Croatia is a country in Central Europe and Southeastern Europe, stretching from the slopes of the Alps and deep into the Pannonian Valley to the Drava River and banks of the Danube. Croatia is divided into three geographically distinct zones – they are coastal region, the mountain region and the pannonian region. Because of its vivid geographical aspect many tourists like to visit Croatia tourist destinations.
Istria is known for its historical towns dating from Roman times, such as the city of Umag. Umag hosts yearly Croatia Open ATP tennis tournament. You can visit city of Porec known for Euphrasian Basilica. Euphrasian Basilica includes the renowned 6th century mosaics showing old-style Byzantine arts. Those who are interested in the historical aspects of Croatia tourist destinations can visit here.
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia, also known as the political, economical, intellectual and cultural centre of the country. Rovinj is a famous resort which holds many historical sacral buildings and Renaissance and Baroque palaces. The Brijuni Archipelago has two large and twelve smaller islands off the west coast of Istria; it is one of the seven National Parks of Croatia. The most popular resort in Adriatic is Opatija, used by the Central European elite and aristocracy in older times.
The ancient city on the southern tip of Isria is known as Pula. Pula is the largest city and port in Istria. It has 2000 year old amphitheatre. The cuisine of Croatia changes with its region. Mainland cuisine has influences of earlier Proto-Slavic and recent Hungarian, Viennese and Turkish. The cuisine of coastal region has influences of Greek and Roman, as well as Italian and French. Some popular cuisines of Croatia are; Burek (a heavy cheese, meat or apple pastry), Cevapcici (a meatball made of spicy beef or pork), Raznjici (kind of shish kebab), Palacinke (pancake stuffed with walnuts and chocolate), Blitva (Swiss chard boiled and served with olive oil, potatoes and garlic) and Bakalar (dried cod prepared in variety of ways). In order to taste different Croatian cuisines travelers can visit Croatia tourist destinations and have a wonderful and delightful experience.
At the Eastern Side of the Diocletian Palace, you will find big open air market place. Here you buy cheap and low quality clothes and shoes from China. You can buy Croatian natural cosmetics at Zagreb or you can buy cravat a kind of scarve. You can buy pens, sunglasses, sweets, chocolate, lighters from Tisaks, often found at train, bus and ferry station. Shopping is quite cheap, so those visiting Croatia tourist destinations will not be disappointed at all.