Croatia

Croatia

Croatia declared its independence from communist Yugoslavia in 1991. Prior to the war, it was a major tourist destination for Western Europeans who would flock to Croatia in their millions to occupy its vast and beautiful coastline. However, in recent years Croatia has once again become a tourist hotspot for holiday makers seeking crystal-clear beaches, low-priced escapism, and rugged beauty, and with its 3,626 miles of coastline (1,104 along the mainland and 2,522 along its 1185 islands) it’s easy to see why. The perfect destination for lovers of beach and sunshine, Croatia is one of the sunniest countries in Europe, with an average of 2,600 hours of sunlight a year (seven hours per day).

Located north of the Adriatic Sea, with a shape that has been said to resemble a croissant, Croatia’s northern borders are Hungary and Slovenia, Yugoslavia to the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the south and east. Croatia possesses one of the hippest café cultures in Europe, where the cosmopolitan people sit in their oversized sunglasses, smoking cigarettes and people watching for hours.

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