Croatia is the perfect mix of the vibrant energy you would expect from a young country and the friendly, relaxed and the hospitable ways of the traditional Mediterranean. Whether your prefer hopping from one pristine island to another, exploring ancient sites, trying the best local food and drink or practising some sport, Croatia has plenty to offer both in the summer months and throughout the rest of the year. With 1,244 islands, Croatia has the most intricately indented coastline on the Mediterranean, with the right type of beach to fit the demands of each guest.
Protected areas in Croatia include eight national parks, eleven nature parks, two strict reserves and seventy seven special reserves. Croatian cuisine is diverse and known as a cuisine of different regions. Its modern form originates from proto-Slavic and ancient times. The coastal region is characterised by the influences of the Greeks, Romans, Illyrians and later Mediterranean cuisines — Italian and French. It features many seafood specialties prepared in various ways, alongside olive oil, prosciutto, various vegetables, plus excellent Croatian wines.
In the very heart of Dalmatia, in the bay of Aspalathos (Split), well protected from the sea by the islands of the Split archipelago, and defended on its landward side by high mountains, Roman Emperor Diocletian created a special point on the map of the Adriatic: the future city of Split and the home of our Club, Central.
source — Croatian National Tourist Board