Croatia is an Eastern European country with almost 6,000 kilometers of beautiful Dalmatian coastline studded with more than more than 1,200 islands, buildings dating back to Roman times and a rich cultural heritage, so it’s no wonder why Croatia has turned into one of the top must see travel destinations.
The Croatian coastline together with its islands ranks among the most intricately indented coastlines in the world. Of 1,244 islands, islets, cliffs and reefs, only 50 are inhabited.
This collection of islands and islets attracts travellers from all over the world who are delighted by the smaller isles and their romantic atmosphere, and by the relaxed way of life amid such tranquility and beauty.
Many island towns please the senses with their beautiful architecture and atmosphere, by their monuments dating from Antiquity, works of art in stone, wood, on canvas and on ancient parchments.
The largest islands are: Lošinj and Cres, Krk, Rab, Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Mljet.
Cities and towns along the coast have dates back to the times of Antiquity. The urban entities are well preserved and are easily identified by their churches and bell-towers, their palaces, plazas and fortifications. There are many reasons for a visit, their museums, collections of Croatia’s natural wealth and works of art, monuments of secular and sacral architecture from times both distant and recent.
The largest urban centres along the coast – Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Šibenik, Split and Dubrovnik – are all located in the vicinity of airfields. They also have ports that ensure their mutual links, as well as linking them to the islands; they also operate regular bus lines, and some also have railway links to the interior of the country.