Croatia is a very old European settlement region, where the greatest civilizations of the Mediterranean have followed one another. Since the 11th century, the country has been struggling to maintain its independence. In 2000, Croatia opened up to Europe and in 2013 it became a member of the EU.
Due to its particular shape, the country has many borders and the relief and climate are very diverse. The Croatian coast is quite chopped, so that Croatia has 698 islands, 389 islets and 78 reefs (47 islands are inhabited). The fact that Croatia has been pulled between different countries gives it the particularity of being at the crossroads of four large cultural spaces, which confers richness to its heritage, both architectural and artistic.
Croatia has many beautiful landscapes to offer, each one as beautiful as the next. For instance,s the Plitvice lakes, Pula, etc… It became independent in 1991 following the break-up of Yugoslavia.
Ce pays utilise la même monnaie que la vôtre :
Basic products Prices in Euros and Croatian Kuna
1 bouteille d’eau 1L 1,14€ (8,55 HRK)
1 bus ticket 1,33€ (9,96 HRK)
1 meal (2 courses) 6€ (44 HRK)
To get an idea of the average prices: http://www.partir.com/Croatie/cout-de-la-vie.html
Name of local currency: Croatia Kuna (kn)
1 EUR = 7,41 HRK
Date of update: 2019-02-06 10:29:03
The Zagorje region north of the capital, Zagreb, is a land of rolling hills, and the fertile agricultural region of the Pannonian Plain is bordered by the Drava, Danube, and Sava Rivers in the east. Over one-third of Croatia is forested.
The Sabor, the unicameral Croatian parliament, is a legislative body composed of 100 to 160 members elected by universal suffrage for a four-year term. Croatia’s economy is mainly based on light industry and services. Tourism is an important source of income. From Croatia, tourists mainly know the Dalmatian coast, with its hundreds of islands, and the historic cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar.
Six World Heritage sites and eight national parks testify to Croatia’s immense cultural and natural interest. The country owes its cultural richness to its history, which sometimes was quite turbulent: it was first part of the Roman Empire before becoming a border region separating the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires.
Croatian cuisine includes dishes such as grilled meat, Dalmatian smoked ham, salted sardines, sheep’s cheese and paprika salami. Croatia produces many fine wines.
We recommend that you visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consult the advice by country.
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Vaccines and specific advice: Find out what vaccines are recommended for the country and what measures are in place to prevent and/or treat diseases.
– Vaccine updates, country-specific vaccinations: 1-3 months before leaving
– Visit your doctor for any health problem, renewal of medical prescriptions, contraception, to have a sufficient initial stock of drugs or an adjustment of dosages. In addition, you will need to send your coordinator a certificate from your doctor certifying that you are well suited to participate in an international volunteering project
Dentist: a dental check-up can be useful before you leave!