The beauty of Croatia’s Adriatic coast line has enchanted travellers from the earliest times and many compare it favourably to the French Riviera or Italy’s Amalfi Coast. It’s easy to see why it has charmed all of its visitors for there is a timeless beauty to the seemingly unending string of islands that bask peacefully just off the mainland in a crystal-clear azure sea, the whole framed like jewels in a box by the high Alpine mountains that rise majestically in the background.
Croatia was Europe’s playground in the second half of the 20the century, its generic Communist name ‘Yugoslavia’ a password for sun filled beaches and wonderful value for money. Freedom from the Communist yoke brought a brutal war between the countries of the region, and Croatia had its share of suffering and destruction – most notably the siege and shelling of Dubrovnik in 1991/1992 where the citizens were trapped inside the citadel walls by snipers and canon fire.
Those days are now long past and there is a new determination to build a solid tourist infrastructure which can answer the demands of the 21st cent, changes seen both physically - improved ferry services between the islands, creation of new hotels and airports – and psychologically, as the scars and trauma of the war diminishes and new, vibrant people emerge smilingly to welcome their visitors.
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Croatia can be divided into three climactic regions - in the north there is a continental climate meaning cold winters and hot summers, central Croatia has an alpine climate, and the coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate of cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
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