Besides its stunning Adriatic coastline, Croatia abounds with cultural-historical monuments dating from all periods due to its turbulent historical events and the interweaving influences of various cultures. Dalmatian cities throb with nightlife amid ancient Roman ruins. The magical city of Dubrovnik, adorned with Renaissance carving and marble-paved streets, is a must-see.
Roads and Riding
The 1.778 km long Croatian coastline together with its islands ranks amongst the most intricately indented coastlines in the world. Nowhere else throughout Mediterranean will you find so many islands, bays, coves, picturesque beaches and cliffs gilded with sunshine. The coast is pure pleasure to ride. The roads are good and fast, with a few hairpin turns.
Climate and Environment, When to Go
The climate along the Adriatic coast is Mediterranean, with a warm, pleasant spring and autumn and a hot, dry summer. The best time to visit Croatia, to avoid the heat, crowds and inflated tourist prices, is April, May, June, September and October.
Sights, People, Food and Drink
By far the best thing about Croatia is its azure-blue, island studded, medieval villaged, Adriatic coast, and one of the best ways to see it is on a motorcycle. The city of Dubrovnik has been called the pearl of the Adriatic and is truly a beautiful city to see as you approach on a motorcycle, as well as a lot of fun to explore. Riding and staying on the Adriatic coast means plenty of seafood, usually grilled with a Mediterranean influenced garlic sauce.
Facts For The Traveler
|Land area:||56.542 sq km|
|National currency:||Kuna (HRK)
|Religion:||Roman Catholic 87.8%
|Time zone:||Central European Time (GMT+1)|
|International dialing number:||+385|
|Visa:||Tourists from most countries (EU, USA, etc) do not need visa. A valid passport is required only.|
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