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CROATIA

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.

Island of Krk

The history of the Island Krk reaches back into the prehistorical period. Numerous nations, indigenous inhabitants and strangers shaped its history, starting with the Liburni, the Romans, the Slavs, the Franks, the Venetians, the Habsburgs, all until the modern age. The city was founded on ancient foundations (Platea Antiqua, Thermae, mosaic in the tavern Mate, Temple of Venus and the city walls), which through hundreds of years of changes obtained a cover of medieval walls and a new city infrastructure still extending along the regular Roman city raster (cado and decumanus).

The change in the city view was determined by two main features; one purely stylistic, brought by changes in the way of building, which followed European artistic tendencies, while the other came along with the Christianisation and placing importance on sacral architecture around which the city centre formed.
The feature with which the city of Krk entices people is its representative medieval heritage.

Today we know Krk as a tourist place of extreme cultural and artistic heritage, where the ancient Splendidisima Civitas Curitarum (glorious city of the people of Krk) lives in a wonderful synergy with the busy nature of the modern age.

Did you know?

The sea is clean, very clean! The town beaches meet the high criteria for quality seawater, and associated amenities: sanitary, hospitality, sporting, recreational, and along with a compulsory note that the beaches provide access to the sea for persons with special needs.

The Island of Krk

The Island of Krk is situated on the 45th meridian parallel, exactly mid-way between The North Pole and The Equator. The biggest advantage of the location is the especially pleasant climate in this area of the Mediterranean, with warm, sunny summers and mild winters.

Krk is the island of sunshine, with over 2500 hours of sun annually. The clean sea, air and the summer breeze only add to the wholesome, beneficial climate. So no wonder that wellness tourism developed at the beginning of the 20th century. Due to the climate, the island is rich in many kinds of Mediterranean plant life.

The variety of terrain makes Krk the island of contrasts: areas of thick forest, hills, mountains and fertile valleys intertwine with areas of diversely shaped limestone. The coastline is rugged, with numerous secluded coves, bays and inlets with beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches and Mediterranean plant groves that give a pleasant shade and protect from the Sun.