Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south; the country also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.
Croatia has an unusual shape (similar to a croissant) that is unlike any other country in the world, which comes as a result of five centuries of expansion by the Ottoman (Turkish) empire towards Central Europe (although Croatia was never conquered by the Turks).
Croatia is a member of EU.
Croatia has an amazing 5,835 km of coastline, 4,057km of which belongs to islands, cliffs and reefs. There are 1,185 islands in the Adriatic, but only about 50 are populated.
Facts about Croatia
|Currency||Croatian kuna (HRK)|
|GDP||12.090 USD per capita (2016)|
|Political system||multiparty parliamentary democracy|
|Electricity||220 V - 50 Hz
Your trip to Croatia doesn’t mean visa headaches. In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport. And if you’re an EU or US citizen, you can also use your national ID card.
Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.
Weather in Croatia
Croatia enjoys three different climates: The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a high number of days of sunshine per year. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. Temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate. Once you climb above 1,200 m, you’ll be greeted with fresh mountain air and temperatures around 13 ºC in the summer months.
We advise you to check the weather forecast before coming to Croatia.