Croatia, situated between the Balkans and central Europe, even if it has numerous traces of a Roman, Venetian and Napoleonic past, has its own very strong culture and identity with its own tradition and artistic movement. In a realist socialist culture there are museums that display treasures ranging from prehistory to European history.
The capital is Zagabria (Zagreb) a city rich in life and attractions with a predominantly Austro-Hungarian architecture of the eighteenth century. He lived in the upper and lower city, excellent cuisine and numerous outdoor tables. Try one of the delicious pastry shops or relax in its parks or enjoy one of its museums. Other important and fascinating cities are Zara, of Venetian origin was an important port of Dalmatia; Trogir with the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. While Split, Dubrovnik and ancient Ragusa are today among the most visited because from these cities (as well as being fascinating with the ancient walls on the sea) it is possible to visit the islands and the coastal natural parks .. today a destination for international tourism.
The hinterland offers wonderful mountains, caves, canyons with waterfalls and fabulous lakes. There are numerous activities that can be done in fact between simple walks on the trails or by bike. For the more adventurous, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking and trekking.
For the youngest in Croatia, there is a lot of fun for the famous summer parties that attract people from all over the world. A remarkable nightlife with electronic music parties on the beach very well organized.
Our recommended yacht cruises in Croatia
Croatia has almost 6,000 kilometers of coastline and over 1200 islands of which only 50 are inhabited. This makes it a lovely place to visit by boat. Combine a few days and one stay on the ground
week by boat is one of the most beautiful holidays you can have during the summer months. The choice is wide because it varies from the classic sailboats, to the catamarans and to the comfortable croiciere in schooner.
The most beautiful islands are:
Hvar Hvar also famous for having the highest number of sunny days per year is characterized by a notable social life even if it offers more isolated beaches to enjoy nature in peace. Brac with the beautiful and renowned postcard Zlatni Rat beach. Pag Pag, Krk Krk, Rab Rab are part of the recommended ones.
In short, you can choose between a route to the north between the Kornati islands with its lunar landscapes or to the south in southern Dalmatia (which goes from Split to Dubrovnik and is one of the most visited sailing areas in Croatia).
The first traces of human life in Croatia date back to the Paleolithic. Consider that the finding of the Neanderthal man occurred in present-day Croatia in the cave of Hušnjakov brijeg (Krapina).
There are numerous signs of the passage (during the iron age) of the Illyrian tribes such as the Liburni, Iapodi, Dalmatians (up to the Celts In the 4th century BC). Later on, thanks to the evidence of the presence of the ancient Greeks, we know that they formed the first colonies on the islands of Vis-Lissa, Hvar-Hvar and in the current city of Trogir-Trogir.
After two centuries the Greeks took over the Romans, so trade quickly developed, and various cities such as Pula, Parentium, Jadera (Zara), Scardona and Narona were born.
After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476, a mass population began, the Croats, a tribe of Slavic warriors, arrived.
The first ruler was Prince Branimir at the end of the 9th century, while the first Croatian king (Tomislav) ascended the throne in 925. Follow the Croatian-Hungarian Kingdom until 1526. The victory of neighboring Turkey led to the end of the Hungarian Empire and began the Habsburg Monarchy, while the Croatian coasts and islands were subjugated by the Republic of Venice. With the end of the Serenissima (XVIII century), the Coast and Dalmatia were submitted to the Viennese court. Only after the Second World War was Croatia one of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia and only in the early nineties did Croatia become an independent state.
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