This beautiful country stretches along the Adriatic coast in the heart of Europe. One of Croatia's appeals is its diverse array of things to see and do, from wine tasting to sailing and diving on the beach; from health resorts to architectural sights dating back to 50 AD, there is something in Croatia for everyone.
Zagreb, the nation's capital, is situated on the slopes of Medvednica Mountain and along the banks of the Sava river; it's a center of arts and culture with extensive museums and galleries hosting world-class exhibits and festivals for all to enjoy. In the city of Dubrovnik, nature lovers can find a true Mediterranean landscape filled with narrow streets and small squares, medieval walls and palaces.
The coast has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers, and cool, sometimes rainy winters. The interior areas have more of the extremes. Summers can be quite hot, and winters can be cold and snowy.
Croatia has a dreamy location on the Adriatic Sea. It is bordered by Slovenia and Hungary on the north, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina on the east and Montenegro on the south. Islands, lakes, rivers, mountains, hills, plains and beaches combine to make up this extraordinary country.
Major Holidays & Events
In addition to the customary holidays, Croatia traditionally celebrates:
January 6 - Epiphany
March or April - Easter & Easter Monday
May 1 & 30 - Labor Day / May Day & Corpus Christi
June 22 & 25 - Day of Antifascist Struggle & Statehood Day
August 5 & 15 - Homeland Thanksgiving Day & Assumption of Mary
October 8 - Independence Day
November 1 - All Saints' Day
December 25 & 26 - Christmas & St. Stephen's Day