This new edition of Bradt's Croatia is thoroughly updated toreflect 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 thecoast and islands, as well as the capital Zagreb and areas further inland. Newfor this edition are: more details of Slavonia, new accommodation options inall price brackets, new restaurants, plus new features on Croatian wines and Game of Thrones locations and tours inDubrovnik. Sitting at the cross-roads of Europe, Croatia offers an unrivalledmix of culture and nature. It continues to seduce visitors with its beautifullypreserved historic towns and cities, magnificent cultural sights, gorgeouscoastline, outstanding national parks and delicious food—not to mention some ofthe clearest waters you are likely to find anywhere in the Mediterranean.
This edition was updated/co-authored by RudolfAbraham, an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising inCroatia and Eastern Europe. He is the author of Bradt's Istria and he has contributed to orupdated many more titles, including the Bradt guides to Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Transylvania, and several books on art and architecture. His work is publishedwidely in magazines and online. Rudolf first visitedCroatia in the late 1990s, lived in Zagreb for two years, and continues tospend several weeks a year based in Croatia.
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 InformationWhen 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 GUIDEChapter 3 ZagrebHistory, 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 CroatiaVaraždin, Cakovec and the Medimurje, The Zagorje, Samobor, Žumberak, Jastrebarsko and the Turopolje, Karlovac, South of Karlovac, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lonjsko Polje, Jasenovac, Požega, Papuk Nature Park, Slavonski Brod, Ðakovo, Osijek, Kopacki Rit, Vinkovci, Vukovar, East to Ilok
Chapter 5 IstriaThe 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 IslandsRijeka, Gorski Kotar, North Velebit National Park, Cres and Lošinj, Krk, Rab
Chapter 7 Northern DalmatiaZadar, Paklenica National Park, Šibenik, Krka National Park, Pag, Silba, Olib and Premuda, Ugljan and Pašman, Dugi Otok and the Kornati archipelago
Chapter 8 Central DalmatiaTrogir, Split, Makarska/Biokovo, Šolta, Brac, Hvar, Vis
Chapter 9 Southern DalmatiaDubrovnik, South of Dubrovnik, The Elaphite Islands (Kolocep, Lopud, Šipan), Mljet, Trsteno, Ploce and the Neretva Delta, Pelješac peninsula, Korcula, Lastovo
Chapter 10 Diving in CroatiaPlanning the dive, Diving centres, Top ten dive sites in Croatia
Appendix 1 LanguageAppendix 2 Further InformationIndex