Central or northern Croatia is the most populated and most urbanized part of Croatia. It contains the capital and largest city, Zagreb, which with its surroundings has just over a million inhabitants. Zagreb is located at the foothills of the mountain Medvednica, which is famous for skiing during winter months. In the very north of the country is Varaždin, a baroque city that was once the capital of Croatia. South of Zagreb is Karlovac, a planned Renaissance town, known for the fact that it sits on 4 rivers (Korana, Kupa, Mrežnica, Dobra).
The mountainous part of Croatia consists of the northern part, Gorski Kotar and the southern part, Lika. Here you can find the oldest national park in the country, Plitvice Lakes, which are also the most visited place in Croatia and are beautiful in every season of the year.
Due to its geographical position and unique history, our largest peninsula, Istria, is one of the most special parts of Croatia. From historic inland towns, to beautiful beaches and one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the world, this region provides visitors with enough content on its own. Istria is also known for its truffle sites.
And finally, Dalmatia, probably the most well known region of Croatia, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world when it comes to natural setting. The Croatian coast is indented and has over 1000 islands. If you head inland, you will come across some of the most spectacular mountains in the country. The center of Dalmatia is Split, the second largest city in the country. Dalmatian cities are full remains from the time of ancient Rome. Such a combination of history, culture and natural beauty can rarely be found on such a small area. In the very south of the country is, lately, our most popular city, the jewel of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik.