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This new edition of Bradt's Croatia is thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes, especially since Croatia's accession to the EU in 2013. Bradt's Croatia offers the most detailed coverage of all the guides of the coast and islands, as well as the capital Zagreb and areas further inland. New for this edition are: more details of Slavonia, new accommodation options in all price brackets, new restaurants, plus new features on Croatian wines and Game of Thrones locations and tours in Dubrovnik. 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.
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Facts and figures, Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Politics, Economy, Tourism, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Tourist information and maps, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Opening times, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Photography, Media and communications, Business/time, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Zagreb
History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information and maps, Local tour operators and travel agencies, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Sport, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Around Zagreb
Chapter 4 Inland Croatia
Varazdin, Cakovec and the Medimurje, The Zagorje, Samobor, Zumberak, Jastrebarsko and the Turopolje, Karlovac, South of Karlovac, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lonjsko Polje, Jasenovac, Pozega, Papuk Nature Park, Slavonski Brod, Ðakovo, Osijek, Kopacki Rit, Vinkovci, Vukovar, East to Ilok
Chapter 5 Istria
The west coast to Porec, Rovinj, Brijuni Islands, Pula, The east coast to Labin and Rabac, Inland Istria, To Opatija and Ucka
Chapter 6 Kvarner Bay and Islands
Rijeka, Gorski Kotar, North Velebit National Park, Cres and Losinj, Krk, Rab
Chapter 7 Northern Dalmatia
Zadar, Paklenica National Park, Sibenik, Krka National Park, Pag, Silba, Olib and Premuda, Ugljan and Pasman, Dugi Otok and the Kornati archipelago
Chapter 8 Central Dalmatia
Trogir, Split, Makarska/Biokovo, Solta, Brac, Hvar, Vis
Chapter 9 Southern Dalmatia
Dubrovnik, South of Dubrovnik, The Elaphite Islands (Kolocep, Lopud, Sipan), Mljet, Trsteno, Ploce and the Neretva Delta, Peljesac peninsula, Korcula, Lastovo
Chapter 10 Diving in Croatia
Planning the dive, Diving centres, Top ten dive sites in Croatia
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information
Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia and Eastern Europe. He is the author of Bradt's Istria and he has contributed to or updated many more titles, including the Bradt guides to Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Transylvania, and several books on art and architecture. His work is published widely in magazines and online. Rudolf first visited Croatia in the late 1990s, lived in Zagreb for two years, and continues to spend several weeks a year based in Croatia.
"Informative and entertaining."
– Daily Telegraph
"Highly recommended travel guide to Croatia, and currently the most up-to-date one! Certainly a must for all those visiting the country this year. Very detailed guide provides information for all types of travellers, from holidaymakers to backpackers, families to lone travellers."
– Visit Croatia
"Bradt Travel Guide: Croatia is erudite, iconic and informative."
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