Position: Croatia is a middle European Adriatic country. It lies between Slovenia on the west, Hungary on the north, Serbia and Montenegro, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina on the east, while the Adriatic sea divides it from its neighbor Italy. The convenient geographical position, as well as the good traffic connections make it easy to reach its numerous destinations and the wonderful beaches of the crystal blue and clear Adriatic sea.
Surface: The Republic of Croatia covers an area of 56.538 km2 and its territorial waters cover 31.900 km2. The Adriatic sea of Croatia is for many Europeans the closest warm sea and is at the same time one of the most beautiful. The coastline including the islands is 5.700 km long and is one of the most intended coastlines in the Mediterranean. With its 1.185 islands, islets and rocks it really deserves its name ‘country of the thousand islands’.
Population: According to the last census, Croatia has 4.437.460 inhabitants. The majority of the inhabitants are Croats, while Serbs, Bosnians, Albanians, Slovenians, Hungarians, Italians and Czechs form the most numerous minorities.
System of government: Croatia is a multilateral parliamentary republic.
Capital: The capital is Zagreb with 779.145 inhabitants – the economic, traffic, cultural and academic centre of Croatia.
Climate and weather: There are two climate zones; a temperate continental climate, locally also a mountainous climate, prevails in the interior, whereas a pleasant Mediterranean climate prevails along the Adriatic coast, with an overwhelming number of sunny days and a sea temperature that does not fall under 20°C. This pleasant climate favours the relaxation and enjoyment of the treasures of the Adriatic coast. The average temperature: January 0 to 2°C, August 19 to 23°C; average temperature at the seaside: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 27 °C; the sea temperature is about 12°C in the winter, and 25°C in the summer.
Currency: The official currency in Croatia is the Kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, most travel agencies and at the reception of hotels, camps as well as in marinas.
Credit cards: In Croatia the most used cards are: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners. They are accepted at most hotels, marinas, restaurants and shops, as well as at ATM’s and commercial centres.
1 January – New Year’s Day
6 January – Epiphany
Easter Sunday & Easter Monday
1 May – Labor Day
22 June – Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
25 June – Statehood Day
5 August – Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
15 August – Assumption Day
8 October – Independence Day
1 November – All Saints’ Day
25-26 December – Christmas Holidays
Your guys were amazing, as always!
It was very frustrating (for me and you and them) that the local council parking team would not guarantee suspension of the bays in front of my flat. They told me that they would not be able to do anything if people ignored the suspension and parked in the bays. They said that as the road is wide they advised the lorry to double park. In fact, this morning, there were cars without any permits, parked in all the bays and nobody did anything. I told your guys that they should double park because the car drivers are parked illegally. But actually the guys decided it was easier for them to park in the loading bay around the corner, leaving them with a 20-metre walk with all the boxes. They did the job brilliantly and did not complain. So friendly and hardworking.
Now I have all my belongings and my next “new” stage of life is about to begin. I thank you for taking me to Lesvos two years ago and now for bringing me back. Your arrangements are always great and your guys are wonderful.
I wish all the best for you and your family. I will be in touch next time I need to change my life.
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