Croatia is considered one of the safest countries in the world according to The Global Peace Index 2018 produced by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), ranked 27 among 163 countries.
Croatia is one of the sunniest spots in Europe. You should expect 13 hours of sunshine a day in July. More than 10 million people choose Croatia for their holidays.
Croatia is the home of the tie, automatic pencil, parachute and other inventions which have transformed human existence, several of which are used in everyday life.… Croatia is also the birthplace of Marko Polo, Nikola Tesla, and many more outstanding individuals.
Croatia – a small country of World’s Greatest Technological Innovators
Aside from the beautiful coast and great cultural and historical heritage, Croatia has been recognized for innovation, global reference projects, export of the best business-technological practices, as well as great professionals recognized for their skills and expertise all over the world.
City of Zagreb
Zagreb, one of the oldest European cities, is not only administrative but also the economic, diplomatic and cultural capital of Croatia, with a population of almost one million.
It is also a university center with forty higher education schools and over 85,000 students, a city that is proud of its long history of education: the first secular city school was built in the middle of the 14th century, the first secondary school was founded at the beginning of the 16th century and in the second half of the 16th century, Zagreb had its first university.
Zagreb is a city of science and culture. The city has approximately fifty museums and galleries, as well as private art collections and about twenty theatres and music venues. Many open-air events and exhibitions are organized from spring to autumn. While walking down the streets of Zagreb, you can admire the architecture, which mostly dates back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Even though Zagreb is a Central European city, in many ways, it has a Mediterranean way of life.
Great atmosphere and friendly local people are the biggest values of Zagreb.
Daytime is reserved to enjoy the works and crafts of local artists. The bar opens late in the afternoon and live music spices up the evenings.
Romantic ambient of the upper town Zagreb intensified by a glass of wine is what has made this “all-summer-event” the most popular getaway from the daily routine. It’s a sure way to forget you’re in a busy capital and a great chance to meet locals.
City of Šibenik
Šibenik is a historic city on the Adriatic coast that prides itself with being the oldest native Croatian town on the shore. Šibenik is a gem of the Adriatic coast, still undiscovered by many that head to bigger cities like Zadar and Split, but offers just as much if not even more. Its ancient, steep and narrow streets, picturesque views and crystal-clear sea hide a long and turbulent history.
Once a city conquered by many, Šibenik was forced to develop and build a fortification architecture to defend the city walls. Today, its beautiful architecture is not only a reminder of the city’s history, but is also a sight to behold.
Built entirely from stone for over more than a century, The Cathedral of St. James has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage. Arguably the most important Renaissance building in Croatia is also the only cathedral in Europe that has been constructed with only stone which makes it the no.1 tourist attraction in Šibenik. As if having one UNESCO World Heritage Site is not great enough, Šibenik has two! St Nicholas Fortress is one of four city fortresses that has been guarding the city for centuries and a tour of the fortress will reveal secrets and legends about Šibenik’s history.
If you ever get tired of wandering around Šibenik’s ancient, cobbled streets, you are just minutes away from the most stunning natural wonders Croatia can offer. Šibenik is a gateway to many stunning islands such as Prvić, Krapanj and Zlarin, and beautifully untouched National Parks – Krka and Kornati.
Watching the sunset in romantic Šibenik, sightseeing the city’s astonishing architecture, eating at some of the best Croatian restaurants, sunbathing and swimming on the beach Banj or at National Park Krka or having a great night out at one of Croatia’s top party destinations Vodice – Šibenik offers something for everyone!