Croatia joined the European Union on 1st July 2013. The Republic of Croatia is situated along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and its hinterland. It stretches from the slopes of the Alps in the northwest to the Pannonia lowland in the southeast. The territory covers 56,542 square kilometers of land and 31,067 square kilometers of water. The coastline is 5,835 km long together with 1,185 islands and islets, 47 of which are permanently inhabited.

The official language is Croatian written in Latin script. The currency is kuna. In Croatia there are about 4.2 million residents. The capital is Zagreb, which is the administrative, cultural, academic and commercial center.
Croatia has eight national parks, four of which are in the mountain area (Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica , Risnjak and Northern Velebit) and four in the coastal area (Brioni, Mljet, Kornati and Krka). National park Kornati, has unique archipelago that consist of 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs, while National park Krka is famous for its clear waterfalls and its most impressive one Skradinski buk.

Because of that Croatia is considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens of Europe.
There are beautiful cities with their rich historical and cultural heritage. While in Croatia, don’t miss out on our now famous cuisine and wine. Although our whole country has many very specific regions, the most famous one is Dalmatia, which is no wonder considering its beautiful intended coastline with more than 1000 islands and crystal blue sea.

The city of Split is the main tourist and cultural center of Dalmatia and it is one of three Dalmatian cities that are UNESCO world heritage sites. Other two cities are Trogir, which is only 20 km from the luxurious Villa Marta and Šibenik, only 60 km from the Villa Marta.