Croatia Tourist Information
• Continental Croatia,
• North Dalmatia (Zadar),
• North Dalmatia (Sibenik),
• Central Dalmatia (Split),
• South Dalmatia (Dubrovnik),
• Slavonia & Baranja,
• OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Croatia,
• LOCAL OFFICIAL NAME: Republika Hrvatska,
• SHORT NAME: Croatia,
• SHORT LOCAL NAME: Republika Hrvatska,
• CAPITAL CITY: Zagreb,
• NUMBER OF COUNTIES: 21
• LAND SURFACE: 56 610 km2,
• SEA SURFACE: 33 200 km2
• TOTAL SURFACE: 89 810 km2
• POPULATION: 4 284 889 (2011.),
• NATIONALITY: Croats (90,42%), Serbs (4,36%), others (1 %) from (2011.),
• RELIGIONS: Roman Catholic (86,28%), Orthodox (4,44%), Muslim (1,47%),
• MAIN LANGUAGE: Croatian,
• OTHER LANGUAGES: Italian, Bosnian, Albanian, Serbian...,
• INDEPENDENCE FROM YUGOSLAVIA: 25th of June 1991.,
• CONSTITUTION: 22nd of December 1990.,
• SUFFRAGE: 18 years of age, universal (if employed 16 years of age).
• TIME ZONE: GTM +01:00 (+ two hours during the summer time, (+ one hour during the winter time and UTC).
• INTERNET DOMAIN: hr (for example: www.croatia.hr)
• PHONE CALL NUMBER: 00385 or +385.
• CURRENCY: Kuna (100 Lipas)
• TAX RETURN: Foreigners who don't have permanent or temporary residence in Croatia, are entitled to a refund of value added tax for goods bought in Croatia with invoice higher that 740 HRK.
• ELECTRICITY: 220 V with frequency 50 Hz.
• TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Passport or ID
• WORKING HOURS: During the tourist season most stores are opened from 08-20 h, some even on weekends. Public services are opened from 08-16 h Monday to Friday. Post offices are opened Monday to Friday from 07-19 h or 07-14 h in smaller settlements.
Name: Airport Brac
Address: 21400 Supetar, island Brac
Web page: www.airport-brac.hr
Telephone: +385(0)21 559 711
Parking: 30 parking spaces
Airport Brac is located above settlement Bol, on island Brac in Central Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located 541 m above sea level, on Vesko polje (Field Vesko). You can use taxi, bus, rent a car or private car transfers from and to Airport Brac.
Airport Brac destinations: Zagreb and Ancona.
Runaway at Airport Brac is 1440 m long. Airport Brac can take airplanes with 100 seats. Airport Bras is located on surface of 400 000 m2.
Airport Brac was founded on 22nd of May 1993. Airport Brac is open from 30th of March until 25th of October. It can also be opened before and after season at request.
Airport Brac has coffee bar and Duty Free shop. Parking at Airport Brac is free of charge.
Most famous beach on island Brac is Zlatni Rat, located 14 km far from Airport Brac, near settlement Bol. You can get to Bol by private boat excursions or boat transfers from any coastal town.
Largest settlement on island Brac, Supetar, is located 30 km far from Airport Brac. You can also visit many other famous tourist destinations in Central Dalmatia, such as town Trogir, historical town with many monuments, city of Split with its Diocletian's Palace, islands Hvar and Vis with their natural beauties. Island Bisevo, near island Vis, is known for Cave Modra.
Airport Brac is located on island Brac in Vesko field. Island Brac is located in Central Dalmatia. It is third largest island in Croatia. It is 40 km long and around 12 km wide. Between island Brac and mainland is Brac Canal. Island Brac was built of calcareous-limestone rocks. Island Brac is highest Croatian island, hill Vidova gora (778 m high). Island Brac has around 13 000 inhabitants mostly directed to agriculture, vine growing and tourism. Island Brac is known for its stone used all around the world on many famous buildings and monuments: Diocletian's palace, probably on White House in Washington... Attractions to visit on island Brac: desert Blaca, caves Zmajeva and Dragonjina, statue of Russian writer Lav Tolstoj, many churches... Most known beach on island Brac is Zlatni Rat in settlement Bol.
Airport Brac is located around 60 km far from Trogir. Town Trogir is located in Central Dalmatia, 25 km west of city of Split. Town Trogir is connected with mainland by stone bridge. Town Trogir was founded in 3rd century BC by Greek colonists from island Vis. Center of town Trogir, tower and castle are surrounded with walls. Most famous attraction in Trogir is cathedral. Trogir has around 13 000 inhabitants. It is consisted of 8 settlements. In 1271. first European drugstore was opened in Trogir. Old town of Trogir was listed as UNESCO's protected heritage.
CITY OF SPLIT
Airport Brac is located around 30 km far from Split. City of Split is located in Central Dalmatia, on Marjan peninsula. It is second largest town in Croatia and administrative center of region of Dalmatia. Split is surrounded by mountains Mosor and Kozjak, hill Perun, islands Brac, Solta, Ciovo and Hvar. Split is consisted of 8 settlements. It has around 200 000 inhabitants. City center is on UNESCO's protected heritage list, because of the Diocletian's palace, built in 4th century. Remains of Diocletian's palace are consisted of walls, 4 gates, emperor's mausoleum (today Cathedral of St. Duje), Temple of Jupiter, main square Peristil and Vestibul. Diocletian's palace was populated in 7th century and later outside of palace walls. Split is known for its greatest athletes. It is called most sporting town in the world. You can get to Split from island Brac by private boat transfers and Brac boat excursions or ferry.
Airport Brac is located around 17 km air distance far from island Hvar. Island Hvar is located in Central Dalmatia. It is 72 km long and in widest part 10,5 km wide. It is fourth largest island in Croatia. Highest hill is St. Nicholas, 628 m high. Main center on isand Hvar is town Hvar. Island Hvar has been populated since 6000 years ago. In 1858. first meteorological station in Croatia was founded on island Hvar. Island Hvar is divided on 4 municipalities: town Hvar, Jelsa, Sucuraj and Stari Grad. Island Hvar is rich with natural beauties and cultural and historical heritage that you can visit, such as Hvar's fort, cathedral of St. Stephen, Franciscan monastery, remains of antique town, many churches, bridges in Vrboska, cave Grapceva... It has most beautiful beaches and bays with clean sea. It is the sunniest island in Croatia. You can visit Pakleni islands south of island Hvar which are rich with beautiful beaches, bays, coves and vegetation.
Airport Brac is located around 50 km air distance far from island Vis. Island Vis is located in Central Dalmatia, 45 km far from mainland. It is connected with mainland by ferry lines to Split and during the summer with Ancona in Italy. Largest settlements on island Vis are Vis and Komiza. Island Vis has been populated since Prehistory. Most of the inhabitants are directed to fishing and tourism. Island Vis is famous for its caves such as Green cave and Queen's cave and Cave Modra on small nearby island Bisevo.
Name: Airport Dubrovnik
Address: Cilipi – Konavle, 20213 Cilipi
Web page: www.airport-dubrovnik.hr
Telephone: +385(0)20 773 100
Parking: 200 parking spaces – payment with credit cards or in cash
Airport Dubrovnik was first time built in settlement Gruda in 1936. In 1940. it was closed because of the World War II.
In 1960. Airport Dubrovnik was transferred to Cilipi, where it is today. In May of 1960. Airport Dubrovnik started as airport for charter airplanes and in July for regular traffic.
In 1980. gas station was built.
During the war, which started in 1991., Airport Dubrovnik was totally destroyed and renovation lasted till 2006.
Airport Dubrovnik passenger building has area of 36 000 m2. In Airport Dubrovnik there is ATMs, coffee bars, restaurants, newsstand, duty free store, exchange office, bank,
You can get to Airport Dubrovnik or from Airport Dubrovnik to your destination by taxi or bus transfers or you can go with Dubrovnik private car transfers. If you need to get to islands you can book private boat transfers.
You can find accommodation in Dubrovnik in Dubrovnik hotels, apartments or rooms. From there you can visit many nearby islands by Dubrovnik private boat excursions.
Runaway is 3 300 m long. Airport Dubrovnik is second busiest airport in Croatia, after Airport Zagreb, but it is most successful airport by number of passengers per employee. In 1987. through Airport Dubrovnik passed 1 460 354 passengers and in 2013. number of 1 522 629 passengers. It was the busiest year for Airport Dubrovnik. Busiest month was August of 2010. with 261 159 passengers.
In 2010. in Airport Dubrovnik was opened new passenger terminal with air bridges which help passengers to go from terminal to plane.
Airport Dubrovnik destinations: Rome, Vienna, Dublin, Krakow, Barcelona, Tallinn, Belfast, Madrid, Bruxelles, Manchester, Munich, Zürich, Hanover, Stockholm, Oslo, Athens, London, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Pula, Osijek, Split, Zagreb and many others.
Attraction at Airport Dubrovnik, in village Mocici is Durovica Cave. It is located beneath runaway and it is opened for public since 2009. It is 156 m long cave, in areas 10 m high, around 5000 years old. Cave has a great number of stalagmites and stalactites. If you wish to visit Durovica Cave from Dubrovnik accommodation or any other town or settlement, you can go also on private car excursions.
Airport Dubrovnik is ideal starting point for some of the nearby famous tourist destinations, such as city of Dubrovnik with world-famous city walls, town Cavtat and many beautiful islands nearby such as Lokrum, Mrkan, Kolocep, Lopud, Sipan and many others.
City Dubrovnik is located around 21 km far from Airport Dubrovnik, in the bottom of the hill Srd. Dubrovnik is administrative center of Dubrovnik-Neretva district. Dubrovnik is historical town most famous by its walls that surround town center. Dubrovnik has around 45000 inhabitants. In 1979. town Dubrovnik was listed in UNESCO's list of world's protected heritage. Town walls have been built from 13th till 17th century for protection. In 1377. first world's quarantine was founded in Dubrovnik. In 1416. Dubrovnik was first in Europe that prohibited of slavery. Dubrovnik is also known for other attractions like Dubrovnik's Cathedral, Fort Lovrijenac, St. Blaise Church, cultural and historical museum Ducal Palace, Town Tower... Dubrovnik is also famous, besides historical values, by Stradun, which is largest and most famous street in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is known for festivals, such as St. Blaise Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Film Festival Libertas, Dubrovnik's International Film Festival... Most known people from Dubrovnik are: poet Ivan Gundulic, scientists Marin Getaldic and Ruder Boskovic, writers Marin Drzic and Ivo Vojnovic, composer and conductor Delo Jusic, singers Tereza Kesovija, Milo Hrnic and Ibrica Jusic, swimmer Sanja Jovanovic and many others.
Airport Dubrovnik is located around 5 km far from town Cavtat. Town Cavtat is located 5 km far from Airport Dubrovnik and 19 km far from city Dubrovnik. You can get to Cavtat from Airport Dubrovnik by bus lines or taxi transportation and rent a car services. Inhabitants of Cavtat are mostly directed to tourism and fishing. Cavtat has around 2000 inhabitants. In Cavtat you can visit many attractions: Vlaho Bukovac's house, Family Racic's mausoleum made by Ivan Mestrovic, Ducal Palace from 16th century, different monuments, statues and remains of town walls.
Airport Dubrovnik is located around 24 km far from island Lokrum. Island Lokrum is located 0,5 nautical miles from city of Dubrovnik. You can get to island Lokrum by private boat transfers from Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Mlini or by boat rentals. Highest peak of island Lokrum is Glavica, 96 m. Fort Royal, built by Napoleon's marshal Marmont in 1806., is located on peak Glavica. Island Lokrum is most known for its 10 m deep salty lake, named Mrtvo more (Dead sea). It is karst phenomenon of the island. Lokrum also has botanical garden and it is protected Park of Nature.
Airport Dubrovnik is located around 39 km far from island Lopud. Island lopud is located around 5 nautical miles from Dubrovnik. You can get to island Lopud by boat from Dubrovnik or by taxi boat transportation. Highest peak of island Lopud is Polacica, 216 m. Many Roman, Slavic and Ancient Greek remains were found on island Lopud. Island Lopud has many churches and Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Island Lopud has around 250 inhabitants mostly directed to fishing, farming and tourism.
Airport Dubrovnik is located around 32 km far from island Kolocep. Island Kolocep is located in region of South Dalmatia. It is southernmost populated island in Croatia. Island Kolocep is located 3 km far from city of Dubrovnik. Island Lopud is connected with mainland, Dubrovnik, by passenger boat transportation. You can also use Dubrovnik private boat excursions to island Lopud. Island Lopud has around 150 inhabitants who are mostly directed to tourism, olive growing and livestock breeding.
Airport Dubrovnik is located around 45 km far from island Sipan. Island Sipan is largest of Elaphite islands in region of South Dalmatia. You can get to island Sipan by boat from Dubrovnik-Sipanska Luka, ferry transfer Dubrovnik-Sudurad. Island Sipan has around 450 inhabitants. Island Sipan has many churches and old mansions. Most known mansion is of Vice Stjepovic-Skocibuha, built in 16th century. Mansion has the only preserved wooden balcony from 16th century in Mediterranean. Largest settlements on island Sipan are Sipanska Luka and Sudurad.
Airport Dubrovnik is located around 7 km far from island Mrkan. Island Mrkan is located in region of South Dalmatia. It is located 7 km far from city of Dubrovnik and in front of the entrance to Cavtat harbor. Island Mrkan is connected with Cavtat with daily boat lines. Island Mrkan is not populated. Island Mrkan has ornithological reservation of gull Klaukovac. You can also visit small Romanesque Church of St. Michael and ruins of bishop mansion.
Airport Mali Lošinj
Name: Airport Mali Losinj
Address: Privlaka 19, Mali Losinj
Web page: www.airportmalilosinj.hr
Telephone: +385(0)51 231 666
Airport Mali Losinj is located 6 km far from Mali Losinj on island Losinj. It also offers panoramic flights and taxi flights.
Airport Mali Losinj's runway is 900 m long.
To get to your Losinj accommodation from the airport, you can take a taxi or private car transfers. You can also get a private boat transfers for coastal towns.
Best way to explore nearby islands are private boat excursions. Some famous tourist destinations near island Losinj are island Krk, island Cres, island Rab, town Pula and many others.
Airport Mali Losinj Losinj is located on island Losinj. Island Losinj is located in region Kvarner in northern Croatian Adriatic. It is connected with island Cres with bridge and with mainland by ferry lines. Administrative center of island Losinj is town Mali Losinj. In the past islands Cres and Losinj were connected. Island Losinj has Mediterranean climate. It has rich vegetation and animal life. Most famous attraction on island Losinj are dolphins. Island Losinj is ideal for different sport activities like climbing, jogging, hiking, sailing, fishing, diving...
Airport Mali Losinj is located 78 km far from island Krk. Island Krk is located north-east of island Losinj. Administrative center of island Krk is town Krk. Island Krk is connected with mainland with a Krk's bridge. From island Krk you can come to island Losinj by ferry connection with island Cres. Island Krk has many beautiful beaches and rich vegetation. It is most populated island in Croatia. Of historical monuments you can visit settlement Jurandvor with church of St. Lucy where Baska tablet was found in 1851. Today in a church is a copy of Baska tablet. Town Krk has many cultural and historical monuments: Cathedral of Assumption of Mary, town walls, Frankopans' castle...
Airport Mali Losinj is located 46 km far from island Cres. Island Cres is located north of island Losinj. Those islands are connected with a bridge. Island Cres is connected with mainland (Istria and island Krk) by ferry lines. Administrative center of island Cres is town Cres. On island Cres is freshwater lake Vransko, which is cryptodepression and a main source of fresh water for inhabitants. Inhabitants are mostly directed to agriculture, fishing, tourism and beekeeping.
Airport Mali Losinj is located 108 km far from island Rab. Island Rab is located north-east of island Losinj. Island Rab has 8 settlements. Administrative center of island Rab is town Rab. Island Rab is connected with mainland with ferry line Misnjak on island Rab-Stinica, and with island Krk with ferry line Lopar on island Rab-Valbiska on island Krk. Most known inhabitant of island Rab was St. Marin, who was a founder of state San Marino. Town Rab is rich with historical monument and cultural events. Inhabitants of island Rab are mostly directed to agriculture and tourism.
Airport Mali Losinj is located 140 km far from town Pula. Town Pula is located on peninsula Istria, which is north of island Losinj. Pula is largest town and administrative center of Istria district. Pula has Mediterranean climate. Pula is connected with island Losinj by catamaran lines. Inhabitants of Pula are directed to shipbuilding, traffic, food industry and tourism. Most famous attraction in Pula is amphitheater Arena. It is 6th largest amphitheater in the world. Other attractions in Pula are: Double Gates, Forum, Triumphal Arch, Small and Large Roman Theaters, churches and monasteries, museums, Castle... You can visit Pula with private boat excursions.
Name: Airport Osijek
Address: village Klisa
Web page: www.osijek-airport.hr
Telephone: +385(0)60 339 339
Parking: 297 parking spaces
Airport Osijek is located 20 km far from town Osijek, within state road Osijek-Vukovar. You can get to town Osijek by train, car, bus, and then continue to Airport Osijek with taxi or private car transfers. Airport Osijek also has organized transportation to town Osijek.
Airport Osijek has 297 parking spaces (2 for buses, 13 disability spaces, 4 taxi spaces and 278 car spaces).
Airport Osijek was built in 1980. Runway is 2500 m long and 45 m wide. Airport Osijek has Duty Free Shop, coffee bar, rent a car...
You can find accommodation in Osijek in hotels, rooms, apartments, private houses and villas.
Airport Osijek is close to many beautiful locations, attractive towns and settlements, natural beauties which you can visit by private car excursions or local transportation and taxi services. Some of those are: town Osijek, town Dakovo, Nature park Kopacki Rit, town Vukovar and much more.
Airport Osijek is located 20 km far from Osijek. Town Osijek is located in eastern region of Croatia called Slavonia. Town Osijek is situated on right coast of river Drava. It is largest town in Slavonia and its administrative center. You can come to Osijek by highway A5 called Slavonica. Osijek is consisted of Old town, Upper town, Lower town, New town, Floral settlement, Retfala and industrial zone. Town Osijek has over 83 000 inhabitants. Most developed industries in Osijek are mechanical engineering, sugar refinery, chemical industry, production of beer Osjecko, which was first Croatian beer. Main Osijek's square is located in Upper town. It has triangular shape. In Upper town is also Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Upper town is also famous for European Avenue with rich architecture. Tvrda (Fort) is historical center of town Osijek. In Fort are located museums, palaces, monuments, coffee bars... Retfala is famous for castle of family Pejacevic.
Airport Osijek is located 66 km far from town Dakovo. Town Dakovo is located south-west of town Osijek. It is consisted of 9 settlements. Most famous attraction in Dakovo is Cathedral of St. Peter, which was built in neo-Gothic and Romanesque style. Construction lasted 16 years during the service of bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer. Cathedral has 7 altars, organs, fresco paintings. Other famous attraction is State Stable Dakovo, founded in 1506. It is home of noble Lipizzaner horses.
NATURE PARK KOPACKI RIT
Airport Osijek is located around 25 km far from Nature park Kopacki Rit. Nature park Kopacki Rit is located in region Baranja, in east of Croatia, between rivers Danube and Drava. It was founded in 1976. and it is the oldest nature park in Croatia. Surface of Nature park Kopacki Rit is 177 km2. Nature park Kopacki Rit is flooded area with Special Zoo Reserve. It is rich with animal life and vegetation. You can visit Nature park Kopacki Rit with organized boat excursions. Nature park Kopacki Rit has moderate continental climate.
Airport Osijek is located 20 km far from town Vukovar. Town Vukovar is located 36 km south-east of town Osijek, in region Slavonia. Vukovar is largest Croatian river port, on river Danube. Town Vukovar has many historical monuments and beautiful buildings. Vukovar is most known for Homeland war destruction in 1991. Within river Danube, town Vukovar has decorated beaches and walking promenades. Symbol of town Vukovar is Vucedol dove. Inhabitants of Vukovar are directed to agriculture, food industry, textile industry, viticulture and tourism. In Vukovar you must visit: Castle of family Eltz, Vukovar's hospital, temple of St. Nicholas, Franciscan monastery with church of St. Philip and Jacob, palace of Srijem district, Croatian home building, birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Lavoslav Ruzicka...
Name: Airport Pula
Address: Valtursko Polje 210, Liznjan
Web page: www.airport-pula.hr
Telephone: +385(0)60 308 308
Airport Pula started as some kind of airport on the grass before World War II. It was opened in 1954. as military airport and in 1967. as civilian airport. Runaway is 2950 m long. Airport Pula has taxi and bus transfers, as well as rent a car services, which provide you to get to any destination you like.
First airplane took off from Pula in 1911. First attempt of public flights in Istria started in 1924.
In 1986. 550 000 passengers passed through Airport Pula and in that year Airport Pula had area of 1600 m2. Highest number of passengers passed through Airport Pula in 1990., 670 000 passengers.
Airport Pula destinations: Zagreb, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Oslo, Belgrade, Birmingham, London, Bristol, Manchester, Bonn, Edinburgh, Zürich and many other.
Airport Pula has exchange office, shuttle bus, parking, coffee bar...
Airport Pula is great starting point for many nearby destinations which you can visit, such as city of Pula with its amphitheater Arena, towns Porec, Rovinj, Umag, Novigrad, Fazana, Medulin, Labin with their natural beauties, beautiful beaches, towns Motovun (film festival) and Hum (world's smallest town), National Park Brijuni. You can also visit islands Cres and Losinj by private boat transfers or island Krk by boat or mainland transfer by buses or taxi services.
Airport Pula is located 7 km far from town Pula. Town Pula is located in Croatia largest peninsula Istria. It is largest and administrative center of Istria since Roman times. Pula has around 100 000 inhabitants. Most of the inhabitants are directed to shipyard, tourism, food industry, construction industry and traffic. You can get to Pula with a car, bus, train, boat or air transportation. You can also use taxi transfers and private car transfers. Pula has been built on and in the bottom of seven hills. Pula was under the Romans from 177. BC. It was very important Roman harbour and they built water supply and sewerage system. Venetians occupied Pula in 1331. Today Pula is town of independent Republic of Croatia. Most famous attraction in Pula is amphitheater Arena. It is sixth largest amphitheater in the world. It was built since the rule of emperor August till the rule of emperor Vespasian. Today it is used for defferent cultural events and film festivals. Other famous attractions in Pula are: Triumphal Arch from 1st century, Roma and August Temple, Hercules Gate, oldest preserved monument from Roman times in Pula, Augustan Forum from the 1st century, many churches and monasteries, theaters and 2 museums, Archaeological and Historical museum of Istria.
Airport Pula is located 7 km far from Pula where from you can go to National park Brijuni. National Park Brijuni is located within west coast of Istria. It is consisted of 14 islands and islets. Largest islands in Brijuni are Large and Small Brijun. First tracks of human activity come from third millennium BC. Brijuni have many historical and cultural monuments, such as: Roman rustic castle from 1st and 2nd century, Temple of Venus, Byzantine Castrum, St. Mary Basilica, St. German Church... In 1983. Brijuni have been declared as National Park.
Airport Pula is located 65 km far from town Motovun. Town Motovun has been built inside of most preserved Istrian fort, on a hill. It is located around 20 km far from the sea. You can come to Motovun by airplane, to airport Pula, then by car, taxi transfer or rent a car. Walls around Motovun have been built in 2 circles. Inner circle is from 13th and 14th century. Outer circle gates were built in 15th century. Monuments to visit in Motovun: baroque Church of St. Stephen from 1614., Bell-tower from 13th century, Municipal Palace from 12th century... You have to pass 1000 steps to get to the top of Motovun. Motovun is famous for its Film Festival held in the end of July.
Airport Pula is located 80 km far from town Hum. Town Hum is the smallest town in the world, by the Guinness book of world's records. It is located in Istria, 14 km far from Buzet. You can get to Hum by a car from Pula's airport. It has 17 inhabitants. Hum is surrounded with walls and it has 2 streets. It has Church of the Mary's Assumption from 1802. and Church of St. Jerome from 12th century. Hum's tavern is the only place where you can get medical mistletoe brandy. Hum is known by its Glagolitic Alley.
Airport Pula is located around 95 km far from island Cres. Island Cres is located in region of Kvarner. It is surrounded with island Krk on east side, peninsula Istria on north-west side and island Losinj on south side. You can get to island Cres by ferries from Istria and island Krk or by Pula private boat excursions. Island Cres and island Losinj used to be connected, but later in history, small canal has been dug to separate them. Today, two islands are connected with a small bridge. Highest peak on island Cres is Gorice (648 m). Lake Vransko is located on island Cres and it is the main source of fresh water on island. Island Cres has around 3200 inhabitants. It is believed that on island Cres was sorceress Kirka who enchanted and Odysseus.
Airport Pula is located around 140 km far from island Losinj. Island Losinj has two largest settlements, Mali Losinj and Veli Losinj. Mali Losinj is tha main center of the island. Island Losinj has around 8000 inhabitants. Highest peak on island Losinj is Televrina (588 m). Island Losinj does not have fresh water. Fresh water is brought by water supplies from lake Vransko on island Cres. Island Losinj has been separated from island Cres by a canal at Osor, to provide quicker passage to open sea.
Name: Airport Rijeka
Address: Omisalj, Island Krk
Web page: www.rijeka-airport.hr
Telephone: +385(0)51 841 222
Airport Rijeka is located on island Krk, in Omisalj, 17 km far from city of Rijeka. You can get to your destination from Airport Rijeka or to Airport Rijeka with bus transfer (Rijeka-Airport Rijeka-Rijeka), taxi, private car transfers.
Airport Rijeka was opened in 1970. Runaway is 2488 m long and 45 m wide. Each year Airport Rijeka has more and more traffic and passengers.
From Omisalj on island Krk you can go to other destinations on islands by private boat transfers or you can visit famous tourist destinations by private boat excursions. Boat rentals are available in all towns and tourist settlements on North Croatian Adriatic.
Airport Rijeka destinations: London, Zürich, Nürnberg, Oslo, Tel Aviv, Hanover, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Berlin, Dubrovnik, Malta, Moscow, Riga, Zagreb and many others.
After you arrive to Airport Rijeka, you can find accommodation on island Krk. You can stay in Krk apartments, rooms or hotels.
Airport Rijeka is located nearby many known tourist attractions in northern Adriatic. City of Rijeka is 17 km north of Airport rijeka. Island Krk has beautiful nature, beaches and caves to visit. Nearby are also islands Cres, Rab, Losinj and Pag. You can also visit mountain region of Croatia, Gorski Kotar with beautiful mountain nature, ideal also for winter vacations. In region and largest Croatian peninsula Istria, you can visit towns Hum (world's smallest town) and Motovun (film festivals).
Airport Rijeka is located 17 km far from town Rijeka. Rijeka is third largest city in Croatia and administrative center of Primorsko-Goranska district. City Rijeka is located 17 km far from airport Rijeka. You can get to city of Rijeka from airport Rijeka by bus transfers or taxi and rent a car services. City of Rijeka has around 190 000 inhabitants. In 19th century it was one of the most important European harbours. Attractions which you can visit in Rijeka are: Rijeka's Korzo, main street in Rijeka, Croatian National Theater from 1885., Rijeka's harbour, Palace Adamic, Church of Mary's Assumption, remains of city walls, Palace Ploech, Palace Modello, Cathedral of St. Vid and many other. First torpedo was built in Rijeka by Ivan Luppis and Robert Whitehead.
Airport Rijeka is located around 40 km far from region Gorski Kotar. Gorski Kotar is mountain region in Croatia. It is located north-east of Kvarner Bay and city of Rijeka. You can reach its destinations by car, bus or train transfers or by Rijeka car rentals. Center of Gorski Kotar is town Delnice. You can visit House Racki from 17th century in Delnice. Gorski Kotar is rich with vegetation, mountains, natural beauties. You can visit National Park Risnjak. Begovo Razdolje is highest settlement in Croatia, 1078 m altitude. In settlement Brod na Kupi you can find Castle Zrinski from 17th century. Settlement Fuzine is famous for its 3 lakes, Bajer, Lepenica and Potkos and Cave Vrelo discovered during the 1950's. In Gorski Kotar very popular is skiing. Most famous destinations are Begovo Razdolje, Mrkopalj-Celimbasa, Trsce, Platak and Bjelolasica. Bjelolasica is largest ski resort in Croatia. In Lokve most popular is Park Woods Golubinjak rich with natural beauties, vegetation, hiking tracks, Caves Ledena and Golubinja...
Island Krk is located in Kvarner Bay, around 17 km far from city of Rijeka. Airport Rijeka is located on island Krk. Town Krk is administrative center of island Krk. Island Krk is Croatian island with most of the populated settlements. Since 1980. island Krk has been connected with mainland with a bridge, 1430 m long. Main attraction on island Krk is Church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor, where Baska Tablet has been found. Island Krk was considered as largest Croatian island until 1993. In 1993. it is established that islands Krk and Cres have the same size.
Airport Rijeka is located around 66 km far from island Rab. Island Rab is Croatian island located in Kvarner Bay, south of island Krk. Island Rab has 8 settlements: Banjol, Barbat, Kampor, Lopar, Mundanije, Rab, Palit and Supetarska Draga. Town Rab is administrative center of island Rab. You can get to island Rab by private boat transfers and ferry transportation. Most famous inhabitant of island Rab was St. Marin, founder of state San Marino. Attractions on island Rab: Monastery of St. Peter in Draza, Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, Monastery of St. Euphemia, Town Lodge in town Rab, Ruins of a Fort on St. Damian's hill, Ducal Palace...
Airport Rijeka is located around 129 km far from island Pag. Island Pag is 5th largest island in the Adriatic sea. It is located south of island Rab. It is divided on two districts, Lika-Senj district and Zadar's district. Island Pag is often compared to Moon's surface, because of lack of vegetation on island. You can get to island Pag by car or bus transportation through Pag's bridge, 340 m long, or by ferry transportation from Zigljen. Island Pag is known for very famous beach Zrce near Novalja. Beach Zrce is sand beach with many night clubs and fun events kept. Attractions on island Pag: Museum in Novalja, Amphora findings in bay Vlaska, Benedictine monastery of St. Margarita, Romanesque Church of St. Martin, old wells, Ducal Palace in Pag, Tower Skrivanat, Church of St. Juraj in Pag...
Airport Rijeka is located 66 km far from town Hum. Hum is smallest town in the world, located in peninsula Istria. You can get to Hum by car, bus or taxi services, but also you can go on private car excursions. Hum has 2 streets. It is known by Glagolitic Alley. Gates of Hum are metal gates surrounded by 12 medallions showing months. Attractions in Hum: Church of Mary's Assumption and Church of St. Jerome.
Airport Split was first time opened in 1966. It was twice closed during its history, first time in 1988. because of the crisis in former SFRY and second time in 1991. because of the war.
Airport Split destinations: Rome, Milano, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Osijek, Skopje, Zagreb, Frankfurt, Prague, Basel, London, Oslo, Luxemburg, Manchester, Stuttgart, Graz, Budapest, Stockholm, Dubrovnik, Hamburg and many others.
Name: Airport Split
Address: Road of Dr. Franjo Tudman 1270, 21217 Kastel Stafilic
Web page: www.split-airport.hr
Telephone: +385(0)21 203 555
Parking: 502 parking spaces
Airport Split has organized bus transportation from/to town Split, but you can also use private arrangements like private car transfers or private boat transfers in Split.
Airport Split is close to many famous tourist destinations. Here are some:
Airport Split is located 25 km far from town Split. City of Split is located in region of Central Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located on a peninsula in the bottom of mountains Mosor and Kozjak. Split is largest city of Central Dalmatia and its administrative, cultural and traffic center. You can get to Split by air transportation, bus and train transportation. For town transportation you can use taxi services or Split car rentals. City of Split has around 200 000 inhabitants. City center is surrounded by famous Diocletian's Palace from 4th century. In 1979. it was listed on UNESCO's protection. Oldest findings of human settlements were found in part of the city called Gripe. Attractions in Split that you can visit: Diocletian's Palace, Peristil, Temple of Jupiter, Cathedral of St. Duje, Fort Gripe, Prokurative (square in center of Split), city promenade called RIVA, Grgur of Nin statue...
Airport Split is located 6 km far from town Trogir. Town Trogir is located in region of central Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located 25 km west of city of Split. You can get to Trogir by air transportation to airport Split, by taxi transfers or rent a car services from the airport Split, bus or train transportation. Very popular are private boat excursions from coastal towns, as well as private car excursions. Town Trogir has around 13 000 inhabitants. Trogir was founded in 3rd century BC by Greek colonists from island Vis. Center of Trogir is consisted of promenade, castle and a fort. Trogir is located on peninsula and island Ciovo which are connected with a bridge. Old part of Trogir was listed under UNESCO's protection. In 1271. first drugstore in Europe was opened in Trogir. Attractions in Trogir: Cathedral of St. Lawrence, Old part of Trogir, Northern Town Gates, Ducal Palace, Benedictine Monastery of St. Nicholas, Town Walls, Town Museum, Radovan's Portal, St. Marc's Tower, Castle Kamerlengo...
Airport Split is located around 55 km far from island Brac. Island Brac is located in region of Central Dalmatia, Croatia. Island Brac is surrounded with islands Hvar, Solta and Ciovo. You can get to island Brac by ferry transportation, private boat transfers and rent a car services. Island Brac is largest Dalmatian island and third largest Croatian island. It has area of 396 km2. Highest peak is Vidova Gora (778 m). Island Brac has around 13 000 inhabitants. Administrative center of island Brac is Supetar. Island Brac is famous for its stone known as Brac Stone. It is famous all around the world for its quality. Attractions on island Brac: Desert Blaca, Dragon's Cave, Monument to Russian writter Lav Tolstoj, Brac Museum in Skrip, Archeological findings Lovrecina, Stones Kolac, Ivan Rendic Gallery in Supetar, Church of St. Martin in Sumartin, Stone Museum in Pucisca, Beach Zlatni Rat in Bol...
Airport Split is located around 42 km far from island Solta. Island Solta is situated in region of Central Dalmatia, Croatia. You can reach island Solta by taxi boat transfers from Split, Hvar, Trogir, Brac. You can also use ferry transportation. Island Solta has around 1500 inhabitants. Climate on island Solta is Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. Attractions on island Solta: Churches St. Martin, St. Nicholas, St. Michael, St. John and many others, Prehistory Fort in Gradac, Remains of Old Christian Basilica in Grohote, Chapel in the wall in Grohote, Remains of Villa Rusticae in Rogac, Antique Grave in Necujam, Old Christian Sarcophagus in St. Jele, Castle of Family Marchi from 1706. in Maslinica...
Airport Split is located around 85 km far from island Vis. Island Vis is located in Central Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located west of island Hvar, around 45 km far from mainland. It is connected with Split by ferry lines few times a day and with Ancona in Italy during the summer. You can also get to island Vis through boat rentals. Climate on island Vis is Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. Island Vis is more exposed to the winds, because it is far from mainland and other islands. Island Vis has around 3700 inhabitants. Attractions on island Vis: Cave Modra on island Bisevo, Green Cave on islet Ravnik, Queen Cave on island Vis, Tito's Cave on island Vis, Remains of Antique town Issa, many Forts from different times, monument Viski Lav (Vis' Lion)... Cave Modra is most famous attraction. It is located on island Bisevo near island Vis. It has two openings. Through one opening small boats can come in. Through other opening sun light comes in and reflects in a blue color from white bottom of the cave.
Airport Split is located 99 km far from town Makarska. Town Makarska is located in region of Central Dalmatia, Croatia, in the bottom of mountain Biokovo. Makarska has around 14 000 inhabitants who are mostly directed to tourism. You can get to Makarska by bus transportation, air transportation to Airport Split, boat transfers or Split car rentals. Attractions in town Makarska: Franciscan Monastery, Town Museum, Town Gallery of Antun Gojak, Sanctuary Vepric, Park of Nature Biokovo, St. Mark's Church, Monument of Napoleon, Baroque fountain on Kacic Square, Monument to died anti-fascists from World War II...
Airport Split is located 40 km far from town Omis. Town Omis is located in the heart of Dalmatia, in the mouth of river Cetina. It is located 21 km south of city of Split. You can get to Omis by bus or ferry transportation, or you can go on one-day private boat excursions. Omis was first time mentioned by name Oneum. Attractions in Omis: Fort Mirabella, Fort Fortica, Church of St. Spirit, Church of St. Lucas, Church of St. Michael, Church of St. Roko, Church of St. Peter, Remains of Old Cemetery...
Name: Airport Zadar
Address: Zemunik Donji, Zadar
Web page: www.zadar-airport.hr
Telephone: +385(0)23 205 800
Parking: 577 parking spaces
Airport Zadar is located near settlement Zemunik Donji, 8 km east of town Zadar. Airport Zadar was founded in 1968. From Airport Zadar you can reach your famous destinations by bus transfers, taxi transfers and rent a car services.
Airport Zadar was totally destroyed during the war which started in 1991. Runways are 2000-2500 m long. Since 2008. Airport Zadar has VIP terminal so guests can come with private planes.
Airport Zadar destinations: Pula, Zagreb, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Vienna, Prague, Dublin, London, Innsbruck, Linz and many others.
Airport Zadar has Duty Free Shop and wireless internet. You can buy wireless internet voucher in coffee bars of Airport Zadar. There are also bank, exchange office, ATM, rent a car...
In and near Zadar you can find accommodation. There are apartments, rooms, villas, houses and hotels in town Zadar.
Airport Zadar is located nearby many famous tourist destinations such as towns Zadar (7 km), Sibenik (56 km), Nin, Sukosan, Biograd na moru (21 km), islands Pag, Ugljan, Pasman, Dugi otok, Kornat and many others.
Town Zadar is located in region of North Dalmatia, Croatia. It is located 7 km far from Airport Zadar. You can get to Zadar by taxi, rent a car, bus, train or air transportation. From Zadar you can go on private boat excursions. Town Zadar is center of Zadar's district. Zadar has around 70 000 inhabitants. Zadar is protected from open sea by many small and large islands and islets. Attractions in Zadar: Church of St. Donat, Forum, most famous Zadar's street Kalelarga, Franciscan Monastery of St. Francis, Church of St. Dominic, Town Walls, Church of St. Andrew and St. Peter, Church of St. Krsevan, Archaeological Museum Zadar, main Zadar's square, Sea Organs, Sun Salutation, monument Arsenal... Sea Organs are made as few lines of steps leading to sea, which makes sounds pushing the air through organs. Sun Salutation is located on most western side of Zadar's peninsula, with great view on the islands, Zadar Canal and sunset. Sun Salutation is consisted of more than 300 glass plates which make very beautiful colored light show.
Town Sibenik is located in Croatian region of North Dalmatia. It is located 70 km far from Airport Zadar and 50 km far from Airport Split. You can get to Sibenik by car (highway A1), rent a car service, bus or train transportation, taxi boat transfers. Sibenik is administrative, cultural and economic center of Sibenik-Knin district. Attractions in Sibenik: Cathedral of St. Jakov, Ducal Palace, Fort Subicevac, Fort of St. Nicholas, Four Wells, Church of St. John, Church of St. Cross, Sibenik Theater, Monument of Petar Kresimir IV, Church of St. Krsevan, Church of St. Spirit... You can also visit National Park Krka near Sibenik. In Ukrainian Sibenik means „mischievous boy“.
Airport Zadar is located around 23 km far from town Nin. Town Nin is small town located 15 km north of town Zadar. You can get to Nin by car, bus transportation, taxi or rent a car services. Area of Nin has around 4600 inhabitants. Center of town Nin is small islet connected with mainland with two bridges. Attractions in Nin: Church of St. Cross, Church of St. Nicholas, Viseslav's Baptistery, Church of St. Anselmo and Marcela, Serilia Liburnica (remains of Liburnian ships), Condura Croatica (remains of two ships)...
Airport Zadar is located around 45 km far from island Pag. Island Pag is divided between two districts: Zadar's and Lika-Senj district. It is located in the bottom of mountain Velebit and it has lost its vegetation because the strong wind bora and salt. You can get to Pag by a car accross Pag's bridge, by taxi boat transfers or bus and ferry lines. Island Pag has around 8 400 inhabitants. Attractions on island Pag: Amphora foundings in bay Vlaska, Romanesque Church of St. Martin, Old Wells, Tower Skrivanat, Ducal Palace... Island Pag is most famous for beach Zrce known for many fun events and night clubs. It is also known for saltworks south of town Pag. Saltwork uses natural advantages of island Pag such as winds, stone, environment, sunny days. Pag's salt is one of the most quality salt in Europe.
Airport Zadar is located around 36 km far from island Pasman. Island Pasman is located in region of North Dalmatia in Croatia. You can get to island Pasman by ferry lines from Zadar and Preko on island Ugljan or ferry line from Biograd na moru to Tkon, by a bus or private car transfers across the bridge in Zdrelac, by taxi boat services and rent a car services. Island Pasman has around 3100 inhabitants mostly directed to fishing, agriculture and tourism. Attractions on island Pasman: Franciscan Monastery of St. Dujam, Benedictine Monastery of St. Kuzma and Damjan, remains of forts, stone Statue of St. Michael...
Airport Zadar is located around 32 km air distance far from island Kornat. Kornati islands are located in North Dalmatia. Kornati is consisted of around 150 islands and islets. Total area of Kornati islands is 320 km2. South part of Kornati islands is declared as National park in 1980. Total area of National park Kornati is 220 km2. Only quarter of National park Kornati is land, the rest of it is sea ecosystem. Largest island is Kornat. Not one island of Kornati islands is permanently populated. You can get to Kornati by private boat excursions and taxi boat services. In 6th century two structures had been built: Church of St. Mary and Fort on a hill. Attractions on Kornati islands: Fort Tureta (island Kornat), Magazinova Skrila (island Kornat) – large flat rock. On Kornati islands you can enjoy in sea ecosystem, sailing and diving. You can try some of the Dalmatian specialties in one of the 25 restaurants.
Airport Zadar is located around 28 km far from island Ugljan. Island Ugljan is located in region of North Dalmatia. Island Ugljan is one of the most populated islands in Croatia. It has around 7500 inhabitants. You can get to island Ugljan by ferry line Zadar-Ugljan, by bus or taxi services or taxi boat. Island Ugljan is connected with island Pasman with a bridge at Zdrelac. Attractions on island Ugljan: monuments from early Antica, remains of Old Christian Basilica, Franciscan monastery from 1430., remains of historical fort on hill Kuran, Castle Bersic...
ISLAND DUGI OTOK
Airport Zadar is located around 59 km far from island Dugi Otok. Island Dugi Otok (Long Island) is located in North Dalmatia, 43 km long, with around 2870 inhabitants. You can get to island Dugi Otok by ferry lines with Zadar, taxi boat transfers or rent a car services. Inhabitants are mostly directed to agriculture, olive growing, live-stock farming, fishing and tourism. Most known natural attractions on island Dugi Otok is Park of Nature Telascica, small and large lake at Zman, bay Saharun and bay Solinscica. Other attractions: Lighthouse Veli Rat, Church of St. Pelegrin, villa rustica...
Name: Airport Zagreb
Address: Street of Rudolf Fizir 1, 10150 Zagreb
Web page: www.zagreb-airport.hr
Telephone: +385(0)60 320 320
Airport Zagreb is largest airport in Croatia. It is called Pleso and it is located next to town Velika Gorica, town located south-east of Zagreb. You can get to Airport Zagreb by bus transfer from Zagreb's main train station to Velika Gorica, buses number 268 and 330 or by direct bus transfer from Zagreb's main bus station, organized with Airport Pleso. You can also use taxi transportation or private car transfers.
Airport Pleso was built in 1959. after few other Zagreb's airports were used: Crnomerec, Borongaj and Lucko.
In 1909. Zagreb got its first airfield in neighborhood Crnomerec. Eduard Slavoljub Penkala, known inventor, built a hangar in which he constructed first Croatian airplane. Dragutin Novak was first Croatian pilot, who flew with first airplane in 1910.
First airport with everything necessary for passenger traffic was built in neighborhood Borongaj. In 1928. first air connection was established with Belgrade and during the next year, with many other European towns. In World War II this airport became strictly military airport. After World War II, airport Lucko was used for civilian air traffic.
Because of the fast development of airplane technology, new location had to be found, in area Pleso. Airport Zagreb started to work in 1962. In that year, around 78 000 passengers passed through Airport Zagreb. Passenger terminal had 1 000 m2 area and the platform could take up to 5 smaller airplanes.
In 1966. new passenger building was built with area of 5 000 m2. In 1984. Airport Zagreb was renovated again and cargo terminal, customs offices, international forwarding and new fire station were built. Also, passenger building has 11 000 m2. In 1986. platform was increased for additional 30 000 m2.
On east side of Airport Pleso is Command of Croatian Air Force.
Airport Zagreb has restaurants, coffee bars, post office, banks, ATM, internet corner, exchange office, shopping area... You can also find accommodation in Zagreb in rooms, apartments, hostels, hotels, private houses and villas.
Airport Zagreb destinations: Moscow, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Athens, Munich, Rome, Sarajevo, Zürich, Prague, Berlin, Frankfurt, Budapest, Kopenhagen, Stockholm, Barcelona, Lisbon, Istanbul, London, Skopje, Pristina, Tel Aviv, Dortmund, Dubrovnik, Split, Pula, Zadar, Bol, Hannover and many others.
Airport Zagreb is located close to some of the interesting places in Croatia, which you can visit, such as capital city Zagreb and its monuments, cultural and historical heritage, Croatian Zagorje with many beautiful castles and vineyards, Medimurje with beautiful towns such as Varazdin and Cakovec, town Karlovac, which is the town located on four rivers and many other attractions and places. You can get to all those places by bus, private car excursions, rent a car in Zagreb.
City of Zagreb is located around 17 km far from Airport Zagreb. Zagreb is capital city of Croatia and its economic, cultural, traffic, science and administrative center. It is located in the bottom of mountain Medvednica and north and south of river Sava. Zagreb was founded by merging two settlements on neighboring hills Kaptol and Gradec. Zagreb has around 1 million inhabitants. It is connected with all Croatian regions and European capital cities. In 1242. Zagreb became free royal city by Golden Bula given by Bela IV., Austrian-Hungarian ruler. In 1557. Zagreb was first time mentioned as capital of Croatia. Zagreb has 17 city quarts. Most important industries in Zagreb are pharmaceutical, chemical, textile and food industry. Attractions in Zagreb: Church of St. Marc, Croatian Parliament building, Stone Gate, Church of St. Catherine, Palace Vojkovic, Tower Lotrscak, Zagreb's Cathedral, market Dolac, Zagreb's main square of Joseph Jelacic, park Zrinjevac, Archeological museum, main train station, Croatian National Teather, park Maksimir, largest sports hall Arena, mountain Medvednica with old town Medvedgrad, highest peak Sljeme, concert hall Vatroslav Lisinski, lake Jarun, tower Cibona and many other.
Croatian Zagorje is region in Croatia, located north-west of capital city of Zagreb. It is mostly hilly area with beautiful nature and rich vegetation and historical and cultural heritage. Largest towns in Croatian Zagorje are Varazdin, Krapina, Novi Marof, Ivanec, Lepoglava, Pregrada, Bedekovcina, Donja Stubica, Krapinske toplice, Varazdinske toplice, Sveti Kriz Zacretje, Oroslavje, Zabok... Croatian Zagorje is known for many warm sources of water used for medical purposes. Most known spas are: Krapinske toplice, Varazdinske toplice, Stubicke toplice and Tuheljske toplice. Croatian Zagorje is also rich with historical castles and forts. Most known castles are: Trakoscan (family Draskovic), Veliki Tabor (family Rattkay) and Old Town Varazdin (family Celjski and Ungnada). Croatian Zagorje is also know for wine growing. It is rich with vineyards. Most known wines from Croatian Zagorje are: muskat, rajnski rizling, kraljevina, belina, lipovina... Other attractions in Croatian Zagorje: Zelenjak (monument to Croatian National Anthem), Kumrovec (monument-house of Josip Broz Tito), Monument to Ljudevit Gaj, Veliko Trgovisce (monument-house to Franjo Tudman), Marija Bistrica (sanctuary and its basilica)... You can come to Airport Zagreb from region Croatian Zagorje with buses or taxi.
Region Medimurje is located in north of Croatia, between rivers Mura and Drava. Largest towns in Medimurje are Cakovec, Prelog and Mursko Sredisce. Medimurje has 22 Municipalities. Medimurje has around 120 000 inhabitants. Medimurje has hydroelectric stations which provide electrical power for inhabitants and industry. Attractions in Medimurje: old water mills, Baroque frescoes by Ivan Ranger, first European pipeline between Mursko Sredisce and Selnica... Center of Medimurje region is town Cakovec which is located 100 km far from Airport Zagreb.
Airport Zagreb is located around 85 km far from town Varazdin. Town Varazdin is located on north-west part of Croatia and it is called north-west gates to Croatia. Varazdin is center of Varazdin district. It has around 50000 inhabitants. It is consisted of 10 settlements. Most known attraction in Varazdin is Old Town Castle from 12th century. Other attractions in Varazdin: Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Franciscan Church of St. Josh the Baptist, Palace of family Draskovic, Palace Herzer, Palace Wasserman-Kreuz, Palace Keglevic, Croatian National Teather, Town museum, main town square Korzo...
Cakovec is town in Croatia, located in region Medimurje, around 100 km far from Airport Zagreb. It has around 30 000 inhabitants. Town Cakovec is consisted of 13 settlements. Cakovec is administrative, cultural and economic center of region Medimurje. Attractions in Cakovec: Fort Old Town, Museum of Medimurje, Franciscan church and monastery, Commercial Casino, Cakovec Cultural Center... Commercial Casino was built in 1903. and it is most luxurious building in Cakovec, built as social gathering place for wealthy citizens.
Karlovac is a town in Central Croatia, located 53 km south-east of Zagreb and 59 km far from Airport Zagreb. It is located on crossroad of main road and train routes from Zagreb to Split and Rijeka. It is situated on 4 rivers (Kupa, Korana, Mreznica and Dobra). Karlovac is consisted of 53 settlements. Karlovac has around 60 000 inhabitants. Karlovac was founded on 13th of July in 1579. as fort for defense during the Turkish attacks. Attractions in Karlovac: Town teather Zorin Dom, Music School, Franciscan monastery, main town square, Old Town Dubovac, monument to Radoslav Lopasic, Town museum... One part od Michael Jackson's spot for Earth Song was filmed in Karlovac in 1995.
There are around 50 locations with findings of Stone Age people living in area of Croatia. Most important finding is located near Krapina, on Husnjak hill. Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger found remains of Neanderthal man in 1899. It is believed Neanderthal men lived here around 130 000 years BC.
There are four different cultures formed according to locations of findings: Starcevacka, Sopotska, Danilska and Hvarska culture.
Starcevacka culture was in northern Croatia. Sopotska culture was in area of today's region Slavonia. Danilska culture was along the Adriatic coast. Hvarska culture was within southern Adriatic islands.
In area of Srijem and Slavonia was Vucedol culture which is famous for finding of a dish in a shape of a bird which is called Vucedol dove.
During the Bronze Age were also cultures of Vinkovci and Cetina.
During the Iron Age in area of Croatia lived first known tribes.
Celtic nations lived in area north of rivers Kupa and Sava in 4th century BC. They brought mintage to this area.
Illyrian nations lived in area south of river Sava and they built stone forts. Liburnians were Illyrian tribe who were known for shipbuilding.
GREEKS, ILLYRIANS AND ROMANS
Greeks lived in Croatian areas in 4th century BC. First settlements were on island Korcula and island Vis.
Illyrians were pirating what led them to war with Romans. Romans established two provinces Dalmatia and Panonia. Oldest Dalmatian colonies were Salona, Narona, Pola and Jadera. Oldest Panonian colonies were Sirmij and Siscija. Most important monuments from Roman times are Pula's amphitheater Arena and Diocletian's palace in Split.
ARRIVAL OF CROATS AND MEDIEVAL CROATIA
Croats came to this area in 7th century. At arrival Croats believed in many gods and later accepted Christianity.
First ruler of Croatian small states was Trpimir who called himself "duke of Croats by Grace of God“ in 852.
In 879. duke Branimir informed pope John VIII about his rule which pope accepted.
First Croatian king was Tomislav in 925. Tomislav merged north and south Croatia into one state.
First Croatian crowned king was Stjepan Drzislav.
King Peter Kresimir IV ruled from 1058. till 1074. and merged other parts to Croatian state: Dalmatian towns, Slavonia and Neretva.
Dmitar Zvonimir was king from 1075. till 1089. During his rulership was written first document on Croatian Glagolitic language – Bascanska board.
In 1102. Croats chose Hungarian king Koloman Arpadovic for their king. Personal union of Croatia and Hungary lasted until 1918.
In 1094. was founded Diocese in Zagreb.
Venice wanted to occupy Croatian coast for many years.
In 1222. king Andrew II convenes Parliament and brings Golden Bulla which enhances power of royalty. Most important and most known families were Frankopans and Subics. Many free royal towns were founded after Vinodol Zakonik was brought in 1288. Vinodol Zakonik was first law book written in Croatian language.
In 1358. Venice gave up all Damatian areas. Dubrovnik accepted Croatian-Hungarian rulers and became Republic. In 1409. Venice got Dalmatia again when Ladislav of Naples sold Dalmatia for 100 000 pieces of ducats.
Defence camps of Croatia, Slavonia and Usor were not successful during the attacks of Turks. In 1463. Matija Korvin founded Srebrenica and Jajce duchies in Bosnia.
In 1493. Turks defeated Croatian army at Krbavsko field. One of the most significant Croatian generals was Krsto Frankapan. In 1526. Ottoman Sultan Suleiman defeated Croatian-Hungarian state in Mohacs field.
Ferdinand of Habsburg was chosen as Croatian king in 1527.
Nikola Jurisic defeated Ottoman army at Kiseg and saved Vienna. In 1566. sultan Suleiman the Magnificent attacked Vienna at Siget when died one of the greatest men in Croatian history – Nikola Subic Zrinski. In 1593. was battle at Sisak when Turks were defeated. Most important was fort Karlovac.
Nikola Zrinski burned a bridge in Osijek to stop Turks to occupy Europe. Turks implemented islamization in occupied area but also accept Christian religion of some people, mostly Orthodox.
Hajduks and Uskoks were resisting Turks. Dubrovnik Republic was the only independent part of Croatia which had over 200 navy ships.
In 1683. Turks were defeated near Vienna. In 1699. a lot of Croatian areas were freed from Turkish authority.
First modern government was founded in 1767. Hungary wanted to make great state from Carpathians to Adriatic sea with official Hungarian language.
In 1805. Croatia is under the rule of France. In 1815. Istria and Dalmatia were under Austrian authority.
CROATIAN NATIONAL REVIVAL
Main goal in 19th century was to merge all Croatian areas and parts in which helped Zagreb's bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovac.
Ljudevit Gaj founded Illyrian Movement for cultural revival of Croatia. In 19th century were published newspapers of Croatia, was issued song Horvatska Domovina (Croatian Fatherland) which was later Croatian national anthem, was founded cultural institution Matica Ilirska, Croatian language became official in Croatia and Croatian Parliament.
First Croatian ban was Josip Jelacic, from 1848. till 1859. He was in war with Hungary and abolished serfdom in Croatia in 1848. He also convened elections for Croatian Parliament. First political parties were People's Party, Unionist Party and Party of Rights.
From 1883. until 1903. ban Khuen-Hedervary conducted Hungarization.
After World War I Croatia became part of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes which was named Kingdom Yugoslavia in 1929. Italian authorty was in Rijeka, Istria and Zadar.
During World War II Croatian parts were under different authorities. Islands, Istria and parts of Dalmatia under Italy, Medimurje in northern Croatia under Hungary. Croatia was independent state from 1941. till 1945.
While Croatia was again part of socialist Yugoslavia, cultural and political movement Croatian Spring was founded so Josip Broz Tito dismissed Croatian political leadership. Tito died in 1980. New leader became Slobodan Milosevic.
In 1990. on Croatian Parliament elections won Franjo Tudman and his party HDZ (Croatian Democratic Party). New name of Croatia was Republic of Croatia. On 19th of May 1991. on independence referendum 93,24% of inhabitants voted for independence. On 25th of June 1991. Croatian Parliament declared Croatian independence and on 8th of October all connections with Yugoslavia were abolished. First Croatian president was Franjo Tudman.
All of that led to Homeland War which ended in 1995. Homeland War was consisted of three main phases. First was attack of Serbian army in 1991. Second phase was from 1991. till 1995. which was mostly consisted of diplomatic negotiations and arrival of UN. Third phase was consisted of liberation operations Oluja and Bljesak. The war ended with over 21000 dead people on both sides and over 550 000 refugees. 26% of Croatian teritory was occupied.
On 22nd of May 1992. Croatia was accepted to United Nations.
In 2000. Croatian president became Stjepan Mesic. In 2010. new president became Ivo Josipovic.
On 1st of April 2009. Croatia became part of NATO and on 1st of July 2013. part of European Union.
In 2015. Croatia got its first female president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.
First public transportation vehicle in Croatia was horse omnibus established in 1844. in Zagreb.
Horse tram was used first in Osijek in 1884. and in Zagreb in 1891.
Zagreb also has funicular which connects Upper and Lower town which was built in 1890. Rail is 66 m long which makes it shortest public funicular railroad in the world.
First electrical trams were used in Rijeka, Pula, Opatija and Dubrovnik. Electrical tram in Zagreb was used from 1910. and in Osijek from 1926. Trams have been used since 1970. only in towns Zagreb and Osijek.
First public buses were used in Osijek in 1913. Trolleybuses were used in Rijeka and Split for short time.
First taxi vehicle in town Zagreb came on 11th of June 1901.
Many inhabitants of settlements and towns near Zagreb use local train lines to get to work and to schools. Most active line is Savski Marof-Zagreb-Dugo Selo started in 1992.
Traffic & Highways
Croatia has developed railroads, air traffic, maritime traffic and highways.
Croatia has railroads connecting Zagreb with north, west, east and south Croatia. State railway company is Croatian Railways. Croatian Railways were founded in 1990.
Town Rijeka is largest Croatian port. Other main ports are Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Ploce. Largest national boat operator is Jadrolinija.
Croatia has 7 international airports: Zagreb, Osijek, Split, Rijeka, Dubrovnik, Pula and Zadar. National airline is Croatia Airlines. Croatia also has 11 smaller airports: Brac, Osijek-Cepin, Vrsar, Cakovec, Varazdin, Grobnik, Sinj, Lucko, Losinj, Ploce and Otocac.
Croatia has over 1400 km of highways. All highways connect capital city Zagreb with other parts of Croatia. First Croatian highway was Orehovica-Kikovica opened in 1971.
Highways still in construction are Split-Dubrovnik, Zagreb-Sisak, Vrbovec-Koprivnica, Vrbovec-Virovitica.
For usage of Croatian highways is charged toll.
Croatian highways have 123 resting places. 75 have gas stations.
- A1 Zagreb-Split
- A2 Zagreb-Slovenian border
- A3 Bregana-Lipovac
- A4 Zagreb-Gorican (Hungary)
- A5 Osijek-Svilaj
- A6 Zagreb-Rijeka
- A8 and A9 make Istrian Y and connect Istrian towns
- A10 Metkovic-Bosnia and Herzegovina border