Croatia

Croatia is situated on the Adriatic sea, in Southeast of Europe, where Mediterranean, Middle and Southeast Europe meet in one point. Croatia borders Slovenia to the west, Hungary to the north, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro on the south.

Inland of Croatia will enchant you with camps of olive trees and vineyards, Mediterranean herbs, lavender, cypress and pine trees.
Croatia is between rare countries that have a developed forestry ecosystem that covers 37% of total Croatian territory and it is abundant of unique natural phenomena including 8 National parks and 10 Parks of nature.

Position: Between 42°23′ and 46° 33′ north latitude and 13° 30′ i 19° 27′ of east longitude
Area: 56.538 km²
Length of the sea coast: 1.778 km
Number of islands: 1.185
Population: 4,8 millions
Capital city: Zagreb (around 1 million of habitants)
Time zone: GMT + 1 in winter; GMT + 2 in summer
Official language and alphabet:  Croatian language and Latin alphabet
Currency: Kuna (KN) 1 kn = 100 lipa
Foreign currencies: can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices, hotels, camping grounds and marinas
Climate: The Croatian coast has a Mediterranean climate; Northern Croatia has a continental climate while in Central Croatia is prevailed a highland climate
Traffic connections: Croatia has very developed road, rail and air transport inside the country and good connections with abroad.

Croatia is rich of cultural and historical monuments from different periods, thanks to various historical events and interaction of different cultures in this area. The influence of Mediterranean culture, numerous monuments from Antique, ancient Rome and early Middle Ages, Romanic sacramental heritage and numerous characteristics of urban areas well conserved is a dominant characteristic of culture in Croatian coast area.

Continental part of Croatia is a part of Middle European cultural circle with a lot of  archaeological sites which are internationally relevant; there are old towns, forts and castles from last Middle Ages and monuments and buildings from the period of Baroque.

Six of Croatia’s monuments are included in World’s historical heritage.

NCP Charter is situated in the City of Šibenik, famous for its UNESCO protected cathedral, in Middle Dalmatia.

Šibenik lies between two national parks – the beautiful archipelago of Kornati that is an amazing developed group of 140 inhabitant islands, and river Krka with it’s famous waterfalls.

As we are in the centre of Adriatic, we are an excellent starting point to reach Vis, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik in the south Adriatic but also Istria or Brioni islands in the North Adriatic.

The area of Šibenik is recognized as a very attractive nautical area and was chosen as the ‘world’s number one sailing destination’ by National Geographic magazine.

D-Marin Mandalina Marina in which is situated NCP Charter fleet is easy accessible as it is only 5 minutes drive from the highway connection and 35 minutes drive from international airports in Split and Zadar.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

International country code for Croatia: 00385 (+385)
Police: 92 or 112
Fire brigade: 93 or 112
Ambulance: 94 or 112
Roadside vehicle assistance: 987 (for calling from abroad or by mobile phone, call 00385 1 987)
Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520 520

Croatian automobile club (HAK): 00385 1 46 40 800, www.hak.hr; info@hak.hr; available every day 24/7 and check road conditions, traffic jam, sea transport, fuel price, highway taxes, advices regarding traffic route

Jadrolinija – sea traffic:
00385 51 666 111; www.jadrolinija.hr; passdept_e@jadrolinija.hr

Travel documentation:
Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document if so is settled by international agreements.
Please check information about consular and embassy offices on www.mvpei.hr

Sibenik region
Sibenik region
The Sibenik region covers about 1,000 square kilometers and is composed of an island and a coastal region, and its hinterland. The county of Sibenik has 242 islands, islets and rocks.
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Towns
Towns
Sibenik is situated at the middle of the Croatian part of the Adriatic coast at the picturesque, indented bay into which flows river Krka, one of the most beautiful Croatian karsts rivers.
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Islands
Islands
There are 1244 islands, islets and reefs at the Croatian part of the Adriatic which makes Croatian archipelago the largest at the Adriatic sea and the second largest in the Mediterranean.
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National parks
National parks
Croatia is divided in three large, different areas. Almost each area has a National park or Nature park and in total there are eight national parks in Croatia.
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Sightseeing
Climate
Climate
Adriatic Sea climate is a typical Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and dry summers. Air temperature differs depending on the area.
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