Zagreb, Croatia is an incredibly entertaining and amusing city to visit. The capital of Croatia has a population of approximately 900.000 inhabitants, and offers plenty of activities. The Festival of Lights in Zagreb is only one of the many events that take place in the city, and it is definitely worth a visit.
Zagreb gets a “warm” atmosphere during Christmas. The Zagreb Christmas market, which won the title of best Christmas Market in Europe or three years in a row will surely enchant you. However, you don’t need to wait for Christmas to experience the beauty of Zagreb lit up.
Market in Europe or three years in a row will surely enchant you. However, you don’t need to wait for Christmas to experience the beauty of Zagreb lit up.
Croatia attracts millions of tourists yearly looking for a place to relax and spend their holiday. However, recently, Croatia is not only showing an increase in holiday seekers but also, business tourism. The beauty and peacefulness of Croatia enchants any tourist that visits the country, regardless the trip purpose.
According to the Business Destinations magazine, Croatia is attracting more and more business conferences and meetings yearly. The tourism infrastructure the country currently has in place, accommodates and receive this subgroup of visitors.
Constant developments and investments are constantly improving the infrastructure, in order to provide and attend all the needs that a business tourist might encounter during their stay.
Zagreb Business Hub In Croatia
The main cities of Croatia are considered the conference hubs for business tourism. Zagreb, for instance is becoming increasingly popular with MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourists. The new passenger terminal of the “Franjo Tuđman” officially opened on the 19th of March 2019, giving it more options for business tourists to reach the country’s capital. The airport also introduced Emirates Airlines, giving the possibility of over 150 new connections to other countries.
Many tourists come to Croatia to try the spectacular mediterranean gastronomy, fresh sea food and sunbathe on some of the stunning beaches along the Croatian coast. But others, come to the country willing to spend their free time cycling in Croatia.
Cycling in Croatia And Crossing The Borders
If you classify on the second group of people that is willing to come cycling in Croatia, The TransDinarica is definitely a bike trail you should try. It currently connects Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. And for those who might think cycling only in Croatia is not enough cycling. The TransDinarica bike trail has plans to add five more countries to its route: Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, and Macedonia.
TransDinarica offers the Trans Croatia itinerary, which goes from Zagreb to Zadar in 8 days. The course is approximately 362km long. Throughout the bike trail, you will be staying in a variety of hotels, farms and b&bs. While you are cycling in Croatia, the tour offers a luggage transfer from hotel to hotel,so you can enjoy the experience without having to worry about your luggage.
Don’t worry when you feel hungry after all the cycling. Throughout this fantastic experience, you can enjoy the spectacular cuisine the country has to offer whilst cycling in Croatia. Between the stops, surely you will be able to taste the most beautiful wines and food the country has to offer, whilst overlooking some of the most magnificent landscapes.
Revolut was launched in 2015, having in mind that people nowadays either people are too busy to manage and control their finances by going to the bank. Or they are not settled in one place, but having business or based in many different places.
Revolut is backed by some of Europe’s most well-known investors. They’ve invested in household names like Facebook, Dropbox and Skype.
The good news is that apart from other infrastructure, real estate and tourism development that Croatia has been showing. Now it is time to improve and revolutionise the Croatian banking experience with internet banking.
According to the listing of the best international real estate countries to look to, Croatia is on the top as shown the renowned magazine Forbes.
As the Brexit approaches, there is a predictable impact on the international real estate demand. Companies that are currently based in the United Kingdom might start migrating their offices and headquarters to other countries in Europe.
Also, there might be an impact on the local real estate prices, and investors are already predicting and aware of the consequences of this change.
Some Valuable Data Confirms The Prediction
Whilst London, Geneva, Paris and Monaco continue to command Europe’s highest property prices, other cities are emerging as increasingly popular with international real estate buyers, offering excellent investor returns. Our increasing popularity in emerging European markets is testament to the growing importance of international investors in these cities.Chris Dietz, Executive Vice President of LeadingRE
LeadingRE is a consortium of almost 600 international real estate brokerages in 70 different countries. They provided this data exclusively to Forbes magazine.
What is more impressive is that Croatia, in particular Zagreb, is ranked at the top of the list, showing an increase of 20% on prices. Also, a 30% increase of adverts on the main rental portals, such as Airbnb. And the estimative of 20% of the purchases being made by international real estate buyers.
Coming to Croatia means having a fantastic time. If you decide to have some private time, you can enjoy some wine tasting, truffle hunting and the stunning coast of Croatia. But Croatia can be also superb if you are looking for some family activity holidays.
Activity Holidays: Waterpark with the family, make sure you get your water proof camera to record some nice shots
Istralandia is a must go and it is fun guaranteed for the adults and children. There is the perfect attraction for the adults who are looking for some adrenaline. The Space Rocket. That is to say, you are basically capsuled in a glass tube, the floor disappears and plummets you to the ground.
For the children, there’s plenty of activities available, wave pool, foam party, beach football, face painting and even a magician.
If you once came to Croatia, you know that the country is one of the most wonderful holiday destinations in Europe, perfect for a Croatia road trip.
If you live near and are lucky enough to reach this wonderful country by car, then the news is even more exciting for you.
Large developments and investments, were towards the improvement of the motorways in Croatia, making them pleasant to drive on and keeping them well maintained.
Large Investment On The Main Istrian Motorway
A significant investment of €165 million, to go ahead and improve the motorways in Croatia, happened last year in 2018, in the Istrian peninsula with the Istrian Y.
The Istrian Y motorway is fundamental for the access and mobility in the peninsula. It is responsible for the connection of Istria, with international motorways.
Istria attracts a great amount of tourists that decide to visit the country. Investments in Croatia and improvements easing the access to the region, are extremely important for the overall picture.
The concession of Istrian Y was extended to Bina-Istra till the year of 2032. With the actual motorway improving, the way of payments and charging the users of those motorways are also looking to a future improvement in Croatia.
The region of Istra is situated on the west part of the Republic of Croatia. It is the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea.
A strategic geographic position makes Istra the most attractive part of Croatia.
The climate of the Istrian peninsula is a typical Mediterranean climate; dry and very warm summers, with the average number of some 2.400 sunny hours a year. Winters are mild and pleasant.
The sea temperature reaches its lowest in March, around 11°C, and its highest in August with 24°C.
Istra is generally the richest region in Croatia; in terms of finance, stability, tourism and international business activity.
Distances And Neighbouring Countries
The Region of Istria covers the surface of 2.820 square kilometres. From the north part of the peninsula to the southeast peak there is a distance of around 100 km2.
If we measure the distance from west coast to south coast it would be around 50 km on the longest line.
Istria has a strategic position within Europe and benefits from the vicinity of Slovenia and Italy, the neighbouring countries. Large tourist markets, Germany and Austria, are also very near and within a car reach.
There are few ways to reach Istra; by car/bus, by plane or by boat. The Istrian motorway system has two main branches that form a “Y” letter shape.
The east line of the motorway connects Pula with Rijeka and the west line connects Pula with the Slovenian border.
Although it is fastest to travel on the motorway, scenic roads run along the eastern and western coasts, making them perfect choice for bikers and cabrio lovers.
The main airport in Istria is the Pula International Airport, and it is located just 2 km from the motorway and 7 km from the ancient city center.
Pula airport is connected with around 60 destinations with direct flights, hosting around 700.000 guests each year.
Most of the flight lines are seasonal. And within a 300 km range we have other 5 internationl airports: Rijeka, Trieste, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Venice.
The most important fast boat line is the one connecting Venice with Pula, Rovinj, Porec and Umag. The other standard line is connecting Pula and Zadar, with stops on Kvarner islands.
Croatia is a gem in Europe, it is blessed with magnificent untouched nature, breathtaking landscapes and fantastic National Parks, such as Brijuni, Risnjak, Plitvice Lakes, North Velebit, Kornati, Mljet, Paklenica, Risnjak and the star of the day Krka.
The price to visit this paradise called Krka National Park varies, depending on the season you decide to visit.
Let’s say you visit Krka between July and September, in this case you will be paying around 200 kunas to have full access to all areas in the park.
Once you are in, you can move around the 142 km2, from the early Croatian fortresses of Trošenj and Nevčen to the Šibenik bridge, including 3.5 km of the course of the Čikola River, with boat excursions.
Or as an alternative to reach some other areas of the park, by using bus transport.
Everything Is Worth Seeing, But You Should Definitely Visit Skradinski Buk Falls
The National Park main attraction is the Skradinski buk falls, where visitors have the chance to swim in the superb turquoise clear water.
Apart from this, there are other six falls in the park, the Bilušića buk, Brljan, Manojlovac slap, Rošnjak, Miljacka slap, Roški slap and, the Krka River which is a natural and karst phenomenon.
Know Where To Invest
Real estate price in Croatia is constantly rising, the number put Croatia on the third place of the property price risers of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2018, Croatia came after Netherlands and Malta, with 2.8%.
The avarage of price rise in the European territory was of 1.5%, with some of the most famous holiday destination countries dropping by 0.8% in Italy and and 0.7% in Romania.
However, investors from all the globe are focusing more and more on purchasing or investing in a real estate in Croatia, due to the benefits the country now presents and keeps proving in numbers the potential it has and will have in the future.