Every year, thousands of travellers fall in love with Croatia's stunning Adriatic coastline and sea, whilst enjoying the unique cuisine inspired by its rich cultural and natural heritage.
Our Balkans tours run through this spectacular Eastern European country, which was founded in the 7th century on the ruins of the Roman Empire. Fans of the hit series 'Game of Thrones' will be thrilled to know that our tours take you to Dalmatian coast in Split and Dubrovnik - the fantasy location of 'King's Landing'.
Undoubtedly, the jewel in Croatia's crown is its coastline, with views of many islands in the distance.
It's sun-kissed, pebbly beaches are also a delight, the perfect place to lounge away and relax, but for those with an adrenaline rush, there are numerous water-based activities to take advantage of, including snorkelling, diving, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.
Our Croatia tours take you on a journey through time, as we explore Croatia's medieval remains and its Byzantine past by visiting places such as Dubrovnik, Zadar and Split.
We'll also visit Venetian palaces, Napoleonic forts, early Slavic churches, and Viennese mansions. Led by an English-speaking travel guide, you will get an authentic Balkan experience on our Croatia tours.
Do you want to know more about Croatia and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?
Contact the Croatia tourism board for more information.
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Croatia is a safe destination to visit with very little street crime and violence.
The Croatian kuna (HRK) is the official currency of Croatia, which is subdivided into 100 lipa.
The best time to visit Croatia is during the shoulder season (May-June & September) as there are fewer crowds, the weather is pleasant, and the Adriatic Sea is warm for swimming.
Tipping is expected in Croatian restaurants and you should leave between 10-15% tip.
The tap water is safe to drink in all of Croatia. The tap water from Split comes from the Jadro River and is one of the purest in the world.
I have dealt with Anthony Horrobin on a number of occasions and it is like talking to an old friend on the phone. Anthony is super-efficient and will always go the extra mile to create the perfect trip.
My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.
This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.
Everything about the trip was thought through, fine-tuned , and marvelous. From Ant Horribin helping us arrange the trip, to rep Waled Ali, and our guide Big Mo, we could not have asked for a better team. Our sincere thanks to them.
When a single women in her 50's, traveling from the US to Egypt, stumbles across a website offering a tour, and then they make her feel totaling comfortable about every step of the process, you know you've hit a homerun!
Dial Code: +385
Area: 56.594 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Croatia is the Adriatic Sea 0m | The highest point in Croatia is the Dinara Mountain 1,831m (6,007 ft.)
Population: 4,164,783 (2018)
Government: Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is an Eastern European country. It is located on the Adriatic Sea and encompasses more than a thousand islands. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, which is one of the primary subdivisions, along with 20 counties.
This developed country has a very high standard of living and is a republic governed under a parliamentary system. Croatia is a member of the European Union and the United Nations.
The economy of Croatia is strongly influenced by the industrial and service sectors, and agriculture. Croatia is also ranked among the top 20 most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Situated in Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia is bordered by Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, and Slovenia to the northwest.
There are four types of biogeographical regions in Croatia: Mediterranean, Alpine, Pannonian and Continental. Croatia can also be subdivided between several ecoregions because of the geomorphology and climate. The country has a rich biodiversity with 37,0000 known species.
Croatia experiences a relatively warm and rainy continental climate. The coldest parts of the country are Gorski Kotar and Lika with a snowy-forested climate. The warmest areas in Croatia are along the Adriatic Coast with a Mediterranean climate.
There is no official religion in Croatia and freedom of religion is a right defined by the Constitution. Christianity is the largest religion followed by Islam.
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