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Croatia by Piers Letcher

Sitting at the cross-roads of Europe, Croatia offers an unrivalled mix of culture and nature. It continues to seduce visitors with its beautifully preserved historic towns and cities, magnificent cultural sights, gorgeous coastline, outstanding national parks and delicious food-not to mention some of the clearest waters you are likely to find anywhere in the Mediterranean. In this updated edition, all the basics are covered with details of transport, the increasing number of boutique hotels and ecotourism home-stays, and local wines, food and olive oil. An expanded culture section includes information on all the new museums opened in recent years, traditions added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Heritage and the Garden Festival at Zadar on the Dalmatian coast.

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ISBN-13: 9781841627540
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides Limited
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 51 MB
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About the Author

Piers Letcher is an independent writer and photographer. He has had 17 books published, including Bradt's Dubrovnik and Eccentric France, along with more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles.

Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia and Eastern Europe. A fluent Croatian speaker, he is the author of several books and numerous articles on Croatia.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Background Information

Facts and figures 3, Geography 4, Climate 4, Natural history and conservation 6, History 11, Politics 21, Economy 22, Tourism 22, People 23, Language 23, Religion 24, Education 24, Culture 24

Chapter 2 Practical Information

When to visit 25, Highlights 26, Suggested itineraries 28, Tour operators 29, Red tape 30, Embassies 31, Getting there and away 33, Tourist information and maps 36,

Health 37, Safety 41, Women travellers 42, Gay and lesbian travellers 43, Travelling with kids 43, Disabled travellers 23, What to take 44, Money 45, Budgeting 46, Opening times 47, Getting around 48, Accommodation 57, Eating and drinking 59, Public holidays and festivals 62, Shopping 64, Arts and entertainment 65,

Photography 65, Media and communications 66, Business/time 70, Buying property 70, Cultural etiquette 70, Travelling positively 72


Chapter 3 Zagreb

History 78, Getting there and away 80, Orientation 83, Getting around 84, Tourist information and maps 86, Local tour operators and travel agencies 87, Where to stay 88, Where to eat and drink 93, Entertainment and nightlife 102, Music, opera, ballet and theatre 103, Shopping centres and cinemas 105, Other practicalities 105, What to see and do 106, Around Zagreb 128

Chapter 4 Inland Croatia

Varazdin 136, Cakovec and the Medimurje 140, The Zagorje 143, Samobor 154,

The Zumberak 157, Plesivica Wine Road 160, Karlovac 161, South of Karlovac 166, Plitvice Lakes National Park 166, Jastrebarsko and the Turopolje 170, Lonjsko Polje 173, Jasenovac 176, Pozega 176, Papuk Nature Park 177, Slavonski Brod 179, Ðakovo 180, Osijek 181, Kopacki Rit 184, Vinkovci 186, Vukovar 187, East to Ilok 189

Chapter 5 Istria

The west coast to Porec 194, Rovinj 199, Brijuni Islands 204, Pula 208, The east coast to Labin and Rabac 216, To Opatija and Ucka 217, Inland Istria 220

Chapter 6 Kvarner Bay and Islands

Rijeka 229, Gorski Kotar 235, North Velebit National Park 239, Cres and Losinj 241, Krk 251, Rab 255

Chapter 7 Northern Dalmatia

Zadar 263, Paklenica National Park 269, Sibenik 277, Krka National Park 281, Pag 283, Ugljan and Pasman 288, Dugi Otok and the Kornati archipelago 289

Chapter 8 Central Dalmatia

Trogir 293, Split 297, Around Split 307, Makarska/Biokovo 307, Solta 311, Brac 313, Hvar 317, Vis 324

Chapter 9 Southern Dalmatia

Dubrovnik 329, South of Dubrovnik 363, The Elaphite Islands (Kolocep, Lopud, Sipan) 366, Mljet 370, Trsteno 376, Ploce and the Neretva Delta 376, Peljesac peninsula 377, Korcula 380, Lastovo 389

Chapter 10 Diving

Planning the dive 391, Diving centres 393, Top ten dive sites in Istria 397

Appendix 1 Language

Appendix 2 Further information

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