Croatia is situated between the Balkans and central Europe with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands it is also crossed by the Dinaric Alps and is geographically diverse, featuring craggy peaks, caverns, river canyons, waterfalls and picturesque lakes. The country covers an area of 56.5 square kilometres and has a population of more than 4.5 million. Croatia has a rich cultural legacy which is well in evidence in its largest and capital city, Zagreb, the historic coastal city of Dubrovnik and the Roman ruins of the ancient port city of Split. Croatian is the official language but English is commonly spoken throughout the country. The local currency is the Croatian Kuna (HRK).


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  • Krka National Park

    The Krka National Park is a spacious, largely unchanged region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value, and includes one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. Krka was proclaimed a National Park in 1985 to protect the Krka River and is characterised by exceptionally abundant ...

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  • Mljet

    The island of Mljet, which has a population of just 800 people, is the oldest marine national park in Croatia and can be accessed via ferry from the cities of Split and Dubrovnik. The Mljet National Park was designated in 1960 to protect the largest Cladocera ...

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