Destinations

You often read about how Croatia is a place for a perfect vacation, the land of a thousand islands with beautiful nature. The untouched Mediterranean as it once was before, a land that must be visited, “the place to see”. Well, all of it is true. Croatia also has a lot in common with surrounding countries, so what makes the difference? What gives Croatia that uniqueness? How to describe all that beauty, how to explain that special feeling and that unique experience?

Maybe it was the influence of all those different nations with their own traditions, customs and legends that molded Croatia throughout the years, defining it as a country rich with diverse history. Croatia’s past is full of important people, significant events and architecture that has remained preserved for many years. Today they represent a worldwide recognizable heritage, for which Croatians are especially proud.
Maybe the difference is Croatia’s nature. There is no doubt that Croatia’s nature is absolutely stunning, a land full of pure and fresh water. Croatia’s crystal clear sea is full of islands (around 1240) and is the 2nd cleanest sea in Europe. Along with the sea, rivers and lakes, Croatia is covered with mountain ranges, hills, woods and fertile flat land. For such a small country, it seems like Croatia has everything.
Croatia is a small country, but with so much diversity in culture and customs, dances, songs, and poetry. There is a saying that a person's wealth can be measured by the richness of their culture. According to that Croatia can be considered as a very wealthy country. Throughout the centuries music was a very important part of the traditions and culture of Croatian people. You can still find this music in the Dalmatian region where there are authentic vocal groups called Klape. Their unique polyphonic singing without instruments gives us today the best example of the hard yet simple life of our ancestors. In another continental part of Croatia, they have the Tambura. It is a traditional string instrument very much like a mandolin but rather smaller, giving it a unique sound. Based on Tambura music there is a traditional dance called Kolo, which consists of dancers performing in a circle wearing traditional costumes. In the greenest part of Croatia, Zagorje, authentic choir assemblies sing their traditional songs while the Kolo dance is performed.
Along with the songs and dances there are many other rich customs like lace knitting, horse breeding, home-made cheese production, olive picking and food preparation which varies throughout Croatia. Gastronomy in Croatia is a very rich tradition and it, along with all there is to see and do, will give you that unique experience worth a visit. There is so much to see and experience! It is time to explore, and even better, to feel Croatia and what it has to offer. We will do our best to give you more than you expect, so your experience will be full and complete. We ask you to come and, with our help and knowledge, live what is written. All of it represents Croatia!