21 Facts About Croatia
Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries to visit in the world. Croatia has over 1,200 islands and is located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea. Below are 21 facts about Croatia.
- Money to use: Euro
- Things to do:
- Five island speedboat tour featuring the Blue Cave and Hvar- Take the tour of a lifetime also known as the ‘Five island speedboat tour featuring the Blue Cave and Hvar.’ The five islands that you visit are Hvar, Ravnik, Budikovac, Vis, and Biševo. A few highlights from the trip include visiting the Blue Cave, going to the fishing village of Komiža, swimming and snorkeling in Stiniva Cove, and a visit to the old town of Hvar! You will travel by boat and see beautiful sights from the water. The professional guides are super informative and friendly!
- Kayaking + Snorkeling- There are so many kayaking and canoeing adventure tours available in Croatia. We were not able to go kayaking in Croatia in that we didn’t have enough time; however, I have done a bit of research and found an amazing full-day tour that takes you to the beautiful island of Dugi Otok. The guide will take you to see the island’s spectacular cliffs, bays, and sea caves. They provide sea kayaks as well as snorkeling gear. Post kayaking you will go snorkeling near a shipwreck. At the end of the day, you have time to relax at Sakarun Beach.
- KRKA National Park – There are a total of eight national parks in Croatia to see! We were able to go and see KRKA National Park, which is a MUST DO in my opinion, as I have never seen water so crisp and clear!
- Plitvice Lakes National Park- This national park is located in central Croatia near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The park is situated in the mountains of Lika-Seni County, making it great for hiking.
- Visit the old town of Dubrovnik– Dubrovnik is a city on the Adriatic Sea in southern Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an ancient, walled medieval city filled with world-class restaurants and cobblestoned streets.
- Wine Tasting- Did you know that Croatia produces delicious wine? Don’t miss D’Vino Wine Bar also located in Dubrovnik, where you can drink a wine flight as well as try delicious meat and cheese platters.
- Visit Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls- Take the tour of a lifetime to see both Mostar and the Kravice Falls with a convenient round-trip transfer from your hotel! HERE
- Population: 4.2 million
- Capital: Zagreb
- Other main cities (by population): Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar
- Language: Croatian, using the Latin alphabet
- Currency: Kuna (100 Lipa = 1 Kuna)
- Area: 56,691 square kilometers and is the 127th largest country in the world
- Main religion: Roman Catholic
- Main ethnic group: Croatian (almost 90% of the population is Croatian)
- Largest Islands: Cres and KRK
- Largest Lake: Lake Vrana
- Color of Lakes: Mint green, grey, and blue
- National Flower: Iris
- Highest mountain: Dinara peak at 1,831 meters
- Number of National Parks: 8
- Hours of Sunshine: 2,715 hours
- Smallest Town: Hum is the world’s smallest town with a population of 20 people
- Location: Croatia has borders with five other countries. ((Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Hercegovina, and Montenegro))
- Oldest City in Croatia: The city of Vinkovci has been inhabited for at least 8,000 years and today more than 35,000 people are living there.
- Alcohol Consumption: Croatians are the fourth heaviest alcohol consumers in the world per capita
We listed 21 facts about Croatia. Have you ever been to Croatia? Please comment down below about your experience!
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