Historically a part of Yugoslavia, Croatia finally gained independence in 1992. Located on the Balkans within Central Europe, Croatia is situated along the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Showcasing a fourteen century-long history with some of the most enchanting architecture, Croatia is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and eight national parks. Sailing along the Croatian coastline is a great way of seeing the islands and networks of archipelago which dot along the western side, featuring some of the best Croatian tourist attractions.
Remember, some of the first fountain pens in the world originally came from Croatia, where people are generally protective about maintaining the originality of their culture and languages, albeit Austrian and Hungarian influence. Large squares, well maintained parks, bike trails and pedestrian only zones are some of the hallmarks of some of the most remarkable and orderly cities and towns in Croatia.