Croatian Regions

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You will keep hearing me refer to different Croatian regions, like Dalmatia, Istria or Slavonia.

But where exactly are they?

And what are some of the cities and attractions you might find there?

In this context I will discuss six of the most important regions. So, let's have a look at what those regions are:

  • Southern-Dalmatia
  • Northern-Dalmatia
  • Slavonia
  • Zagreb & environment
  • Istria
  • Kvarner-Bay

Croatian regions overview


Photo Dubrovnik

Starting south of Split - 200 kilometers down the coast to foreign of Montenegro. It forms a core of the Croatian landscape.

One bay appears to be nicer than the other. Towns like Omis, Brela, Baska Voda, Tucepi, Gradac and Cavtat in the South are embodiments of Adriatic Bathing dreams.

Not to mention the islands! Historical Korcula, Brac with it's world famous zlatni rat beach, Hvar and Miljet with are subtropical natural resources. Their little towns Ston, Supetar and Hvar are all art-historic very interesting!

But it's all just a foretaste to constructions of Dubrovnik: It's old town with the fortress belongs to UNESCO World Heritage List.

Click here to find out more about Dalmatia >>>


Photo Sailors

Many travellers love north-Dalmatia as of it's fantastic beaches and island world off the coast. Sailors and divers adore this Croatian region! It's a yachting paradise! Most well known here is the archipelago of the Kornati islands which is mostly under conservation.

The city of Zadar offers romantic constructions and in Splits' antique core you can visit the Diocletian-Palace which is also on UNESCO World Heritage List.

There are nice little fishing villages along the coast and invaluable historical towns like Sibenik, Primosten and Trogir. Additionally you can explore the ruins of the Latin-metropolis Solin.

As you can see, there's a lot to see on the coast. I've written a separat article about Dalmatias' beautiful coast. Just follow the link below:

Click here to find out more about the coast of Dalmatia >>>

Nevertheless you shouldn't forget the hinterland. I can absolutely encourage you to visit Krka-valley with clear seas and the famous waterfalls. It's so beautiful and you can really safe memories for lifetime!

Finally: For those of you who have a passion for rafting - there is the popular Cetina-valley.


Photo Slavonia

Historical region located in north-eastern Croatia.

Slavonia is a fertile agricultural and forested lowland bounded, in part, by the Danube river in the east, the Drava river in the north and the Sava river in the south.

In this Croatian region you can find cities like Cakovec, Osijek, Slavonski Brod and Pozega. For hikers and bikers especially attractive: ways along the Donau and Save, recommended through the nature-reserve lonjsko polje and Kopacki Rit.

Click here to find out more about Slavonia >>>

Zagreb & Environment

Photo Zagreb

Croatia's capital since 1557, political, economic, intellectual and cultural centre. For most - Zagreb is just an interstation on the way to coast. But for this reason most travellers mistake the inner beauty of Zagreb!

A fabulous architecture offering medieval and modern buildings influenced by many different styles. In fact, did you know that in Zagreb there are more museums per square meter than in any other city in the world?

Around Jelacic Square you'll find a dynamic bar- and superb restaurant szene. Nearby natural park Zumberak and hilly landscape with vineyards and fruit orchard in the north animate for excursions.


Photo Istria

... largest green oasis of the North Adriatic with fantastic food: wine, dried ham (prosciutto) and olive oil...

The Istrian Riviera is located in the north of Croatia with the largest peninsula in the Adriatic region. It's landscape is often compared to Tuscany or Provence. The breath-taking seaside has numerous bays, little islands, coves and rocky beaches.

Encounter the contrast of a sunny Mediterranean climate with subtropical vegetation on the coast and a hinterland with vineyards, forests, olives groves and pine woods.

Click here to find out more about Istria >>>

But ...wherever you are - all Croatian regions have one thing in common: good kitchen with ingredients from local production.

For "seafood-lovers" like me it's definitely something to enjoy :-)

I've created a separate page about Croatian food. If you want to find out more - simply click here >>>


Photo Camping

Located north-eastern in the Adriatic between peninsula Istria in the west and the Croatian coast-land - Dalmatia - on the east side.

In the Kvarner-Bay there are the islands Krk, Cres, Losinj and Rab. Most important place in the Kvarner-bay today is the seaport Rijeka.

On the waterside of the bay you can find numerous prominent tourist resorts like Opatija and Lovran.

Click here to find out more about the Kvarner Bay >>>

"With this information - you should now have a general knowledge about some of the most important Croatian regions."

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