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Croatia , officially the Republic of Croatia , is a country in Southeastern Europe, at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Zagreb. Croatia borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, and it has a sea border with Italy to the southwest The Croats arrived in the seventh century in what is Croatia today. They organized the state into two dukedoms. The first king, Tomislav I was crowned in AD 925 and Croatia was elevated into Kingdom. The Kingdom of Croatia retained its sovereignty for almost two centuries, reaching its peak during the rule of Kings Petar Krešimir IV and Zvonimir. Via "Pacta conventa", Croatia entered a personal union with Hungary in 1102. In 1526, the Croatian Parliament elected Ferdinand from the House of Habsburg to the Croatian throne. In 1918 Croatia declared independence from Austria-Hungary and joined the Kingdom of Yugoslavia as co-founder. During World War II, Nazis occupied Croatian territory and with the aid of Ustaše created the Independent State of Croatia. After the war Croatia became a founding member of Second Yugoslavia. On 25 June 1991 Croatia declared independence and became a sovereign state. Croatia is a member of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization, the Council of Europe, CEFTA, and is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2008–09 term. The country is also a candidate for membership of the European Union. Additionally, Croatia is also a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean upon its establishment in 2008.

   
 
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Sightseeing in Croatia - Zagreb
Sightseeing in Croatia You will not be able to escape the Balkan charm as sightseeing in Croatia will allow you to have a glimpse of some of the beautiful cities in Croatia. Croatia tours comprise a visit to Zagreb which is also known as the Croatian capital. Make sure that you have ample time in your hands for sightseeing in Croatia. You can see some of the most famous and beautiful museums of Croatia in Zagreb. Tours in Croatia will be incomplete without a visit to the beautiful town of Gornji which will be a revelation for the art lovers. You can find a number of art galleries, the Parliament and the Palace of the President. The lower portion of the town is known as Dolnji and here you will have a number of shops which sell everythin...

When to Go Croatia - Zagreb
When to Go Croatia Most people visit Croatia between April and September. Although the coast is too cool for swimming in April, you'll enjoy warm, clear skies south of Split and rock-bottom accommodation prices. Zagreb is likely to be comfortable and the cultural season is in full swing at this time. May and June are great months for all outdoor activities (except skiing). Watch out for battalions of school students on class field trips at the end of May and beginning of June. July and August are the most expensive months to visit Croatia as the tourist season swings into gear. The advantages of high-season travel are the extra boat lines to whisk you to the islands, and organised excursions to take you to out-of-the-way highlights. ...

Hiking in Croatia - Zadar
Hiking in Croatia Hiking in Croatia is one of the adventurous tours in Croatia that is taken up by the localites. It is also one of the interesting activities that are taken up by the globe trotters who visit Croatia. There are many scenic landscapes, mountain trails and hiking pathways that are explored by the hikers during the hiking in Croatia. Hiking tours in Croatia includes a plenty of other activities that are combine together for the entertainment of the guests. The Mountaineering Association of Croatia combines various activities of Speleology, orienting, climbing and mountain rescuing during the hiking excursions. Apart from the Mountaineering Association of Croatia, there is also the tour agency of Jezadara based at ...

Paklenica National Park in Croatia - Starigrad
Paklenica National Park in Croatia The Paklenica karst river canyon is a national park in Croatia. It is located in Starigrad, northern Dalmatia, at the southern slopes of Velebit mountain, not far from Zadar. It has two canyons: Mala (Small) and Velika (Big) Paklenica. Today there is no water flowing throughout Mala Paklenica. Near the entrance into the Velika Paklenica there is an artificial basement/cave complex that had been built for Josip Broz Tito during the tension between Yugoslavia and the USSR in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The Paklenica park includes the Anica Kuk, the biggest rock in Croatia at 712 m. Paklenica is also well known for the rock-climbing throughout the whole year. Manita pec (or sometimes called Mahnita pec) is a very ...

Wildlife in Croatia - Zagreb
Wildlife in Croatia The wildlife in Croatia is surely making you wonder in awe at the wide variety of flora and fauna which you are going to witness. There are primarily 8 national parks in the country of Croatia where the travelers are spell-bound with the natural beauty that surrounds them. The tourists get to enjoy the natural beauty of the cascading waterfalls, the deep blue water of the lakes and rivers along with deep forests of the national parks. The travelers who go in for tour of the wildlife in Croatia get an idea about the rich flora and fauna of the country. There are approximately 450,000 hectares of land which is protected as natural assets. You will come across the 4 national parks in the mountainous region and they a...