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 for a Croatia vacation sounds perfect in every way. Regardless if you are planning on reaching the country by car, ferry or train. If you are coming to Croatia by plane, then you will have two more options to land in this beautiful paradise.
Air Serbia Opens New Doors
This year, Air Serbia, is providing two new routes to the ones who wish to come for a Croatia vacation. The lines will operate from Belgrade, both to Rijeka and Zadar.
Flights During The High Seasons in Croatia
Air Serbia already have flights operating during the high seasons, bringing visitors to Croatia during the warmest months of the year to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula. The most common itinerary, is for visitors to visit Croatia during the summer months.
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.
Again, the Chinese keep showing interest for Croatia and are willing to make this link even stronger and closer.
This link has started centuries ago, around 700 years. But this time the focus is the coast of Croatia, in particular Rijeka with a China investment opportunity.
A noticeable increase of Chinese visitors to Croatia took place in 2017. More than 57% tourists flew to the country, putting China on the 5th place of tourists arrivals in Zagreb.
In 2018, the European Travel Commission has approved funds to Croatian and Slovenian tourism authorities for their joint promotion in China.
The campaign was named “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia”, the aim of the campaign was, introducing Croatia and Slovenia as the European top holiday destinations they are to the Chinese. The campaign cost was over €200,000, half of which was co-financed by ETC.
Christmas is a magical time for people. Time to enjoy the family and appreciate the valuable and small things in life. Despite the cold, Christmas in Zagreb can be one of the “warmest” times of the year.
One fact that people might not be too familiar with, is that the winter in Croatia is magical, in terms of landscapings, gastronomic and the festivals. It really is a fantastic destination you should consider going during this time of the year, in fact it is the best in Europe.
The entire Zagreb city centre is an event!
The city of Zagreb turns itself into a huge Christmas market, with a variety of smaller markets spread over the city.
This event is called Advent in Zagreb or Advent u Zagrebu was elected the best Christmas market in Europe for three years in a row, in the years of 2016, 2017 and 2018.
That the croatian, food is utterly delicious we all know. Full of freshly grown, healthy and high quality ingredients. But what we might not know is that, they created some of the most wonderful delicatessen of today’s, the cheese.
Also, due to the mediterranean weather, the environment for growing other products is simply perfect.
First the oil
In Croatia, the olive oil is ranked one of the the best in the world, According to Flos Olei, the first guide dealing on an international scale with oil farms all over the world and extra virgin olive oils.
Then the fish
The seafood is plenty, extremely fresh and tasteful. It is usually paired perfectly with a fantastic glass of white wine, in this case a chilled malvazija.
If you have a business mindset, think ahead or are looking for an investment opportunity in Croatia, you are looking at the right place and perhaps right time too.
In 2019, Darko Horvat, who is Founder and Owner of Aktiva Group and serves as Head of Energy Directorate at the Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship, Croatia.
Presented measures, in order to reduce or eliminate some consuming administrative procedures that are currently in place. Domestic entrepreneurs, are the ones to be benefiting from this improvement first.
The first move, is to eliminate around 314 administrative processes. Apart from improving and speeding those bureaucratic processes up.
The advantage and good news are also that, it consequently reduces misunderstandings or unnecessary payments, that usually or can occur when an individual is presented, or doesn’t completely understand the whole process, or what exactly those payments are for.