Croatia Fast Facts

Croatia

Population: 4,475,611

Capital City: Zagreb

Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast

Time Zone: GMT+1

Language: Croatian (Official)

Croatia: The Mediterranean as it Once Was

From the Archives of Croatia

5 of Europe’s Best Urban Beach Towns

5 of Europe’s Best Urban Beach Towns

PR
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August 19, 2016

Warm, clear blue-green sea lapping long, sandy beaches… Families eating and laughing together over slow, relaxed dinners with lashings of good food and even better wine… Markets packed full of fresh-caught fish, locally made cheeses, and a rainbow of delicious produce… When you live by the beach in Europe, life is simpler, happier, and healthier.

Travel Free to Exotic Places

Travel Free to Exotic Places

Have you ever dreamed about staying in one of those exotic over-water bungalows? In the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, my expansive, luxurious hut was on stilts over a crystal aqua lagoon looking across to the volcano on the mainland. Want to snorkel? Just put on your mask and step down into water outside your door. If you'd like a bit more adrenaline in your adventure, head out to the reef to feed the sharks. Then follow it up with some up close and personal time with large stingrays.

Romantic Europe—One Town and Village at a Time

Romantic Europe—One Town and Village at a Time

Culture
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October 21, 2014

This morning, I awoke to bright blue skies, crisp autumn air, and the slow, muted clanking sounds of cows wearing big metal cowbells and moving down the street just outside my window. You see, today I am living in a small town in the Swiss Alps. It's October, which means the farmers are bringing their cows down from the high altitudes and into the low fields and warm barns for the winter. The air smells faintly of fields and campfires. And aside from the bells, all is quiet.

Travel to Croatia: One of the Most Beautiful Places in Europe

Travel to Croatia: One of the Most Beautiful Places in Europe

Daily Postcard
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February 27, 2014

Before I arrived in Croatia, people told me that it was one of the most beautiful places in Europe. "If you love Italy, you'll love Croatia," they said. "After all, the Croatian coast is where the Italians go to vacation." Most of Croatia's coast is along the historic Dalmatian region—a place that perfectly meshes Italian and Eastern European inspirations in architecture, food, and even language. I based myself in Split...

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