Located at the cultural crossroads of Europe, Croatia is a melting pot for all the civilisations of the Mediterranean and Central Europe. Celts, Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Ottoman, Hungarian, French: each civilization has left a mark of its history, which makes Croatia an exceptionally rich country. Many of the numerous architectural gems scattered along the coast such as Dubrovnik, Trogir, Pula, and Split are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The heritage treasures of Croatia are rivalled only by its natural treasures: the national parks in the Dinaric Alps provide a home for bears, lynxes, and more. The Plitvice waterfalls and their waters are of an unforgettable colour and the 1,750 km of coastline from north to south has+F24 bays, coves, small sandy beaches and 1,185 islands of different sizes!