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Croatia boasts a long coastline and is also home to over 1000 beautiful islands, like pearls sprinkled in the clear waters of the Adriatic ocean. Ancient fortified UNESCO cities overlook the ocean and the undulating hills are home to picture perfect walled towns surrounded by farmlands and vineyards
General info:

Capital of Croatia: Zagreb.
Language: Croatian. English is widely spoken.
Currency: Kuna.
When to go: Spring through to autumn (May to October) are the best times to visit Croatia.
Time: GMT +2 (GMT +3 April to October)
Visas: South African passport holders require Schengen visas.
What things cost: These are approximate prices and may vary according to hotels and seasons.
Pizza: 4 - 7 euro
1/2L Beer: 2 - 4 euro
1/2L Wine: 2 - 4 euro
Cappucino: 1 - 3 euro
Coke: 2 euro

Top Destinations/ Attractions
Opatija is considered to have the best views of the stunning coast of Croatia. This was the fashionable resort coast of Croatia. This was the fashionable resort of the Austro-Hungarian Empire which accounts for the many grand residences that have now been converted into elegant hotels. Walk along the waterfront promenade which stretches for 12 km.
The city of Zagreb started out as two hilltop settlements which were united into an elegant
European city under the influence of Vienna. The neo-Gothic twin-towered cathedral is a must see as is the Dolac market with its stalls groaning under fresh produce, surrounded by eateries serving regional cuisine.
Lord Byron was so smitten by the beauty of Dubrovnik that he eulogised it as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Nothing much has changed since then and this medieval walled city will charm you too. The old city is a joyful mixture churches and museums, boutiques and open-air cafés.
Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and backed by the rugged Dinaric Mountains, this splendid Dalmatian city resembles a living museum. Ancient Roman architecture forms a backdrop to modern-day life, with boutiques and charming restaurants dotted along the revamped waterfront.
Plitvice Lakes
The Plitvice Lakes National Parks is made up of some 300 square kilometres of forested hills, dappled with 16 lakes and hundreds of waterfalls. This is Croatia’s oldest and largest National Park and offers the visitor spectacular sights and is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site.
Isle of Hvar
The island of Hvar is regarded by many as the queen of Croatian Islands. The ancient village is centred around the natural harbour where you can sit outdoors and watch the arrival of yachts. The hills are covered in olives and vines and the island is blessed with secluded beaches.
For more on Croatia, visit the Croatia Tourism Board portal here

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