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1. Posted by ninika (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Who has been to Croatia?
do you think it by its culture and way of life belongs to Europe?
What are your impressions about Croatia?

2. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

I went to Croatia twice, between 1999 and 2001, my impression was very good.
I visited Istria and the coast from Rijeka to dubrovnik, including Plitvice National Park (simply amazing) and Krka Park, that are not located along the coast.
Among the cities I remember, I would suggest Rovinj, Porec (Istria peninsula), Zara, Trogir, Sibenik and Dubrovnik, which is absolutely the best. I didn't like so much Split, as well as Kornati islands.
There aren't big airports in Croatia, the railway ends in Split, if you don't have a car you have to reach Dubronik by bus.
The only road that runs along the coast is pretty crowded during summer.
People are friendly, I don't understand exactly what do you mean about way of life and culture.. They obviously have their own traditions,[like every nation has] but I didn't found their way of life so different from mine, and from the european ones in general.

3. Posted by ninika (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

i am from croatia. i study culture and tourism.
i want to know what do people who travell think about croatia.
do people think we are in balkan, some people still think it is dangerous to come here...
i would be gratefull for all of your comments

4. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

I ever felt safe in Croatia, any doubt. Maybe I wouldn't visit Montenegro by myself, or some areas of Serbia, which I still don't feel safe. we really would like to have a cheap flight to zagreb:) (I miss that area).
I like organizing travels by myself, looking for a cheap flight and for accomodations, and renting a car on arrival. For these reasons although some countries interest me, I still haven't visited them, because I'm afraid they could be dangerous. I also include in the list Bulgaria, Belorus, Ukrain,Moldova, Georgia...
Instead I liked Croatia very much, and Slovenia as well, two nations rich of place to visits, beautiful national parks and friendly people.:)

5. Posted by Cezar (Full Member 16 posts) 10y

Hi Ninika! As you can see I'm from SCG, and yes I've been to Croatia many times considering that I was born there. Croatia is a great country, and thanks god I haven't had any bad experiences while visiting. You know with me being Serb and all that. Anyway Amanecer so many things have changed in Serbia-Montenegro, so there is no need to feel afraid. However, I wouldn't recommend you to visit Kosovo.
Cheers!

6. Posted by cookieyum (Inactive 75 posts) 10y

I think that Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever visited. I stayed in Tucepi with my mum and brother and there were so many families with young children that it was quite incredible to think how recently the war ended. I felt very safe and the croatian people were really friendly. It seemed very well geared up for tourism - everyone spoke english and lots of tours. It did seem expensive sometimes though. Most of all I loved the sea - it was so warm and clear and i went for a swim every day! To me Croatia felt like a mix of Meditteranean (with the coastline) and Eastern European (particularly with the food). On a coach trip down to Dubrovnik the scenery was stunning, lots of gorgeous lakes and it was quite intriguing going through that strip of Bosnia-Herzogovina. Thought provoking seeing the bullet holes in the houses too. We only went round the old city in Dubrovnik and I loved it and we went to the Bol beach (is that on the Brac island). I'd definitely go back to croatia - had a really relaxing holiday eating great food, meeting lovely people and seeing beautiful things. I'd love to do a tour of the islands one day!

7. Posted by ninika (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Hello to you all!
I thank you for replying on my theme.
Has anyone been to area of Zadar? It is situated on the coast as well, a small old town.
Does anyone wants to visit Croatia again?

8. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

I visited Zara, is a nice city. I'm not planning to come back this year, but, as I said, I still miss Zagreb area...so, probably, yes, i'll come back again.

9. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 10y

Hiya Nina,

I have been to Zadar. I liked it a lot. The architecture wasn't as spectacular as in Rovinj, Trogir or Split, but the great people, great surroundings and great food really make up for that! Alfred Hitchcock was right when he said that the best sunsets can be seen in Zadar. I stayed in the youth hostel, which was very nice. I also enjoyed my time spent in the Arsenal. A fabulous place!
I definitely love to return to Croatia and to Zadar, though I would probably go inland to visit Zagreb, VaraĹždin, etc. Are there any other inland places that I should see?

10. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

i've just read about the new routes that easyjet is going to open to rijeka and split (from london)!