Croatia - a good address for travel to the Mediterranean
With a coastline of almost 1800 kilometers and more than 1000 islands, Croatia has everything you need for a good dive. Enjoy the Mediterranean landscape and the clear water during your dives.
Holiday destination on the Adriatic
Croatia can look back on a long tradition of tourism, founded in the 19th century. On average, far more than ten million
tourists make the country of the Croatians yearly the destination of their travels. For the attractiveness of Croatia to tourists, pleasant climate, scenic beauties and cultural
sights play an essential role.
But the range of services and infrastructure that is tailored to the needs of international holidaymakers is also important. And last but not least, the country is considered a very moderate target area in terms of travel and accommodation prices.
Country with three regions
The Croatian republic has 4.5 million inhabitants and is about 55,000 square kilometers about the size of Lower Saxony. The country bordering Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro as well as the northern Adriatic Sea is divided into three large regions. These are, on the one hand, the areas defined by the Pannonian Deep Plane and the Dinaric Mountain Region in the interior of Northern Croatia.
These include, among others, the state capital of Zagreb (about 1 million inhabitants) and the eastern region of
Slavonia. Unlike the third region, the coastal region of Croatia's inland tourist only slightly developed. The mainland coast of Croatia is
about 1,800 km long.
To the north is the peninsula Istria with Pula (60,000 inhabitants) as the main town.
It joins the Croatian coast with Rijeka (130,000). Dalmatia with Split (170,000) and Dubrovnik (40,000) forms the southern section of coastal Croatia.
The overly jagged and coveted coastline is over 1000 islands as well as numerous reefs.
The islands of Krk and Cres in the Kvarner Bay are the largest Adriatic islands with 405 square kilometers each
The history of the country, which is today 90% owned by members of the South Slavic ethnicity of the Croats, is essentially determined by the change of independence phases with periods of integration into multinational states.
Parts of Croatia belonged to the Ottoman Empire for a long time. Since the beginning of the modern era until 1918, the connection with the Habsburg Empire existed. The city of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) was able to maintain its independence from the early Middle Ages until 1808. After the First World War, the country became part of the Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
This state was burdened by constant Croatian-Serbian clashes. In the Second World War the country under the leadership of the fascist Ante Pavelic became a formally independent state of Mussolini and Hitler's graces. From 1945 to 1991, the Croatians belonged to the reconstituted Yugoslavia, this time under socialist conditions.
After the disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1991 the Declaration of Independence represented a further caesura in Croatian history. After the Croatian war (1991-1995), which has been detrimental to Serbia until today, the reconstruction of the country, which was incorporated into the EU in 2013.
When traveling to Croatia, the guest can benefit from the approaches of those responsible, not to lose sight of aspects of sustainable tourism.
The most striking evidence is the eight national parks such as Brijuni in Istria and Krka in Dalmatia. As a holidaymaker you expect an almost unrivaled quality of water and well-kept beaches as well as excellent opportunities to drive all kinds of water sports.