What To Do In Croatia

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Croatia (Croatian: Hrvatska) is a country in the Balkans on the east side of the Adriatic Sea, to the east of Italy. It is bordered by Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the north, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Serbia in the east, and Montenegro to the south.

Northern Croatia has a temperate continental climate whereas the central and upland regions have a mountainous climate. The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with Dubrovnik one of Eastern Europe's most popular tourist destinations (see hotels in Dubrovnik).

Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter is cold and snowy in central and northern regions. The average temperature inland in January ranges from -10 to 5°C, August 19 to 39°C. The average temperature at the seaside is higher: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 39°C.

Keep in mind that 1990s marked with Serbian aggression and Croatian-Serbian bloody and brutal war is still a painful subject, but generally there should be no problem if you approach that topic with respect. Visitors will find that domestic politics and European affairs are everyday conversation subjects in Croatia.

Croatia is the destination of many worldwide volunteer organizations that send groups of volunteers throughout the year to help with agriculture, community development, education, animal welfare, and more. These programs are put together by nonprofits, community groups and volunteers to help locals improve their economy and way of life. With rich cultural history and stunning coastline, Croatia is truly is the jewel of eastern Europe.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Eastern Europe
Population 343.4 million
Highest Altitude 5,642 m
Mount Elbrus, Russia 18,510 ft
Lowest Altitude -28 m
Caspian Sea -92 ft
Lowest Temperature -58.1 °C
Ust 'Shchugor, Russia (1978) -72.6 °F
Highest Temperature 48.0 °C
Athens, Greece (1977) 118.4 °F

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