Throughout the year, festivals of wine and gastronomy, music festivals, cycling trails, and hidden corners are all to be found.
Zagreb, the capitol of Croatia, is a city made for walking around. Explore the Upper Town’s red-roof and cobblestone glory, which is peppered with church spires, or crane your neck back to see the domes and ornate upper-floor decorations of the Lower Town’s mash-up of secessionist, neo-baroque, and art deco buildings.
Afterwards, you can do as the locals do and head to a café or bar. The cafe culture here is just one facet of this city’s vibrant street life, urged on by a year-round swag of events that brings music, pop-up markets and food stalls to the many plazas and parks that litter the town. Even when there is nothing on, Zagreb thrums with youthful energy and a pace of its own.
Istria is known as the undiscovered haven of the Adriatic and a hit destination, which offers Medieval towns rising above olive groves and vineyards. Istrian wines are praised by many around Europe and the world, and a growing number of restaurants have entered the famous guides because of the uniqueness of the wines on offer.
Throughout the year, festivals of wine and gastronomy, music festivals, cycling trails, and hidden corners are all to be found. The country’s UNESCO cultural heritages protected natural beauty, and its charming people all make this a destination that you not only get to explore, but you also get to live it!
Dubrovnik Region is the southernmost part of Croatia. The wonders of Dubrovnik attract tourists from all over the globe and it is no wonder it has been nick named “The Pearl of the Adriatic”. The City itself is featured by perfectly preserved white stone defensive walls with mighty forts and towers, characteristic Baroque houses with red roof tops, and many Gothic-Renaissance palaces.
„THE ISTRIAN VENICE“
Opatija has been one of the most popular destinations for sightseeing in Croatia since the 19th century when the Habsburgs turned it into one of Europe’s most popular destinations where nobles and aristocrats enjoyed in moments of peace and quiet far from their courts and daily politics.
The walking tour city tour through the narrow streets of the old town of Porec, will take you on a road to discover another building of Croatian UNESCO heritage list – Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary.
Krka National Park
Everyone knows Split, from its starring role in Game of Thrones, but there is much more to explore such as the Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO heritage site). St. Duje’s cathedral, originally built around 305 AD as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Diocletian (is the oldest cathedral building in the world), the Peristil square (Peristylium),walk around the the main square of the Diocletian’s palace with its well-preserved Roman architecture. Also on the square is Jupiter’s temple, an ancient Roman temple which became St. John’s church, and adjacent are to the church are 2 original Egyptian sphinxes.
Plucked from the sea or reared and cultivated on the land according to traditional methods, all local ingredients like fish, meat, and vegetables are then prepared with extra virgin olive oil, on wood-fired grills, on road-side spits and beneath slow-roasting, dome-shaped lids. The result is a simple but delicious Mediterranean cuisine, taking in Croatia’s best delicacies – Crni Rizot (black risotto) with fresh seafood, Peka can be made with any kind of meat (chicken, veal, sausage) with veggies in a tray, salt it, add spices, oil, and cover it with a bell-like lid. No meal is complete with dessert – Kroštule (Sweet Pastry Knots), Mađarica (Layered Chocolate Slice) and Princez Krafne (Princes Doughnuts) are all sure to impress.
So, welcome to Croatia!