Croatia

Positioned geographically between the Balkans and Central Europe, this land has been passed between competing kingdoms, empires and republics for many centuries. If there's an advantage to this continual dislocation, it is in the rich cultural heritage left behind. Traditional home-style cooking is a feature of family-run taverns, but increasingly a new breed of chefs is bringing a more adventurous approach to the table. Meanwhile our wines and olive oils are making their mark on the world stage, garnering top awards. Croatia's extraordinary rich coastline is unquestionably its main attraction, speckled with a multitude of magnificent islands of which each has its own character. Another part of the country’s appeal lies in its diversity: you will find glamourous places like Hvar, the Adriatic pearl Dubrovnik, the bustling city of Split, the capital Zagreb which is considered as a modern Austrian – Hungarian lady, wild rivers with its exotic canyons and sceneries, extraordinary national parks and hinterlands where the Croatians passed on numerous traditions from generation to generation.