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The Rough Guide to Croatia (Rough Guides)

roughguidecroatiaWith nearly 2000km of rocky, indented shore and more than 1000 islands, many blanketed in luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation, Croatia boasts one of the most dramatic stretches of coastline that Europe has to offer. Despite the region’s popularity as a package destination for over four decades, exploitation of the coastal settlements has been kept in check, and there are still enough off-the-beaten-track islands, quiet coves and stone-built fishing villages to make you feel as if you’re visiting one of southern Europe’s most unspoiled areas. As a bonus, many of Croatia’s coastal towns and cities are living museums of Mediterranean culture, generously sprinkled with historical remains from Roman times onwards. The Rough Guide to Croatia is your ultimate travel guide to one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful countries with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Croatian attractions. From the hustle and bustle of Zagreb to the undulating hills and charming villages of the rural Zagorje, discover Croatia’s highlights inspired by dozens of colour photos. Find detailed historical coverage of the must-see sights and practical advice on getting around the country whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Croatia includes two full-colour sections on Croatian cuisine and Croatia’s beautiful Islands and a crucial language section with basic, words, phrases and handy tips for pronunciation. You’ll find up-to-date information on excursions around the country, including sea kayaking in Dubrovnik and trips to the ancient Pula Amphitheatre in Istria. Explore every corner of Croatia with expert background knowledge on everything from stone masonry to local pungent fungi! Get it here

Croatia (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

ewgFrom it’s beautiful coastline and archipelago to its splendid architecture, explore Croatia in renowned Eyewitness Travel Guide style. Includes practical advice on how to get around, where to rent a yacht, travel between the islands, and where to enjoy the best local food. Features over 850 full-color photographs, maps and illustrations. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia is your indispensable guide to this exciting country. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of Croatia’s must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer.
DK’s Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia will help you to discover Croatia region-by-region; from the islands and National Parks, to its exciting cities and tranquil beaches. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or ferry. Plus, DK’s excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of Croatia, even explaining its history and customs… Get it here

Lonely Planet Guide to Croatia

Lonely Planet Guide to CroatiaLonely Planet, a reputable publisher was the first to publish a travel guide to Croatia. The third edition will come out in March 2005. This new edition will give up-to-date information on Croatia . The author Jeanne Oliver is a travel writer who travelled around Croatia and shows her knowledge about Croatia. Croatia’s rare blend of glamour and old-fashioned authenticity make this Europe’s ‘it’ destination, where beaches and sunshine vie for attention with cultural treasures, ancient architecture and time-tested folk traditions. A new colour “highlights” section showcases Croatia’s spectacular beaches and historic sights, while detailed itinerary and transport chapters make trip-planning easy. Includes an easy-to-use alphabetical directory of essential practical information. of colour illustrations. 56 maps. (Note: Left photo is from cover of out of print 2nd Edition) .. Get it here

Footprint Croatia

footprintFootprint Croatia is a new guide published this year. This first edition has detailed information as well as a useful listings of what are things ‘not-to-be-missed’ in various regions in the country.Drawn by Croatia’s dramatic landscape of rugged mountains, clear blue sea, and historic Venetian towns along the coast, the number of visitors to this fascinating Eastern European country continues to increase. Revised and redesigned, this new edition covers Zagreb and inland Croatia, Istria, Kvarner, and North, Central, and South Dalmatia. It provides practical information on where to stay, from hotels and pensions to “Robinson Crusoe” accommodations on uninhabited islands and newly restored lighthouses. Author Jane Foster, a resident of Croatia for more than five years, offers an insider’s advice on sailing the Croatian coast — the best way to see it — with its beautiful bays and islands. She covers Croatian treasures such as Dubrovnik and Split, as well as the best beaches (including naturist spots) and water sports centers. 32 pages of full-color maps and evocative photographs help travelers navigate their way through the country and discover its best sights…Get it here

The Best Croatian Cooking :cooking

Meat lovers and vegetarians alike will find favourites among these 200 easy-to-follow recipes – from classic dishes like Strudel with Sauteed Cabbage, and Potatoes with Swiss Chard to the famous Dalmatian specialities Stewed Beef and Black Risotto, prepared with the ink from cuttlefish. Also included are 50 dessert recipes for all variety of strudels, fine tortes, and cookies. The authors’ introduction to Croatia and its cuisine provides insight into the development of the culinary tradition through the centuries, as well as into the specialties of the various regions in Croatia. The addition of a chapter on Croatian wines completes the culinary tour offered through the pages of this book. Also included are time-saving tips and ideas for lightening recipes to accommodate modern tastes and healthy lifestyles.. The Best of Croatian Cooking” by Liliana Pavicic and Gordana Pirker-Mosher.. read more here

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