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CROATIA - GENERAL INFORMATION

GEOGRAPHY
• Croatia is a boomerang-shaped country bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and a Adriatic sea
• Capital : Zagreb, with more than million inhabitants
• Population : 4.800.000
• Language : Croatian
• Religion : Roman Catholic
• Time Zone : GMT plus 1 hour
• Number of Adriatic Islands : 1.185
• Weights and Measures : Metric
• Electricity : 220 V, 50 Hz
• International Dialing Codes : +385

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THE ISLAND BRAC

The Island Brac is located between town Split and island Hvar. It is situated only 7 miles away from Split and it has daily ship connections with the mainland. In the vicinity of Vidova gora (778 m above sea level), the highest peak on the island Brac and the highest peak of all Adriatic islands, there is the airport Brac.

With its area (394, 6 km2) island Brac is the third Adriatic island regarding its size. The forth of its area is covered with forests and the rest of area is covered with karst fields (mainly olives groves and vineyards) as well as with Mediterranean plants (macchia).

Since it belongs to the area of Mediterranean climate with short and mild winters, and long and sunny summers, Brac is very convenient both for winter and summer tourism. Guests who visit the island enjoy in its clean air, beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage, various sports and cultural events as well as in its clean sea and the sun.

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Brac Packages/Activities

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THE RIVER CETINA

Without any doubt, the river Cetina is one of the nicest places in Croatia where you can experience the magic of a rafting adventure. It is situated in a luscious region surrounded by quaint little villages. There are lots of stories surrounding the naming of this river. Passed down through the centuries several theories on the naming of the Cetina River have emerged. One possibility is that some of the first Croatians that came down from Northern Europe towards the warmer Southern coast, finding the river and naming it Cetina because it reminded them of the river "Cetynia", in Southern Poland which was their last Nomadic residence. A more likely possibility is that the Cetina River derived its name from the Latin word "Kentona" that was given by tribe Dalmates. Croatians over time changed this Latin word to Cetina. This region is very important, both historically and archaeologically.

Along the Cetina’s tall canyon walls real archaeological fortune can be found: bottle-axes from the stone-age, shields from roman soldiers, and personal items from middle-age peasants... and many other interesting artifacts. These findings confirm that people from this region are descended from an historical-age...

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River Cetina Packages/Activities

Hotels/Accommodation Omis/River Cetina

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THE ISLAND LOSINJ

Without any doubt, the river Cetina is one of the nicest places in Croatia where you can experience the magic of a rafting adventure. It is situated in a luscious region surrounded by quaint little villages. There are lots of stories surrounding the naming of this river. Passed down through the centuries several theories on the naming of the Cetina River have emerged. One possibility is that some of the first Croatians that came down from Northern Europe towards the warmer Southern coast, finding the river and naming it Cetina because it reminded them of the river "Cetynia", in Southern Poland which was their last Nomadic residence. A more likely possibility is that the Cetina River derived its name from the Latin word "Kentona" that was given by tribe Dalmates. Croatians over time changed this Latin word to Cetina. This region is very important, both historically and archaeologically.

Along the Cetina’s tall canyon walls real archaeological fortune can be found: bottle-axes from the stone-age, shields from roman soldiers, and personal items from middle-age peasants... and many other interesting artifacts. These findings confirm that people from this region are descended from an historical-age...

Losinj Packages/Activities

Hotels/Accommodation Losinj

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THE ISLAND MLJET

Without any doubt, the river Cetina is one of the nicest places in Croatia where you can experience the magic of a rafting adventure. It is situated in a luscious region surrounded by quaint little villages. There are lots of stories surrounding the naming of this river. Passed down through the centuries several theories on the naming of the Cetina River have emerged. One possibility is that some of the first Croatians that came down from Northern Europe towards the warmer Southern coast, finding the river and naming it Cetina because it reminded them of the river "Cetynia", in Southern Poland which was their last Nomadic residence. A more likely possibility is that the Cetina River derived its name from the Latin word "Kentona" that was given by tribe Dalmates. Croatians over time changed this Latin word to Cetina. This region is very important, both historically and archaeologically.

Along the Cetina’s tall canyon walls real archaeological fortune can be found: bottle-axes from the stone-age, shields from roman soldiers, and personal items from middle-age peasants... and many other interesting artifacts. These findings confirm that people from this region are descended from an historical-age...

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UMAG

Located 2 kilometres from the centre of Umag is the Stella Maris settlement and Blue flag awarded beach. The ITC 16 court tennis centre, where recreational and professional tennis tournaments regularly take place, has 16 tennis courts - some courts for playing tennis by night!

Umag Packages/Activities

Hotels/Accommodation Umag

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Dubrovnik - photo from Wikipedia

DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik is an historic city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia, positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic!

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Sibenik - photo from Wikipedia

SIBENIK

Sibenik is a historic town in Croatia, population 51,553 (2001). It is located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea.

Sibenik is the oldest Croatian town, where you can find the fortress of St. Mihovil and a famous cathedral. The town is situated in the very heart of the Adriatic coast, on the mouth of the river Krka, hidden by the St.Ante canal. The great Croatian king Petar Kresimir IV made Sibenik famous.

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Split - photo from Wikipedia

SPLIT

Split is the largest and most important city in Dalmatia, the administrative center of Croatia's Split-Dalmatia County, and the country's second-largest city. It is a Mediterranean city, situated on a small peninsula on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea.

Split Packages/Activities

Hotels/Accommodation Split

Split Airport Shuttle

There is no need to take a taxi as the airport shuttle will take you right to the ferry port in Split. This is much cheaper and very efficient.

  • The Split Airport Bus is a cheap transfer option if you are heading to and staying close to Split Harbour Office Terminal. If not then your journey could involve several changes.
  • If you are staying close to the Harbour Office Terminal in Split, there are direct Split Airport Buses that take 30-40 minutes and costs in the region of 4 euros.
  • Buses from the Split Airport leave shortly after the arrival of aircrafts on all Croatia Airlines scheduled flights.
  • The Airport Bus goes directly from Split Airport to Split (Harbour Office Terminal) and takes 30-40 minutes.
  • Buses from Split to the Split Airport leave 90 minutes before

If you are travelling on to one of the islands off Split (Brac/Hvar etc.), please talk to us about organising pickup/transfer to your accommodation at your final destination when you book your holiday ... contact us here

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PAG (for Novalja/Zrce)

The town of Novalja is on the Island of Pag, and is our most highly recommended holiday destination in the world for summer 2011. Novalja is as beautiful as St Tropez, but without the big prices. Novalja offers real luxury at budget prices!

Visit our dedicated Novalja website for full info on party holidays, exciting activites, awesome beach clubs ...

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HVAR

The origin of the name of the island is without doubt Greek, descends from greek word  Pharos (lighthouse). From it the Romans derived the name to Pharia. The Dalmatian Romans then derived from this Fara, at the end of the 11th century the Italians called it Lesina, or in Venetian dialect Liesena or Liesna. This was derived from an old Croatian adjective meaning "forest", and Croats in the early Middle Ages changed this to Hvar.

In 1997 it has been chosen by the „Traveller Magazine“ as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.
Hvar is also known as the „Madeira of the Adriatic“. In average you may enjoy 2.715 hours of sunshine a year, what makes Hvar sunnyest island on the Adriatic coast. During winter, Hvar has an average temperature of 9°C while in summer average temperature is 25°C.

Hvar is the second biggest Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea and the longest one. The eastern promontory of Hvar is only 4.5 km away from the mainland, while the western one faces the open sea. It is 67,5 km long and a maximum of 10,5 km in width. Higest peak is St.Nicola which is 626 m high...

There are 11,459 inhabitants on Hvar. Innumerable lavender fields, olive plantations and wineyards cover it. The islanders make their living mostly of tourism, viticulture, olive growing and above all, growing of rosemary and lavander, and fishing...

Hvar Packages/Activities

Hotels/Accommodation Hvar


VIS ISLAND

Accommodation on Vis Island ...

Vis Island Hotel Accommodation

KORCULA ISLAND

The island of Korcula is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic sea. Conifers, wild medicinal and aromatic plants, palms, eucalyptuses and different sorts of cactus grow everywhere ... about Lumbarda / Korcula Island here

Accommodation on Korcula

Korcula Activities here





Photos from Zagreb Bike Tours ... click here for info

ZAGREB

Zagreb is the capital city of the Republic of Croatia, for centuries the focal point of culture and science, and now for commerce and industry as well.

Hotels in Zagreb

Zagreb Bike Tours





ELSEWHERE IN CROATIA

Accommodation in other locations in Croatia ...

Rastovac Hotel Accommodation
Poreč Hotel Accommodation
Duga Uvala Hotel Accommodation


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