Croatia is situated in the south part of Central Europe. With its geographic position it is categorized as Central European and Mediterranean country.
Croatia is divided into three large geographic regions:
- Mediterranean region consists of islands and seaside land. The coast of Croatia is the most developed coast in the Europe with more than thousand islands and rocks. The climate in this region is mediterranean with warm and dry summers and mild and wet winters.
- Mountain region has the lowest population in Croatia. That region is very rocky with a fresh mountain climate.
- Continental region is the largest and the most populated area. It's agriculturally the most important part of Croatia. The climate there is continental.

Total state area: 4.437.460; national structure: Croatians; national minorities: Serbs, Slovenians, Hungarian, Bosnians, Italians, Czeches etc.
Political system: parliamentary multiparty Republic.
Capital: Zagreb (779.145 inhabitants) economical, cultural and academical center of the land.
Coastline length: 5835km, from that 4058 km length of islands.
Number of islands and rocks: the largest islands are Krk and Cres; number of inhabited islands is 50.
Highest point: Dinara 1831 m
Currency: 1 kuna (kn) = 100 lp



Kvarner is divided into three areas Gorski kotar, Primorje and the island area. It covers the surface of 3.582 km2 or 6.3% of territory of the Republic of Croatia.
Gorski kotar with moderate continental or mountain climate, many forest and water resources is an area that distinguishes itself with the quality of air and water, and it is rich with flora and fauna. The area isn't very developed and populated.


Primorje has a Mediterranean climate with mild and rainy winters. It stretches out from Rijeka to Vinodol channel between Ucka (1396) on the west and the mountains of Gorski kotar on the north and northeast, on the southeast stretches out the fertile area of Vinodol.
Island area has a Mediterranean climate. It consists of two series of kvarner islands: west with Cres and Losinj and several smaller islands; east with Krk and Rab and a few smaller islands that aren't inhabited. The biggest islands are Krk and Cres each of them with a surface of 406 m2.
Kvarner is an area that because of the diversity of climate and vegetation, connection of the seaside, islands and mountains, architecture and culture and the closeness of European regions, during three centuries, has been developing tourism for 160 years.
Surface of Kvarner: 3582km2 (6.3% of the territory of Croatia)
Population: 323.130 (6.8% of the inhabitants of Croatia)
Highest point: Risnjak 1.528 m


Dramalj, a small town in Croatian seaside is located 3 km northeast of Crikvenica; altitude 80m. Until 1953 it was called Sveta Jelena Dramalj. It is situated on the local road Crikvenica-Kacjak, 1km distanced from the main road.
Dramalj is connected with Crikvenica with a promenade. Tourist contents are located in the new part of the town nearby the coast. Peninsula Kacjak is one of the favorite beaches for tourists that spend their vacations in Dramalj or Crikvenica.


Crikvenica has developed in the area of the old roman military station Ad Turres. It was a fishermen's town and a port for the nearby village Grizane. The name Crikvenica appeared in the 14th century and was given to it after a minster that is located on the mouth of the river Dubracina. In the 1888 the first seaside resort was built in Crikvenica and after that many villas, hotels, health resorts were built. Naturally, tourism began to envolve intensely.
Dramalj, Crikvenica, Selce and Jadranovo make a touristicly well known Riviera of Crikvenica that is connected with beautiful beaches and a promenade over 10 km long.