Croatia is in Southeastern Europe and stretches along the Adriatic coast bordering Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and Slovenia, with the River Danube running along its northern border. The official language is Croatian, although ethnic minorities speak Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Italian. Most people dealing with tourism generally speak English.

Croatia boast a magnificent coastline with over one thousand islands dotting the clear blue waters of the Adriatic rendering it a favorite resort for all beach lovers. Another fascinating aspect of Croatia are its historical sites, such as the walled city of Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir, all three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other historical sites are towns of Hvar and Korčula on the Dalmatian Islands as well as the golden Byzantine mosaics of Poreč’s St Euphrasius Basilica in Istria.

Zagreb, the capital permeates a truly European atmosphere, offering architectural sites, historic castles, quality wines and a culture for the culinary art.

For outdoor activities the mountain ranges of the Northern Velebit National Park are a haven for hiking and rock climbing, while the Cetina Valley makes a challenging site for white-water rafting. The Adriatic offers ideal conditions for sailing, scuba-diving and sea-kayaking in sites such as Zlatni Rat on Brač or the pebble beach of Baška on Krk.

Croatia’s climate varies a lot offering continental conditions in the north and Mediterranean ones on the Adriatic coast.

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    Cathedral of St. James, Sibenik

    The Cathedral of St. James (Croatian: Katedrala sv. Jakova) in Sibenik, Croatia is a triple-nave basilica with three apses and a dome (32 m high inside) in the city of Sibenik, Croatia.

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    Cathedral of St. Lawrence, Trogir

    The Cathedral of St. Lawrence (Croatian: Katedrala Sv. Lovre) is a Roman Catholic triple-naved basilica constructed in Romanesque-Gothic in Trogir, Croatia.

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    Diocletian's Palace

    Diocletian's Palace is an ancient palace built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, that today forms about half the old town and city center of Split, in Croatia.

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    Euphrasian Basilica

    The Euphrasian Basilica or the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary is a basilica in Porec, Croatia. The episcopal complex, including, apart the basilica itself, a sacristy, a baptistery and the bell tower of the nearby archbishop's palace, is one of the best examples of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean region.

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    Gate of Pile, Walls of Dubrovnik

    The Pile Gates are a well-fortified complex with multiple doors, defended by Fort Bokar and the moat that ran around the outside section of the city walls.

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    Historic Center of Split

    In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centres of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times, and includes names like Marko Marulic, while in more modern times Split excelled by authors famous for their sense of humor.

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    Historic City of Trogir

    Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians.

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    Old City of Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. Old City of Dubrovnik. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.

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    Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik

    The Rector's Palace is a palace in the city of Dubrovnik that used to serve as the seat of the Rector of the Republic of Ragusa between the 14th century and 1808. It was also the seat of the Minor Council and the state administration. Furthermore it housed an armoury, the powder magazine, the watch house and a prison.

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    Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik

    The Sponza Palace, also called Divona (from dogana, customs), is a 16th-century palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Its name is derived from the Latin word "spongia", the spot where rainwater was collected.

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    Stari Grad Plain, Hvar

    The Stari Grad Plain on the island of Hvar is an agricultural landscape that was set up by the ancient Greek colonists in the 4th century BC, and remains in use.

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    Stari Grad, Hvar

    Stari Grad (Old Town) is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. One of the oldest towns in Europe.