Adriatica

    Why Adriatica?

    The Mediterranean as it once was…

    One of the tourism slogans says about this part of Europe "The Mediterranean as it once was" - which is the pure truth. Really - it is very seldom that you can find such a preserved old towns with its rich history and culture - still in the shape of old Mediterranean times and places.

    One of the benefits of being a Mediterranean is plentiful sunshine throughout the year, and Adriatica is no exception. In fact, Adriatica epitomises the ideal weather of the region with sunny days and fine temperatures on average 300 days of the year.

    Extremes of temperatures are rare, meaning Adriatica has something to offer every month of the year.

    Not already in love with Adriatica?

    Well, here are some of the reasons why we believe you won’t find a better place to live:

    • Climate – many areas of Adriatica boast over 300 days of sun a year – perfect for relaxation
    • Geography – stunning Adriatic coastline with pristine waters, often cited as the finest in Europe. Archipelago of 1500 islands making it idyllic for sailing
    • Lifestyle – relaxing and stress-free. Outdoor living and healthy eating: Adriaticans live longer than any other Europes' nationality
    • Access – Adriatica is in the centre of Europe. Beside regular connections there are a lot of direct charter flights during the season from airports around the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia etc
    • Stability and progress – countries of Adriatica are in EU or soon will join. Legal system is adjusted to that of the EU – with a trusted system for buying a property.
    • People – as friendly and welcoming as anywhere in the world. So you truly feel at home in Adriatica (and what could be more important when buying a home for living )
    • Culture – rich in culture with world heritage sites. Remains date back to the Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Rarely can you find so many examples of cultural and historical significance from different periods in such a small region
    • Jewel – Adriatica is being positioned as an elitist destination with a number of celebrities from the film, sport, music and corporate world (e.g. Sean Connery, Michael Schumacher, Robert de Niro, Bill Gates, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Bono Vox, Mikhail Gorbatschov etc ) either just visiting or buying their own property in Adriatica

    ... there is much much more to say – and if you feel that you have right now discovered a dream place for the rest of your life – don't hesitate – contact us – we will help you...

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    People and culture

    Being in the center has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Adriatica was always influenced by different peoples, conqerers, imperators, vladars, rulers... But also there was richness of different cultures, habits, ways of life... Remains of Ceasar Deocletian palace still stand in the city of Split showing us splendid architecture from many centuries ago. Arena in Pula is better preserved than Romaean Colloseum... Present day, Adriaticas' cultural life is the result of the external influenc

    Big names in the Adriatica' Arts have been strong enough to break the established moulds: Vlaho Bukovac, Virgille Nevjestic and Mersad Berber in Painting, Ivan Mestrovic in Sculpture, Marulic and Andric in Literature, Jakov Gotovac in Music; and they are just a few examples.

    Masterpieces from Art history can be found in many museums and galleries in towns and cities along Adriatic coast - Kotor, Dubrovnik, Vid, Mostar, Split, Livno, Zadar, Sibenik, Rijeka, Pula...

    In Adriatica, in addition to Christmas, Easter and Carnival, many towns and villages have their own Patron Saint whose festivities last sometimes a few days. These include 'Sveti Tripun' in Kotor, 'Sveti Vlaho' in Dubrovnik, 'Sveti Duje' in Split and "Sveti Donat" in Zadar.

    Folk dances are another famous cultural expressions; the folklore tradition Lindjo from the south of Croatia, particularly from Dubrovnik, has crossed boundaries and become very famous entertainment. Various music festivals like "The sunny stairs" in Herceg Novi, produce each year plenty of popular mediterranean songs.

    Adriatica is also very important with reference to cooking. The quality and variety of its gastronomy is one of the main attractions. We cannot talk about a single traditional gastronomy, but of several regional ones.

    Brudet, pasticada, paska janjetina, crni rizot, prsut, livanjski sir, soups and pies from Dalmatia, sarma u lozi from Herzegovina and kostradina from Sibenik are some of the thousands of famous dishes in Adriatica.

    The wine industry is especially worthy of mention. Region of Adriatica is one of the most important wine producers in the world.

    Adriatica’s geography means it is a privileged region for sports. The favourite sports are football, basketball, water-polo, sailing, sport fishing, scuba-diving and windsurf; the countryside is suitable for horse riding or biking and there are also favourable conditions for flying in ultralight planes or paragliding. Other sports to enjoy are golf, tennis or ski.

    While living in Adriatica, foreigners should bear in mind that customs here might be slightly different from the country of origin as regards time, as here meals are eaten a little later than usual.

    Eating out is not a luxury in Adriatica either.

    Most people work from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; therefore, many of them eat in restaurants.

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    Facts and figures

    Interesting facts and figures about Adriatica countries.

    CROATIA

    • Location: Central Southern Europe
    • Area: total: 56,542 km2, land: 56,414 km2 water: 128 km2
    • Coastline: 5,835 km (mainland 1,777 km, islands 4,058 km)
    • Climate: Mediterranean and continental; mild winters, dry summers along coast
    • Terrain: low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands ( 1224 )
    • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m, highest point: Dinara 1,830 m
    • Geography - note: controls most land routes from Western Europe to Aegean Sea and Turkish Straits
    • Population: 4,494,749
    • Nationality: Croat(s), Croatian(s)
    • Religion: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox Christians 4.4%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 1.3%, other and unspecified 0.9%, none 5.2%
    • Languages: Croatian 96.1%, other - Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak and German
    • Literacy: 98,7% total population

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA PLEASE CLICK HERE…

    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

    • Location: Central Southern Europe
    • Area: 51,129 km2
    • Coastline: 20 km
    • Climate: Mediterranean and continental; mild winters and dry summers in Herzegovina
    • Terrain: mountains and valleys
    • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m, highest point: Maglic 2,386 m
    • Population: 3,700,000 ( est. )
    • Nationality: Bosniak 44%, Serb 34%, Croat 18%
    • Religion: Orthodox Christians 31%, Muslim 40%, Roman Catholic 17%
    • Language: Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
    • Literacy: 94,6% total population

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA PLEASE CLICK HERE...

    MONTENEGRO

    • Location: Central Southern Europe
    • Area: total: 14,026 km2, land: 13,812 km2 water: 214 km2
    • Coastline: 293,5 km
    • Climate: Mediterranean; mild winters, dry summers along coast
    • Terrain: rugged high limestone mountains and plateaus along the coast
    • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0m, highest point: Bobotov Kuk 2,522m
    • Geography - note: strategic location along the Adriatic coast
    • Population: 630,548
    • Nationality: Montenegrin 43%, Serbian 32%, Bosniak 8%, Albanian 5%, other (Croats, Italians, Greeks)
    • Religion: Orthodox Christians, Muslim, Roman Catholic
    • Languages: "mother tongue", Montenegrin, Serbian
    • Literacy: 95,4% total population

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MONTENEGRO PLEASE CLICK HERE...

    ALBANIA

    • Location: Central Southern Europe
    • Area: total: 28,748km2, land: 27,398km2, water: 1,350km2
    • Coastline: 362km
    • Climate: Mediterranean; mild winters, dry summers along coast
    • Terrain: mostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast
    • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0m, highest point: Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) 2,764 m
    • Geography - note: strategic location along Strait of Otranto (links Adriatic Sea to Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea)
    • Population: 3,600,523
    • Nationality: Albanians 95%, other ( Greeks, Italians, Serbs...)
    • Religion: Muslim, Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholic
    • Language: Albanian
    • Literacy: 98,7% total population

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALBANIA PLEASE CLICK HERE...

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