparnik – A flat vegetarian pie from Poljica in Dalmatia. Soparnik is filled with swiss chard, garlic and parsley baked in a komin (a type of fireplace).
Places to Visit and Activities
Plitvice Lakes National Park:
Veli Rat Lighthouse:
Country : Croatia
Language : Croatian or Bosnian and Serbian
Currency : Croatian Kuna (kn)
International phone code : +385
Electricity : 230v / 50Hz
The main website for the Croatian National Tourist Board is www.croatia.hr.
To see more of the contact details of the Croatian Tourist Offices around the world, click here.
Tourism Office in United Kingdom
2 The Lanchesters, 162-164 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 9ER
Telephone Number: 020 8563 7979
Fax Number: 020 8563 2616
Contact Email: email@example.com
You could also download the free app for “The best of Croatia” on your smartphone. Get it on Google Play Store and App Store.
Pro Tip: If you’re planning to visit “Croatia”, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%, a few good ones being Flighthub.com, Travelocity.com, JustFly.com or Expedia.com.