Situated in southeastern Europe, picturesque Croatia has a diverse landscape with rolling hills, pristine lakes, gorgeous rolling plains and beautiful mountain areas. Overshadowing all of these is the almost 1,800 kilometres of coastline, featuring over 1,100 islands and islets, many of which are still uninhabited.

Croatia is a unique destination in Europe, rich in culture and tradition. In Croatia you'll find remnants of empires long past, such as the 2,000 year old amphitheater in Pula and the 6th century Euphrasius' Basilica in Porec. Fans of archeology will want to visit the town of Krapina, where the remnants of over 75 Neanderthal individuals were discovered in the 1800s (though the bones have since been moved to the capital city of Zagreb, other artifacts still remain). Walk the marble streets and marvel at the baroque buildings in Dubrovnik or head out of the city to relax on the heavenly beaches of the Adriatic Sea.

Croatia has a varied climate - continental in the north and east, Mediterranean along the coast, and highland in the central regions. Along the coast, summers can be hot and dry, with coastal winds that wipe away the humidity and make the 20°C to 30°C temperatures easy to enjoy. Coastal winters are humid and mild, though temperatures rarely ever get below 5°C. The interior, meanwhile, has a climate only slightly warmer than the south central Ontario region, with cold, sometimes snowy winters and hot summers. However, summer temperatures can sometimes reach the high 30s (°C) and, without the coastal breeze, can be quite uncomfortable.

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