Travel guide to Croatia
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With its sublime stretch of Adriatic coast, Croatia has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Despite the tragedy of war, its charms remain largely intact and most of the major tourist areas have been lovingly recreated. Croatia is unique, not only for its crystal clear, clean blue sea and thousands of dazzling islands but also for a thousand years of different cultures.
Holidaymakers can enjoy long bike rides though mountain paths, horse riding though picturesque meadows, soaking up the sun on a yacht, or exploring the secrets of the capital Zagreb.
The beautiful historical town of Dubrovnik has seen a renaissance in tourism, with its well preserved medieval buildings it is one of UNESCO’s listed World Heritage Sites. The Dubrovnik Riviera and the surrounding islands are increasingly popular destinations.
Dalmatia boasts one of the most dramatic shorelines in Europe, with Croatia’s towering mountains plunging down to the sea. In the north Zadar is a bustling port, and further south Split is a starting point for trips to Dubrovnik and Zagreb. The Makarska Riviera is a peaceful and sunny getaway.
In the south of Croatia, the Istrian Peninsula has been likened to an unspoilt Tuscany, with towns such as Pula, Porec and Medulin attracting visitors from all over the world. The area bears the traces of Venetian control in its architecture and excellent food and wine.
The climate is Mediterranean along the Adriatic coast, meaning warm dry summers and mild winters; in fact it is one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe!
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