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What to visit in Croatia: The most beautiful attractions

Croatia is a young nation where along the coast the Italian and Venetian influences are clearly visible in the buildings of the cities and in the culture. While in the interior the Hapsburg influence is more pronounced in the characters of the cities. BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT CITIES ALONG THE COAST Among the things to visit in Istria are the Pula Arena, ...

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Istria: where Italian culture is always alive

Istria is a roughly triangular shaped peninsula in the northern Adriatic with an area of approximately 3,600 km², located between Trieste and Rijeka (Fiume). Today the peninsula belongs largely to Croatia (about 89% of the Istrian territory is Croatian). Only a short coastal strip is part of Slovenia, including the municipalities of Koper (Capodistria), Izola (Isola d’Istria) and Piran (Pirano). ...

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Plitvice Lakes: the most famous of Croatia’s parks

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Plitvička Jezera), the best known of the Croatian national parks. This park is located in the interior of Croatia, in the Lika region, between the mountains of Mala Kapela and Pljesevica at an altitude of almost 700 meters above sea level and at a distance of 50 km from the sea. The park is made up ...

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When to go to Dubrovnik: The climate of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik (Ragusa of Dalmatia) is located along the Dalmatian coast in the far south of Croatia. The city tends to have a Mediterranean-type climate characterized by hot and relatively dry summers and mild, rainy winters. But due to its location close to the mountains, the dry period is not as dry as usually occurs in areas with a Mediterranean climate, ...

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Dubrovnik / Ragusa of Dalmatia: the pearl of the Adriatic

Located in the far south of Croatia, near the border with Montenegro, Dubrovnik / Ragusa of Dalmatia is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Croatia. In 1979 it was included by UNESCO on the list of world heritage sites of humanity. THE HISTORY OF RAGUSA The city of Ragusium was founded in 614, by a Latin population from the Roman ...

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Croatia: geography and tourist attractions

Croatia (Republika Hrvatska) is a Balkan nation born from the division of Yugoslavia. The country borders to the north with Hungary, to the north-west with Slovenia, to the east with Serbia, to the south with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, to the west it overlooks the Adriatic Sea. The capital is Zagreb, located in the north-central area of the country. ...

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