Croatia is a beautiful country in the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. With a coastline that stretches down along the Adriatic Sea, over 1,200 islands and several stunning waterfalls, Croatia is known for its natural features and charming coastal towns.
Formally part of Yugoslavia, Croatia gained its independence in 1991 and the scars from the Yugoslav Wars are still visible in some towns today. The coastal part of the country was originally part of the Venetian empire, while the northern and inland regions have their own. distinctive cultures, traditions and food. The walled city of Dubrovnik, on the southern coast, is the pearl of Croatia, known for its medieval old town and spectacular water views.