Croatia

Croatia

CROATIA, a small country in the European family. Although small Croatia has a rich culture history. The most significant cultural influences come from the Central European and Mediterranean culture. Thankfully geographical position of Croatia provides plenty of potential in tourism. Indented coast with over 1200 islands with many things to see, of untouched nature to urban villas and apartments for vacation that can be rented and spend your vacation just the way you wanted to. Diving, sailing, paragliding, rafting are all additional offerings in the adventure you desire. For those a little more peaceful spirit Croatia offers several national parks and nature parks and the mountain atmosphere, because the unique offer of this country is that only half an hour away from Kvarner you can breathe fresh mountain air. One of the biggest advantages of Croatian tourist offer is rural tourism and the revival of an eco-villages where you can see an old preserved heritage and taste various local products and autochthonous flora and fauna that is very diverse from north to south. Such a small country but actually many traditions and diversity, in fact every area has its own cultural traditions and gastronomic specialties and is interesting is how many dialects and traditions have in so few kilometers but still cute how many people still to this day enjoy it and not let that their traditional customs shut down. Although Croatia has small surface area is actually a small country for a great holiday!

Regions

Dalmatia (ital. Dalmatia, lat. Dalmatia) is one of the oldest regional concepts in Croatia. It was first mentioned in Icentury as a name for the area between the Krka and Cetina which continued to Delmata Illyrian tribe, or as a synonym for Illyria, as the wider area postojbine various Illyrian tribe called the Romans. The spatial extent of Dalmatia significantly changed in the past, this concept held since ancient times to today. The modern term refers to the Dalmatia region of the island of Pag and River Canyon in the north to Konavle, and Cape Ostro in the south. Set aside a whole is identical to the concept of the South Croatian coast, which corresponds to the area of ​​functional gathering around Split macro-regional center of the three regional centers: Zadar, Sibenik and Dubrovnik. South Croatian coast or Dalmatia elongated the coastal zone, about 400 km in length and up to 70 km wide in the central part. In the northwestern part of the vaster bounded by the mountain range of Velebit, Dinara and Kamešnica, while the natural boundary to the southeast less pronounced and is located in the immediate hinterland of the coastal belt. It covers an area of ​​about 11,960 km2, or about 21% of the Croatian, and there is a 2001 population of around 855,000 inhabitants, or 20% of the Croatian population. The average population density is lower than the average for Croatia - 71.5 st. / Km2 (Croatia: 78 ft. / Km2).

The data on island colonization associated with the Illyrian tribe Japoden Liburna and then the Greeks, when the island of Krk belongs Elektridskim or Apsirtidskim. Roman lead to the end of the old era and the first century AD. However by the end of the 6th century Croats began to settle on the island become an absolute majority. On the island of Krk is very early Christianity arrived and is already in the 5th century. N. e. formed the diocese with the center in the city of Krk and the first known Bishop Andrew (680). Croats settled in families by castles and therefore today the island has four distinct dialect. At the end of the 12th century. Emerge from these genera and the famous Dukes of Krk-Frankopan. It is the only family on the Adriatic islands to develop its power in European razmjerima- originated from Vrbnik, and their estates were spread on the mainland: Trsat, Copper, Kraljevica, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski, Otocac, Brinje, etc. And are Frankopani at the peak of his powers possessed territory equal to half of today's Croatian.

Losinj is a desirable tourist destination where you can find yourself again. The beginnings of tourism on the island Losinj are linked to health tourism as the benefits of climate and vegetation of the island first discovered by wise Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. Except as Losinj declared a health resort, it was given to build a number of villas and cottages, which have been restored, and today enrich the landscape. Their are numerous newly built hotels that are constantly enriched with new amenities. Some of them already boast four stars, offering Wellness centers and swimming pools with heated sea water, while others are transformed into smaller family hotels and guest houses. In private accommodation you will have the opportunity to meet the friendly locals - their customs and traditions. You'll experience a symphony of colors, fragrances and tastes, reveling in the island's traditional cuisine based on wild, aromatic plants and olive oil. Again will surprise the taste of spring lamb and Kvarner Bay scampi, the aroma of homemade brandy with herbs and the bouquet of our local wine from Susak.

The island of Pag is one of the one of the biggest Adriatic islands, a surface is 285 km2 which puts him in fifth place was the largest Jadrnaskih otoka.Zanimljivo the island of Pag with 270 km of coastline, the island with the longest coastline on the Adriatic, full of bays, coves , capes and beaches. Uvaluna largest island of Pag is rounded by 20 km of beaches. Pag is unique in its vegetation, the island is almost no trees. May declare the largest kingdom of rocky ground that is crisscrossed by long stone walls, where thin grass, low aromatic herbs like sage and immortelle. This is exactly what herbs is essential in the diet of island sheep on rocky ground, giving a special taste of the famous cheese. The gastronomic offer first class sheep cheese and lamb, and various seafood specialties. The land below the shallow bay hides another great wealth, tested and proven medicinal mud. Pag offers unusual shapes, wild exoticism, gentle oasis, hiking trails and shallow bays to visit lasted several days. Traveling north side of the island is recommended strictly during the summer, and then suddenly rush out in a special world of rock and sea, to anyone who has a little adventurous spirit in itself, can be an unforgettable experience.

Rab is a part of the Kvarner Bay archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, north of the Croatian. Together with the ancient town, in various scattered over the island is situated seven other idyllic places: Barbat, Banjol, Palit, Kampor, Mundanije, Rab and Lopar. It inhabits approx. 9000 inhabitants, who live mainly by agriculture, fisheries, shipbuilding and tourism Our tradition of organized tourism is today already 120 years.

Istria is Croatia's (and the Adriatic) largest peninsulaIt located on the north part of the Adriatic Sea on the territory of Slovenia, Croatia and Italy. Geographic boundaries of Istria goes from the Bay Muggia to the bay Preluka (by example: Part of Istria, Opatija, The western coast of Istria is shallow water, and more divorced, while the eastern is steep and less populated. Istria is usually divided into three parts: the Red Istria (west coast), where the we can find red-brown earth (crljenica), Gray Istria (central Istria), the gray soil and White Istria (Učka slopes and the eastern part of the peninsula) because of the rocky soil the eastern coast of Istria (the so-called Liburnija or cities Brsec, Lovran, Opatija, Volosko, Kastav) and the western part of the Kvarner Bay of the 1993 administrative year is separate from the rest of Istria in the Republic of Croatia, so that today Istria is divided between two counties: Istria and Primorsko-Goranska county. Large part of Istria covers Istria County Important cities and municipalities of Istria include Pula, Pazin, Porec, Rovinj, Opatija, Umag, Novigrad, Labin, Buzet, Motovun, Koper and Piran.

Kvarner is an area which because of its diverse climate and vegetation, connection of the seaside, islands and mountains, architecture and culture, and the closeness of the European region, for160 years, during three centuries, to develop tourism. Tradition of tourism in Croatia, a permanent offer diverse content, and certainly, the development of selective forms of tourism, make the wealth of tourist offer that matches the demands of today's tourists with different needs during the four seasons. Quality accommodation, this is a cuisine and numerous sports facilities, but also plenty of events to enrich the stay of tourists in the Kvarner region. Kvarner is also one of the leading conference destinations in Croatia, with excellent conditions for congresses, meetings and conferences. Staying in Kvarner enjoy nature, both on the coast and on the islands and mountains.

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