Tourism in Croatia13/10/2009
Croatia is a small country, but rich with resources. Tourism in Croatia is a top industry, and therefore investments in tourism of Croatia are huge. Domestic investors, foreigners and domestic government, all are investors in Croatian tourism.
Croatia is a beautiful country, with only about 4,5 millions inhabitants, but with so many beautiful spots and destinations, crystal clear Adriatic Sea, one of the most indented coastline in the world, that’s why Croatia is called country with a 1000 islands, beautiful nature, many Nature Parks, 8 National Parks, rich history and much more.
Starts of tourism in Croatia are recorded back in the 19th century. Since then, tourism on this area is in a constant progress. During the 20th century, at late 80ties, are recorded record visits. There were more than 11 millions visits in one year to Croatia, and most of tourists were Germans, more than 1,5 million. With the beggining of the war on this area, number of tourist visits has drastically fall, which is logical. But since the end of the war in Croatia, from the year 1995, Croatian tourism is again in a constant progress and growth.
Capital city of Croatia is Zagreb, and it is much appreciated destination by tourists, as it has a lot to offer and there is so much to be seen. But some other large towns in Croatia are also very interesting to the tourists. The best example would be Dubrovnik, a real jewel of Croatian tourism. Many cruisers sail into its port during the whole year, as it is highlighted destination on the world tourism map.
Beauty of nature in Croatia is something what should be seen. Many Nature Parks and National Parks are just a proof.
Croatia has a lot of very popular tourist destinations, and they are not just at the seaside, so a tourist could visit the inside of the country and will find many gorgeous castles, and other sights which date from the very old time. Also, Slavonia charms with its fields, and very interesting info is that once there was a sea, Panonian Sea was its name. Istria is the largest peninsula in Croatia, and since recently, foreigners are very interesting in buying property not just at its coastline but even in the inside of Istria, and all that because of its beauty. Dalmatia is also so much beautiful, that whoever saw it had wished to come back.
At the coastline, mostly all places and towns are oriented to the tourism, and it is a main branch. So when tourists come, it is not problem to find accommodation as domestic residents done its best to be ready to accept a large number of tourists and almost every household are engaged in the tourism on way that they offer apartments and villas for rent. Main accommodation capacities in Croatian tourism are in private apartments and villas, but Croatia also has a large number of hotels, and some of them are of first class, highly rated, and many worlds well known hotel chains are present in Croatia.
As tourism in Croatia is very important to the whole country, tourist will find here very kind hosts, who will do its best to meet all their demands and make their stay comfortable and unforgettable.