A brand new edition featuring illuminating text written by expert, local writers alongside over 250 inspiring full-colour photographs that will bring Croatia's people, and places to life, at the turn of a page. A brand new 'Best of' feature highlights the top attractions not to be missed, such as a visit to the charming fishing port of Rovinj and the beautiful Golden Horn Beach. This section also features the editor's choice of exclusive and unique recommendations, including the best islands, castles, markets and more. An in-depth 'Places' section comprises ten chapters covering the entire country, from Risjnak National Park in the north to the Dalmatian walled city of Dubrovnik in the south. All the principal sites along the way are conveniently cross-referenced by number to accompanying full-colour maps, to enable instant orientation and easy navigation at a glance. The information on each area is also accompanied by restaurant listings, including contact details and an indication of price range and local specialities.
You will also find a fascinating history chapter and intriguing features that explore Croatia's religion and society, food and drink, great outdoors and much more, to give you deeper understanding of the country's unique culture. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides essential practical information, covering transport, accommodation for all budgets, shopping, nightlife, sports, activities for children, money, health, language and much more, along with useful contact telephone numbers to help you book activities in advance. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Best of Croatia; A United Nation; Land and People. History: Decisive Dates; Early Days; Middle Ages; The Habsburg; The Modern Age. Features: Religion and Society; The Cultural Scene; Food and Drink; The Great Outdoors; Insights: Mini Features: Naked Passions; Wine Country; Diving; Cafe Culture; The Pitvice Lakes; Vukovar Siege; Risnjak National Park; Buying Property; The Adriatic Highway; Photo Features: Festivals; Architecture; Naive Art; Birds; Beaches and Boat Trips. Places: Introduction; Zagreb: Lower Town; The Cathedral; Upper Town; Bear Mountain; Central Croatia: The Zagorje; Towards Slovenia; The Samobor Hills; Ogulin; Eastern Croatia:Jasenovac; Osijek; Vukovar; Istrian Coast: Pula; Brijuni Islands; Roman Porec; Inland Istria: Pazin; Motovun; Kvarner Gulf: Opatija Riviera; Lovran; Pag; Northern Dalmatia: Nin; Zadar; Central Dalmatia: Trogir; Split; Southern Dalmatia; Korkula; Dubrovnik; Montenegro Excursion. Travel Tips: Transport; Accomodation; Eating Out; Activities; A-Z: Practical Information; Language; Further Reading. Maps: Croatia; Zagreb; Central Croatia; Plivice National Park; Eastern Croatia; Istria; Kvarner Gulf; Northern Dalmatia;Central Dalmatia; Split; Southern Dalmatia; Dubrovnik; Inside front cover: Croatia; Inside back cover: Zagreb.