Croatia occupies the largest area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean Sea, penetrates deep into the European continent. Its uniqueness lies in its diversity. With its 1,244 islands, islets and reefs, it is the most diverse coast on the Mediterranean.
It is home to the Old City of Dubrovnik, Diocletians Palace in Split, Euphrasies Basilica in Poreč, the lakes Plitvička Jezera and many others. There are seven national parks in Croatia, three being in the mountainous regions and four in the coastal regions.
Croatia also has beautiful beaches, most notably Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) on the island of Brac. Famous for its changing shape due to the influence of winds, waves and sea currents, in recent years the beach has been considered by travellers, the media and professionals of tourism from all over the world, as being one of the most beautiful beaches of Europe.
With its unspoilt villages, beaches, Roman and Mediaeval Ruins, Croatia is a travellers’ paradise with something to indulge everyone.
Australian and New Zealand travellers can travel into Croatia without a visa for a period of up to 90 days, provided they have a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Tipping in Croatia is fast becoming more like other European countries, however in most situations, it is still not expected. In higher class restaurants and hotels, a tip of 10-15% is considered polite. For excellent service, we recommend a tip of A$10 for tour guides and $5 for bus drivers per day.