Croatia attracts tourists who love the tranquility of the sea and green landscapes that make you completely forget about the bustle of the surrounding world. This Mediterranean country can offer many picturesque places with the cleanest beaches surrounded by rocks and pine trees, treatment at resorts with mineral springs, delicious cuisine. According to itypejob.com, Zagreb is the capital of Croatia.
Tours to Croatia are popular in regions such as Istria, South and Central Dalmatia. Makarska Riviera, Kvarner, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Opatija, Brela, Sibenik, Trogir, Medulin, Dubrovnik and more than a dozen other cities are in demand as resorts. The best months for a beach holiday are May and September. Summer in Croatia is also beautiful, but at this time there are many vacationers in the country.
For tourists, holidays in Croatia are attractive because of the transparency of the warm water of the Adriatic coast. In a small country that appeared on the map only in 1991, there are about 20 mineral springs. Also, the state policy in the field of tourism is aimed at the development of yachting. Fans of this sport will find many exciting and exciting activities in Croatia.
The Balkan country is distinguished by its excellent ecology, which attracts and impresses tourists from megacities. Holidays in Croatia are inextricably linked with the contemplation of the historical past of these places. It is forever frozen in the stone of ancient castles and palaces of medieval Zagreb and other cities. For leisurely walks in tourist centers there are cozy shady parks and colorful old streets.
Croatian ski resorts compete with Swiss ones, but are noticeably more democratic in terms of prices. On the coast you can find places for learning to dive. There are resorts in the country that are more suitable for young people, families with children and for people of mature age.
The national cuisine of Croatians is familiar to our tastes. Local food is light, healthy and healthy food pairing. Fish and seafood, hearty soups, grilled meats, cheeses, aromatic wines are popular here.
DESCRIPTION OF CROATIA
The Republic of Croatia, is a state on the Balkan Peninsula. Parliamentary republic with a presidential form of government. The area of Khovatia is 56,538 sq. km. The capital is Zagreb.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, NATURE
Croatia is the right choice for those who explore the monuments of the past, who love secluded beaches, long walks along the sea or picturesque seaside towns. Here you will definitely find your corner of the world, you will see the coast that will suddenly become yours. This is a country with a thousand-year history, a place where the Mediterranean and Central Europe, the Alps and Pannonia meet. The optimism of Croatian tourism is based not only on the beauty and variety of the country’s regions, but also on the excellent state of its nature, which is given a lot of care and attention. 1185 islands and rocks, of which 66 are inhabited, the largest islands are Krk and Cres. The nearest neighbors are Slovakia, Hungary, Montenegro, Italy, Germany, Austria.
CAPITAL, MAJOR CITIES
The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, whose population by 2000 had grown to 1060 thousand people. Other large cities are Split (200.5 thousand people in 1991), Rijeka (168 thousand), Osijek (130 thousand), Zadar (80.3 thousand).
The Adriatic coast has a Mediterranean climate with hot and very dry summers and warm but wet winters. In the central region of the country – temperate continental, with hot summers and cold, wet winters.
4.8 million people live in Croatia, mostly Croats, but there are also national minorities Serbs, Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians, Germans, Italians.
Official language. Croatian, but in tourist areas they speak German, Italian English.
Most of the inhabitants of the country are Roman Catholics, a small number profess Islam and other Christian religions.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year. January 6 – Epiphany. Easter and Easter Monday. May 1 is Labor Day. May 30 – Independence Day. June 22 – Day of anti-fascism. August 15 – Assumption of the Virgin. November 1 is All Saints Day. December 25, 26 – Christmas.
Croatian cuisine is very diverse, and therefore many people divide it into “cuisines of the regions of Croatia”. Differences in the products used and methods of cooking are most noticeable between the food of the central regions of the country and the cuisine of the coast. The cuisine of the central regions is characterized by Old Slavic cooking traditions, and the influence of such well-known cuisines of the world as Hungarian, Viennese and Turkish is also noticeable. While the coast has absorbed the traditions of Greek, Roman, Illyrian, as well as Mediterranean cuisine – Italian and French.
Bus service in Croatia is excellent. Fast express buses run everywhere, often several times a day. Public transport in Zagreb is primarily represented by trams. You can also take a taxi (metered).
Local time is 2 hours behind Moscow time.
VisaS, CUSTOMS CONTROL
Russian citizens do not need a visa to enter Croatia. At the border, you must present an invitation certified by a notary or at the Croatian embassy abroad. If you have a travel voucher, no additional paperwork is required.
The export of cultural monuments is possible only with a permit issued by the State Office for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage.