Croatia in a nutshell

Croatia is a republic of over a 4 million people in the southeast Europe. The country is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and there are over a thousand islands that belong to Croatia on the coastline. Although Croatia declared independence in 1991, it is an old country. The area known as Croatia had inhabitants already in the prehistoric times.

The most famous attractions in Croatia are Split and Dubrovnik. There are straight flights to Dubrovnik and Split from cheaper airlines too, like Norwegian. Although Zagreb is the capital city, there are no direct flights to Zagreb from Finland, at least not at the moment.

The places outside Zagreb I’m really looking forward of seeing myself are the Plitvice lakes national park and Istria. Plitvice is about a two-hour-drive away from Zagreb. This is a magical place with caves, emerald green lakes and waterfalls. The longest waterfall is almost 80 meters long. The park is one of the Unesco world heritage sites. The peninsula of Istria is near Italy on the coast of the Adriatic sea. At the south tip of the peninsula, there is Pula, a beautiful beach town. There are lots of ancient sights in Pula, like the amphitheater and the temple of Augustus.

 

More information:

Croatia – Lonely Planet

Croatia – Wikipedia

Pulainfo

Plitvice national park – the official site