The New Riviera
Croatia is situated between Bosnia Herzegovina and Slovenia, in south-eastern Europe. It boasts nearly 6,000 kilometres of coastline, due in large part to its many islands. Along the Hungarian border, the terrain is fairly flat, but it takes on a more dramatic shape near Slovenia, where the Dinaric Alps pass through the country.
There are eight national parks, which have all been established to protect the animals and plant life. The total area of these national parks is 994 km², made up of 759 km² land and 235 km² of water.