Many think about moving to Croatia because of the beautiful, 1,800 kilometers long, coastline with the turquoise blue Adriatic Sea and its 1,185 islands. Croatia can boast with Zagreb, cosmopolitan capital city, and interior with intact nature.
In relation to European countries, Croatia is considered a medium-sized country. The coast with a typical Mediterranean subspecies is densely populated, especially in summer, when the concentration of tourists is higher. The interior, where the climate is more continental, is extremely rarely populated. Gorski Kotar is a favorite location for mountain holiday houses, and many seek peace and relaxation in Slavonia and Hrvatsko Zagorje.
Croats are known for hospitality. Besides Croatian, most of them speak English, Italian and German are also used on the coast, while older people speak Russian.
In cities such as Zagreb, where a third of all inhabitants live, Split and Poreč, life is at a fairly high level compared to other southern European cities. The country is safe, the infrastructure is arranged, and the airport connections with the rest of the world are good. The air is fresh, the water is clean and tastes good, most of the food is produced in a traditional way, especially in the countryside.
Schools and kindergartens are of high-quality, state schools are free, and there are international private schools. In addition to public health, a quality private health network has been developed. Prices are lower than elsewhere in Europe, and even though this country is the EU Member State, it is still using a separate currency - the kuna. Foreigners need special patience if they are dealing with complicated and rigid Croatian bureaucracy.
Zagreb is a lively, characteristic Central European capital that represents a mixture of Austro-Hungarian and socialist architecture, modern fast life and a traditional Balkan leisurely attitude. Indeed, it is never boring in Zagreb: whether it is Saturday morning when the whole city is drinking coffee on the “flower square”, Petar Preradović Square, during the purchase of local products in the open market Dolac, walking through the Stone Gate and in the picturesque old part of the city or wandering by tram in the city center, when trying out local food and visiting many museums. For a break from the heat, as the time doesn’t exist for it, the park Zrinjevec is waiting, a beautiful green oasis. The park is also part of the magical adventure event in Zagreb, known as the place with one of the most beautiful Christmas fairs in Europe.
For reason a part of the story from the famous series of the Game of Thrones was filmed here - when a man enters Dubrovnik through one of the ancient city gates or approaches it from the sea and sees the mighty, never-conquered walls, as if time returns him to history. The narrow streets with the pleasant shade, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, music and theater festivals, the proud free spirit of the locals who have opposed the powerful European conquerors for almost half a millennium, inspire the visitors to come back again. Dubrovnik is not only a cultural and historical paradise. It offers beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and excellent bars and restaurants for special pleasure.
Many agree that the Plitvice Lakes are one of the most magnificent nature’s works of art in Europe, and the local population is convinced that supernatural force took part in their creation. In the middle of the beech forest there are 16 lakes in which beautiful blue and green shades are mirrored, which spill over each other into picturesque waterfalls, interconnected roads and paths that enable an intimate acquaintance and enjoyment of the peace of this beautiful natural phenomenon. Beautiful, almost like in fairy tales are lakes during all seasons. There is also catering and hotel offer nearby that meets all requirements.