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 Croatia is known as a land of 1246 islands,islets and reefs. If you have ever dreamed about being on a small island alone with someone, this is the place for you. If you are a nature lover, Croatia offers: camping, mountain hiking/biking, rafting, scuba diving and skydiving. Besides its natural beauty, it also offers: a unique history, a unique mixture of cuisines, many internationally recognised hotels and helpful individuals.

Zagreb is the capital of the country located in the central part of country. It may not attract as many visitors as the Adriatic coast with coastal towns of Rijeka or Trogir or Split or Zadar or  Šibenik or Dubrovnik but is well worth a visit. There are many museums in town and at night there are lots of things going on.

The Croatian coast is among the most beautiful in the world. It has unique cities like Split with its Diocletian palace from the 4th century (Roman period) or Dubrovnik which was the rival of Venice for centuries, great beaches and more than 1185 islands to choose from.

By one hour ferry from Split, you can reach the island of Hvar - the sunniest island of the Adriatic, which has also been elected one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world by traveller (edition 1997).

Don't forget a visit to Cavtat and the Konavle Valley. Cavtat is an ancient Epidaurum city just south of Dubrovnik, near the airport. Stone houses go up from the picturesque bay. A great place to base your trip to Croatia. Konavle Valley is rich in farming and folk culture. Sundays are a chance to visit the village of Cilipi, renowned for their traditional folk dances.Visit the towns of Ston and Mali Ston famous because ancient salt works,shell farming (the best oysters and mussels in the region) and the longest stone wall (in total lenght of 5 km).Visit the Elaphite Islands situated in vicinity of Dubrovnik and Mljet Island (the national park).

Plitvice is Croatia's most famous National Park. Its many lakes and waterfalls are ideal for hiking or trekking around. The Dalmatia region is full of untouched nature and thousands of islands. The island of Ciovo is only 25 kilometers from Split and is connected with a bridge to Trogir, a small town under the protection of UNESCO. You might wish to visit this fantastic town, as many celebrities did before you (Bernie Ecclestone, Albert Grinaldi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Armani and many others).

Don't forget Fazana and the islands of Brioni! Just a bit north of Pula... You may not see them on a map, but it was the summer home of Tito (his choice of all Yugoslavia) and farther back the Caesars during the Roman empire (even farther back, stone age man and before him dinosaurs. You can still see the footprints in stone!) Think about it... with all of Italy why choose to live here? That's right!

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